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  • Aug 20- Lowe's Cos Inc, the No. 2 U.S. home improvement products retailer, echoed larger rival Home Depot Inc in anticipating higher spending on renovations in the second half of the year as the U.S. housing market showed signs of a recovery.

  • Early Glance: Specialty Retail companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. fell $3.16 or. 6 percent, to $533.68. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell$. 26 or. 4 percent, to $63.00. Best Buy fell$. 23 or. 7 percent, to $30.53.

  • Aug 20- Lowe's Cos Inc, the world's No. 2 home improvement products retailer, reduced its sales forecast for the full year, sending its shares down 4 percent in premarket trading.

  • Lowe's 2Q profit rises as weather improves Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:40 AM ET

    For the three months ended Aug. 1, Lowe's Cos. earned $1.04 billion, or $1.04 per share. A year earlier it earned $941 million, or 88 cents per share. Revenue rose 6 percent to $16.6 billion from $15.71 billion, topping Wall Street's $16.57 billion forecast.

  • Lowe's profit tops estimates; trims sales guidance Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:05 AM ET

    Lowe's delivered second-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street's expectations, but the retailer trimmed its outlook for full-year sales growth.

  • US stocks slightly higher ahead of Fed minutes Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 3:55 AM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 slipped 0.4 percent to 4,237.27 and Germany's DAX lost 0.3 percent to 9,302.28. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent to 9,758.86. ASIA'S DAY: Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.2 percent at 25,159.76 while Japan's Nikkei 225 was little changed at 15,454.45.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:13 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:13 AM ET

    Asian stock markets eke out slight gains after solid Wall Street session US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July to 1.09 million rate, fastest pace in 8 months Peanut, almond butter from Hain Celestial unit recalled due to salmonella risk Private company pays $8 million in back wages, benefits to staff at California-based prison PetSmart to consider selling itself after pressure from investors, says it plans to cut costs Former CEO Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board as he occupies time with Clippers, teaching Japan trade deficit widens in July, exports up on higher demand for machinery, heavy vehicles Elizabeth Arden blames 4th- quarter loss on Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber fragrances; shares fall Consumer prices up 0.1 percent in July, smallest advance in 5 months, as gas prices fall Home Depot 2nd- quarter profit rises 14 percent, tops estimate

  • AP Top Financial News At 12:13 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:13 AM ET

    Asia stocks make slight gains, await Yellen speech US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk Prison company pays $8 million in back wages PetSmart to consider selling itself Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board Japan trade deficit widens, exports up slightly Swift, Bieber scents stink up Elizabeth Arden's 4 Q Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July Home Depot 2 Q profit climbs 14 percent

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:06 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    Asian stock markets eke out slight gains after solid Wall Street session US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July to 1.09 million rate, fastest pace in 8 months Peanut, almond butter from Hain Celestial unit recalled due to salmonella risk Private company pays $8 million in back wages, benefits to staff at California-based prison PetSmart to consider selling itself after pressure from investors, says it plans to cut costs Former CEO Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board as he occupies time with Clippers, teaching Japan trade deficit widens in July, exports up on higher demand for machinery, heavy vehicles Elizabeth Arden blames 4th- quarter loss on Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber fragrances; shares fall Consumer prices up 0.1 percent in July, smallest advance in 5 months, as gas prices fall Home Depot 2nd- quarter profit rises 14 percent, tops estimate

  • AP Top Financial News At 12:06 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    Asia stocks make slight gains, await Yellen speech US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk Prison company pays $8 million in back wages PetSmart to consider selling itself Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board Japan trade deficit widens, exports up slightly Swift, Bieber scents stink up Elizabeth Arden's 4 Q Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July Home Depot 2 Q profit climbs 14 percent

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At Midnight EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Asian stock markets eke out slight gains after solid Wall Street session Japan trade deficit widens in July; exports up on higher demand for machinery, heavy vehicles US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July to 1.09 million rate, fastest pace in 8 months Peanut, almond butter from Hain Celestial unit recalled due to salmonella risk Private company pays $8 million in back wages, benefits to staff at California-based prison PetSmart to consider selling itself after pressure from investors, says it plans to cut costs Former CEO Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board as he occupies time with Clippers, teaching Elizabeth Arden blames 4th- quarter loss on Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber fragrances; shares fall Consumer prices up 0.1 percent in July, smallest advance in 5 months, as gas prices fall Home Depot 2nd- quarter profit rises 14 percent, tops estimate

  • AP Top Financial News At Midnight EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Asia stocks make slight gains, await Yellen speech Japan trade deficit widens; exports up slightly US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk Prison company pays $8 million in back wages PetSmart to consider selling itself Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board Swift, Bieber scents stink up Elizabeth Arden's 4 Q Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July Home Depot 2 Q profit climbs 14 percent

  • Asia stocks make slight gains, await Yellen speech Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.1 percent at 25,154.62 while Japan's Nikkei 225 was little changed at 15,441.70. Taiwan's Taiex rose 0.4 percent to 9,278.81 while Seoul's Kospi shed 0.1 percent to 2,068.73.

  • AP Top Financial News At 11:06 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 11:06 PM ET

    Stocks rise as US home construction rebounds Japan trade deficit widens; exports up slightly US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk Prison company pays $8 million in back wages PetSmart to consider selling itself Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board Swift, Bieber scents stink up Elizabeth Arden's 4 Q Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July Home Depot 2 Q profit climbs 14 percent

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:06 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 11:06 PM ET

    Stocks climb as US home construction rebounds and inflation remains subdued; Home Depot gains Japan trade deficit widens in July; exports up on higher demand for machinery, heavy vehicles US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July to 1.09 million rate, fastest pace in 8 months Peanut, almond butter from Hain Celestial unit recalled due to salmonella risk Private company pays $8 million in back wages, benefits to staff at California-based prison PetSmart to consider selling itself after pressure from investors, says it plans to cut costs Former CEO Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board as he occupies time with Clippers, teaching Elizabeth Arden blames 4th- quarter loss on Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber fragrances; shares fall Consumer prices up 0.1 percent in July, smallest advance in 5 months, as gas prices fall Home Depot 2nd- quarter profit rises 14 percent, tops estimate

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:28 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 10:28 PM ET

    Stocks climb as US home construction rebounds and inflation remains subdued; Home Depot gains Japan trade deficit widens in July; exports up on higher demand for machinery, heavy vehicles US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July to 1.09 million rate, fastest pace in 8 months Peanut, almond butter from Hain Celestial unit recalled due to salmonella risk Private company pays $8 million in back wages, benefits to staff at California-based prison PetSmart to consider selling itself after pressure from investors, says it plans to cut costs Former CEO Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board as he occupies time with Clippers, teaching Elizabeth Arden blames 4th- quarter loss on Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber fragrances; shares fall Consumer prices up 0.1 percent in July, smallest advance in 5 months, as gas prices fall Home Depot 2nd- quarter profit rises 14 percent, tops estimate

  • AP Top Financial News At 10:28 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 10:28 PM ET

    Stocks rise as US home construction rebounds Japan trade deficit widens; exports up slightly US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk Prison company pays $8 million in back wages PetSmart to consider selling itself Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board Swift, Bieber scents stink up Elizabeth Arden's 4 Q Consumer prices edge up 0.1 percent in July Home Depot 2 Q profit climbs 14 percent

  • TOKYO, Aug 20- U.S. crude oil futures rose closer to $95 in early Wednesday trade, after tumbling close to $2 in the previous session, on a deeper than expected petroleum stock fall and increased tensions in the Middle East.

  • Retail results: Cramer’s good, bad & ugly Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:18 PM ET
    Clint Eastwood as "Blondie" and Eli Wallach as Tuco in the 1966 western "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."

    If any sector requires the dexterity of a gunslinger, it’s retail. Before you pull the trigger, Cramer has thoughts on where you might aim.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:12 PM ET

    It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1- year-old in Mountain View, California, "a little uncomfortable." WASHINGTON— U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines.