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2008-08-28 15:00:51

By wire CHICAGO -- Repairs to drought-stricken flower beds and sales of freezers designed to hold bought-in-bulk food helped Lowe's Cos. Inc. post a better-than-expected second-quarter profit. But the nation's faltering economy and sluggish housing industry still sent profit at the nation's second-largest home improvement chain down nearly 8 percent. For the three months ending Aug. 1, results were boosted in part by consumers who undertook small outdoor gardening projects --...

2008-08-22 15:00:38

CHICAGO (AP)-- Repairs to drought-stricken flower beds and sales of freezers designed to hold bought-in-bulk food helped Lowe's Cos. Inc. post a better-than-expected second-quarter profit. But the nation's faltering economy and sluggish housing industry still sent profit at the nation's second-largest home improvement chain down nearly 8 percent. For the three months ending Aug. 1, results were boosted in part by consumers who undertook small outdoor gardening projects -- repairing...

2006-08-29 18:36:53

By Karen Jacobs ATLANTA (Reuters) - A cottage industry is growing in parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast to help residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina construct cheaper, easy-to-build homes. Backed by do-it-yourself retailers, Lowe's Cos., and Home Depot Inc., new ideas about how to build low-cost homes are giving Katrina victims an alternative to flimsy trailers provided by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency. In Ocean Springs, Mississippi, the first few bare-bones homes...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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