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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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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