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True Value CEO to Deliver Keynote at 2019 National Hardware Show®

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The National Hardware Show® has announced John Hartmann, president and CEO of True Value, will serve as the keynote speaker at this year’s event, held May 7-9 in Las Vegas. Hartmann’s keynote speech will take place Tuesday morning, May 7, ... Read More »

Amazon Cancels Plans to Build HQ2 in New York

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Amazon has canceled plans to build one of the sites of its second headquarters in New York City, reports The New York Times. After being granted nearly $3 billion in financial incentives, the online giant faced stiff criticism from some ... Read More »

Home Depot Cuts Its Installation Staff

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Home Depot is laying off employees within its U.S. exterior installation staff, Business Insider reports. According to the article, the layoffs affect fewer than 1,000 employees. “After reviewing the installation business, we’ve decided it’s right to wind down our roofing, ... Read More »

Final Days to Nominate a 2019 Young Retailer of the Year

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The clock is ticking to submit a nomination for the 2019 Young Retailer of the Year program! For 23 years, the Young Retailer of the Year program, presented by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA), has highlighted the successes ... Read More »

Sears Emerges From Bankruptcy Proceedings

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Sears will live to sell another day, CNN reports. After reviewing a $5.2B bid to save the company, bankruptcy court judge Robert Drain approved the sale of most of Sears’ assets to ESL Investments, the hedge fund managed by Edward ... Read More »

Taking Stock of New Tax Guidelines

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A new report from the Associated Press outlines some of the federal tax changes small business owners should be aware of as they begin filing their annual returns. Take a moment to review a few of the tax changes for ... Read More »

Lowe’s Officially Ends Iris Smart Home Products Line

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Lowe’s is officially pulling the plug on Iris, its line of smart home products and security systems, tech news website CNET reports. Lowe’s sent an email to Iris users informing them their devices will no longer work as of March ... Read More »

U.S. Economy Adds Jobs for 100th Consecutive Month

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In the January 2019 jobs report, the Department of Labor revealed the U.S. economy added jobs for the 100th consecutive month, according to the Wall Street Journal. Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 304,000 jobs in January, according to the ... Read More »