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Stanley Finalizes Purchase of Craftsman Brand From Sears

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Stanley Black & Decker announced it has completed its purchase of the Craftsman brand from Sears Holdings Corp. for approximately $900 million. The acquisition, which was first announced in January, gives “Stanley Black & Decker the right to develop, manufacture and sell ... Read More »

Lowe’s Virtual Reality Tool Teaches DIY Projects

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Lowe’s recently launched a virtual reality tool in its Framingham, Massachusetts, store that provides customers with a hands-on training experience for DIY projects, reports Fortune. The new tool, which Lowe’s calls the Holoroom How To, trains users how to install tile in a bathroom ... Read More »

Ex-Lowe’s Exec Sues, Claims Racial Discrimination

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A former Lowe’s executive—who had been a potential successor for the company’s current CEO—is alleging he lost his job due to racism. Michael Jones became chief customer officer for Lowe’s in 2014, and The Wall Street Journal reported at the time that the ... Read More »

Home Depot to Pay Another $25M in Data Breach Settlement

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Home Depot is adding a $25 million settlement with banks and credit card companies to its rising data breach costs, which are nearing $200 million total. In September 2014, the retailer confirmed the massive data breach, which exposed payment card information from more than 50 million customers. ... Read More »