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Lowe’s Asks Court to Intervene in Sale of Australian Business

Masters Home Improvement

Woolworths, Lowe’s partner in an Australian home improvement business, found a buyer for part of their failed joint venture. However, the partners aren’t cleanly cutting ties. Lowe’s owns one-third of the joint venture, which includes Masters Home Improvement stores and Home ... Read More »

Walmart’s Jet.com Plans to Heat Up E-Commerce Competition


Amazon has a competitor in the house, and its name is Jet.com. To leverage sales from this competition, Walmart recently purchased Jet.com for $3 billion in the most expensive e-commerce acquisition in America. Jet.com Strategizes Growth, Competition With Amazon While Amazon continues climbing the ladder to become ... Read More »

How Could You Make Your Main Street Better?

Contest Winner

This year, downtown Lynden in Washington state was the grand prize winner of a contest that celebrates American downtowns. In 2017, your city could be next. Watch for news from Independent We Stand, an organization that exists to support locally owned businesses, about the second-annual America’s Main ... Read More »

Homeowners Engage More in Project Research


Over the past nine years, homeowners have seen extensive changes to home values as the market worked its way through the Great Recession. Recent research, however, suggests that consumers are once again investing in their homes. Market research firm Consumer ... Read More »