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U.S. Small Businesses Offered Tax Credit to Offset Vaccine Costs

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President Biden is urging all employers to offer paid time off for employees to receive or recover from the COVID-19 vaccine by offering a special tax credit to offset those costs. Signed into law as part of the American Rescue …

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Home Construction & Design Pros Feel Q2 Confidence

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Residential construction and design businesses are reporting confidence for home renovation activity in the second quarter of the year, according to online design platform Houzz. The company’s second-quarter Houzz Barometer tracks residential renovation market expectations, project backlogs and recent activity …

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What Big-Box Home Improvement Chains Are Prioritizing

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Big-box home improvement chains are taking unique approaches to gaining customers in the early days of the busy spring selling season. Explore how Home Depot, Lowe’s and Tractor Supply are launching new initiatives to boost sales. Home Depot: Opening New …

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Pro and DIY Sentiments Remain Strong Ahead of Spring Sales

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COVID-19 continues to have an enormous influence on the home improvement industry, affecting DIYers and professionals in unique ways. As part of its continuing COVID-19 Home Improvement Tracker, research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) …

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Orgill Announces Next Evolution in Buying Events

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With record sales increases in the home improvement industry showing no signs of slowing and retailers focused on helping their communities and running their operations, Orgill is releasing more details about the continued evolution of its buying events and how …

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4 Residential Construction Trends Shaping the Industry

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Understanding major residential construction trends in the U.S. can help your business anticipate pro and DIY needs. As rising material costs and home prices impact the market, take a look at new research compiled from the National Association of Home …

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Analyzing Pro Home Improvement Activity

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Market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) are tracking pro and DIY project activity as COVID-19 continues to impact the home improvement market. In the latest update focused on pros, the organizations explore how …

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Analyzing 2021 Retail Sales Potential

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The National Retail Federation (NRF) is evaluating how retail sales may perform in 2021 after 2020 saw both strong sales for some retail sectors and stalled activity in others. Overall, NRF says there are many economic indicators that point toward …

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