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Updated: 19 States Mandate Masks in Public Spaces

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As some localities’ COVID-19 restrictions ease, certain U.S. states have moved to mandate the use of masks and face coverings while in public, CNN reports. California: As of June 18, Gov. Newsom has issued a statewide order requiring the use …

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True Value Announces Virtual Fall 2020 Reunion

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True Value Co. has announced the transition of its previously scheduled Fall 2020 Reunion to a virtual event. The Fall V-Union will take place Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Previously, True Value aimed for its Fall 2020 Reunion to be held in …

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3 Expert Views on COVID-19’s Home Improvement Impact

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Summertime in North America is traditionally a season of momentum for the home improvement industry. Construction crews take advantage of warm weather to build new homes and offices. Families spend more time outdoors, discovering small projects—a doorknob to replace, pavers …

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House-Hasson Plans Virtual Summer Dealer Market

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House-Hasson Hardware is set to hold a Virtual Dealer Market to replace its previously scheduled in-person event. The Virtual Dealer Market will take place June 25 and 26, with dealers and vendors able to conduct their summer 2020 product buying …

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New Data Charts DIYers’ Home Improvement Projects

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Since March, The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) have collected data on DIYers’ and contractors’ home improvement sentiments during COVID-19. The complete report for the organizations’ Weekly COVID-19 Tracker reveals home improvement is on the minds …

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U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls to 13.3% in May

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a report Friday showing the U.S. economy gained 2.5 million jobs in May, bringing the U.S. unemployment rate to 13.3 percent for the month, lower than April’s unemployment rate of 14.7 percent. Friday’s …

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Resources for Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

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As a part of the CARES Act, small businesses across the U.S. were able to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to help stabilize their businesses amid COVID-19. Since the program’s start, more than 4 million loans have been …

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Canadian Headlines for Retailers: May 18

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Hardlines is keeping Canadian retailers informed on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their home improvement stores. Check back each week for an update on the latest headlines affecting home improvement retail in Canada. How Provinces Plan to Reopen A sense that …

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