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Ace Hardware Reports Second-Quarter 2014 Sales and Profits

Ace Hardware reported total revenues of $1.33 billion for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of $157.0 million, or 13.4 percent, from the second quarter of 2013. Net income was $66.5 million for the second quarter of 2014, an …

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Lifetime Brands Reports Sales Surge

Lifetime Brands, owner of housewares brands including Farberware and KitchenAid, reported Q2 sales of $115.3 million, up 18.9 percent from a year ago. So far this year, the company has acquired U.K.-based Kitchen Craft and La Cafetiere, as well as …

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True Value Announces Second Quarter Results

True Value Company reported gross billings of $568.0 million for the quarter ending June 28, 2014, up 4.6 percent or $25.1 million from $542.9 million for the same period a year ago. Revenue was $429.5 million, an increase of 4.5 …

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TSC Comp-Stores Down 5 Percent Year-Over-Year Q2

Tractor Supply Company (TSC) announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended June 28. Net sales for the second quarter of 2014 increased 8.8 percent to $1.58 billion from $1.46 billion in the second quarter of 2013. Comparable store …

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Hidden Tax For Short-Sellers?

Down-on-their-luck homeowners who avoid foreclosure through short sales or loan forgiveness could owe the IRS big bucks because partisan wrangling is holding up extension of a popular tax break designed to help them. “We’re talking about people who are financially …

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Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate at 4.17 Percent

Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages eased slightly this week, remaining near historic lows. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate for a 30-year loan declined to 4.17 percent from 4.20 percent last week. The average for the …

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FHA’s New Plan Means More Credit Available to Borrowers

The Federal Housing Agency is taking steps to expand access to mortgage credit for underserved borrowers. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan told a gathering of the National Association on Realtors May 13 that lending to potential …

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Say Goodbye to Credit Card Swipes and Signatures

Starting October 2015, MasterCard and Visa will usher in a major change in the U.S. credit card industry.  Credit cards will have microchips in them.  Consumers will use PIN numbers instead of signing credit card receipts.  And consumers will insert …

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