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Feds Raid Lumber Liquidators Headquarters

Federal investigators raided the offices of Lumber Liquidators on Thursday and sealed search warrants were executed at the company’s corporate offices in Toano and Richmond, Va., by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Fish …

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House-Hasson Product Managers Address Upcoming Plumbing, Lighting Changes

Major changes are bearing down on plumbers, electricians and consumers as plumbing fixtures and light bulbs will soon have to meet new government-mandated environmental requirements, say product managers with House-Hasson Hardware. House-Hasson is working with its 2,000 hardware store and …

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THE CLOCK IS TICKING: Make Changes in Plumbing, Electrical Categories Now

The new lead-free plumbing law, the phase-out of incandescent light bulbs: Recently, there have been big changes to the plumbing and electrical categories. Is your store ready? Parts of the light bulb phase out have already begun but additional deadlines …

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Court Rules in Retailers’ Favor on Debit Swipe Fee Reform

A federal judge threw out a Federal Reserve rule on fees banks can charge merchants when they swipe customers’ debit cards, saying the Fed didn’t do enough to limit the charges. The ruling won’t have an immediate effect on debit …

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Handy Hardware Acquisition Approved

A bankruptcy court decision Thursday put Greenwich, Conn.-based investment firm Littlejohn & Co. a step closer to acquiring and recapitalizing wholesale distributor Handy Hardware. The transaction is expected to close during the week of Aug. 5, and Doug Miller, former …

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Mexican Regulators Vote Down Sherwin-Williams Acquisition

Sherwin-Williams Co. said a Mexican antitrust agency voted to reject the company’s acquisition of Consorcio Comex. The Federal Competition Commission of Mexico voted 3-2 not to authorize the deal. Sherwin-Williams said it is reviewing the rationale for the Commission’s decision. …

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Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate to be Delayed Until 2015

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it will delay until 2015 the requirement that businesses with more than 50 employees provide health insurance to their workers or pay a penalty under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. This delay …

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Orchard Supply Asks Judge For Up to $3.1 Million in Bonuses

Orchard Supply Hardware

Orchard Supply Hardware has asked a judge to approve up to $3.125 million in bonus payments to keep top executives in their jobs while the company is being sold off to the highest bidder, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal. …

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