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Not All Chain Retail Stores Opening on Thanksgiving

Not All Chain Retail Stores Opening on Thanksgiving

A number of large U.S. chain stores are bucking the early holiday shopping trend and announcing that they will not be open on Thanksgiving Day after all. Last month retailer Macy’s was the first out of the gate to announce

Hazmat Crews to Home Depot to Clean Pepper Spray Spill

Hazmat Crews to Home Depot to Clean Pepper Spray Spill

CBS Los Angeles reports that in Covina, California, an argument between two men at a Home Depot on Monday escalated to the point where one man discharged pepper spray, affecting 12 people, four of whom were treated at a hospital.

US Hospitals Unprepared to Handle Ebola Waste

US Hospitals Unprepared to Handle Ebola Waste

(Reuters) – U.S. hospitals may be unprepared to safely dispose of the infectious waste generated by any Ebola virus disease patient to arrive unannounced in the country, potentially putting the wider community at risk, biosafety experts said. Waste management companies

Mystery of the Android attack towers

Here’s a little high-tech ghost story to give you chills, just in case you weren’t already freaked out enough by the Nude Celebrity Hack, or the possible theft of a large trove of credit card numbers from Home Depot: Typical

Top Chris Christie Ally Slams Jeb Bush's 'Baggage'

Top Chris Christie Ally Slams Jeb Bush's 'Baggage'

Ken Langone, the co-founder of Home Depot and arguably New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s biggest backer, recently had some harsh words about former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who could be Christie’s chief rival on the GOP establishment’s side of the

'Draft Christie' Architect: NJ Gov 'Once-in-a-Generation' Leader

'Draft Christie' Architect: NJ Gov 'Once-in-a-Generation' Leader

A prominent hedge fund manager on Wall Street who tried to draft Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to run for president in 2012 said that he believed Christie was a “once-in-a-generation” leader.  The statement was made in response to

40, 60-Watt Incandescents Out by 2014

40, 60-Watt Incandescents Out by 2014

If you want a 40 or 60-watt incandescent light bulb, you’d better get one by Christmas, because they will not be manufactured after January 1, 2014 and will be increasingly scarce. The 40 and 60-watt light bulbs sell more than

Auburn's Malzahn Wins Home Depot Coach of Year Award

Auburn's Malzahn Wins Home Depot Coach of Year Award

After becoming only the second first-year head coach to lead a team to the BCS national title game, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn was reportedly named the Home Depot Coach of the Year on Wednesday.  He will receive the award during

Home Depot Tamps Out People Responsible for Controversial Tweet

Home Depot Tamps Out People Responsible for Controversial Tweet

(AP) Home Depot apologizes for racist tweetNEW YORKHome improvement maker Home Depot Inc. on Thursday apologized for a tweet that showed a picture of two African-American drummers with a person in a gorilla mask in between them and asked: “Which

Home Depot Moving Part-Time Workers to Obamacare Exchanges

Home Depot Moving Part-Time Workers to Obamacare Exchanges

On Thursday, Home Depot became yet another company that announced it would shift part-time workers to the government-run healthcare exchanges. In addition, a company spokesperson conceded that full-time employees, though they will still get health benefits, would pay more due

The Internet and the Decline of the Post's News Monopoly

Robert J. Samuelson is an excellent business writer and, by his own admission, a “dinosaur.” He doesn’t think much of the internet in general and finds Twitter to be “frivolous.” In the wake of the sale of the Washington Post

Stocks Lifted by Corporate Buybacks

Stocks Lifted by Corporate Buybacks

(AP) Buybacks are a big factor behind stock market boomBy BERNARD CONDONAP Business WriterNEW YORKIt’s the narcissist rally. Sure, there are plenty of forces pushing stocks higher _ record corporate earnings, small investors finally buying again, signs the U.S. economy

Retailers Hope for Rebound After Weak Holiday Sales

Retailers Hope for Rebound After Weak Holiday Sales

(AP) Will retailers rebound after weak holiday season?By DANIEL WAGNERAP Business WriterWASHINGTONAs signs emerge that holiday sales this year grew at the weakest pace since 2008, investors are dumping retail stocks. Analysts are crowing about the missing “consumer engine” without

Romney Campaigns With CEO on Obama Jobs Council

Romney Campaigns With CEO on Obama Jobs Council

Today, Mitt Romney is campaigning with major business leaders including Charles Schwab, CEO of Cisco John Chambers, and co-founder of Home Depot Bernie Marcus. But the biggest name on Romney’s list – at least for political purposes – is Intel

'Job Creators' Release Voter Issue Guides for Employees

'Job Creators' Release Voter Issue Guides for Employees

Steve Wynn has it right. He recently told a television news anchor that he’s afraid of the president, that he can’t stand the idea of being put down by a president who has ‘never created any jobs’ and that he’ll

The First Amendment DOES NOT Protect #OccupyWallStreet

The good news: the hippies and freaks in Zuccotti Park were finally swept away by law enforcement a few weeks ago. The bad news: they simply took their protests to other places–homeless shelters, other public parks, bridges, and now retailers.

Business Roundtable: Regulations Are Killing Business

On Friday I attended an informative business roundtable meeting of Chicago-area small businessmen who came together to discuss how government intervention and its avalanche of regulations are killing jobs and businesses not only in Illinois, but nation wide. Some of