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  • The big bang of older TV viewers

    The big bang of older TV viewers
    Prime-time TV is going gray. After decades chasing young viewers, the broadcast networks are starting to shift tactics — peppering their lineups with shows and actors who appeal to the growing audience of aging baby boomers. "The Millers" on CBS...
  • Building permits thorny issue in Wilmette

    Building permits thorny issue in Wilmette
    Wilmette officials are concerned about the number of residents completing home improvement projects without proper permits, some of which could contribute to flooding and other issues. If they seek variances after the fact, trustees are put in the...
  • Further evidence of housing recovery? Lowe's earnings jump 26%

    Further evidence of housing recovery? Lowe's earnings jump 26%
    Lowe's fiscal second-quarter earnings provided even further evidence that the housing recovery is boosting the economy. Lowe's Cos. on Wednesday reported that earnings for the quarter that ended Aug. 2 jumped 26% to $941 million, or 88 cents a share,...
  • Home Depot earnings jump 17%, aided by housing recovery

    Home Depot earnings jump 17%, aided by housing recovery
    The housing recovery and improving economy led Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home improvement retailer, to post better-than-expected second-quarter earnings, which jumped 17% over the same period last year.  The Atlanta-based company reported...
  • Home Depot earnings jump 43%; retailer boosts full-year forecast

    Home Depot earnings jump 43%; retailer boosts full-year forecast
    Home Depot, the country's largest home-improvement retailer, reported a 43% jump in third-quarter earnings, thanks largely to the housing recovery. Net income rose to $1.35 billion in the quarter that ended Nov. 3 from $947 million a year earlier....
  • Cash in on your home

    Even if you have no plans to sell or buy, you can cash in on your home. Rising home prices mean you have more equity and more options. You can refinance to cut your monthly mortgage payment and total interest, do a cash-out refi to simultaneously...
  • Police warn of possible home repair scam in Northampton County

     
    Police said Wednesday that residents of several communities should take precautions to avoid falling for what appears to be a roaming contractor scam. Lower Saucon Township police said residents of the township and Hellertown areas should be suspicious if...
  • City juggles money owed to homeowners for historic tax credit, loss in speed camera cash

    City juggles money owed to homeowners for historic tax credit, loss in speed camera cash
    Unexpected expenses and shortfalls — $3.8 million in police expenses, $4 million in unpaid tax credits, a $14.4 million gap from inactive speed cameras — left Baltimore officials scrambling in recent months to patch holes in the budget, the...
  • Building on perfection

    Building on perfection
    Mary Kay Mosch could not be more delighted with the latest renovation to the 7,000-square-foot home she shares with her husband, Jim. Their stucco and gray stone residence in Sparks, with architectural elements that might best be described as European...
  • News-Press Editorial: Outcome is a lesson on home improvement

    Judy Shea, whose home improvement project on Lowell Avenue got completely out of hand, is crying foul again. This time her outcry is related to a judge's decision this week to approve the sale of the property. Shea will not receive any money out of...
  • In Baltimore's booming neighborhoods, growth comes with power outages

    In Baltimore's booming neighborhoods, growth comes with power outages
    When Michelle and Matthew Gorra moved to Upper Fells Point four years ago, they saw it not only as an investment in Baltimore's revival but in their own future. Michelle Gorra, a 36-year-old pediatrician, thought hard about that future last week as...