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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Book profiles simple cabins

    Book profiles simple cabins
    Here's a prescription for your cabin fever: architect Dale Mulfinger's new book, "Back to the Cabin." Mulfinger, who has designed cabins across North America, takes readers on a tour of 37 getaways, both old and new. Among them is the cabin in northern...
  • Fort Lauderdale Fall Home Design and Remodeling Show

    Fort Lauderdale Fall Home Design and Remodeling Show
    Help for your home is on its way. The Fort Lauderdale Fall Home Design and Remodeling Show returns to the Broward County Convention Center Nov. 15 – 17. South Florida expertise will be on hand with two special features: “An Artist...
  • Property of the Week: 1430 Asylum Ave. in Hartford

    Property of the Week: 1430 Asylum Ave. in Hartford
    Take a stately home with an impeccable pedigree and season it with a meticulous renovation. The result honors the history of the property yet offers a comfortable, updated space for contemporary living and entertaining. The white clapboard exterior with...
  • Lowe's settles EPA allegations on lead paint

    WASHINGTON — Lowe's Cos., the home-improvement retail giant, has agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty and roll out a new record-keeping policy for contractors that could encounter lead paint. The settlement, announced Thursday, ended a federal...
  • Renovate for your pleasure, not for resale

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We recently purchased a home which is large for our growing family. Although the home is beautiful, the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen are outdated. I really want to update them and have the resources to do so....
  • LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 03/06/14

    Today's Birthday (03/06/14). Nurture creative collaborations this year. Stick to basics, revising strategies, infrastructure and action plans for efficiency. Work chugs along, while you focus on fun, home, friends and kids from now to August. Romance...
  • Kevin Hunt: The Biggest Consumer Complaints Of 2013

    Kevin Hunt: The Biggest Consumer Complaints Of 2013
    Scammers don't have to file annual reports. The Federal Trade Commission does it for them. The FTC received more than 2 million complaints in 2013, most frequently about identity theft (290,056). American consumers reported $1.6 billion in fraud losses,...
  • Navajo military veterans struggle with housing

    Navajo military veterans struggle with housing
    FARMINGTON, N.M. — In World War II he served as a Navajo code talker, one of the Marines who became legendary by using their native tongue to transmit messages the enemy could not decipher. Years later, to express its appreciation, the Navajo Nation...