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A Home Depot in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

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A Home Depot in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Lowe’s, Home Depot: Leading Indicators of Weakened Confidence

Consumer confidence may be even softer than we think. Analysts at Cleveland Research said today that Lowe’s and Home Depot stores are probably “a bit behind expectations to this point” in the second quarter. They’re seeing softer order rates and...

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A White Castle staff  delivers to the Capitol celebrating the company's 90th birthday.

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A White Castle staff delivers to the Capitol celebrating the company's 90th birthday.

Supreme Court Leaves Questions – White Castle, Others Unconvinced

CEOs still see risks in President Barack Obama’s health-care law, even after last week’s Supreme Court ruling. After complaining about the uncertainty of having the rules up for grab during the case, the decision doesn’t seem to have settled the...

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Florida Governor Rick Scott during the Governor's Hurricane Conference in Fort Lauderdale.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott during the Governor's Hurricane Conference in Fort Lauderdale.

Florida’s Scott Gets an ‘A for Strangeness’

The former private-equity executive turned governor of Florida is having some trouble, and it may be hurting Mitt Romney. The approval rating of Florida’s Republican governor Rick Scott hasn’t gone above 41 percent in Quinnipiac University polls, and Bloomberg’s Michael...

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