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  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:36

    President Obama announced his intent to appoint advisors, including Retail Industry Leaders Association President Sandra Kennedy, to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Kennedy was first appointed to the ACTPN in 2010.

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  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:29

    US LBM Holdings has expanded its growing network of pro dealers with the addition of Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Standard Companies, Inc.

    "Standard is a great addition to the US LBM team, expanding our presence and capabilities in the Western Michigan market," said US LBM president and CEO L.T. Gibson. "Standard's dedicated and knowledgeable team of associates have succeeded by providing a local feel and focus to their customer needs, which aligns perfectly with the goals of US LBM. We look forward to continuing and expanding upon their success."

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  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:15

    Consumer confidence fell from its recent high of 93.4 in August to 86.0 in September, breaking a string of four consecutive monthly gains.

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  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:27

    Masco Corporation announced some cost-cutting measures on Tuesday, not the least of which included the spinoff of its installation unit.

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  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:08

    Italian appliance brand SMEG is rolling out its line of retro Victoria ranges and ventilation hoods in the United States.

    The 36" freestanding models come in three colors, include molded chrome shelves and boast a variety of professional chef-inspired cooking features.

    The Victoria is equipped with an ultra-rapid 18,000 BTU brass burner for maximum heat distribution, as well as eight pro-cooking functions that include a double European/true convection setting and an advanced rotisserie feature.

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  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:09

    After announcing its decision in March to move its Manhattan headquarters to Wayne, New Jersey, Haier America has officially opened the doors at its new 56,000-sq.-ft. facility.

    "Haier America is committed to become a brand-name presence in the U.S. and as we realize new growth and our repositioning in this market, the new headquarters will allow us to accommodate that expansion," said president and CEO Adrian Micu.

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  • Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:49

    An early cool season may well lay the groundwork for increased sales of pest control products.

    A recent survey from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) found nearly half of all infestations happen in the fall and winter months. In the Northeast, 35% of survey respondents reported a rodent infestation last year, the highest percentage in any geographic area.

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  • Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:54

    Shivvers is recalling a host of its Country Clipper riding lawn mowers, citing a possible fire hazard.

    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the ignition module in the lawn mower can fail to ground, which might lead to overheating and melting.

    So far, there have been four reports of ignition modules overheating and melting, though no injuries have been reported.

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  • Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:45

    Bryan, Ohio-based L.E. Smith Company, a custom laminate fabricator, has announced a new partnership with VT Industries, a post-form laminate slab manufacturer.

    The strategic alignment makes the most of VT Industries' mass production capabilities and proprietary slab profiles, as well as L.E. Smith's custom fabrication and logistics chops.

    The partnership is expected to lead to an expanded post-form offering, additional size options and an increased production capacity, said L.E. Smith.

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  • Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:12

    Citing a threshold level of North American Demand, Swiss brand Laufen is adding two scaled-down versions of its popular Ilbagnoalessi One vanity basins -- known less formally as the "Tuna" -- to its U.S. product offerings.

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