Monthly Archives: July 2014

Starbucks’ Q3 Earnings: Price Hike & Consumer Product Segment Drive Sales – Forbes

Case-Shiller Reports Slowing House Price Growth – Yahoo Finance

Diluted EPS in the fourth quarter is expected to be in the range of $0.76 to $0.78. With an improved pace of expansion, the company has updated its expected net new stores count to approximately 1,550. Excellent Top-line Performance Coffee Price Hike Drives Sales Growth In the third quarter, Starbucks decided to raise the prices of its coffee menu, responding to soaring coffee bean prices. The company raised prices on some of its drinks by 5 to 20 cents, whereas it raised prices of its packaged coffee sold in supermarkets and other retail stores by $1 (8%) to $9.99 per bag. http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2014/07/29/starbucks-q3-earnings-price-hike-consumer-product-segment-drive-sales/

That is the slowest growth since February 2013. The index tracks prices on a three-month rolling average. May represents the three-month average of March, April and May prices. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/case-shiller-reports-slowing-house-135525568.html

Home Sales On Rise For County

Zaha gets a nod for Man United, Rafael sent home – Yahoo Sports

In the south-central region, which includes Dane County, the increase was 6 percent, or from 1,630 sales to 1,727. This is a welcome sign since June is our most important month for sales, said Steve Lane, chairman of the WRAs board of directors, in a news release. In a typical year, Wisconsin sells approximately 11.5 percent of its homes in June, which is more than any other month of the year, so strong sales in June is important. But after a slow start due in part to winter weather lingering into the spring, state home sales year-to-date through June still trailed the same period of 2013 by nearly 5 percent, the WRA reported. http://chippewa.com/news/local/49e0e1f9-ca50-5896-842a-b1ad4f16f6e6.html

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“I said I believe he can do the job. He believed me and now he’s performing well.” View gallery Manchester United’s Rafael da Silva during a game against the Los Angeles Galaxy in California o It could be a make-or-break showing is at hand for Zaha, with stars Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie among the others vying for time on the front line. Both men are captaincy candidates as well, although Van Gaal said he is picking match captains on tour based on those who he will play for 90 minutes. Colombian Fredy Guarin reportedly is being mentioned in a swap for Hernandez but Van Gaal said he was clueless. “I don’t know nothing about that,” he said. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/zaha-gets-nod-man-united-rafael-sent-home-023925254–sow.html

Inplay From Briefing.com – Yahoo Finance

Therefore, the Bank has negotiated and is announcing the execution of a purchase and assumption agreement with Sturdy Savings Bank in Cape May Courthouse, New Jersey, for the sale of its six offices in Cape May County as well as one office in Atlantic County. At the end of the second quarter of 2014, the Company completed a cash sale of $71.4 mln of individual commercial loans held by the Bank to multiple investors which resulted in a loss of ~$11.8 mln after expenses and commissions. Additionally, at June 30, 2014, the Company has marked to market value and moved to held for sale ~$24.7 mln of non-accrual and other low quality consumer and related credit for an estimated loss of $4 mln. These actions reduced non-accrual loans held-for-investment to $11.1 mln or 0.6% of total loans at June 30, 2014, down from $37.3 mln at March 31, 2014. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/inplay-briefing-com-195206742.html

Sniffing out scammers: How to recognize flawed home improvement offers | KSL.com

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Legitimate businesses have plenty of jobs, and they don’t go seeking them out randomly. Furthermore, they have ways to utilize their excess materials. Similarly, demands or encouragement regarding rock-bottom prices or the desire to begin work immediately should be dismissed. http://www.ksl.com/?sid=30862905&nid=1268&s_cid=rss-extlink

Recovering Rv Sales Signal Buoy For Boats | The Columbian

leisure vehicle business. Such anecdotal evidence helps make it “less surprising and more encouraging” that sales of RVs and pleasure craft are poised for another year of improvement, says Chicago-based Ablin, who helps manage $66 billion in assets. Americans are determined to “hold onto their leisure time,” so monitoring these purchases offers a “very important” consumer gauge. With summer well under way, both industries appear to be heating up, suggesting confidence has improved. http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/jul/27/recovering-rv-sales-signal-buoy-for-boats/

Home-improvement retailer Lowe’s plans Indianapolis call center with up to 1,000 workers | Fox Business

His dream is to become a photographer and graphic designer, and Aaron already has some experience. He was a photographer for Corvallis High Schools yearbook during the 2013-14 school year. Aaron said he wants to go to school in the fall, but he’s not sure if he’ll be recovered enough to go to class or be able to work out transportation to LBCC in Albany. “This whole situation has changed a lot,” he said. Aaron said he isn’t sure how long he will need to be in physical therapy, or when he will get prosthetics, but he hasn’t given up on his dreams. http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/118cc5be-0dea-11e4-b342-001a4bcf887a.html

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The company expects to open the center early next year. Lowe’s vice president Don Easterling says the Indianapolis site was picked to add a Midwestern location to its current call centers in North Carolina and New Mexico. The Indianapolis center will occupy a building that housed information technology operations for drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. until its lease expired last year. http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/07/22/home-improvement-retailer-lowe-plans-indianapolis-call-center-with-up-to-1000/

Home Improvement Website Names 30 Best New Jersey Garden Centers | Virtual-strategy Magazine

The Marietta Daily Journal – Home improvement Marietta family featured on HGTV renovation show

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The article includes descriptions, photos and details about each of the garden centers, including “Special Services” and “That Little Bit Extra.” According to a company spokesperson, “The 30 best garden and landscape centers in New Jersey have three things in common: superior selection, expertise and service. Each individual location also has its own unique appeal.” Beautiful gardens, lawns and landscaping can provide much more than simple aesthetic interest. The Appraisal Institute for professional realtors reports that healthy and well-tended landscaping can add significant value to homes and businesses and also help properties to sell much quicker. http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2014/06/24/home-improvement-website-names-30-best-new-jersey-garden-centers

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In 2004, the brothers started Scott Real Estate, a company overseeing the sales and construction of residential and commercial projects. The brothers use their experience to renovate homes on the show. The process of getting selected for the reality show involved paperwork, online interviews and conversations with the producers, Durham said. My husband saw on Facebook that Property Brothers was casting in the Atlanta area, so we applied, Durham said. We were selected in July (2013), bought our home in August and were finally able to move in by Thanksgiving. Durham said the shows producers wanted to make sure the family had the right mix of willingness to get dirty, personality and lack of home aesthetic. http://www.mdjonline.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Home+improvement-+Marietta+family+featured+on+HGTV+renovation+show%20&id=25341333

Home Improvement In San Diego Articles, Home Improvement News | Examiner.com

Stay on Top of Your Home Improvements to Save Money and Time – Saving Advice Articles

There are different… Stay Happy at Home with a Walk in Tub April 25, 2014 This article discusses safety walk in tub. First and foremost the safety walk in tub can provide a luxurious spa like experience for all who use it. This tub is very convenient because it is located in the home. The… http://www.examiner.com/home-improvement-in-san-diego

An interior designers fees will need to be incorporated into your project budget. Interior designers can also help with recommending and/or hiring contractors. This community generally has a number of parties that work together and are familiar with each others style and communication methods. An interior designer or a contractor can help with the overall project management process of the project, which could result in increased fees but if this burden is too heavy for you, this could be a great compromise. You will however need to make final decisions on the overall project process. http://www.savingadvice.com/articles/2014/06/23/1024083_home-improvements-save-money.html

Boiler Cover Firm 247 Home Rescue Responds To Success Of Green Deal Home Improvement Fund – Pr.com

Stay on Top of Your Home Improvements to Save Money and Time – Saving Advice Articles

“Although the economy may be picking up, times are still very hard, wallets are tight, and people all over the country are feeling the pinch. Fuel poverty is an intense problem, and many people will again face a choice between heating and eating when the temperature drops in a few months time. “Initiatives such as the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund therefore provide many people with what may be their only opportunity to afford essential energy efficiency measures, ensure their home is warm and comfortable in all weather conditions, and save money on their gas and electricity bill for decades. http://www.pr.com/press-release/567229

By following a project management methodology for your home improvement projects, you are more likely to have awareness of the specifics about your project or projects and to follow the details needed to complete the project. Here are the five phases. Managing Your Project Ideas and Concepts When determining what you need and want done to your home in the form of projects, it is time to get them all in a wish list. http://www.savingadvice.com/articles/2014/06/23/1024083_home-improvements-save-money.html