Man saws through arms at Home Depot
“He just began sawing away,” Cpl. Rudy Lopez told the Los Angeles Times. “He was pretty much intent on doing what he did.
Update: Man who sawed arms in Home Depot still critical condition
What is it about Home Depot that attracts the idiots?
Systemic Collapse: A Brief History of Market Manipulation
Druckenmiller: “When You Get This Kind Of Rigging, It Will End Badly”
When even Home Depot’s Ken Langone is questioning the reality of this rally (CEO of one of the best performing stocks since the Dow last traded here), you have to be a little concerned. However, it is Duquesne’s Stanley Druckenmiller’s point that with QE4EVA it is impossible to know when this will [...]
JPMORGAN: The ‘Slowdown In Consumer Spending Has Arrived’
Last week’s release of personal spending data revealed that spending rose 0.2 percent in February, at the same pace as in January.
When adjusted for inflation, though, the data are less encouraging.
In a note to clients, JPMorgan economist Robert Mellman declares that the “consumer spending slowdown is here,” saying consumers are beginning to feel the effects of the payroll tax cut expiry and rising [...]
A new rule going into effect Sunday could cost you more when shopping with a credit card at some stores.
Visa and Mastercard have agreed to let merchants add a service charge equal to the cost of processing a credit transaction to the bottom line. The cost of processing is usually 1.5 to 3 perc cent, and merchants are capped at a 4 per cent fee under the agreement.
The rule change [...]
Even as retailers debate the efficacy of social-media marketing on Facebook and Twitter, they have no doubts about the power of a decades-old technology to drive sales. The killer app is called e-mail.
Retailers as disparate as Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM) and Home Depot Inc. (HD) have become much better at tailoring e-mails to specific customers rather than the one-size-fits-all blasts that once dominated this type of marketing. Measured by sales per dollar spent, e-mail outperforms [...]
The Home Depot’s ‘All-Purpose’ coffee mug apparently isn’t all purpose after all.
Thousands of ceramic coffee mugs labelled ‘Homer’s All-Purpose Bucket’ are being recalled after found posing a potential fire hazard if placed in a microwave.
The orange mugs featuring a silver-colored bucket-like handle along with their hatted cartoon character are warned as capable of sparking a fire – despite labelled ‘microwave safe.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2243486/Homers-All-Purpose-Bucket-recall-Home-Depot-coffee-mug-warned-sparking-microwave.html
Police arrested a 47-year-old New York man accused of filling up 30 five-gallon Home Depot buckets with gasoline on Saturday night.
According to investigators, Yunus Latif, of Richmond Hill, collected money from his neighbors, bought gas at a Valero station almost 80 miles away in Orange and planned to bring it back to his neighborhood, where they had no power and gas.
Since Superstorm Sandy hit last Monday, drivers from New [...]
HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — CBS 2 has learned the FBI foiled a bomb plot targeting a Home Depot on Long Island on Monday.
The agency confirmed that a pipe bomb was planted inside, on or near a shelf, where innocent people could find it, and get hurt, CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis reported.
“I think it’s crazy. People are calling in bomb threats to home depot? It says a lot about what our world [...]
Does Home Depot know something we don’t know? video was taken October 6 2012
MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork)– The attorney for a New Jersey man dressed in a superhero outfit when he was arrested last Wednesday thinks police overreacted.
William Ware characterized the arrest of Matthew Argintar as “a classic case of overkill.”
Police said Argintar, 23, was wearing a mask, a bulletproof vest, elbow and arm pads, a cape and carrying handcuffs when he was arrested July 31 outside the Home Depot on Route 57.
An elaborate and illegal camouflaged residence, outfitted with bunk beds and a barbecue patio, has been discovered near a Los Angeles County animal refuge.
Eight months ago, Robert Downs, 51, set up a small structure in the woods near the Tujunga Ponds Wildlife Sanctuary in Sunland, Calif. To hide his home from police, Downs, who was previously homeless, sprayed it with camouflage paint and cut down nearby trees, said Johnie Jones, [...]
Aquaponics setup and Square Foot 20′ x 3′ Raised Bed Vegatable Garden
Unfortunately, it has been cold in Westchester County, NY and we only see a little growth in the SFG. The celery that survived outside all winter is growing slowly. The pea plants are growing and I will put up the trellis mesh for them or move them to the back row where they can attach to the deer mesh. [...]
About 93,000 Californians are scheduled to have their extended federal unemployment benefits cut off Saturday because the state is no longer eligible for the long-term aid.
A drop in the state’s unemployment rate to 11 percent — its lowest mark in three years — is triggering the cutoff.
That means the state is no longer eligible for the Federal-State Extended Duration Program, or FED-ED. The program, which began in March [...]
By Tim Jimenez, Diana Rocco
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are searching for two suspects in the stabbings of a pair of security guards at a Home Depot Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say the suspects were trying to steal copper wire.
The incident happened at about 4 p.m. at the Home Depot located on Castor Avenue in Port Richmond.
According to investigators, two security guards confronted the two suspects as they were trying to steal [...]
The problem is, while the market is being artificially pumped, the dollar has devalued nearly 30% in the past 4 years, meaning that everyone lost a lot of money thanks to inflation. Add to that the increase in producer costs, energy costs, food costs, and other inflationary consequences, coupled with local tax increases to make up for still falling property values even with 30 year rates at 3.8%, and you [...]
I have been busy since returning.
Got my raised bed vegatable garden prepared and preliminarily planted
Reconfigured the two 4′x4′ beds from last year to 16′ by 3′ (as I found that it was to hard to get to the back [North SIde] of the bed since I have to use deer mesh to keep the squirrels, rabbits, raccoons and deer out of the vegatables)
Added a new 4′x4′ section (when I [...]
By Peter Whoriskey, Published: March 8
The U.S. government last year announced a $10 million award, dubbed the “L Prize,” for any manufacturer that could create a “green” but affordable light bulb.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the prize would spur industry to offer the costly bulbs, known as LEDs, at prices “affordable for American families.” There was also a “Buy America” component. Portions of the bulb would have to be made in the United [...]
Stock market up 50% under Obama ….not in terms of real money. Priced in Gold stocks are flat to down.
Saved the U.S. Auto Industry and 1.5M jobs – car sales at 15.1M annualized levels now….Two words “Channel Stuffing”, plus they’ll have to bail-out GM again because Unions are still running the show
Osama dead – True but that didn’t kill Al Qaeda…we’re going to pull out of Afganinstan next year and [...]
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fuller Brush Man is calling … on bankruptcy court.
Fuller Brush Co. is filing for bankruptcy protection, decades after its fleet of salesmen popularized door-to-door selling in the U.S.
The company, known for its brushes, brooms and cleaning products, launched the phrase “I’m your Fuller Brush Man” into the national vernacular and was once so well known that it spawned a 1948 feature film starring Red Skelton [...]
Georgia LotteryA CNN producer is making headlines after her second big Georgia Lottery win in recent months. Jennifer Hauser of Atlanta, 29, claimed a $1 million prize Monday. Hauser won $100,000 in November.
By Fran Jeffries
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
She’s another recent two-timer.
After winning $100,000 in November, a CNN producer has won big again in the Georgia Lottery.
This time Jennifer Hauser of Atlanta scratched her way to a $1 million win on the instant game 50X [...]
SALISBURY — Shoppers looking to stock up on plywood or grab duct tape ahead of Hurricane Irene may have been a bit surprised when they noticed armed guards patrolling the home-improvement store’s grounds and parking lots throughout the weekend.
Home Depot has confirmed the company works with an outside security agency to secure the store and its merchandise during numerous events, including natural disasters.
Steve Holmes, [...]
AP Photo/Ellen Gibson
NEW YORK (AP) — People along the East Coast gave thanks when the storm passed by Sunday and inflicted relatively little harm. But by Monday morning, they were complaining.
Some were annoyed that they’d braved long lines to buy batteries and canned goods that they didn’t end up needing. Others were in stores demanding refunds on the extra [...]
Two billionaire magnates, the founds of huge successful enterprises, have dramatically spoken out against President Obama’s management of the economy. They have been joined in criticizing the president by several CEOs of big companies. Normally, the heads of huge enterprises are cautious about offending presidents, but the magnitude of the disaster apparently has caused these men to speak truth to power.
Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus [...]
SAN FRANCISCO – Retail store operators may want to sit down for this one — if they can find a chair.
Nearly every national chain is under legal attack in California for failing to provide “suitable seating” for cashiers and other employees who are expected to spend most of their work day on their feet.
Enterprising trial attorneys by the dozen are using an obscure California labor law [...]
Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. has long sold weed killer. Now, it’s hoping to help people grow killer weed.
In an unlikely move for the head of a major company, Scotts Chief Executive Jim Hagedorn said he is exploring targeting medical marijuana as well as other niches to help boost sales at his lawn and garden company.
“I want to target the pot market,” Mr. Hagedorn said in an interview. “There’s no good [...]
Replaced all flood lights with new motion sensor ones.
Replaced my entire alarm system covering the house much better.
Put motion sensors on some interior lights.
Purchased a pistol and shotgun. That is something I never thought I would do.
Well supplied on rechargeable batteries and the new LED flashlights, and I found a great LED lantern by AC Delco which lasts 300 hrs on 3 size D batteries. I highly suggest [...]
Measles cells (credit: www.CDC.gov)
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) – The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services has issued a Public Health Alert after a Camden County man possibly exposed an unknown number of people to the measles.
The man visited the following locations in South Jersey while possibly contagious.
-April 21: The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
-April 22: The Home Depot, [...]
With the US economy at long last gaining some traction, big companies that had all but halted hiring in the past few years seem to be coming back in a big way by adding thousands of jobs.
McDonald’s, Intel, Google are three of the 10 companies featured by online publication 24/7 Wall Street in a study of companies that are hiring this year.
The study by the publication and employment [...]
I’m looking at some new longs today:
Nucor pays 3% dividend….
If it can clear the 11-day and 22-day, I’m in….
If Abbott Labs can clear this base, I’m all over it. It pays a yield of 4%.
Home Depot is one of the strongest stocks in the Dow, also pays a good dividend.
Employers in the U.S. announced more job cuts in February than in the same month last year, led by a surge at government agencies.
Planned firings increased 20 percent to 50,702 last month from February 2010, the first year-over-year gain since May 2009, according to a report today from Chicago-based Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. Announcements at federal, state and local government offices almost tripled from last year.
â€œMore job cuts at [...]