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February 7, 1999 | By Russell J. Rickford, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
About a dozen demonstrators rallied outside the new Home Depot store on Route 70 yesterday afternoon, contending that the home-improvement giant does business with companies that deplete ecologically sensitive parts of forests around the globe. Demanding that Home Depot stop selling products such as cabinetry and lumber made from ancient or "old growth" trees in Southeast Asia, South America and elsewhere, the protesters, mostly undergraduate students from Drexel, the University of Pennsylvania and other schools in the area, hoisted placards and chanted, "Mahogany and cedar, rain forests die by meter.
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August 17, 2004 | By Marc Schogol INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Kmart store in Broomall, Delaware County, will close in October and subsequently become a Home Depot store, Kmart said yesterday. Employees do not have guaranteed jobs with Home Depot, Kmart spokesman Steve Pagnani said. Many may seek to fill openings at other area Kmarts, and "it seems likely" that some, based on their experience, would be in a strong position to land jobs at the new store, Pagnani said. The store, next to the Lawrence Park Shopping Center, is one of 13 to 19 nationwide that Kmart, which emerged from bankruptcy last year, is selling to Home Depot.
NEWS
October 29, 1994 | by Kevin Haney, Daily News Staff Writer
The first tenant the Rubin Organization signed for its shopping center on the Sears site was Home Depot. While Rubin is demolishing the entire Sears complex for a shopping center, Home Depot touts its role in helping save a historic landmark and tower in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The firm described in its 1993 annual report a situation similar in Tulsa to what happened with the Sears site. In Tulsa, the Warehouse Market, which had been a center of agricultural commerce, had been vacant.
BUSINESS
August 17, 2011 | By Ane D'Innocenzio, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Consumers might not be confident, but the stores that sell to them certainly seem to be. Wal-Mart and Home Depot, two of the nation's largest retailers and bellwethers of the U.S. economy, on Tuesday joined a string of other merchants that have raised their outlooks for the year despite a flow of bad economic news that suggests they have no reason to be optimistic. TJX Cos., which owns TJ Maxx and Marshall's; Macy's Inc.; Kohl's Corp.; and Nordstrom Inc. have all boosted their profit outlooks in the last week.
BUSINESS
July 18, 1995 | by Jacqueline Love, Daily News Staff Writer
Janice Wilmsley held one child in her arms and pushed the other in a stroller through the packed Home Depot parking lot. As she neared the building, she shifted the child from one arm to the other, dropping a newspaper clipping with a Home Depot ad. The ad announced 23 full- and part-time jobs at the new Home Depot, a nationwide home- center chain, at 4640 Roosevelt Blvd. She and approximately 400 others went out yesterday to get applications at the store that's set to open July 27. Wilmsley, 25, is a widowed mother of two who just moved to Philadelphia from New Brunswick, N.J. She said that working at the Home Depot would provide the job security she's seeking.
NEWS
November 7, 1992 | By Terri Sanginiti, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Lawnside Mayor Michael Bryant signed a temporary permit yesterday allowing Home Depot to continue operating without being fined. The Atlanta-based firm, considered the largest home-improvement retailer in the country, opened its first outlet in South Jersey Oct. 29 without obtaining a mercantile license. The borough, in response, issued the store a summons each day it operated without the license: eight days in all. Each summons carried a potential fine of up to $500, Bryant said.
NEWS
June 25, 2002 | By Acel Moore
Major corporations act oddly sometimes. Odd indeed is the recent behavior of Home Depot, the nation's largest hardware and home-improvement chain. Home Depot has announced it does not want to do business with the federal government because it does not want to comply with affirmative-action guidelines. The story, broken by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last week, indicated that corporate headquarters in Atlanta had directed managers of the 1,400 Home Depot stores not to take take government credit cards, purchase orders, or even cash if the items purchased would be used by the federal government.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1994 | by Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
For decades, it was a factory, manufacturing chemicals on the city's busy industrial waterfront. Then for many more years, it was an empty lot, with the quiet Delaware River on one side and increasingly decayed Delaware Avenue on the other. Today, the site becomes a mecca for low-budget shoppers. When a mammoth Home Depot warehouse store opens this morning at 1601 S. Columbus Blvd., it will symbolize another step in the evolution of the South Philadelphia waterfront. Since the 1991 opening of Riverview Plaza shopping center at Delaware Avenue (now Columbus Boulevard)
BUSINESS
November 14, 2012 | By Daniel Wagner, Associated Press
U.S. stocks closed lower after uneven trading Tuesday as fears about the fiscal cliff and Greece tipped major indexes between gains and losses. A surge in Home Depot's stock prevented a steeper drop for the Dow Jones industrial average. The Dow closed down closed down 58.90 points, or 0.5 percent, at 12,756.18. It would have been lower without support from Home Depot, whose stock jumped 3.6 percent after the big-box retailer beat expectations for its fiscal third-quarter earnings. Home Depot is benefiting from the gradual housing recovery and rebuilding efforts after Sandy.
NEWS
October 10, 1996 | By Susan Weidener, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Several Chester County environmental groups have agreed to accept a $30,000 contribution from Home Depot for a regional study of the Valley Creek watershed. In exchange, Home Depot will receive support from the environmental groups for its plan to build a store in Frazer. Officials of two of the environmental groups said Monday they would not have considered the contribution if Home Depot had not agreed to revise its plans involving stormwater runoff into Valley Creek. A small tributary of the 14-mile creek runs through the property on Route 30 where the company wants to build a 114,000-square-foot store and outdoor garden center.
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NEWS
August 4, 2016
By Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan Forty-eight percent of millennials believe the American dream is dead, according to a 2015 Harvard University Institute of Policy study. Their pessimism is understandable, especially if we believe the American dream is that one can achieve success through hard work. In 1995, 62 percent of Americans with high school diplomas had jobs. Today, only 54 percent do. That's 5.7 million jobless high school graduates who, 20 years ago, would have had jobs.
BUSINESS
June 23, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Smart-home technology is building quickly to a multi-billion-dollar business in Western Europe, say market researchers at Parks Associates, and the Malvern-based "Internet of Things" platform developer Zonoff aims to score a big hunk of that overseas action. On Tuesday, Zonoff, Inc. announced a partnership with U.K.-based Connected World Services to offer an "innovative IoT-enabled home management and services platform to companies throughout Europe. " The marriage is significant, as Connected World is a division of Dixons Carphone plc., Britain's leading electronics retailer and a major products seller in Ireland, the Nordic countries, Greece and Spain.
FOOD
May 27, 2016
Guess from these photos where Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan ate this week. (Answers below.) 1. Kafta pizza 2. "Pizza danish" 3. Grilled Italian sausage for sandwiches For a fresh serving of Craig's Crumb Tracker quiz, join him 2 p.m. Tuesdays on his online chat: inquirer.com/ labanchats Answers: 1. Manakeesh Cafe (4420 Walnut St.) 2. La Colombe (all locations). 3. Rocco's Italian Sausages (2200 W. Oregon Ave. Home Depot)
NEWS
April 24, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
It's a late night at Sansom Street's Helium Comedy Club, and Doogie Horner - an absurdist stand-up comedian and former Philadelphian who recently moved to Queens - is on stage, talking about his debut album, recorded at the club last year, and his coming gigs in the area. "I'm a delicate man made for a smaller planet," Horner says, echoing both the title of his album ( A Delicate Man ) and his awkward position as a new family man in a hipster-conscious New York City borough, joking about difficulties at Home Depot and his habit of "pulling his back while sitting.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
Lutron Electronics, the Lehigh Valley-based global giant in home lighting controls, Thursday joined the growing ranks of companies whose consumer gear and services "hear" and respond to voice commands dished to Amazon Echo and Fire TV products. Users who pair Lutron's do-it-yourself Caseta wireless lighting control devices with Amazon's Echo smart speaker or Fire TV (streaming video receiver) will be able to orally cue Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa to switch " 'Bedroom lights full on' in the morning or 'Alexa, lower living room lights to 65 percent' for movie viewing at night," said Neil Orchowski, Lutron product development manager for strategic alliances.
BUSINESS
January 29, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The purchase price in last month's sale of Home Depot Plaza in Upper Darby Township was $33 million, Metro Commercial Real Estate said Wednesday. Metro Commercial said it represented the shopping center's previous owner, Mainard Inc., in the transaction, which closed Dec. 15. New York Life Insurance Co. announced last month that an affiliate, New York Life Real Estate Investors, had bought the 299,634-square-foot shopping center at Baltimore Pike and Bishop Avenue. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman  
NEWS
December 31, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
A New York Life Insurance Co. real estate unit has purchased the 299,634-square-foot Home Depot Plaza in Clifton Heights, the company said in a release on Tuesday. The Delaware County shopping center purchased by New York Life Real Estate Investors is located at Baltimore Pike and Bishop Avenue. Seller and purchase price were not disclosed. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman  
REAL_ESTATE
February 8, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Donna Talis has lived in her beloved West Chester townhouse for a quarter-century, and has spent the last dozen or so years transforming the 1980s-era residence off West Chester Pike. A little patience in purchasing exactly what she wanted, plus some do-it-yourself gumption, helped her cap off the work in the fall with a new master bathroom that incorporates elements of universal design such as a low-barrier shower and open shelving. Working with the same contractor, James C. Schell, Talis did the renovations on a modest budget but made a big impact on the quality of her living space.
NEWS
May 9, 2014 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Columnist
WHATCHA getting Mom for her special day? Gizmo Guy has some last-minute suggestions with a techy twist. Bring home the bacon: If Mom's into collecting piggy miniatures or coin banks (and change), she'll get a tickle from Porkfolio. Invented by James Hunter of Lansdale and marketed by Quirky, it's the first piggy bank that smartly tracks your savings. Porkfolio's nose lights up when a U.S. coin is inserted. And the updated balance in its' belly then shows up on your smartphone or tablet, via a special app (iOS and Android, Wi-Fi home network required.)
NEWS
February 5, 2014 | By Clark Mindock, Inquirer Staff Writer
Watch your step out there. You and your neighbors may have an unwanted skating rink on your front porches this week, and there may be more ice on sidewalks and driveways than usual. That's because many stores haven't been able to keep deicing agents such as calcium chloride and rock salt in stock this winter. In fact, calcium chloride hasn't been available in many locations since the last big storm on Jan. 21, and other store managers said they have been out of the stuff since December.
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