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Sears To Start Selling Craftsman Tools Through Costco

Sears To Start Selling Craftsman Tools Through CostcoNews from The Consumerist: Do you like Sears’ brand of Craftsman tools but don’t like shopping at Sears? Well, this might be good news for you. The retail chain has announced you will be able to buy Craftsman wares at Costco stores as early as this coming weekend. [...]

Irene a mixed bag for local business

Irene a mixed bag for local businessNews from Annapolis Capital: Stevens Hardware on City Dock, for example, cleaned up in the days before Irene came to town, selling out of D-cell batteries, flashlights, plastic window coverings, duct tape and everything else residents might have needed to weather the massive storm, assistant manager Ron Leitch said. [...]

3 new attempts to get home energy management right

3 new attempts to get home energy management rightNews from Smart Grid News: We’ve seen the home energy management space move up, down and sideways with new players piling on, big names including Microsoft, Google and Cisco bowing out, and partnerships and mergers changing the game one way or another.  And the fluidity continues, as [...]

House GOP revs up a repeal, reduce and rein-in agenda for the fall

House GOP revs up a repeal, reduce and rein-in agenda for the fallNews from Washington Post: House GOP revs up a repeal, reduce and rein-in agenda for the fall By Paul Kane, House Republicans are planning votes for almost every week this fall in an effort to repeal environmental and labor requirements on business that [...]

Group from Upstate reaches out to Alabama man who lost it all in tornado

Group from Upstate reaches out to Alabama man who lost it all in tornadoNews from Anderson Independent Mail: PLEASANT GROVE, ALA. — Jim Mosley speaks in a soft, measured voice when he talks about the tornado that ripped his family’s home from its foundation in April. Mosley, a 61-year-old retired steel mill worker, felt a [...]

Shaping our homes by the book -

Shaping our homes by the book -News from The Happy Home Project – NorthJersey.com: photo by James Yochum, Courtesy of Filipacchi PublishingThe Happy Home Project by Jean Nayar ($ 21.99; Hachette Filipacchi US Media; www.hfmus.com) A lot of books on homebuilding or remodeling tend to concentrate on the how-to. A few guides are more design-oriented, [...]

Generators, batteries big sellers ahead of Irene

Generators, batteries big sellers ahead of Irene News from The Associated Press: Generators, batteries big sellers ahead of Irene By MAE ANDERSON, AP Retail Writer – 57 minutes ago NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the not-so-quiet before the storm. Hurricane Irene hasn’t hit the East Coast yet, but people up and down the Eastern Seaboard [...]

Cash, jewelry, computer stolen from Miami Lakes home

Cash, jewelry, computer stolen from Miami Lakes homeNews from MiamiHerald.com: Upload and share your own. You can share related videos and photos. Submit: Video Pictures Stories A thief stole $ 6,000 in cash, an X-box game console, a lap top computer and jewelry, all valued at $ 22,900, after prying open a door at a [...]

If you must have in-house social tools, go with SharePoint

If you must have in-house social tools, go with SharePointNews from InfoWorld: August 24, 2011 I’ve spent the past week working with and deploying the various social networking tools in SharePoint 2010. It’s jam-packed with everything from individual blog sites and profiles to simple I Like It and Tags & Notes options at the top [...]

Man charged in theft from Granby landfill

Man charged in theft from Granby landfill News from GazetteNET: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 NORTHAMPTON – A Chicopee man who allegedly stole from the Granby landfill denied charges Monday. Steven R. Charpentier, 41, pleaded innocent in Hampshire Superior Court to breaking and entering in the daytime with felony intent and larceny over $ 250. Judge [...]