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Home Improvement: Eco-friendly trends on the Outer Cape

Home Improvement: Eco-friendly trends on the Outer CapeNews from Wicked Local: As the price of gasoline keeps rising and we become more and more aware of dwindling supplies of fossil fuels, “green” construction for homes, schools and businesses is gaining in popularity. And, though initial expenses for eco-friendly building materials — insulation, flooring, trim and [...]

Super handyman: Tips for increasing curb appeal

Super handyman: Tips for increasing curb appealNews from Chicago Daily Herald: Curb appeal is important, whether you’re selling your home or not. You want people to know you have pride in your home. Replacing an exterior lamp on the front porch or driveway can make a big difference, and if you spend your money wisely [...]

Kraft marketing chief looks to Mondelez, trying new marketing tools

Kraft marketing chief looks to Mondelez, trying new marketing toolsNews from Chicago Tribune: Mary Beth West is leaving a stable of mature grocery brands like Maxwell House and Kraft cheese to focus on selling packaged snacks around the world. But she isn’t going far. West is chief marketing officer at Northfield-based Kraft Foods, which will [...]

Make DIY renovations a winner

Make DIY renovations a winnerNews from Fraser Coast Chronicle: Highfields Home Hardware’s Cam Delmodes (left) and Craig Stibbard with tools for the home handyman. THANKS to the phenomenal success of reality television shows such as My Kitchen Rules and The Biggest Loser, we are all getting on the cooking and weight-loss bandwagons. We have also [...]

Forecasting Tools Give Local Wine Businesses a Competitive Edge

Forecasting Tools Give Local Wine Businesses a Competitive EdgeNews from AllAfrica.com: South African wine producers will have to rely more heavily on market forecasting tools if they wish to remain ahead of their competitors in what has become a fiercely competitive sector locally and abroad, says Gareth Pearson, CEO of consumer, retail and industrial research [...]

New hardware store tries to carve out niche near downtown

New hardware store tries to carve out niche near downtownNews from Indianapolis Business Journal: An independently owned hardware store that has opened on the northern edge of downtown Indianapolis is hoping to build a customer base in a city and industry dominated by national chains. North Meridian Hardware opened this month at 1433 N. Meridian [...]

Ryan takes a page from Dickens

Ryan takes a page from DickensNews from Columbia Daily Tribune: By DANA MILBANK Monday, March 26, 2012 Paul Ryan, outlining his latest budget proposal in the House TV studio Tuesday morning, said the policies of the Republican presidential nominees “perfectly jibe” with his plan, which slashes the safety net to pay for tax cuts mostly [...]

Columbiana American Legion raising funds for Fisher House

Columbiana American Legion raising funds for Fisher HouseNews from SalemNews.net: COLUMBIANA-Benjamin Firestone American Legion Post 290 has partnered with David Coie, owner of Ace Hardware and Middleton Ace Hardware, to raffle a 2012 Husqvarna 24-hp, 52-inch garden tractor to benefit the Fisher House Program. Because members of the military and families are stationed worldwide and [...]

REAL ESTATE: Gerald Ford home sells for $1.675 million

REAL ESTATE: Gerald Ford home sells for $ 1.675 millionNews from Press-Enterprise: March 22, 2012 05:19 PM PDT March 22, 2012 05:19 PM PDT REAL ESTATE: Gerald Ford home sells for $ 1.675 million BY LESLIE BERKMAN BY LESLIE BERKMAN The Press Enterprise lberkman@pe.com Published: 22 March 2012 05:19 PM A Text Size The Rancho [...]

House Votes to Kill a Medicare Cost Panel

House Votes to Kill a Medicare Cost PanelNews from New York Times: WASHINGTON — In a rebuff to President Obama, the Republican-controlled House passed a bill on Thursday to abolish a Medicare cost control board created by the new health care law. The bill, approved by a vote of 223 to 181, provoked a full-throated [...]