Lowe’s beats expectations

From The Wall Street Journal: Lowe’s Profit Up 26%, Boosts Outlook Home Improvement Company Beats Analyst Expectations on Strong Demand By Saabira Chaudhuri | August 21, 2013, 7:04 a.m. ET Lowes Cos. fiscal second-quarter earnings jumped 26%, beating analyst expectations, as the home improvement retailer logged double-digit percentage growth in revenue, buoyed by an improving …

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Obligatory Winter Storm Nemo post

Sister Toldjah tweeted: This year, I think.RT @billhobbs: When did “they” start naming winter storms? Stop it. It’s stupid. — Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) February 8, 2013   I guess that it’s a Weather Channel thing; I knew it was stupid when they got to “D” which they named Draco (Malfoy?) and “G” which they named …

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Being neighborly in Jim Thorpe

During yesterday’s snow, I shoveled my sidewalk. I also went down the street two houses, because the people living there are elderly, and I usually do their sidewalks for them. The (adult) children of the nearer of those people sometimes do my sidewalks, ever since I cleared theirs during a big storm when I had …

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Your Editor, belching hydrocarbons into the atmosphere!

We got 4½ inches of snow in beautiful Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, today. Your Editor had thought that he would manage to keep the snowfall to a dusting by having prepared the snow-blower in advance: pumping up the low tires, fueling the machine, and starting it last night, before the snow was supposed to begin. Our …

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