August 20, 2013 |
The housing recovery and improving economy led Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home improvement retailer, to post better-than-expected second-quarter earnings, which jumped 17% over the same period last year. The Atlanta-based company reported Tuesday that sales were $22.5 billion, up 9.5% over the same time period last year. For the quarter ending Aug. 4, Home Depot posted an overall profit of $1.8 billion, or $1.24 per share....
August 19, 2013 |
Samuel Adams brewer and founder Jim Koch says he hasn't forgotten how hard it was to start a small business. He's offering free coaching -- and perhaps some start-up funding -- to small Southern California food, beverage and craft brewing companies. The program, “Brewing the American Dream,” is scheduled for Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at downtown's L.A. Mart, 1933 S. Broadway. Business owners who want to attend can register in advance on this link . Those who attend can participate in up to six 20-minute coaching sessions with representatives from Boston Beer Co. and the Valley Economic Development Center.
May 25, 2012
Now that the Kings are back in the Stanley Cup playoffs, a little advice: "The curvature of the blade of the stick shall be restricted in such a way that the distance of a perpendicular line measured from a straight line drawn from any point at the heel to the end of the blade to the point of maximum curvature shall not exceed three-quarter of an inch (¾"). " NHL Rulebook, Rule 10.1. George Pisano Rancho Palos Verdes :: Well, at least AEG won't have to worry about any more same-day hustle-and-bustle scheduling conflicts at Staples Center between the Kings' upcoming Stanley Cup series and any remaining Lakers/Clippers playoff games this season.
March 16, 2012 |
Lonely Planet often has limited-time offers for free downloads of their travel guides and apps. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the travel guide company offers its Dublin City Guide app for free along with an excerpt from its new Ireland guidebook. The deal: The app usually costs $5.99. To get the app, folks with iPhones, iPads or iPod Touch can download the Lonely Planet Travel Guides from the iTunes store, open that app and select the Dublin guide. (Android and non-Apple tablet users are out of luck for this freebie.)
January 26, 2010
Dear Amy: My husband is a home builder and can fix just about anything. What do I do with female friends who call and ask for free advice -- then when they have a big project, they hire a stranger who gives them a "better" price until the project starts (then they add in hidden fees)? This has happened twice with "good" friends who love to call until it is time to hire someone. It is hurtful to my husband and me, although I try not to mix friendship and business. We also have neighbors who call, ask for an estimate and then do the repair themselves, thus making the problem worse!
June 22, 2009 |
Ten minutes into one of my favorite parts of church -- coffee hour -- I was sipping from my Styrofoam cup and enjoying the sugar buzz of a day-old doughnut when Paul snapped me out of my reverie. (Names have been changed.) "Hey, Steve, I've got this lump on my leg. Do you think it's serious?" Yep, I was being hit up for free medical advice again. "Gee, I don't know, Paul. Why don't you tell me about it?" "Well, it just showed up on my thigh. Do you think you could have a look at it?"