Digital News Digest

March 3, 2017

REPORT: Make Way for Rural King

The 93-unit retailer known as "America's farm and home store" has its sights set on another Michigan store in a former Walmart location. (Source: M Live) read more
May 26, 2017

REPORT: Sherwin-Williams gets antitrust approval for Valspar deal

The FTC required the companies to sell Valspar’s North America Industrial Wood Coatings Business to gain approval. (Source: Reuters) read more
May 24, 2017

REPORT: Stanley Black & Decker eyeing Charlotte-area plant

Nothing's conclusive yet, but Stanley Black & Decker may be looking to build a new domestic manufacturing plant in the Carolinas. (Source: Charlotte Business Journal) read more
May 23, 2017

REPORT: Akzo shareholders head to court

Akzo's chairman has rebuffed mutliple bids by PPG to purchase the company, but a group of shareholders is ordering an investigation into possible mismanagement -- and might vote to ultimately dismiss him. (Source: Reuters) read more
May 22, 2017

REPORT: Analyst unfazed by tariffs

An industry analyst from RBC Capital Markets says the new tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber amount to a “papercut.” (Source: CNBC) read more
May 17, 2017

REPORT: Stanley Black & Decker CEO aims to double revenue in 6 years

Stanley Black & Decker CEO James Loree told investors in a conference call that he plans to double the company's revenue in the next six years. (Source: TheStreet) read more
May 16, 2017

REPORT: Sears loses patent lawsuit to LoggerHead Tools

The retailer (together with Apex Tools) has lost a $6 million patent infringement lawsuit over their production of a tool similar to the Bionic Wrench. (Source: Chicago Business Journal) read more
May 15, 2017

REPORT: Lampert has some words for Craftsman supplier

The Sears CEO published a confrontational blog post targeted at Craftsman supplier One World, whom he accused of "seeking to embarrass us in the media to force us to let them out of their contract." (Source: Chicago Business Journal) read more
May 15, 2017

REPORT: Driving home improvement on TV

What’s a good next step for a NASCAR star? How about a DIY show. (Source: USA Today)  read more
May 15, 2017

REPORT: Lowe's workers equipped with exoskeletons

No, it's not a sci-fi thriller. Lowe's employees are using exoskeletons to lift heavy objects via a pilot program at a store in Christiansburg, Virginia. (Source: Quartz) read more
May 11, 2017

REPORT: Jimmy Carter on lumber tariffs

The former U.S. President weighed on the topic of tariffs on Canadian lumber imports. He thinks Trump is right. (Source: The Hill) read more
May 11, 2017

REPORT: Tax reform and the housing industry

Based on what we know now, there are positive and negative implications of President Trump's tax reform ideas. (Source: The M Report) read more
May 8, 2017

REPORT: Akzo Nobel rebuffs PPG a third time

A third rejection from the Dutch paint company is setting the stage for a potential hostile takeover bid. (Source: Bloomberg) read more
May 3, 2017

REPORT: Walmart and True Value make bee-friendly strides

The two retailers have begun to phase out bee-toxic pesticides, also known as neonicotinoids, which have been shown to decimate bee populations. (Source: read more
May 3, 2017

REPORT: Depot’s data breach blueprint

A proposed settlement over a 2014 breach could become a sort of gold standard for corporate security governance. (Source: Bloomberg BNA) read more
April 26, 2017

REPORT: Some progress in Canadian lumber talks

The Canadian Foreign Minister says there's been some progress in the US/Canada lumber trade negotiations, but "we're not there yet." (Source: Reuters) read more