Digital News Digest

December 7, 2017

REPORT: Obituary for Jay Buikema

The Naperville, Ill., businessman was the longtime CEO of Buikema's Ace Hardware, and also president of the board of the National Retail Hardware Association in 1994. (Source: Chicago Tribune.) read more
December 7, 2017

REPORT: Southern California fires continue destructive path, worsen from wind

More than 110,000 acres have already been ravaged as fires spread. (Source: ABC News) read more
December 7, 2017

REPORT: Lumber duties to remain in place

Trade Commission says Canadian imports are harmful to U.S. lumber producers. (Source: Reuters) read more
December 7, 2017

REPORT: Investor wants Sears to go private

Memento S.A., a Switzerland-based investment manager for the Elarof Trust, is concerned about the “short selling” of Sears stock. (Source: CNBC) read more
December 6, 2017

REPORT: Canadian softwood lumber imports on the decline

Despite a decrease due to pricing, continuous high demand from the U.S. is preventing lumber production layoffs in Canada. (Source: Surrey Now-Leader) read more
December 4, 2017

REPORT: Menards planning new, automated warehouse

The robotic warehouse is expected to speed delivery time while cutting costs. (Source: Leader-Telegram) read more
December 1, 2017

REPORT: Fannie May study says Millennials pursuing home ownership

Report says millennial homeownership is shifting upward as the economy continues to show improvement. (Source: Fannie Mae) read more
December 1, 2017

REPORT: Inside Sears’ new appliance and mattress concept store

A look at how Sears' latest retail platform has been rolled out and how customers are reacting. (Source: Forbes) read more
November 29, 2017

Canada challenging U.S. duties on lumber exports

At the World Trade Organization, Canada opens its case against the United States and its lumber-import duties.  read more
November 29, 2017

REPORT: New owners and new name for Colorado yard

Holyoke Building Center transitions to Holyoke Lumber. (Source: Holyoke Enterprise)

 
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November 29, 2017

REPORT: Milwaukee unveils new corporate campus

The tool manufacturer plans to add nearly 500 new jobs. (Source: Journal Sentinel) read more
November 28, 2017

REPORT: Lowe’s makes big pledge to Habitat

On #GivingTuesday, Lowe’s says it will provide funding and manpower for housing in North Carolina. (Source: Charlotte Business Journal) read more
November 27, 2017

REPORT: Judge says drivers are not Menards employees

A National Labor Relations Board judge rules that Menards didn’t violate federal labor laws by classifying drivers as independent contractors. (Source: Lexology)  read more
November 27, 2017

REPORT: Curtis Lumber flagship store battles fire

A late night fire breaks out at Curtis Lumber’s Ballston Spa, N.Y. location. (Source: Times Union) read more
November 22, 2017

REPORT: Zillow’s Housing Predictions

The real-estate web site’s chief economist looks into her crystal ball at the 2018 housing market. (Source: Zillow) read more