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Arthur Blank makes a gift to golf

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Home Depot founder Arthur M. Blank, now the owner of the PGA Tour Superstores chain of golf shops, will donate $1 million to The First Tee youth development program.

“My family and our business associates are proud to partner with The First Tee to impact the lives of young people by building character and instilling honesty, integrity, sportsmanship and other life-enhancing values,” said Blank, who arranged the gift through The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. “At the same time, PGA TOUR Superstore is pleased to expand The First Tee’s reach in the communities we serve.”

The First Tee Campaign for 10 Million Young People launched in July 2011. The goal of the Campaign is to raise $100 million by the end of 2012 to enable the organization to reach 10 million new young people by 2017.

The donation will enhance The First Tee’s ability to expand its programs to additional locations, including elementary schools and youth organizations, and train more adults as coaches, mentors and leaders in the program, according to First Tee. 

 

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May-23-2012 05:29 am

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D.Snider says:
Apr-24-2012 01:07 pm

Play the game of golf is
Play the game of golf is probably the most satisfying of all sports. You are so close to nature and yet you can have that competitive feeling about playing a sport. golf games are just the ideal way to relax.

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Apr-12-2012 02:47 pm

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A.Burma says:
Feb-14-2012 12:08 pm

When we participate in such
When we participate in such charity events we take a step towards helping people in need. Throughout the year many charity programs get organized, such as auto donations program; if you really feel that you want to do something for the society then be a part of such charity events.

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SWK shows double-digit growth

BY Ken Clark

Stanley Black & Decker’s fourth quarter and full year benefited from sales volume and the impact of acquisitions.

Fourth-quarter sales for one of the nation’s iconic tool brands increased 17% to $2.8 billion, with the company’s construction and DIY business (CDIY) showing organic growth of 8%.

The company’s fourth-quarter gains were attributable to volume (up 5%), price (up 1%) and the impact of acquisitions (11%).

“As we look back on 2011, we are proud of all we accomplished in the face of a choppy and unpredictable global macroeconomic backdrop," said Stanley Black & Decker’s president and CEO, John F. Lundgren.

Earnings for the fourth quarter were $165.3 million, up from $137.8 million in the fourth quarter last year. 

For the full year, Stanley’s sales increased 12% to $10.4 billion. Net earnings increased to $674.6 million, up from $198.2 million in 2010.

The CDIY segment is expected to produce low single-digit organic revenue growth in 2012. While weakness is expected in Europe, modest growth in North America and strength in Latin America and Asia are expected, the company said.

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Apr-12-2012 02:57 pm

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R.arena says:
Feb-01-2012 02:55 pm

So what is "organic growth"
So what is "organic growth" anyway? Stanley, Black&Decker made money in the 4th quarter by promoting a large line of Christmas presents, which is fine, good for them, but that is it.

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Readers Respond: The mortgage-meltdown task force

BY HBSDEALER Staff

An article in yesterday’s HCN Monday about President Obama’s plan to investigate the mortgage mess generated a wide range of opinions. 

"While banks have a good share of the blame in the mortgage meltdown — and the subsequent foreclosure issues — no investigation can be complete without investigating the role the government played in pressuring banks to reduce down payment requirements and reduce lending standards in the name of eliminating profiling. This had a result of allowing people, regardless of ethnicity, to wind up with unsustainable mortgages. I have little hope that any commission will address this issue."
— David Ward

"Obama and his joint federal and state task force will do nothing but spend more of the tax payers money."
— Wayne E. Ridout
Ridout Lumber Co.
Searcy, Ark.

"What are the chances that the joint federal and state task force will punish those responsible for the mortgage meltdown? None."
— Shannon Ramey

"What are they going to do, investigate all of the home buyers who knew that they couldn’t afford what they were buying? It’s about time for this nation to get back to self-government and personal responsibility."
— Anonymous 

The federal government better look in the mirror and clean house before it wants to pin this problem on the banks. They should not waste any more of our money; let the market work it out.
— Mark Schaefer
VP operations
Global Product Sourcing

"If the investigation brings up certain individuals doing wrong, then they have to go to prison. The only way to stop this in the future is personal responsibility in the form of imprisonment."
— Ed Deiss

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K.BRYANT says:
Jan-31-2012 05:28 pm

Between 1942 when bank
Between 1942 when bank regulations got in full effect and 1974 when we started to undo the regulations there were vary few failures. The only big rules that came out from the civil rights era was that loans had to be equal. All the 'it' had to be easier for minorities is not true, the banking industry made the idea to give loans to less sound people and sell the loan to Fanny Mae or Freddie Mac.

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