Home Depot Hits All-time High As Appliances Drive Sales – Bloomberg

(HD) climbed to an all-time high as purchases of big-ticket items like appliances helped second-quarter profit top analysts estimates and led the company to raise its annual earnings forecast. Net income for the largest U.S. home-improvement retailer rose 14 percent to $2.05 billion, or $1.52 a share, in the three months through Aug. 3, from $1.8 billion, or $1.24, a year earlier, the company said today in a statement. The average of 25 analysts estimates compiled by Bloomberg was $1.44. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-19/home-depot-profit-tops-estimates-as-seasonal-sales-gain.html

Simon turns in solid start in Reds win over Braves – Yahoo Sports

IT’S A HIT The Reds had five hits in the fourth inning off Aaron Harang. The Reds has a total of 12 hits in the first three games of the series and no more than five in any of them. OLD MATES View gallery Atlanta Braves’ Jason Heyward, bottom, slides into Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Philli Since leaving the Reds following the 2010 season, Aaron Harang made three starts against the Reds with three different teams and had a 2-0 record. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/simon-turns-solid-start-reds-203049423–mlb.html

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