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    This is the first beat in a number of quarters, so should be viewed positively.

    Lowe's first quarter was not as bad as it could have been, ... One piece of encouraging news is that April was strong, inventories look OK, and the outlook is maintained.

    This measure will provide a strong deterrent to those who might be tempted to steal fuel,

    The short-term impact is pretty clear and pretty obvious, and it's to be expected. Traffic really dropped off. The main effect of Sept. 11 was to exacerbate a trend that was already in place, and that is that consumers were really buying consumables and buying them in discount outlets. How quickly that will turn around Your guess is as good as mine.

    It's time to say enough is enough. This legislation is about holding the industry accountable for its marketing practices.


    The headline will say that Lowe's missed but we use that as an opportunity for the following reasons June was soft, but July improved the company maintained second-half outlook while some had speculated that guidance would come down,

    The early read from the Home Depot meeting is mixed, ... Though we feel that the company is generally positive as earnings-per-share estimates should go up, our enthusiasm is tempered by what looks like a lower total sales and comparable sales number for their fourth quarter.

    Often graduate study requires that we focus on one particular area in great depth. 'Research in progress' is an opportunity for me to contribute to a forum where cultural, political or even ethical dimensions of any research can be explored.

    They have been ahead of the curve. Ron Williams has been a big part of that.

    As Robert pointed out, there were a number of factors that helped the company in the second half of 2003 and they're not counting on those factors to be repeated,

    Okay, turning your prospects' cell phones into ringing spam machines is probably not your idea of cultivating goodwill. And it's not likely to happen. Unlike e-mail, mobile phones aren't readily accessible to marketers -- mobile phone privacy is zealously guarded by big carriers like Verizon and Nextel, as well as by law. There's an opening, however, and smart advertisers are preparing to drive a truck through it. Provided a consumer clearly opts in -- say, by dialing or text-messaging a certain number -- carriers are slowly becoming more or less amenable to letting marketers return a text message, or even an audio or video file, to that consumer's phone. Mobile phone ads are already big in some parts of Europe and Asia, and it's just starting to take hold here. McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts are among the companies that have beamed coupons to U. S. cell phones, eliciting coupon-redemption rates as high as 17. Mobile-phone marketing today is where Internet advertising was in 1996 -- it's about to take off, ... There are already more mobile phones in use worldwide than televisions and computers put together.

    While we continue to have concerns about the lower-end consumer, we believe a good deal of Dollar General's issues are company-specific.

    what this is going to do is preserve the very best of what is the historic nature of the Lunenburg waterfront.

    We believe that lower-income customers tend to shop late, so we wouldn't be surprised to see a pick-up, and ultimately see a December comp in the middle of the range.

    I'm hardworking, I'll work for the interest of the district. I will stand up for what I think is right.

    Home Depot's balance sheet looks strong, with enough cash and low debt. But we remain concerned about declining return on capital from Home Depot's high inventory levels.

    We really want to do what a number of provinces have looked at, to make the provisions of the Criminal Code that deal with conditional sentences more than a slap on the wrist. They need to be real sentences where people live up to the terms of those orders,


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