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April 25, 2012

The S&P/Case-Shiller Index, a leading indicator of U.S. housing prices, showed annual declines of 3.6% and 3.5% for the 10- and 20-city composites, respectively, for February 2012. This is a new low for February, which has not seen such levels since 2002. But the decline was less steep than in previous months, when it recorded a 3.9% drop in January and a 4.1% drop in December in year-over-year figures. 

May 17, 2011

Atlanta-based Home Depot reported first-quarter earnings of $812 million, up 12.0% from earnings of $725 million in the first quarter last year.

Sales declined 0.2% to $16.8 billion, while comparable-store sales were negative 0.6%. Comp-store sales for stores in the United States were negative 0.7%.