Home Improvement Store Cited For Safety Violations | Whiz News

Moving season ‘like Christmas’ for some Lawrence businesses / LJWorld.com

According to a press release from the Department of Labor an OSHA inspection in March of 2014 showed the store reported higher than average injury rate. The repeat electrical violations involve using cords in lieu of fixing wiring, failing to guard live parts of electrical equipment against accidental contact and not closing unused openings in electrical panels. A serious violation was also issued for not installing and using electrical equipment in accordance with listed or labeled instructions. http://www.whiznews.com/content/news/local/2014/07/23/home-improvement-store-cited-for-safety-violations

Orange profits plunge but sees upturn – Yahoo News

Net profit for the six months amounted to 744 million euros ($999 million), down by 30.3 percent from the equivalent figure last year, from sales of 19.5 billion euros. Orange, a leading international telecom operator, also said in a results statement that it was pursuing “a policy of selective acquisitions by concentrating on markets in which it is already present.” The French telecom market is in turmoil following the emergence of Free as a national low-cost operator, largely thanks to a capacity contract with Orange which sparked a price war. Orange has suffered from losing customers to competitors, but the half-year statement said that the fall of sales had slowed down and that signs of improvement in the first quarter had continued in the second quarter. This was the case in its home market in France, but also in Belgium, Poland, and in services to businesses. Business was growing strongly in the Africa and Middle East region, it said. http://news.yahoo.com/orange-profits-plunge-sees-upturn-103733777.html

Unless landlords change their lease requirements, well always know to expect late July and early August to be busy. Lutz said her business sees an increase of about 50 percent in one-time customers in July and August. She hires 5 to 10 extra employees to clean the homes and apartments of residents wanting deep cleans to get their deposits back. Lutz’s business is booked solid through the next week, which can be frustrating for last-minute callers. Sometimes we have to be the bearer of bad news, Lutz said. For businesses such as Krings Interiors that offer services such as carpet installation along with products, the rush has already been noticeable. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2014/jul/27/moving-season-christmas-some-local-businesses/


Home Bancorp Announces 2014 Second Quarter Results – Yahoo Finance

Bordelon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank. “We remain excited about the continued economic strength of our markets.” Acquisition of Britton & Koontz As previously reported, the Company expanded its branch network into west Mississippi through its February 14, 2014 acquisition of Britton & Koontz Capital Corporation (“Britton & Koontz”), the former holding company of Britton & Koontz Bank, N.A. Loans and Credit Quality Loans totaled $907.6 million at June 30, 2014, an increase of $27.5 million, or 3%, from March 31, 2014, and an increase of $231.7 million, or 34%, from June 30, 2013. During the second quarter, organic loan growth was related primarily to commercial and industrial (up $9.7 million), one- to four-family first mortgage (up $7.2 million), construction and land (up $2.9 million), commercial real estate (up $2.8 million) and home equity loans (up $2.7 million). http://finance.yahoo.com/news/home-bancorp-announces-2014-second-100000126.html


Nyc’s Aging Bus Terminal To Get Patchwork Fixes – Yahoo News

Taking a look at agriculture in Lewis and Clark County

First Community Bank

They need to expand this facility,” he says. Janna Chernetz of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a rider advocacy group, said the latest improvements may help with commuter comforts but they don’t address the primary problem a terminal stretched to its operating capacity. “What is needed is a new garage and that has been needed for years,” she said. Hospital worker Israel Ramos, who gets to his bus via subway, says he stands in a line that winds through the building, some days including as many as 1,000 people. http://news.yahoo.com/nycs-aging-bus-terminal-patchwork-153831548.html

Im sure they are exhausted after the biggest week of the year! Fair week also reminds me of an industry that sometimes isnt recognized as being as big and important as it should: agriculture. Lewis and Clark County is one of the larger counties in Montana at 3,498 square miles, of which just 37 square miles is water. At one time, other than the riches of gold coming out of the gulch, this entire area was made up of ranches and farms. http://helenair.com/business/local/7b2a8776-1534-11e4-9102-0019bb2963f4.html


Livingston Enterprise, Home Improvement

Insulation: The key to ending drafts and cutting utility bills Whether it’s the chill of winter or the heat of summer, our natural instincts are to adjust the indoor temperature so it is comfortable through every season. But if your home has any drafts or air leaks, expect indoor temperatures to fluctuate dramatically. Decked out from coast to coast: Top outdoor living trends for 2014 From genteel porches in the East to sleek, seaside balconies in the West, the popularity of outdoor living spaces is poised for significant growth from coast to coast with industry analysts predicting it will be a $5.7 billion market by 2016. http://www.livingstonenterprise.net/41905/2179/home-improvement