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/

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