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John Oliver’s Take on Robots, Lowe’s, and Home Depot

With the help of Nick Offerman, the star of Last Week Tonight explains why the OSHBot is bad and human sales associates are good for America’s marriages. More

Lowe’s OSHbot
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Lowe’s OSHbot

This robotic "sales associate" may soon be roaming the aisles of a hardware store... More

General Tools and Instruments Changes Hands
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General Tools and Instruments Changes Hands

This supplier to Home Depot, Lowes, and nearly every other tool distributor has... More

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Home Depot Loses $257K to Double-Cart Scheme

A New York duo has been arrested and accused of using a double-cart scheme to steal $257,000 from Home Depot stores in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. They allegedly loaded two carts with identical items, paid for one, and stashed the other in the store. More

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Hardware Chain Sues Home Depot and Power Tool Companies

Orchard Supply Hardware, a California hardware chain, is suing Home Depot, Makita, and Milwaukee Electric Tool in federal court for restraint of trade. Orchard claims Makita and Milwaukee cut off its supply of power tools shortly after Home Depot announced plans to lock up the supply of key hardware products to counter the threat posed by Amazon and other online retailers. More

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