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Retailers Hand In Their Final Holiday Tallies And Results Are Mostly Good - Business - Northjersey.com

Their earnings growth was even more robust. Earnings per share at Lowe's rose 58.6 percent, and earnings per share at Home Depot climbed 43.8 percent. Those results highlight the way Christmas spending is shifting away from traditional gift items, Perkins said. "It's not always your traditional apparel and sweaters and accessories," he said. Home Depot and Lowe's also have been "doing a better job of trying to get into the holiday mix," he said, expanding their decorations and Christmas tree businesses, and promoting items such as power tools as the perfect gift. The cold weather in January also probably helped boost sales of snow blowers and other equipment and increased their fourth-quarter results, he said. Davidowitz attributes the strength of the home-improvement sector to the housing recovery.
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Holiday Island Holdings, Inc. Announces Affiliate Shares Return to Treasury - Yahoo Finance

"I'd say it's unlikely that anytime in the near future that you're going to see the teams that you've seen in the last couple years coming up here and playing at the arena," said Chris Marion, Broome County Stop DWI Coordinator. The announcement was made Thursday, that after 23 years the Stop DWI Holiday Classic will no longer feature a national division. The decision was made due to rising costs of travel, lodging, and food; decreasing attendance; and difficulty finding sponsors. The tournament will maintain the two regional divisions and move play to Binghamton High School. "We thought the best thing to do was to continue with the program with the message and with the regional teams who are really the ones that drive the attendance," Marion said. "The parents, the local parents and fans are the ones who buy the tickets and keep the tournament going. We want to put something together we can sustain and doesn't take up quite as much time raising money." Rather than cut the national division entirely, the idea of keeping a four team division came up, but was quickly dismissed. "They wanted three games," Marion said. "They didn't want a round robin tournament, they wanted a true champion in addition to the message. But a four team wasn't the solution, we would still have the same problems with rising costs and reduced attendance." Marion said the timing of the announcement was made to notify the national division teams in time to find another tournament. He said the coaches were just as disappointed as he was. Binghamton Patriots head coach Dave Springer shared similar thoughts. "It was a great experience," he said. "We got to see people play from New York City, we played Florida, we actually played in the championship against a team from Ohio, but to play at that level, or to see the guys that played in college or later in the NBA was a great experience for our program." But for Springer, the future of the tournament still looks bright.
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FOX 40 WICZ TV - Harsh economic times catch up with Holiday Classic [2/27/2015] - News, Sports, Weather, Contests and More - Binghamton, NY

( HIHI ), an emerging small cap company transitioning to a real estate development, management, and marketing firm, announced today its agreement with Affiliates to return 400,000,000 shares to the Company's Treasury. Management and outside Advisors expect the change in the Company's capitalization structure, reducing the outstanding shares from approximately 980 million to near 600 million will have an immediate and long term favorable effect on shareholder value and stock liquidity, positioning the Company to realize its near and long term capital raises. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS This press release, together with other statements and information publicly disseminated by Holiday Island Holdings, Inc., contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27 A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21 E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. You should not rely on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond Holiday Island Holdings, Inc. control, and which could materially affect actual results, performances or achievements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include the risk factors discussed in Holiday Island Holdings, Inc.
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