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Final Glance: Specialty Retail companies

Shares of some top specialty retail companies were mixed at the close of trading: Full story

Midday Glance: Specialty Retail companies

Shares of some top specialty retail companies are down at 1 p.m.: Full story

Early Glance: Specialty Retail companies

Shares of some top specialty retail companies are down at 10 a.m.: Full story

Get yard tools ready for spring

   Home Depot's Mike Cartozza shows tips to getting lawn and garden equipment ready for spring yard chores.

Controlling pests and weeds

   In the spring, people start turning their attention to their yards. Mike Cartozzo from Home Depot tells Lester Holt how certain flowers and herbs can prevent pests and various ways to prevent weeds from growing.

Home Depot starts barcode shopping from smartphones

The Home Depot said Tuesday it will roll out its first mobile barcode program in a national print campaign featuring Martha Steward Living kitchens. By taking a picture of a 2-D barcode known as a QR code, shoppers can instantly watch product videos, read product reviews and purchase items directly Full story

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  Home Depot vs. Wal-Mart

John Long, a retail strategist at Kurt Salmon Associates, tells CNBC what, if anything, Wal-Mart can learn from Home Depot.

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A man pushes his shopping cart down an aisle at a Home Depot store in New York
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