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Better Buy: Costco vs. Lowe’s

It’s a tough matchup. Costco (NASDAQ:COST) is the king of the warehouse shopping world, edging out Walmart‘s (NYSE:WMT) membership-based venue Sam’s Club. Home-improvement name Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) may not be as big as rival Home Depot (NYSE:HD), but CEO Marvin Ellison — a former Home Depot executive — is turning up the heat on the company’s competition. Both are perfectly fine holdings for most long-term investors.

If there’s only room for one in your portfolio, there are a couple reasons that Lowe’s is the better buy right now. Let me explain.

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Why not Costco?

Don’t misread the message. Costco doesn’t face an existential crisis. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, the retailer was riding high on several years of unfettered growth. The last time it struggled in a big way was during 2008’s fallout of the subprime mortgage meltdown, and even then, it fared

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Teen girl missing from Lexington, SC called runaway: Police

A search is over for an “at-risk” teenage girl who ran away after she returned home, the Lexington Police Department said Monday evening.

She was last seen Sunday at her Lexington home on Creek Side Lane at about 10 p.m. and police began searching for her Monday, the department said in a release. The 17-year-old was called a “runaway in crisis,” by Chief Terrence Green in the release.

Sgt. Cameron Mortenson told The State there is a mental-health issue, but did not provide more information why the teen was considered at risk.

Officers responded to her home Monday after it was discovered she had run away, according to the release.

Police said it was not known where she might have gone, or if she was alone or with others.

Information on why the teen ran away was not made available by police.

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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) Shares Purchased by Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC

Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) by 58.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 5,474 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,026 shares during the period. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC’s holdings in Lowe’s Companies were worth $908,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. purchased a new position in shares of Lowe’s Companies during the second quarter worth $26,000. PrairieView Partners LLC acquired a new position in Lowe’s Companies during the 2nd quarter worth about $26,000. CVA Family Office LLC purchased a new position in Lowe’s Companies during the 1st quarter valued at about $29,000. Financial Management Professionals Inc. acquired

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How To Help Your Sales Teams Avoid Work-From-Home Burnout

I am CSO of the Bridge Group, responsible for sales and customer success.

While there are a lot of good and positive things about remote working (especially avoiding lengthy commutes and traffic), there are also downsides that we’ve never had to deal with before. At first, working at home was kind of a nice change. Many sales reps who used to travel three out of every four weeks of the month could now spend more time with their families or have more time to themselves. However, as the work-from-home situation continues, many of them are starting to feel even more isolated because they are not used to being at home this much. They miss being on the road, spending time with their team and visiting with clients face to face. It’s been a real adjustment.

Here are some tips to help your sales team feel connected and avoid

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Lowe’s Canada Presents a Total of Over $2.1 Million to More Than 235 Hero Organizations Across the Country

284 Lowe’s, RONA, and Reno-Depot stores and five distribution centres in the Lowe’s Canada network joined forces as part of the largest Lowe’s Canada Heroes Campaign to date

BOUCHERVILLE, QC, Oct. 14, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – Lowe’s Canada, one of Canada’s leading home improvement retailers, is proud to announce that a total of over $2.1 million will be donated to more than 235 non-profit organizations and public schools across the country whose actions make them true heroes in their communities. This year, for the very first time, 47 stores affiliated with the RONA banner and five distribution centres in the network joined Lowe’s, RONA, and Réno-Dépôt corporate stores in this flagship campaign. Throughout September, 289 Lowe’s Canada network sites joined forces to raise funds in support of their chosen partner organization’s mission or specific project. As in the past, 50% of the amounts raised were matched by Lowe’s

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Lowe’s new top communicator addresses tech, DE&I and the post-COVID era

This year wasn’t exactly what Ben Boyd had in mind when at the beginning of the year he “put it out in the universe” that he wanted a challenge.

“I wanted to be stretched,” he says with a rueful laugh over the phone . He’s been announced as the new top communicator for Lowe’s, leaving his role at BCW to take on a different kind of challenge, one that has him buzzing about the future. His first day at Lowe’s is Oct. 26.

“I’m a guy who could not be more over the moon about change in my life and the challenge that I’m taking on,” he says.

It’s a reminder that challenges can be positive forces in our lives as well, even when facing an extraordinarily tough year of mind-bending disruption and change.

A time for communicators to shine

When asked about the top challenges communicators are facing in

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Lowe’s donates $9.25 million to Charlotte groups, businesses

Lowe’s Home Improvement store is donating $9.25 million in funding, products and gift cards to organizations in Charlotte to keep “homes safe, healthy and affordable” amid the coronavirus crisis.

Lowe’s announced Tuesday it is making the donations in a combination of funding, products and gift cards to nearly 30 local charitable groups and businesses for affordable housing, skilled trades training and technology, the company announced Tuesday.

The Mooresville-based company is extending how it thinks about the word home, company executive vice president of human resources Janice Dupré Little said.

Dupré Little told the Observer the donations are another step in the company’s efforts to help with community projects. Lowe’s also has an employee volunteer program that has been focused on affordable housing and skilled trades over the last year.

“We really need to make sure that we can support all members of our community,” she said.

Some of the

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Nearly nine of 10 workers want to keep work-from-home option: survey

LONDON (Reuters) – Nearly nine out of 10 workers want to be able to choose whether to work from home or the office once COVID-19 workplace restrictions ease, and have greater autonomy over their hours, according to research from Cisco Systems CSCO.O.

The pandemic has rapidly shifted attitudes towards home working, the research showed, with two thirds of workers developing a greater appreciation of the benefits and challenges of doing their jobs remotely.

Even though only 5% of those surveyed worked from home most of the time before the lockdown, now 87% of workers wanted the ability to choose where, how and when they worked – blending between being office-based and working remotely, Cisco said in a report issued on Wednesday.

Cisco Vice President Gordon Thomson said companies would have to reconfigure how they operate to help meet the new demands of workers, who prioritised effective communication and collaboration

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Prime Day 2020 Home Office Deals: $100 Off Standing Desks

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Prime Day 2020 Furniture Deals

These are the best home office deals during Prime Day 2020.

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 has countless discounts on all the furniture you need to outfit your home office.

The right office chair or desk can elevate your work-from-home experience, but as you try to customize your space, it can put a strain on your budget. Prime Day 2020 is a great chance to pick up a new office chair, desk, bookshelf, and more on sale.

Below, we’ve detailed the best home office furniture deals during Prime Day 2020 so far, and for more deals, check out our main Prime Day page.

The best office desk deals

When shopping for a desk, you want something that’ll fit your space and your decor. If you’re one of the many parents trying to keep young

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Prime Day 2020 Deal: AeroGarden products up to 40% off at Best Buy

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Winter is fast approaching, but an AeroGarden makes it easy to take your garden indoors. Select models are currently up to 40% off at Best Buy as part of their early Black Friday sale, a two-day event happening right now in tandem with Amazon Prime Day 2020.

AeroGarden’s Bounty is now only $249.99, a savings of $150 from its usual price of $399.99. It holds up to nine of your favorite crops with dimmable lights to mimic sunrise and sunset for natural growth, while vacation mode keeps plants healthy when you’re away from home.

Or, grow 12 plants of up to three feet in height with the AeroGarden Farm 12XL for just $419.99. Typically priced at $699.99, that’s 40% off for fresh produce all year long.

To use an Aerogarden, you simply pop

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