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The Home Depot to Build Playgrounds for Kids

BY CSA STAFF

Atlanta, The Home Depot and national non-profit organization KaBOOM! announced today a joint initiative to create and refurbish 1,000 playspaces in 1,000 days throughout North America.

Over the next three years, The Home Depot will invest $25 million and nearly 1 million volunteer hours in the project, which is expected to benefit 1.5 million parents and children.

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London’s Lost Sales

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London, The British Retail Consortium estimated that central London experienced a 77% decline in shopping traffic on Thursday, the day following multiple bombings of the city’s transit system. The group, the largest trade association in the United Kingdom, estimated the attacks resulted in lost sales of ?26 million, or $45.4 million.

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Walgreens Pharmacists Remain on Strike

BY CSA STAFF

Deerfield, Ill., Chicago-area Walgreens pharmacists are still striking, and both sides say no new talks have been scheduled. Previous talks with the National Pharmacists Association have led to no agreement.

In the meantime, the Walgreens that are affected by the strike are keeping pharmacies open, staffing them with non-union pharmacists and technicians.

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