Raiders Prepare To Host Lions In Exhibition Game – Yahoo Sports

Robust Spring Sales Expected For Home Depot As U.S. Economy Recovers – Forbes

”They get down with you.” One Raiders newcomer needs little introduction to the team’s nation of supporters. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew is a longtime Raiders fan who grew up in the Bay Area and went to games at the Coliseum as a child. Jones-Drew got hurt the past two years as a visitor in Oakland but is looking forward to his first home game in front of his hometown fans. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/raiders-prepare-host-lions-exhibition-220811543–nfl.html

Polk Job Growth Figures Weak in July | TheLedger.com

While during their peak in 2006, home prices were almost 40% overvalued, as compared to metrics such as cost-to-rent and incomes, the domestic housing industry remained 4% undervalued based on the same fundamentals at the end of last year. According to the Home Improvement Research Institute, home improvement product sales in the U.S. are expected to rise to $309 billion this year, up 6.5% year-over-year, after rising 4.2% in 2013.Home Depot leads this market with around 27.2% market share, followed by Lowes, which has a 18.4% value share. http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2014/08/15/robust-spring-sales-expected-for-home-depot-as-u-s-economy-recovers/

The state had 208,500, or 2.7 percent more jobs than it did a year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate for July, 6.2 percent, compared to 7.3 percent last year and 6.1 percent in June. Polk Job Growth Figures Weak in July THE LEDGER TheLedger.com August 15, 2014 11:44 AM

LAKELAND | Polk County’s labor market showed some improvement in July, but job growth was fairly weak.

Polk’s unemployment rate was 7.8 percent last month, down from 8.9 percent the year before and rising from 7.1 percent in June (unemployment typically rises in summer), according to government workforce data.

The county had 2,900, or 1.5 percent more jobs on an annual basis. http://www.theledger.com/article/20140815/news/140819483&tc=yahoo

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