Home Improvement Spending On The Rise

August 15, 2016

Americans are paying more money toward bolstering their biggest investments: their homes.

Spending on building supplies, gardening equipment, and home furnishings all rose over the last year, according to CNN Money analysis of data from the Commerce Department.

While department stores and other retailers, like Macy’s and Gap, are struggling, home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s had double digit stock gains in 2015.

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