One thing seen at each company with disturbing frequency: forklifts left unattended in the middle of aisles.
Traditional bricks-and-mortar furniture retailers are making a comeback, proving that consumers like to feel the furniture before bringing it home.
Consumers love to shop on Amazon -- but the online behemoth wasn't the only retailer to pick up share last quarter.
Higher home values mean people will continue to spend on home improvement projects, which should be good news for investors in Home Depot, Whirlpool and Stanley Black & Decker.
Existing-home sales dropped 3.2% in July to an annual rate of 5.39 million units, with the median price rising 5.3% from a year ago to $244,100.