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Reuters/Jim Young(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc, the world's largest home improvement chain, reported higher-than-expected profit and sales helped by a strong housing market in the United States and set a $15 billion share repurchase plan.
Shares of the company rose 3 percent to $147.20 in premarket trading on Tuesday.
The company also forecast 2017 same-store sales growth of 4.6 percent and profit of $7.13 per share.
The Atlanta, Georgia-based company said same-store sales rose 5.8 percent during the quarter ended Jan.
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European PMIs crush expectations. Markit's composite PMI figure for the eurozone came in at 56.0 in February, well ahead of the 54.3 that economists were anticipating. German manufacturing (57.0) and French services (56.7) were especially impressive numbers.
Japanese manufacturing is booming. The Nikkei-IHS Markit flash manufacturing PMI rose to 53.5 in February, its highest level since March 2014.
REUTERS/Fabrizio BenschBERLIN/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) held talks with Russian officials during a visit to Moscow at the weekend, including with an ultra-nationalist ally of President Vladimir Putin, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
Frauke Petry, whose party is expected to enter parliament for the first time after a federal election on Sept.