The U.S. Department of Justice said it reached a settlement with Home Depot over allegations it illegally fired Army National Guard soldier Brian Bailey. The Justice Department's complaint accused the retailer of willfully violating the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 when it terminated Bailey, an Iraq War veteran, in 2010 because he took too many absences to fulfill his service obligations. As part of the settlement, Home Depot will pay Bailey $45,000 in monetary relief and make changes to its military leaves of absence policy. Additionally, the company denied all allegations made in the complaint.

Kohl’s announced that it's awarded 10 students a total of $10,000 in scholarship money for post-secondary education. In addition to the scholarships, Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization of each winner’s choice.

This is the tale of how two veterinarians went from selling mail-order pet vaccines from a back room in their clinic, to being the nation’s largest pet supply cataloger. Drs. Race Foster and Marty Smith have spent the last 20 years engineering a company known for remarkable customer service, high-quality merchandise, efficient fulfillment operations and sound fiscal responsibility. Today, the veterinarians-turned-merchants own six catalog titles and four Web sites, and say they’ve never had an unprofitable quarter. Moreover, these two catalogers show no signs of slowing down, even in this difficult economy. If anything, business is booming for the Doctors Foster &

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