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Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer, is accelerating the national rollout of its online handyman referral service Redbeacon to tap demand from homeowners who don't want to do fix-it projects themselves. Redbeacon, which connects consumers with painters, plumbers, carpenters and maids, expanded this week through Home Depot to Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Montana and Alaska. That puts the service in 11 states as it pushes nationwide over the next two years, CEO Anthony Rodio said in an interview last week.

Casual Cushion has launched a new website to help its network of specialty dealer and manufacturer customers.The company focuses on producing cushions and umbrellas for manufacturers, large retailers, catalog companies and specialty stores. Its new website includes high-resolution images of all its collections, fabrics and a downloadable catalog. A dealer log-in section provides many tools including order forms, pricing and lists of cushions for dealers to easily cross-reference to find the cushions that they need."We have also hired Mike Donahue, a full-time IT professional and Web liaison for our retail customers," said Jason Siesel, VP Casual Cushion Corp. "He

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