Home-Improvement Retailers Raise the Roof

For several quarters now executives at Home Depot and Lowe’s Cos. have faced the same old question: Just how much more can consumers spend on their homes? The answer has been consistent: More than you would think.

Home Depot’s comparable sales increased 31{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49} in the quarter ended May 2 compared