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Home centers gain after storm

Joseph Klein of Sayville, N.Y., was assisted by Lowe’s employee Ormani Rivera after he bought a generator as Hurricane Sandy approached.

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Joseph Klein of Sayville, N.Y., was assisted by Lowe’s employee Ormani Rivera after he bought a generator as Hurricane Sandy approached.

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Lowe’s Cos. and rival home improvement retailer Home Depot led gainers in the retail sector as stocks resumed trading Wednesday. Analysts said the chains will benefit most from Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath as consumers stocked up and are expected to buy supplies to repair damaged homes and property. Shares of Atlanta-based Home Depot rose 2.23 percent.

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