Home Depot buys Hughes Supply

•ATLANTA - The Home Depot Inc. said Tuesday it will buy Hughes Supply Inc., a distributor of construction, repair and maintenance products, for about $3.2 billion.

GM to lower prices on most vehicles

•DETROIT - General Motors Corp. said Tuesday that it will lower the prices on 57 of its 76 models in North America in an effort to boost its sliding market share and wean buyers off expensive incentives.

- From wire reports