UPDATE 3-Home Depot's profit beat, $15 bln buyback lift shares to new high
* Shares rise as much as 2 pct to record high (Adds details, background, CEO and analyst comment; updates shares)
Feb 15 TransCanada Corp
* TransCanada appoints new independent director
* TransCanada Corp - appointment of a new independent director, Stéphan Crétier, effective February 17, 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
* Felcor Lodging Trust responds to Ashford Hospitality Trust's unsolicited proposal
WASHINGTON, Feb 21 Chief executive officers of 16 companies, including Boeing Co, Caterpillar Inc and General Electric Co, have urged the U.S. Congress to pass a comprehensive tax code rewrite, including a controversial border tax.