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Builder Confidence Holds Steady in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 15, 2014 -- Builder confidence rose one point to 47 in April from a downwardly revised March reading of 46 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Mortgage Application Volume Up on Refinancing   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 16, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume rose 4.3% last week from the week before, to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly survey.

Stainmaster Training Videos Win Award   Full Article
Kennesaw, GA, April 15, 2014 -– A series of Stainmaster carpet training videos received a 2013 Gold Aurora Award for excellence in the category of sales training.

Danish Group Adopts CRI's Approval Program   Full Article
Dalton, GA, April 15, 2014 -- The Carpet and Rug Institute said that Dansk Fashion and Textile of Denmark will be the first international trade organization to adopt its Seal of Approval standards.

More Associations Adopt Floor Flatness Statement   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, April 15, 2014 -- Three additional national associations have endorsed a position statement on floor flatness tolerances written by the American Society of Concrete Contractors.

New York Manufacturing Slows in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 15, 2014 -- The Empire State manufacturing index fell to 1.3 in April from 5.6 in March, the New York Fed said.

Inflation Still Tame in March   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 15, 2014 -- The Labor Department said that the consumer price index rose 0.2% in March.

FCICA Names New Directors, Vice Chairman   Full Article
West Bloomfield, MI, April 15, 2014 -- FCICA, the flooring contractors association, said that three new directors were elected for a 2014–2017 term of office and a new vice chairman of associates was elected to the Executive Board.

Max Windsor Raising Prices in May   Full Article
Adairsville, GA, April 14, 2014 -- Hardwood maker Max Windsor said it will raise its prices 4% -9% on all engineered wood floors, effective May 19.

Retail Sales Rise Most in 18 Months   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 14, 2014 -- Retail sales rose 1.1% last month, the largest since September 2012, according to the Commerce Department.