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October Construction Spending Hits 4-Year High
Washington, DC, Dec. 2, 2013 -- The Department of Commerce said that construction spending during October was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $908.4 billion, 0.8% above the September estimate of $901.2 billion.
Armstrong Raising Vinyl Composition Tile Prices
Lancaster, PA, Dec. 2, 2013 -- Armstrong said it will raise prices 4% for its standard vinyl composition tile products effective Feb. 4.
Manufacturing Expands in November
Tempe, AZ, Dec. 2, 2013 -- The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded at its fastest rate in more than two years last month, according to the Institute for Supply Management.
Valinge Signs Two Chinese Vinyl Makers
Viken, Sweden, Dec. 2, 2013 -- Välinge Innovation said that two Chinese flooring producers have signed a license agreement.
Leading Economic Indicators Edge Higher
New York, NY, Nov. 27, 2013 -- The Conference Board’s index of U.S. leading economic indicators rose 0.2% in November.
Consumer Sentiment Moves Up in November
Ann Arbor, MI, Nov. 27, 2013 -- Consumer sentiment unexpectedly rose in November, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan index.
Initial Jobless Claims Fall Last Week
Washington, DC, Nov. 27, 2013 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell to 316,000 last week, according to the Labor Department.
Chicago Manufacturing Expands in November
Chicago, IL, Nov. 27, 2013 -- Manufacturing activity in the Chicago area expanded at a faster rate than expected in November, according to the Chicago purchasing managers index.
CFI To Hold Training Events at Surfaces
Kansas City, MO, Nov. 27, 2013 -- CFI, the International Certified Flooring Installers Association, has a major presence at The International Surface Event 2014.
House Prices Continue To Rise in September
New York, NY, Nov. 26, 2013 -- Home prices in September were up 13.29% over last year, according to the S&P/Case Shiller composite index.
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