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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.

Armstrong Begins Construction of LVT Facility   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, April 14, 2014 -- Armstrong has begun construction of its LVT manufacturing facility in Lancaster.

Business Inventories Rise Again in February   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 14, 2014 --U.S. business inventories rose again in February as sales increased by the largest amount in nine months, according to the Commerce Department.

Interface Wins Two Sustainability Awards   Full Article
LaGrange, GA, April 11, 2014 -- Carpet tile maker Interface said it recently received two top sustainability honors, the Architizer A+ Award and induction into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame.

April Consumer Sentiment Tops Expectations   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, April 11, 2014 -- Consumer sentiment hit its highest level since July, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary April index.

Spartan Surfaces To Distribute for HPS Schönox   Full Article
Florence, AL, April 11, 2014 - HPS Schönox and Spartan Surfaces said they have reached an agreement that will result in a new division for Spartan Surfaces that will distribute Schönox products from Virginia to southern New Jersey.