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GDP Rose 4.2% in Second Quarter   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 28, 2014 -- The government's estimate for second quarter economic growth was revised higher to 4.2%.

Unemployment Applications Edge Lower Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 28, 2014 -- Initial applications for unemployment benefits fell below 300,000 for the fourth time in six weeks, according to the Labor Department.

USGBC, Chemistry Council, Form Initiative   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 28, 2014 -- The U.S. Green Building Council and the American Chemistry Council said they have formed a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products.

Maier To Lead Armstrong Flooring Business   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, Aug. 27, 2014 -- Donald R. Maier will become the new leader of Armstrong's worldwide flooring business as executive vice president and CEO of Armstrong Flooring Products.

Mortgage Application Volume Edges Higher   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 27, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume last week increased 2.8% from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Karndean Designflooring Recognized for Growth   Full Article
Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 27, 2014 -- Karndean Designflooring has been named to the Pittsburgh Business Times Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies for 2014.

PulteGroup Acquires Midwest Builder Dominion   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, Aug. 27, 2014 -- Atlanta-based homebuilder PulteGroup said it has acquired Midwest homebuilder Dominion Homes.

Budget Office Predicts 2014 Growth of 1.5%   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 27, 2014 -- The Congressional Budget Office predicts the economy will grow 1.5% this year, hurt by a poor first-quarter.

NeoCon Seeking Presenters for Next Year's Shows   Full Article
Chicago, IL, Aug. 27, 2014 -- The NeoCon trade show has issued a call for presentations for next year's show June 15-17, as well as NeoCon East Oct. 26-27.

Consumer Confidence Again at Seven-Year High   Full Article
New York, NY, Aug. 26, 2014 -- Consumer confidence hit a seven-year high in August for the second straight month, according to the Conference Board.