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Home Depot CEO Blake Stepping Down   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, Aug. 22, 2014 -- Home Depot is getting a new CEO.

Broward Named EVP of Marketing for AmericasMart   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, Aug. 22, 2014 -- Douglas Broward has been named executive vice president of marketing for AmericasMart.

Flooring Inspectors Annual Meeting Set for October   Full Article
Deerfield Beach, FL, Aug. 22, 2014 -- The National Institute of Certified Floorcovering Inspectors will hold its Annual Conference in Deerfield Beach Oct. 6-8.

Unemployment Grows in Dalton in July   Full Article
Dalton, GA, Aug. 22, 2014 -- Unemployment in the Dalton area hit double digits in July for the first time in a year due to temporary plant layoffs.

July Existing Home Sales Top Expectations   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 21, 2014 --Home resales rose 2.4% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 million, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Leading Economic Indicators Up Sharply in July   Full Article
New York, NY, Aug. 21, 2014 -- The Conference Board's Leading Economic Index increased 0.9% in July to 103.3, following a 0.6% increase in June, and a 0.6% increase in May.

Initial Jobless Claims Lower Than Expected   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 21, 2014 --Initial claims for jobless benefits fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, according to the Labor Department.

Philadelphia Floor Store, NWFA Offer Training   Full Article
Conshohocken, PA, Aug. 21, 2014 -- Hardwood distributor Philadelphia Floor Store is teaming with the National Wood Floor Association to offer customized training to hardwood floor contractors.

Philly Manufacturing Expands at Faster Pace in August   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 21, 2014 -- The Philadelphia Fed said its manufacturing index rose to a stronger-than-expected reading of 28 from 23.9 in July, marking the best level since March 2011.

Haines Opening Supplies Center in Orlando   Full Article
Glen Burnie, MD, Aug. 21, 2014 -- Distributor Haines is opening its Wheeler Supplies Center in Orlando on Friday.