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House Price Increases Continue To Slow Down   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 25, 2014 -- Annual house price increases are continuing to slow down, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index.

Surface Event East Focuses on Education, Networking   Full Article
Dallas, TX, Aug. 25, 2014 -- Hanley Wood Exhibitions is gearing up for the launch of The International Surface Event East Oct. 19-22 in Miami Beach.

Durable Goods Orders Surge in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 25, 2014 -- Durable goods orders rose sharply in July, mostly due to demand for aircraft, according to the Commerce Department.

FHFA Confirms House Price Increases Decelerating   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 26, 2014 -- The Federal Housing Finance Agency said that U.S. house prices rose 0.8% in the second quarter, according to its purchase-only, seasonally adjusted House Price Index.

New Home Sales Fall in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 25, 2014 -- Sales of new single-family home fell again in July, according to the Commerce Department.

Van de Wiele To Build Chattanooga Facility   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, Aug. 25, 2014 -- Van de Wiele, one of the largest manufacturers of high performing machines for the textile industry, said it plans to invest $5 million in a Chattanooga facility.

Mortgage Rates Hit Lowest Level in Over a Year   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 25, 2014 -- Mortgage rates last week fell to their lowest level in over a year, according to Freddie Mac.

Mountain Resource Center Coordinates Large Donation   Full Article
E. Canton, OH, Aug. 25, 2014 -- Mountain Resource Center has coordinated a flooring donation from commercial flooring firm Rubenstein’s to benefit several charitable organizations.

Armstrong Shares Downgraded but Consensus is Positive   Full Article
New York, NY, Aug. 25, 2014 -- Despite a downgrade to "underperform" by analyst Zacks, shares of Armstrong World Industries have been given a consensus rating of “buy” by the dozen ratings firms that are currently covering the stock.

Business Economists Say Policy on Right Track   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 25, 2014 -- The National Association for Business Economics' economic policy survey found that 53% of business economists believe U.S. monetary policy is on the right track.