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Home Prices Rising at Slower Pace   Full Article
New York, NY, May 27, 2014 -- The S&P Case-Shiller home price index rose 1.24% month-over-month in March.

Consumer Confidence Rises in May   Full Article
New York, NY, May 27, 2014 -- Consumer confidence increased in May, the Conference Board reported.

Distributor E.J. Welch Acquires Smith Company   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, May 27, 2014 -- Distributor E.J. Welch said it has acquired the Merle B. Smith Company of Burr Ridge, Illinois.

Greenpeace Ends Blockade at Lumber Liquidators   Full Article
Toano, VA, May 27, 2014 -- Greenpeace activists ended a blockade at Lumber Liquidators’ headquarters after Greenpeace forest campaigner Daniel Brindis spoke with company executives for over two hours.

Durable Goods Orders Rise Third Straight Month   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 27, 2014 -- Durable goods orders rose unexpectedly for the third consecutive month in April, according to the Commerce Department.

FHFA Says House Prices Increase First Quarter   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 27, 2014 -- House prices rose 1.3% in the first quarter according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index.

Mercier Names Lavoie Director of Canada Sales   Full Article
Montmagny, Quebec, Canada, May 27, 2014 --Mercier Wood Flooring said it has named Martin Lavoie director of sales for Canada.

April New-Home Sales Higher Than Expected   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 23, 2014 -- New-home sales rose in April for the first time in three months thanks largely to a surge in the Midwest, according to the Commerce Department.

Coverings Sees Higher Attendance, More Exhibitors   Full Article
Alexandria, VA, May 23, 2014 -- Coverings 2014, the largest tile and stone exposition and conference in North America, said its attendance numbers rose when the show returned to Las Vegas earlier this month for its 25th show.

Ceramics of Italy Booth Wins Award at Show   Full Article
New York, NY, May 23, 2014 -- At the 26th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Ceramics of Italy was awarded an ICFF Editors Award in the Multiple Production category for its display of Italian ceramics.