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Consumer Sentiment Edges Down in Early July   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, July 18, 2014 -- Consumer sentiment edged lower in early July, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary July reading.

Leading Economic Indicators Rise in June   Full Article
New York, NY, July 18, 2014 -- The index of U.S. leading economic indicators rose in June, according to the Conference Board.

J+J, APPA To Present Workshop at UT-Austin   Full Article
Dalton, GA, July 18, 2014 -- J+J Flooring Group will join with APPA, the professional association of education facility managers, to present an APPA Facilities Drive-In Workshop on Thursday, Aug. 7 at The University of Texas at Austin.

Industry Veteran Joseph Nickels Dies   Full Article
Clearwater, FL, July 18, 2014 -- Joseph Anthony Nickels III, age 69, died July 9, after a courageous battle with liver disease.

Housing Starts, Permits, Fall in June   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 17, 2014 -- Housing starts fell unexpectedly in June to a nine-month low, according to the Commerce Department.

Foreclosure Activity Hits Eight-Year Low   Full Article
Irvine, CA, July 17, 2014 -- Foreclosure activity hits its lowest level in eight years in June, according to tracking firm RealtyTrac.

Summit International Names Sales Director   Full Article
Florham Park, NJ, July 17, 2014 -- Summit International Flooring said that Marc Becker has been promoted to national sales director.

Metroflor Forms Sales Team for Aspecta Brand   Full Article
Norwalk, CT, July 17, 2014 -- Metroflor Corp. said it has established a network of specification representatives for its contract LVT brand, Aspecta Plank & Tile, which debuted at NeoCon last month.

Initial Jobless Claims Fall Again   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 17, 2014 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits hit the lowest level in nine weeks, according to the Labor Department.

NAFCD Releases Executive Trends Index   Full Article
Chicago, IL, July 17, 2014 -- The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors said it has released its Q2 Quarterly Executive Trends Index.