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ITC Cracks Down on Imported Laminate Flooring   Full Article
Dallas, TX, Sept. 19, 2014 -- Seizure and forfeiture orders were issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission against multiple California companies attempting to import laminate flooring that infringes on Unilin’s patents.

Leading Economic Indicators Up Less Than Expected   Full Article
New York, NY, Sept. 19, 2014 -- The Conference Board's index of leading economic indicators increased 0.2% in August.

Karndean Designflooring Makes Executive Promotions   Full Article
Export, PA, Sept. 19, 2014 -- Karndean Designflooring said it has made changes to its executive management team.

Bonar Begins Construction of Factory in China   Full Article
Changzhou, China, Sept. 19, 2014 -- Low & Bonar's division Bonar, specializing in high performance technical textiles, held its Foundation Ceremony to start the construction of the new factory in Changzhou.

Housing Starts, Permits, Decline in August   Full Article
Washington, DC, Sept. 18, 2014 -- U.S. housing starts and permits both declined in August, according to the Commerce Department.

Initial Jobless Claims Hit 14-Year Low Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, Sept. 18, 2014 --Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to 280,000, a 14-year low.

Fishman Flooring Names Hoffman Director   Full Article
Baltimore, MD, Sept. 18, 2014 -- Fishman Flooring Solutions has promoted Rob Hoffman to director of architectural specifications.

Philadelphia Manufacturing Expands at Slower Pace   Full Article
Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 18, 2014 -- Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region in September continued to expand but at the slowest rate in three months, according to the Philadelphia Federal Reserve.

Home Builder Confidence Near Nine-Year High   Full Article
Washington, DC, Sept. 17, 2014 -- The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing market index rose to nearly a nine-year high in September.

Mortgage Application Volume Rises Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, Sept. 17, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume rose last week as both purchase and refinancing applications increased, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.