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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.

Berkshire Hathaway Fined for Reporting Error   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 21, 2014 -- Berkshire Hathaway, parent company of Shaw Industries, will pay an $896,000 civil penalty for a financial reporting error.

Aquafil To Acquire Scottish Carpet Yarn Business   Full Article
Cartersville, GA, Aug. 20, 2014 -- The Aquafil Group said it has signed a binding agreement with W & J Knox in Kilbirnie, Scotland for the acquisition of its carpet yarn processing division.

Lowe's Reports Higher Income, Sales   Full Article
Mooresville, NC, Aug. 20, 2014 -- Home improvement retailer Lowe's reported net earnings of $1.04 billion for the quarter ended Aug. 1, a 10.4% increase over the same period a year ago.

3M Products Get NFSI Certification   Full Article
St. Paul, MN, Aug. 20, 2014 -- 3M Commercial Solutions Division said it has received high-traction certification from the National Floor Safety Institute for several of its Nomad and Safety-Walk branded products.

ASID Optimistic About Growth for 2014   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 20, 2014 -- The American Society of Interior Designers Second Quarter 2014 Interior Design Billings Index indicates steady, continued and positive momentum for the interior design industry.

Mortgage Delinquency Rate at Six-Year Low   Full Article
New York, NY, Aug. 20, 2014 -- The late-payment rate on home loans has fallen to the lowest level since the first quarter of 2008, according to credit reporting agency TransUnion.

Mortgage Applications Rise on Refinancing   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 20, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume rose last week as demand for refinancing increased, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.