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Mannington Commercial Names Design Director   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, June 19, 2014 -- Mannington Commercial said that Roby Isaac has been promoted to director of design for both carpet and hard surface.

Leading Economic Indicators Up Four Straight Months   Full Article
New York, NY, June 19, 2014 -- The Conference Board's index of U.S. leading economic indicators rose in May for the fourth straight month.

Starnet Reclamation Project Nearing Goal   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, June 19, 2014 -- Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership’s Reclamation Program, in conjunction with Carpet America Recovery Effort, said it is nearing its goal of recycling 50 million pounds by 2015.

Unemployment Applications Fall Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 19, 2014 -- Initial applications for unemployment benefits declined by 6,000 last week to 312,000, according to the Labor Department.

Philadelphia Manufacturing Picks Up in June   Full Article
Philadelphia, PA, June 19, 2014 -- The Philadelphia Fed's manufacturing index increased to 17.8 in June from 15.4 in May.

Tarkett Permastone Gets Top Consumer Rating   Full Article
Chagrin Falls, OH, June 18, 2014 -- Consumer Reports has ranked the Tarkett PermaStone Collection in Natural Slate-Sand Stone the best vinyl flooring out of 12 different vinyl flooring products.

Architecture Billings Index Rebounds in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 18, 2014 -- On the heels of consecutive months of decreasing demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index rebounded in May back into positive territory.

Mortgage Applications Fall Sharply Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 18, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume fell sharply last week as interest rates increased, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Construction Starts, Permits Decline in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 17, 2014 -- Home construction starts fell by 6.5% in May to an annual rate of 1 million units, according to the Commerce Department.

Consumer Prices Jump Most in Over a Year   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 17, 2014 -- U.S. consumer prices rose the most in more than a year in May, according to the Labor Department.