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New York Area Manufacturing Up Sharply in May   Full Article
New York, NY, May 15, 2014 -- Manufacturing in the New York region improved substantially in early May, according to the New York Fed.

FloorFolio Industries To Build U.S. Plant   Full Article
Edison, NJ, May 15, 2014 -- FloorFolio Industries plans to build its first U.S. manufacturing facility for its EnviroQuiet luxury vinyl tile in New Jersey.

Manufacturing Continues To Expand in Mid-Atlantic   Full Article
New York, NY, May 15, 2014 -- Manufacturing growth in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region decelerated in May from the previous month but was higher than expected.

Mohawk Group Wins Best of Resilient Award   Full Article
Las Vegas, NV, May 15, 2014 -- The Mohawk Group was awarded the Best of Resilient Flooring for its Hot & Heavy collection at the 2014 Hospitality and Design Expo and Conference.

Metroflor LVT Wins ADEX Awards   Full Article
Norwalk, CT, May 15, 2014 -- Metroflor said it received three 2014 Awards for Design Excellence for its luxury vinyl tile flooring.

Federal Government May Help Loosen Mortgage Rules   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 14, 2014 -- The federal government may be backing away from recent efforts to tighten mortgage lending standards by requiring higher downpayments for certain kinds of loans, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal.

Housing Affordability Rises in First Quarter   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 14, 2014 -- Slightly lower median home prices along with steady mortgage rates contributed to higher housing affordability in the first quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

Household Debt Rises Third Straight Quarter   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 14, 2014 -- Americans increased their debt in the first quarter to a total of $11.65 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Mortgage Applications Rise Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 14, 2014 -- Mortgage applications rose 3.6% last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Kane Carpet President Herb Frank Dies   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, May 14, 2014 -- Herb Frank, president of Kane Carpet, died unexpectedly May 12.