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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.

Producer Prices Up Most in 18 Months   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 14, 2014 -- Producer prices recorded their largest increase in 18 months in April, according to the Labor Department.

Fuse Alliance Names Marazzi Preferred Supplier   Full Article
Aurora, CO, May 13, 2014 -- Fuse Alliance said that tile maker Marazzi USA is its newest preferred supplier.

Dixie Stock Falls but Firm Issues 'Strong Buy'   Full Article
New York, NY, May 13, 2014 -- Analyst Raymond James issued a "strong buy" on the stock of the Dixie Group Tuesday, a day after the stock took a sharp tumble.

Jumbo Mortgage Market Relatively Healthy   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 13, 2014 -- Jumbo mortgage loans are thriving compared to other kinds of mortgages.