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Shaw Runners Raise Funds for St. Jude   Full Article
Dalton, GA, Dec. 12, 2014 -- A team of 29 Shaw Industries employees raised more than $23,500 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in conjunction with the St. Jude Memphis Marathon.

Retail Sales Jump in November   Full Article
Washington, DC, Dec. 11, 2014 -- U.S. retail sales rose 0.7% in November, led by online purchases and auto sales, according to the Commerce Department.

Armstrong Exits European Flooring Business   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, Dec. 11, 2014--Armstrong World Industries said it has decided to exit its European flooring business and cease further funding of its DLW subsidiary, effective immediately.

Patent Office Board Rules Against Interface Patent   Full Article
New York, NY, Dec. 11, 2014 -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board has essentially voided an Interface carpet tile installation patent in a dispute with Tandus Flooring, according to Law360.

North American Ceramic Tile EPD Available Online   Full Article
Washington, DC, Dec. 11, 2014 -- The Environmental Product Declaration for ceramic tile made in North America is now available for use by architects and specifiers seeking to satisfy green building project requirements.

Shaw Floors To Offer Retailers LED Lighting   Full Article
Dalton, GA, Dec. 11, 2014 – Shaw Floors said it has formed a new vendor partnership with MSi Lighting.

Jobless Claims Tick Down Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, Dec. 11, 2014 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, according to the Labor Department.

Pharr Yarns' Gosney To Retire in March   Full Article
McAdenville, NC, Dec. 11, 2014 -– H. Woodrow “Woody” Gosney, carpet yarn division president for Pharr Yarns, said he plans to retire in March after nearly 43 years with Pharr.

Foreclosure Starts Rise from a Year Ago   Full Article
Irvine, CA, Dec. 11, 2014 -- Year-over-year foreclosure starts increased for the first time in more than two years in November, according to tracking firm RealtyTrac.

Fuse Alliance Names Ecore Preferred Supplier   Full Article
Aurora, CO, Dec. 10, 2014 -- Fuse Alliance said that Ecore Commercial Flooring has been named a preferred supplier.