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J+J Announces Facilities Workshop at Kent State   Full Article
Dalton, GA, March 10, 2015—J+J Flooring Group is partnering with APPA to present a Facilities Drive-In Workshop Tuesday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the campus of Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

Middle Class Occupations Disappearing   Full Article
New York, NY, March 9, 2015—Although the economy has regained all 8.7 million jobs lost during the recession—which lasted December 2007 until March 2010—many traditionally middle class occupations are in the process of disappearing, reports USA Today.

Building Service Contractors Association Announces New Officers   Full Article
Chicago, IL, March 9, 2015—Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) recently announced the installation of its newly elected officers and directors.

Warren Buffett Speaking at Nebraska Furniture Mart Benefit   Full Article
Dallas, TX, March 9, 2015—Nebraska Furniture Mart will the host the Live Big Benefit on April 8 at its new store in The Colony, Texas, and Warren Buffett will be the special guest speaker for the event.

Surfaces Still Accepting Proposals for Show Topics   Full Article
Irving, Texas, March 9, 2015—The International Surface Event is still accepting proposals covering “…new and innovative ideas and topics…” for its 2016 show to be held January 19 through 22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Gruppo Concorde To Built Plant in Tennessee   Full Article
Nashville, TN, March 6, 2015—Global tile manufacturing conglomerate Gruppo Concorde will build its first U.S. factory on nearly 100 acres in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, reports the Nashville Post.

Factory Orders Fell in February   Full Article
WASHINGTON, DC, March 6, 2015—Orders to U.S. factories fell again in January but a key investment category showed a gain, reports the Associated Press.

Average Mortgage Rates Near Historic Lows   Full Article
New York, NY, March 6, 2015—Average long-term mortgage rates have fallen for the first time in four weeks and remain near historic lows reached in May 2013, reports the Associated Press.

Planned Job Cuts Decline in February   Full Article
New York, NY, March 6, 2015—Planned job cuts declined slightly in February, according to the report on monthly job cuts released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., says StreetInsider.

BofA Reaches Settlement on Last Remaining Mortgage Crisis Suit   Full Article
New York, NY, March 6, 2015—A New York state appeals court approved Bank of America Corp's $8.5 billion settlement with mortgage securities investors in its entirety, reports Reuters.