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Lowe's Quarterly Earnings Up 7.8% YOY   Full Article
Mooresville, NC, May 20, 2015—Lowe's reported net earnings of $673 million for the quarter ended May 1, a 7.8% increase over the same period a year ago.

Artist Giacon, Father of Modern Italian Comics, To Speak at Cersaie   Full Article
Bologna, IT, May 20, 2015—This year’s Lesson in Reverse at Cersaie will be given by Massimo Giacon, a multidisciplinary artist who is considered one of the fathers of modern Italian comics.

Foam Producers Agree to Pay Combined $275.5 Million in Antitrust Suit   Full Article
Toledo, OH, May 20, 2015—Six foam producers have agreed to pay a combined $275.5 million to settle lawsuits accusing them of conspiring to fix prices of polyurethane foam, according to Reuters.

Surya Named to 2015 Georgia Fast 40 List for Fast Growth   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, May 20, 2015—Surya has been named to the 2015 Georgia Fast 40 by ACG Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth.

Domotex 80% Booked Eight Months Out   Full Article
Hannover, DE, May 20, 2015—Though Domotex is still eight months away— scheduled for January 16 to 19, 2016—early signs indicate that the show will be strong and highly international.

USGBC's Campus Conservation Nationals Results in 6 GWh of Energy Savings   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 20, 2015— More than 343,000 students across 125 campuses participated in the USGBC's Campus Conservation Nationals 2015, which saved the schools more than $290,000 in electricity and water in just three weeks.

NWFA Recognized 15 Members With Community Service Awards   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, May 20, 2015—The National Wood Flooring Association recognized 15 member companies for community service during its All-Star Awards Ceremony held April 29 during the Wood Flooring Expo in St. Louis.

Starnet's Fred Williamson Named CARE's Person of the Year   Full Article
Darien, CT, May 19, 2015—Carpet Recovery America Effort (CARE) recently honored Fred Williamson as CARE’s 2015 person of the year during its annual convention held in New Orleans.

Housing Starts Jump 20.2% in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 19, 2015—Housing starts leapt 20.2% to a 1.14 million annualized rate in April, according to the Commerce Department.

Home Depot Sales up 6.1% in Q1, Boost 2015 Outlook   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, May 19, 2015—Home Depot’s net income increased $1.58 billion, or $1.21 per share, in Q1 2015 to $20.89 billion. And its total same-store sales rose 6.1%.