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Consumer Sentiment Rises in August   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, Aug. 29, 2014 -- Consumer sentiment rose in August, according to the University of Michigan/Thomson Reuters consumer-sentiment index.

Consumer Spending Declines in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 29, 2014 -- Consumer spending fell in July, according to the Commerce Department.

CBC Flooring Signs Distributor Surfaces Central   Full Article
Commack, NY, Aug. 29, 2014 -- CBC Flooring has signed a distribution agreement with Surfaces Central, based in Columbus, Ohio.

Pinnacle Signs Distribution Agreement With Derr   Full Article
Carrollton, TX, Aug. 29, 2014 -- Hardwood maker Pinnacle Interior Elements has signed a distribution agreement with Derr Flooring Co.

Chicago Area Manufacturing Spikes Higher   Full Article
Chicago, IL, Aug. 29, 2014 -- Chicago PMI, a measure of manufacturing, surged to a reading of 64.3 in August from 52.6 in July

Shaw Files Infringement Suit Over 'Epic'   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, Aug. 28, 2014 -- Shaw Industries is suing Carlisle Wide Plank Floors for trademark infringement and deceptive trade practices, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Pending Home Sales Highest in 11 Months   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 28, 2014 -- Pending home sales rose 3.3% in July to reach the highest level in 11 months, according to the National Association of Realtors.

New Nora Sheet Product Features Pre-Applied Adhesive   Full Article
Salem, NH, Aug. 28, 2014 -- Rubber flooring manufacturer Nora has unveiled a new a rubber sheet flooring product called Noraplan nTx that features a pre-applied solvent-free adhesive.

GDP Rose 4.2% in Second Quarter   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 28, 2014 -- The government's estimate for second quarter economic growth was revised higher to 4.2%.

Unemployment Applications Edge Lower Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 28, 2014 -- Initial applications for unemployment benefits fell below 300,000 for the fourth time in six weeks, according to the Labor Department.