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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.

USGBC, Chemistry Council, Form Initiative   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 28, 2014 -- The U.S. Green Building Council and the American Chemistry Council said they have formed a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products.

Maier To Lead Armstrong Flooring Business   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, Aug. 27, 2014 -- Donald R. Maier will become the new leader of Armstrong's worldwide flooring business as executive vice president and CEO of Armstrong Flooring Products.

Mortgage Application Volume Edges Higher   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 27, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume last week increased 2.8% from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Karndean Designflooring Recognized for Growth   Full Article
Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 27, 2014 -- Karndean Designflooring has been named to the Pittsburgh Business Times Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies for 2014.