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Jobless Claims Rise in February   Full Article
Washington, D.C., March 5, 2015—The advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 320,000 for the week ending February 28, says the Department of Labor.

Building Permits Up 8.1% in January   Full Article
Washington, D.C., March 5, 2015—U.S. building permits rose 8.1% in January, says the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development following new residential construction statistics for January 2015.

Unemployment Drops in Every State For the First Time in 30 Years   Full Article
New York, NY, March 5, 2015—Unemployment fell in every state and the nation’s capital last year, something that hadn’t happened since 1984, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Consumer Sentiment Slides in February Says U of Michigan   Full Article
Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 5, 2015—University of Michigan’s final February reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment was 95.4, sliding from January’s 98.1, which was the highest since January 2004, reports SMN Weekly.

Senator Calls for Investigation of Lumber Liquidators   Full Article
New York, NY, March 5, 2015—U.S. Senator Bill Nelson asked three federal agencies to investigate hardwood flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators, reports Reuters.

ISM Reports Growth for 61st Consecutive Month   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, March 5, 2015—Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in February for the 61st consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

CFI Rolls Out Upcoming Class Schedule   Full Article
Kansas City, MO, March 5, 2015—Certified Floorcovering Installers (CFI) has released its upcoming class list.

Mullican Featured on Three Additional Episodes of Property Bros.   Full Article
Johnson City, TN, March 5, 2015—Hardwood manufacturer Mullican Flooring has provided flooring for three additional episodes of Property Brothers, a television series on the HGTV channel.

Economic Activity Expanded in February Says Beige Book   Full Article
Washington, D.C., March 5, 2015—Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicate that economic activity continued to expand across most regions and sectors from early January through mid-February, reports the Beige Book Report.

Private Sector Employment Increased by 212,000 Jobs in February   Full Article
Roseland, NJ, March 4, 2015—The private sector added 212,000 U.S. nonfarm private sector jobs in February.