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Lower Rates Spur Surge in Mortgage Applications   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 10, 2016 -- Mortgage application volume increased 7.1 percent last week as lower interest rates drove a sharp reversal from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Bidding Wars Forcing Higher Home Prices in Some Markets   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 10, 2016 -- Bidding wars are forcing home prices higher in some markets, according to a study by CoreLogic.

Armstrong Flooring Gets 'Buy' Rating by Analyst   Full Article
New York, NY, Aug. 10, 2016 -- Stock analysts at Gabelli issued a "buy" rating on shares of Armstrong Flooring Inc. in a research note on Tuesday.

Emser Tile Opens New Jersey Design Studio   Full Article
Los Angeles, CA, Aug. 10, 2016 -- Emser Tile said it has opened a design studio in Lyndhurst, N.J.

Job Openings Tick Higher in June   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 10, 2016 -- The Bureau of Labor Statistics said there were 5.62 million job openings in June, slightly higher than the 5.58 million expected.

Small Business Optimism Hits High Point of Year   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 9, 2016 -- Small-business optimism hit the best level of the year in July, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.

Daltile Opens Remodeled Showrooms in Vegas, Denver   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, Aug. 9, 2016 -- Daltile said it has officially opened the doors on remodeled showrooms in the Denver and Las Vegas markets.

UFloor Systems Adds New Distributor   Full Article
Aurora, CO, Aug. 9, 2016 -- UFloor Systems said that Blakely Products Co. has signed a distribution agreement to handle its UZIN products in Michigan and Northwest Ohio.

Productivity Falls for Third Straight Quarter   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 9, 2016 -- Productivity declined for the third straight quarter, according to new data from the Labor Department.

June Wholesale Inventories Revised Higher   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 9, 2016 -- Wholesale inventories increased a revised 0.3% in June, according to the Commerce Department.