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Retail Sales Remain Stagnant in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 13, 2015—Retail sales rose only 0.9% in April, according to the Commerce Department, indicating that Americans are still reluctant to spend.

National Foreclosure Inventory Falls 25.7% YOY   Full Article
Irvine, CA, May 13, 2015—National foreclosure inventory fell 25.7% between March 2014 and March 2015, according to CoreLogic’s National Foreclosure Report.

J+J Partners With the Center for Health Design for Educational Events   Full Article
Dalton, GA, May 13, 2015—J+J Flooring Group is partnering with the Center for Health Design to hold three professional networking and educational events this year.

Groz-Beckert Acquires Carding Activities of Belgian Bekaert Group   Full Article
Albstadt, DE, May 13, 2015—Groz-Beckert has acquired the worldwide carding activities of the Belgian Bekaert Group.

Orcon Awards Prizes to High-Achieving Apprentices   Full Article
Santa Fe Springs, CA, May 13, 2015—At the Southern California Floor Covering JATC meeting, Fernando Arellano, an apprentice, was awarded with over $1,500 of Orcon carpet installation tools in recognition of his exceptional academic achievements.

Small Business Index Increased in March, Still Below Historical Average   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 13, 2015—The Small Business Optimism Index increased 1.7 points from March to 96.9, in spite of a quarter of virtually no economic growth, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.

Ecore Sponsors Build-A-Bike Event for Starnet Betterhalves   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, May 13, 2015—Ecore was the main sponsor of the Starnet Betterhalves' philanthropic and networking event Build-A-Bike at the 2015 Starnet spring meeting in Tucson, Arizona.

Lowe's to Purchase 13 Former Target Stores in Canada   Full Article
Mooresville, NC, May 12, 2015—Lowe’s is purchasing 13 former Target stores and a distribution center, all in Canada, for $125 million. These will be converted into Lowe’s Canada home improvement centers.

LL Battling Some of Its Product Liability Insurers Over Representation   Full Article
Toano, VA, May 12, 2015—Many of the Lumber Liquidator’s product liability insurance carriers are refusing to defend the company in class-action suits brought by unhappy customers, the New York Post reports.

Job Openings Little Changed From February   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 12, 2015—There were five million job openings on the last business day of March, little changed from 5.1 million in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.