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Mortgage Rates Fall Again This Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, Nov. 21, 2014 -- Fixed mortgage rates declined again this week, according to Freddie Mac.

IICRC, FCICA Form Partnership   Full Article
Vancouver,WA, Nov. 21, 2014 -- The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Flooring Contractors Association.

Multifamily Production Index Still Shows Improving Conditions   Full Article
Washington, DC, Nov. 21, 2014 -- The Multifamily Production Index reached 54 in the third quarter, four points below the previous quarter’s reading, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

Mohawk Home Recalls Shag Rugs Over Fire Hazard   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, Nov. 21, 2014 -- Mohawk Home has recalled 103,800 shag rugs made in India that were sold exclusively at Home Depot Inc. stores over a potential fire hazard.

Leading Economic Indicators Jump in October   Full Article
New York, NY, Nov. 20, 2014 -- The index of leading economic index jumped 0.9% in October, the Conference Board said, after a gain of 0.7% in September.

Existing Home Sales Highest in Over a Year   Full Article
Washington, DC, Nov. 20, 2014 -- U.S. home resales hit their highest level in more than a year in October, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Philly Manufacturing Expands Most Since 1993   Full Article
Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 20, 2014 -- Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia-region in November expanded at the fastest rate since December 1993, according to the Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index.

Jobless Claims Fall Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, Nov. 20, 2014 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell 2,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 291,000, the Labor Department said.

Consumer Inflation Flat in October   Full Article
Washington, DC, Nov. 20, 2014 -- Overall consumer inflation was non-existent last month due to falling gasoline prices, according to the Labor Department.

Tarkett Adds Welch as Reclamation Consolidator   Full Article
Chagrin Falls, OH, Nov. 20, 2014 -- Tarkett said it is partnering with Midwest-based distributor E.J. Welch Company as its newest consolidator for its ReStart Recycling and Reclamation Program.