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Housing Starts, Permits, Fall in June   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 17, 2014 -- Housing starts fell unexpectedly in June to a nine-month low, according to the Commerce Department.

Foreclosure Activity Hits Eight-Year Low   Full Article
Irvine, CA, July 17, 2014 -- Foreclosure activity hits its lowest level in eight years in June, according to tracking firm RealtyTrac.

Summit International Names Sales Director   Full Article
Florham Park, NJ, July 17, 2014 -- Summit International Flooring said that Marc Becker has been promoted to national sales director.

Metroflor Forms Sales Team for Aspecta Brand   Full Article
Norwalk, CT, July 17, 2014 -- Metroflor Corp. said it has established a network of specification representatives for its contract LVT brand, Aspecta Plank & Tile, which debuted at NeoCon last month.

Initial Jobless Claims Fall Again   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 17, 2014 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits hit the lowest level in nine weeks, according to the Labor Department.

NAFCD Releases Executive Trends Index   Full Article
Chicago, IL, July 17, 2014 -- The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors said it has released its Q2 Quarterly Executive Trends Index.

Contract Furnishings Mart Opens 11th Location   Full Article
Beaverton, OR, July 17, 2014 -- Contract Furnishings Mart has opened its 11th Northwest location in Beaverton.

Builder Confidence Grows in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 16, 2014 -- Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose four points in July to a reading of 53 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Shaw Releases Sixth Sustainability Report   Full Article
Dalton, GA, July 16, 2014 – Shaw Industries said it has released its sixth annual sustainability report.

J+J Flooring Group Offers Customized Rugs   Full Article
Dalton, GA, July 16, 2014 -- J+J Flooring Group has rolled out a new commercial customized area rug program called Invision Rugs that complements the broadloom and modular products offered by J+J brand Invision.