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Tarkett Reports Softer Third Quarter Sales   Full Article
Paris, France, Oct. 20, 2014 -- Tarkett reported third quarter net sales of 731.2 million euros, a decrease of 3.3% from a year ago.

Tile Partners for Humanity Gets Huge Donation   Full Article
East Canton, OH, Oct. 20, 2014 -- Tile Partners for Humanity has coordinated the donation of six truckloads of flooring from the David Allen Company, an installer of tile, marble, granite and terrazzo.

Thieves Pose as Flooring Salesmen   Full Article
Henrico, VA, Oct. 20, 2014 -- Police said two thieves posed as flooring salesmen to gain access to the home of an elderly resident and steal jewelry and money, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Largest Mortgage Lenders Seeing Little Growth   Full Article
New York, NY, Oct. 14, 2014 -- The two largest mortgage lenders are seeing little growth in that part of their business.

Housing Starts, Permits Increase in September   Full Article
Washington, DC, Oct. 17, 2014 -- Housing starts in September rose 6.3% to an annual rate of 1.02 million from a 957,000 pace in August, the Commerce Department reported.

Consumer Sentiment at Highest Level in Seven Years   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, Oct. 17, 2014 -- Consumer sentiment in October was at the highest level since 2007, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan index.

Greenbuild To Showcase Net Zero Zone   Full Article
Washington, DC, Oct. 17, 2014 -- Hanley Wood, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and EMerge Alliance said the world’s first Net Zero Zone will be unveiled at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in New Orleans.

Jobless Claims Lowest in Over 14 Years   Full Article
Washington, DC, Oct. 16, 2014 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits last week were the lowest in more than 14 years, according to the Labor Department.

Foreclosure Activity at Pre-Bubble Levels   Full Article
Irvine, CA, Oct. 16, 2014 -- Foreclosure activity last month hit the lowest level since July 2006, according to tracking firm RealtyTrac.

Builder Confidence Declines in October   Full Article
Washington, DC, Oct. 16, 2014 -- After four consecutive monthly gains, home builder confidence fell five points this month to a level of 54 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.