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Personal Spending, Income Both Rise in January   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 5, 2014 -- Personal income and spending both rose in January, according to the Commerce Department.

Textile Cleaning Standard Open for Comment   Full Article
Vancouver, WA, March 3, 2014 -- The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification said it is revising the IICRC S100-2011 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings.

Manufacturing Improves in February   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, March 3, 2014 -- The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing survey rose to 53.2 in February, up from 51.3 in January.

WFCA Opposes New Silica Work Proposal   Full Article
Anaheim, CA, March 3, 2014 -- The World Floor Covering Association has notified the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the association’s objections to new rules that have been proposed for work involving crystalline silica.

Berkshire Reports 10% Increase in Earnings   Full Article
Omaha, NE, March 3, 2014 -- Berkshire Hathaway, parent company of Shaw Industries, said Saturday that fourth quarter income rose 10%.

Pending Home Sales Near Two-Year Low   Full Article
Washington, DC, Feb. 28, 2014 -- Pending home sales rose 0.1% in January, but remained near a two-year low, the National Association of Realtors reported.

Consumer Sentiment Ticks Up in February   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, Feb. 28, 2014 -- Consumer sentiment rose to 81.6 in February from an initial reading of 81.2, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan.

Builder Sentiment in Multi-Family Housing Drops   Full Article
Washington, DC, Feb. 28, 2014 -- The National Association of Home Builders' Multifamily Production Index showed a slight weakening as the index declined four points to 50 in the fourth quarter.

Fourth Quarter Economic Growth Revised Lower   Full Article
Washington, DC, Feb. 28, 2014 -- Fourth quarter economic growth was revised lower from the initial estimate of 3.2%.

Bona Issues Alert About Dust Containment Trailer   Full Article
Aurora, CO, Feb. 28, 2014 -- Hardwood floor care firm Bona US has issued a voluntary safety alert of its Bona Atomic Dust Containment System (DCS) unit mounted in a trailer used to sand and refinish hardwood floors.