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Home Ownership Rate Lowest in 20 Years   Full Article
Washington, DC, Oct. 29, 2014 -- Home ownership in the U.S. has dropped to the lowest rate in two decades, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Dixie Group Reports Loss on Higher Sales   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, Oct. 29, 2014 -- The Dixie Group reported a third quarter net loss of $185,000, compared to net income a year ago of $1.4 million.

Mortgage Application Volume Down Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, Oct. 29, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume decreased 6.6% last week from one week earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

USGBC Extends Current LEED Until October 2016   Full Article
Washington, DC, Oct. 29, 2014 -- The U.S. Green Building Council said it will allow LEED users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016.

J+J's Kinetex Wins British Award   Full Article
Dalton, GA, Oct. 29, 2014 -- Kinetex, J+J Flooring Group’s textile composite flooring, has received the Excellence in Product Development Award from the British Institute of Facilities Management.

Construction To Start on Wood Plant in West Virginia   Full Article
Preston County, WVA, Oct. 29, 2014 -- A Preston County businessman will break ground Oct. 31 at the site of his company that will produce wood flooring, according to the State Journal online.

NWFA Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, Oct. 29, 2014 -- The National Wood Flooring Association is seeking nominations for its 2015-2016 Board of Directors.

Home Prices Increasing at Slower Pace   Full Article
New York, NY, Oct. 28, 2014 -- Home prices rose at a slower pace in the year ended in August, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index.

Consumer Confidence Improves in October   Full Article
New York, NY, Oct. 28, 2014 -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index rebounded in October after declining in September.

Tile Shop Reports Lower Income on Higher Sales   Full Article
Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 28, 2014 -- Tile Shop Holdings reported third quarter net income of $ 1.5 million, down from $ 4.05 million a year ago.