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Desire to Buy A Home Strong Among Young Renters   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 18, 2015—Nearly all young renters eventually want to buy a home, and a convincing majority still view homeownership as part of their American Dream, according to a new survey released by NAR.

Wayfair Accused of Selling Flooring with High Formaldehyde Levels   Full Article
Boston, MA, December 18, 2015—Wayfair has come under scrutiny for selling flooring and furniture with excessively high formaldehyde levels, according to the Hardwood, Plywood & Veneer Association.

Deadline Near for Dealer/Contractor Young Professional Competition   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, December 18, 2015—The deadline is approaching for nominations in the Floor Focus Young Professional Award competition.

Domotex Asia/Chinafloor and TISE Team Up for Mutual Endorsement   Full Article
Shanghai, CN, December 18, 2015—Domotex Asia/Chinafloor and The International Surface Event have entered into a mutual endorsement agreement.

Certified Installation Manager Scholarship Applications Due By Tomorrow   Full Article
West Bloomfield, MI, December 18, 2015—Applications for the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship for the FCICA CIM program must be submitted by December 19.

Fed Raises Interest Rate for the First Time in Nearly a Decade   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 17, 2015—The Federal Reserve raised the interest rate from a range of 0% to 0.25% to a range of 0.25% to 0.5% yesterday.

Tarkett Joins in Panel Discussion on PVC at C2C Products Symposium   Full Article
Solon, OH, December 17, 2015—In November, key representatives from Tarkett participated in the C2C Products Symposium and Innovation Celebration at The Conrad in New York City, New York.

Leading Economic Indicators Increase for Second Consecutive Month   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 17, 2015—The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. increased 0.4% in November to 124.6, following a 0.6% increase in October, and no change in September.

Mid Atlantic Floorcovering Association Holds Annual Dinner   Full Article
Baltimore, MD, December 17, 2015—The Mid Atlantic Floorcovering Association, consisting of members from Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, held its annual dinner meeting on November 17 at the Center Club in Baltimore, Maryland.

Trade Deficit Widens on Falling Exports in Q3   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 17, 2015—The U.S. current-account deficit increased to $124.1 billion (preliminary) in the third quarter of 2015 from $111.1 billion (revised) in the second quarter, according to the Commerce Department.