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New Home Sales Tick Down in January   Full Article
Washington, DC, Feb. 25, 2015 -- New home sales edged down in January, according to the Commerce Department.

Lowe's Earnings Surge on Higher Sales   Full Article
Mooresville, NC, Feb. 25, 2015 -- Home improvement retailer Lowe's reported fourth quarter net earnings of $450 million, a 47.0% increase over the same period a year ago.

Tandus Centiva, Desso, Collaborating in North America   Full Article
Dalton, GA, Feb. 25, 2015 -- Tandus Centiva and Desso, both Tarkett companies, said they will be collaborating in North America on commercial flooring and service.

Floor Industry Foundation Gala Set for March 25   Full Article
Anaheim, CA, Feb. 25, 2015 -- The Floor Covering Industry Foundation will hold its second Benefit Gala on March 25 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

NWFA in Partnership With Sinise Foundation   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, Feb. 25, 2015 -- The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has announced a new partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program, which builds smart homes for injured veterans.

Mortgage Applications Decline Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, Feb. 25, 2015 -- Mortgage application volume last week dropped 3.5% from one week earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

FCICA Finishes New 'Start With Safety'   Full Article
West Bloomfield, MI, Feb. 25, 2015 -- FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, has completed the newest edition of Start with Safety. It is offering a pre-order rate of $95 for members and $130 for non-members through March 15.

Home Prices Continue To Rise in December   Full Article
Washington, DC, Feb. 24, 2015 -- Single-family home prices rose 4.5% in December over the previous year, according to the S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas.

Deadline Extended for Vision Design Awards   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, Feb 23, 2015 -- The entry deadline for the 5th annual Vision Design Awards sponsored by Floor Focus magazine has been extended to March 6.

Consumer Confidence Retreats in February   Full Article
New York, NY, Feb. 24, 2015 -- Consumer confidence fell back in February to 96.4 from a 103.8 in January, the Conference Board said.