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Mortgage Application Volume Rises Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, Sept. 17, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume rose last week as both purchase and refinancing applications increased, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Consumer Price Index Falls in August   Full Article
Washington, DC, Sept. 17, 2014 -- The consumer price index fell by 0.2% in August, which was the first decline since April 2013, according to the Labor Department.

California Green Chemistry Initiative Identifies Categories   Full Article
Sacramento, CA, Sept. 17, 2014 -- As part of California’s Green Chemistry Initiative, a three-year workplan has been drafted to begin evaluating chemicals in three broad product areas.

Bolyu Contract Rolls Out First Wallcovering   Full Article
Adairsville, GA, Sept. 17, 2014 -- Bolyu Contract is now selling its Svelte carpet as a wall covering.

Demand for LEED Credentials Rising, Study Shows   Full Article
Washington, DC, Sept. 16, 2014 -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) said a study of job postings reveals that demand for the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and LEED Green Associate credentials grew 46% over a year.

Five Trade Shows Form Design & Construction Week   Full Article
Las Vegas, NV, Sept. 16, 2014 -- Five of the leading design and construction industry tradeshows have signed on to be part of the 2015 Design & Construction Week to create what is likely to be the largest-ever residential construction exposition.

CBC Flooring Signs Southwest Distributor   Full Article
Commack, NY, Sept. 16, 2014 -- CBC Flooring has formed a distribution agreement with Sustainable Surfaces to handle its products in Southern California and Las Vegas.

Wholesale Prices Flat in August   Full Article
Washington, DC, Sept. 16, 2014 -- Wholesale prices in August were flat due to declining gasoline and food costs, according to the Labor Department.

WFCA Seeking Hall of Fame Nominations   Full Article
Anaheim, CA, Sept. 16, 2014 -- The World Floor Covering Association is accepting applications for nominations to the Floor Covering Industry Hall of Fame.

Scott Group Acquires Hokanson Carpets   Full Article
Grand Rapids, MI, Sept. 15, 2014 -- Michigan-based Scott Group Custom Carpets said it has acquired Texas-based Hokanson Carpets.