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February Pending Home Sales Up 3.1%, Says NAR   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 31, 2015—Pending home sales increased by 3.1% in February, according to the National Association of Realtors, in spite of colder than average temperatures and heavy snow in much of the U.S.

Alsapan Zip'N'Go System Included Under Classen Patent Family   Full Article
Kaisersesch, Germany, March 31, 2015— Düsseldorf district court has confirmed that laminate flooring products with the Zip'N'Go technology sold by EPI / Alsapan fall under the joint licensing agreement, as they use the CLASSEN megaloc patent family.

Stulpin Joining Tarkett as Senior VP, Design   Full Article
Solon, OH, March 31, 2015—Chris Stulpin is joining Tarkett as senior vice president, design and will be responsible for leading the design team for Tarkett’s North American division.

Mohawk to Settle Class-Action Suit Regarding Carpet Pad Business   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, March 30, 2015--Mohawk has filed an 8K announcing an amended credit agreement and a $125 million charge to settle a class action suit, Stifel Nicolaus reports.

Forbo Annual Report Shows Both Flooring and U.S. Sales Up   Full Article
Baar, Switzerland, March 30, 2015—Forbo released its 2014 business report, which says that the company closed 2014 at just over $1.272 billion.

Consumer Spending Rises Modestly   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 30, 2015—Consumer spending rose 0.1% in February over the previous month, reports the Commerce Department.

High Point Market Remerchandises Accessories, Including Rugs   Full Article
High Point, NC, March 30, 2015—The High Point Market has completed a comprehensive remerchandising effort on its IHFC accessory floors, which should result in a streamlined shopping experience for customers.

Laticrete Launches E-Learning Technical Seminars   Full Article
Bethany, CT, March 30, 2015—Laticrete has launched an e-learning program called Latricrete University, based on its Profit Through Knowledge technical seminars.

Home Prices Rising 13 Times Faster than Wages   Full Article
New York, NY, March 27, 2015—Home prices are increasing 13 times faster than wages, according to a report from RealtyTrac.

Consumer Confidence Declined in February, Though Less than Expected   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, March 27, 2015—Consumer confidence fell to 93 from 95.4 in February, according to a University of Michigan survey.