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USFloors Moves into UK Market with Coretec Products   Full Article
Dalton, GA, May 7, 2015—USFloors’ Coretec engineered luxury vinyl flooring collection has expanded into the United Kingdom with the launch of Coretec Plus and Coretec One through the UK-based flooring distributor Headlam Group.

Housing Recovery Continues at Gradual Pace, Says NAHB   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 7, 2015—Markets in 68 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the first quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets.

Surya President Finalist in 2015 EY Entrepreneur, Family Business Category   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, May 7, 2015—Surya president Satya Tiwari has been selected as a finalist in the Family Business Category for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award in the Southeast region.

Mortgage Delinquency Falls to Lowest Rate in Over Seven Years   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 6, 2015—The U.S. mortgage delinquency rate fell to 5.54% in the first quarter, the lowest rate in over seven years, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Orders for Manufactured Goods Post Largest Gain Since July 2014   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 5, 2015—New orders for U.S. factory goods rose 2.1% in March, the biggest increase in eight months, boosted by demand for transportation equipment.

EPA Considers Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 6, 2015—The EPA's effort to adopt its Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products marks the first time that the federal government has regulated formaldehyde inside American homes, says the New York Times.

Beaulieu of Brazil to Host CFI Workshop   Full Article
Kansas City, MO, May 6, 2015—Beaulieu of Brazil is hosting a CFI hands-on skills workshop May 2 to 16.

BASF Raising Prices on Styrene-Butadiene and Styrene-Acrylic Latex Polymers   Full Article
Charlotte, NC, May 6, 2015—BASF will increase prices up to $0.05 per wet pound ($0.10 per dry pound) for styrene-butadiene and styrene-acrylic latex polymers sold in North America, effective May 15 or as contracts allow.

Productivity Falls 1.9% in Q1 on Heels of 2.1% Drop in Previous Quarter   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 6, 2015—Productivity in the U.S. decreased at a 1.9% annualized rate in the first quarter, following a revised 2.1% drop in the prior three months, according to the Labor Department.

Private Sector Employment Rose in April, Though Less Than Expected   Full Article
Roseland, NJ, May 6, 2015—Private sector employment increased by 169,000 jobs in April, according to ADP.