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Builder Toll Brothers More Than Doubles Income   Full Article
Horsham, PA, May 28, 2014 -- Luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers said its quarterly profit more than doubled to $65.2 million from $24.7 million a year earlier.

Mapei Americas Acquires Admixture Firm GRT   Full Article
Deerfield Beach, FL, May 28, 2014 -- MAPEI Americas said it is entering the concrete admixture market in the U.S. through the acquisition of General Resource Technology Inc. (GRT).

Koch Industries Acquiring Propylene Maker   Full Article
Houston, TX, May 28, 2014 -- Propylene producer PetroLogistics LP said it will be taken private by Flint Hills Resources, a division of Koch Industries, in a deal worth $2.1 billion.

Tafisa Closing Spanish Laminate Plant   Full Article
Pontecaldelas, Spain, May 28, 2014 -- Tafisa, part of the Portuguese Sonae Industria Group, intends to abandon laminate flooring production at Pontecaldelas, according to EUWID Wood Products and Panels.

Mortgage Application Volume Falls Week of May 23   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 28, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume the week ending May 23 dropped 1.2%, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

NAHB Seeking Entries for Remodeler Awards   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 28, 2014 -- Entries are now being accepted until July 25 for the 2014 NAHB Remodelers awards.

Home Prices Rising at Slower Pace   Full Article
New York, NY, May 27, 2014 -- The S&P Case-Shiller home price index rose 1.24% month-over-month in March.

Consumer Confidence Rises in May   Full Article
New York, NY, May 27, 2014 -- Consumer confidence increased in May, the Conference Board reported.

Distributor E.J. Welch Acquires Smith Company   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, May 27, 2014 -- Distributor E.J. Welch said it has acquired the Merle B. Smith Company of Burr Ridge, Illinois.

Greenpeace Ends Blockade at Lumber Liquidators   Full Article
Toano, VA, May 27, 2014 -- Greenpeace activists ended a blockade at Lumber Liquidators’ headquarters after Greenpeace forest campaigner Daniel Brindis spoke with company executives for over two hours.