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CRI's Seal of Approval Certifies Several Products
Dalton, GA, Aug. 11, 2014 -- The Carpet and Rug Institute's Seal of Approval testing and certification program for carpet cleaning supplies and equipment has certified several products.
More Markets Returning to Normal in Housing
Washington, DC, Aug. 7, 2014 -- Markets in 56 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the second quarter.
Builder Confidence Grows in Senior Housing
Washington, DC, Aug. 7, 2014 -- Builder confidence in the single-family senior housing market for the second quarter is up year over year, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
Mats Inc. Flooring a Finalist in USGBC Program
Stoughton, MA, Aug. 8, 2014 -- Purline flooring by Mats Inc. has been named a finalist in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Best of Building Awards 2014 in two categories.
Retail Credit May Come Easier for Many Borrowers
New York, NY, Aug. 8, 2014 -- Obtaining retail credit could come easier for millions of Americans following a change in how the most widely used credit score is calculated
Carpet One Members Hear Two Famous Speakers
Grapevine, TX, Aug. 8, 2014 -- Carpet One Floor & Home members gathered this week to network with their fellow store members and receive updates on new products and programs.
Wholesale Inventories Rise in June
Washington, DC, Aug. 8, 2014 -- Wholesale inventories rose 0.3% in June, the same as the previous month, according to the Commerce Department.
Investment Firm Takes Significant Stake in Armstrong
New York, NY, Aug. 7, 2014 -- San Francisco investment firm ValueAct Capital now owns 16.8% of Armstrong World Industries' common stock.
Surya Breaks Ground on Cartersville Headquarters
Cartersville, GA, Aug. 7, 2014 -- Rug company Surya held a groundbreaking ceremony for its $33.5 million, 1-million-square-foot warehouse and headquarters facility in Cartersville.
Initial Jobless Claims Fall Last Week
Washington, DC, Aug. 7, 2014 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell by 14,000 to 289,000 in the week ending Aug. 2, according to the Labor Department.
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