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Marble Institute Plans Educational Series   Full Article
Oberlin, OH, Feb. 2, 2015 -- The Marble Institute of America has announced its 2015 Stone Industry Education Series.

Curtis Wool Direct Acquires Irish Firm   Full Article
Bingley, England, Feb. 2, 2015 -- The Curtis Wool Direct Group said it has acquired Irish wool merchants Laurence Pierce Ltd.

Consumer Sentiment at 11-Year High   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, Jan. 30, 2015 -- American consumer sentiment hit an 11-year high in January, according to the final reading for the University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey.

Economic Growth Cools in Fourth Quarter   Full Article
Washington, DC, Jan. 30, 2015 -- U.S. economic growth slowed to a 2.6% annual pace in the fourth quarter, according to the Commerce Department.

Beazer Reports Lower Income, Sales in Quarter   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, Jan. 30, 2015 -- Beazer Homes reported a first-quarter loss of $22.3 million or $0.84 per share, compared to a loss of $5.1 million a year ago.

January Chicago PMI Tops Expectations   Full Article
Chicago, IL, Jan. 30, 2015 -- The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index, a measure of economic activity, rose to 59.4 in January from 58.8 in December.

Pending Home Sales Decline in December   Full Article
Washington, DC, Jan. 29, 2015 -- Pending home sales fell 3.7% during December, although the year-over-year gain was 11.7%, the highest since June 2013, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Initial Unemployment Claims Fall Sharply   Full Article
Washington, DC, Jan. 29, 2015 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell to a 15-year low last week, according to the Labor Department.

Murray Recognized by Missouri for Forestry Work   Full Article
Jefferson City, MO, Jan. 29, 2015 -- Darwin Murray, president of McClain Forest Products, was recognized by Director of Missouri Agriculture Richard Fordyce Saturday for leadership in Missouri’s forestry industry.

Armstrong Flooring Part of Humorous Super Bowl Ad   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, Jan. 29, 2015 -- Armstrong Flooring is part of Newcastle Brown Ale’s Band of Brands mega-ad campaign for the Super Bowl.