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Housing Starts Exceed Expectations   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 21, 2015--Housing starts rose 4.4% in December to an annualized pace of 1.09, according to Business Insider. This rise exceeds expectations, which were set at a 1.2% rise to an annualized pace of 1.04%.

Oil Prices Rebound   Full Article
New York, New York, January 21, 2015--The price of oil rebounded from the biggest drop in a week. This came as the U.S.--the fastest growing producer--slowed drilling as prices reached a 5.5 year low, according to Bloomsberg News.

Economists Predict Strong Housing Market in 2015   Full Article
New York, New York, January 21, 2015--Economists at the International Builders Show reveal that they expect home buying to accelerate in 2015, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Domotex Releases Attendance Figures   Full Article
Hannover, Germany, January 21, 2015--Domotex 2015, which took place January 17-20, has released numbers from its recent floorcovering trade fair. The event attracted some 40,000 visitors from 100 different countries.

NAHB and NKBA Will Co-locate Through 2020   Full Article
Las Vegas, Nevada, January 21, 2015--The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) have today announced that their shows will co-locate through 2020.

Mohawk Home Captures "Best of Houzz" Award   Full Article
Sugar Valley, Georgia, January 21, 2015--Mohawk Home has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for customer satisfaction by Houzz, a platform for home remodeling and design.

Preverco Launches Consumer Focused App   Full Article
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, January 21, 2015--Preverco has launched a mobile application for the iPad, which, the company hopes, will change the way consumers shop for hardwood.

Julius 'Bud' Shaw, Founder of Shaw Industries, Dies   Full Article
Cartersville, GA, Jan. 20, 2015 -- Julius Clarence "Bud" Shaw, age 85, founder of Shaw Industries, died Jan. 16.

Remodeling Market Index Hits Record Level   Full Article
Washington, DC, Jan. 20, 2015 -- The National Association of Home Builders’ Remodeling Market Index posted a record-high result of 60 in the final quarter of 2014.

Fuse Alliance Names Gordon Executive Director   Full Article
Laguna Niguel, CA, Jan. 20, 2015 -- Fuse Alliance, a member-owned organization of professional, commercial flooring contractors, said it has named Geoff Gordon as executive director.