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Interface Reports Higher Sales, Lower Income   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, April 25, 2014 -- Interface reported first quarter net income of $4.0 million, or $0.06 per share, down from $5.1 million, or $0.08 per share, a year ago.

NWFA Expo Attendance Rises Again   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, April 24, 2014 -- Attendance at the National Wood Flooring Association’s Wood Flooring Expo grew by 30%, with attendance topping 3,000 for the first time in more than five years.

Builder PulteGroup Reports Lower Income   Full Article
Bloomfield Hills, MI, April 24, 2014 -- Homebuilder PulteGroup reported first quarter net Income of $75 million, or $0.19 per share, compared to net income of $82 million, or $0.21 per share, a year ago.

Initial Jobless Claims Rise Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 24, 2014 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits jumped last week, according to the Labor Department.

Durable Goods Orders Rise Sharply in March   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 24, 2014 -- Durable goods orders posted a solid 2.6% gain in March, according to the Commerce Department.

AIA Billings Index Turns Negative in March   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 23, 2014 -- Following a modest two-month recovery in the level of demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index again turned negative in March.

New-Home Sales Hit Eight-Month Low   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 23, 2014 -- Sales of new single-family homes fell in March to the lowest number in eight months, according to the Commerce Department.

Crossville Diversion Program Hits 40M Pounds   Full Article
Crossville, TN, April 23, 2014 -- Tile maker Crossville said it has diverted a total of 40 million pounds of fired porcelain since launching its Tile Take-Back program and TOTO USA partnership.

Mortgage Application Volume Falls Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 23, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume last week fell as both purchase and refinancing applications declined, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Art Van Floors Now Part of Furniture Company   Full Article
Warren, MI, April 23, 2014 -- Art Van Furniture said that Art Van World of Floors is now a wholly owned brand of the company.