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Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor to Connect Exhibitors With Attendees   Full Article
Shanghai, China, Dec. 12, 2014 -- Domotex has developed programs to help exhibitors better connect with attendees of the Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor expo, held March 24-26 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center.

Crude Oil Prices Fall Below $60   Full Article
New York, NY, Dec. 12, 2014 -- Crude oil fell below $60 a barrel for the first time in five years, prompting the fastest selloff in oil prices since 2008.

Unilin Announces Workforce Reduction at a West Virgina Hardwood Plant   Full Article
Holden, WV, Dec. 12, 2014 -- Unilin announced a workforce reduction of 47 employees at a West Virginia hardwood plant.

Shaw Runners Raise Funds for St. Jude   Full Article
Dalton, GA, Dec. 12, 2014 -- A team of 29 Shaw Industries employees raised more than $23,500 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in conjunction with the St. Jude Memphis Marathon.

Retail Sales Jump in November   Full Article
Washington, DC, Dec. 11, 2014 -- U.S. retail sales rose 0.7% in November, led by online purchases and auto sales, according to the Commerce Department.

Armstrong Exits European Flooring Business   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, Dec. 11, 2014--Armstrong World Industries said it has decided to exit its European flooring business and cease further funding of its DLW subsidiary, effective immediately.

Patent Office Board Rules Against Interface Patent   Full Article
New York, NY, Dec. 11, 2014 -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board has essentially voided an Interface carpet tile installation patent in a dispute with Tandus Flooring, according to Law360.

North American Ceramic Tile EPD Available Online   Full Article
Washington, DC, Dec. 11, 2014 -- The Environmental Product Declaration for ceramic tile made in North America is now available for use by architects and specifiers seeking to satisfy green building project requirements.

Shaw Floors To Offer Retailers LED Lighting   Full Article
Dalton, GA, Dec. 11, 2014 – Shaw Floors said it has formed a new vendor partnership with MSi Lighting.

Jobless Claims Tick Down Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, Dec. 11, 2014 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, according to the Labor Department.