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Foreclosure Starts Rise from a Year Ago   Full Article
Irvine, CA, Dec. 11, 2014 -- Year-over-year foreclosure starts increased for the first time in more than two years in November, according to tracking firm RealtyTrac.

Fuse Alliance Names Ecore Preferred Supplier   Full Article
Aurora, CO, Dec. 10, 2014 -- Fuse Alliance said that Ecore Commercial Flooring has been named a preferred supplier.

Mohawk, Interface Near Top of SE Sustainability Ranking   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, Dec. 10, 2014 -- Both Mohawk Industries and Interface were highly ranked on the 2014 Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings.

Toll Brothers Sees Income, Revenues Surge   Full Article
Horsham, PA, Dec. 10, 2014 -- Luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers posted a fourth-quarter profit of $131.5 million, or $0.71 a share, compared with a profit of $94.9 million, or $0.53 a share, a year earlier.

Omnova Solutions Raising Latex Products Prices   Full Article
Beachwood, OH, Dec. 10, 2014 -- Omnova Solutions’ Paper, Carpet and Specialty Ingredients businesses will raise prices by $0.03 per dry pound on all latex products sold into North American markets, effective Jan. 1.

Mortgage Delinquencies Should Hit 8-Year Low in 2015   Full Article
New York, NY, Dec. 10, 2014 -- Credit reporting agency TransUnion is predicting that the national mortgage delinquency rate will be 2.51% in 2015, which would be the lowest level since the third quarter of 2007.

Marble Institute Elects Two Directors   Full Article
Oberlin, OH, Dec. 10, 2014 -- The Marble Institute of America membership elected both Joshua Levinson and Bernard Van Etten III to serve five-year terms (2015-19) on the board of directors.

Mortgage Applications Increase Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, Dec. 10, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume rebounded last week, jumping 7.3% from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Fannie, Freddie To Back 3% Downpayment Mortgages   Full Article
Washington, DC, Dec. 9, 2014 -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said Monday that they will start backing fixed-rate mortgages with minimum down payments of 3% of the home's price.

Shaw To Sell Surya Rugs Through Aligned Network   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, Dec. 9, 2014 -— Surya said it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Shaw Floors to market and sell Surya area rugs through the Shaw Flooring Network aligned dealer program.