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Leading Economic Indicators Tick Higher in January   Full Article
New York, NY, Feb. 19, 2015 -- Leading U.S. economic indicators edged up 0.2% in January, according to the Conference Board.

Home Affordability Improves in Fourth Quarter   Full Article
Washington, DC, Feb. 19, 2015 -- Slightly lower interest rates and home prices in markets across the country contributed to a slight increase in nationwide housing affordability in the fourth quarter.

Philadelphia Manufacturing Grows at Slower Rate   Full Article
Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 19, 2015 -- Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region grew at the slowest pace in 12 months in February, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Housing Starts, Permits Dip in January   Full Article
Washington, DC, Feb. 18, 2015 -- Residential construction starts declined 2% in January to an annual rate of 1.07 million units, according to the Commerce Department.

Dixie Group Reports Loss on Higher Sales   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, Feb. 18, 2015 -- The Dixie Group, Inc. reported a fourth quarter net loss of $5.2 million, compared to a profit of $1.59 million a year ago.

Architecture Billings Contract Slightly in January   Full Article
Washington, DC, Feb. 18, 2015 -- Following a nine-month stretch of positive billings, the Architecture Billings Index showed no increase in design activity in January.

Distributor Haines Names Two Vice Presidents   Full Article
Glen Burnie, MD, Feb. 18, 2015 -– Distributor Haines has named Mike Barrett vice president of operations and Bill Rothenbach vice president of human resources.

Fuse Alliance Adds Two Members   Full Article
Laguna Niguel, CA, Feb. 18, 2015 -- Fuse Alliance said it has added two new dealer partners in the U.S.

Armstrong Develops Web-Based Tool for Retailers   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, Feb. 18, 2015 -- Armstrong Floor Products has rolled out what it calls an Advertising & Promotion Center.

Mortgage Applications Decline on Higher Rates   Full Article
Washington, DC, Feb. 18, 2015 -- Mortgage application volume plunged last week as interest rose to their highest level this year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.