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Small Business Index Increased in March, Still Below Historical Average
Washington, DC, May 13, 2015—The Small Business Optimism Index increased 1.7 points from March to 96.9, in spite of a quarter of virtually no economic growth, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.
Ecore Sponsors Build-A-Bike Event for Starnet Betterhalves
Lancaster, PA, May 13, 2015—Ecore was the main sponsor of the Starnet Betterhalves' philanthropic and networking event Build-A-Bike at the 2015 Starnet spring meeting in Tucson, Arizona.
Lowe's to Purchase 13 Former Target Stores in Canada
Mooresville, NC, May 12, 2015—Lowe’s is purchasing 13 former Target stores and a distribution center, all in Canada, for $125 million. These will be converted into Lowe’s Canada home improvement centers.
LL Battling Some of Its Product Liability Insurers Over Representation
Toano, VA, May 12, 2015—Many of the Lumber Liquidator’s product liability insurance carriers are refusing to defend the company in class-action suits brought by unhappy customers, the New York Post reports.
Job Openings Little Changed From February
Washington, DC, May 12, 2015—There were five million job openings on the last business day of March, little changed from 5.1 million in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.
DeGraaf Interiors Location Named Armstrong Elite Retailer
Lancaster, PA, May 12, 2015—The DeGraaf Interiors location in Hudsonville, Michigan is now an Armstrong Elite Retailer.
FCICA Offers Scholarships in Support of Its CIM Program
West Bloomfield, MI, May 12, 2015—The Flooring Contractors Association has created the Bruce Newbrough Memorial Scholarship in support of its CIM Program, a certification program for floorcovering installation managers.
Mohawk Nets Four 2015 Hermes Creative Awards
Calhoun, GA, May 11, 2015—Mohawk Flooring was recognized with four 2015 Hermes Creative Awards.
Construction Sector's Unemployment Rate Falls to Nine-Year Low
Arlington, VA, May 11, 2015—Construction firms added 45,000 jobs in April and 280,000 over 12 months, as the sector's unemployment rate fell to a nine-year April low of 7.5%, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.
GoodWeave Provides Update on Its Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort
Washington, DC, May 11, 2015—GoodWeave, the organization dedicated to stopping child labor in the rug industry, released an update on Nepal, one of the countries where it operates, which was hit by a 7.9 earthquake on April 25.
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