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IICRC Expands Curriculum

Vancouver, WA, Dec. 3, 2002--The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification ( has enhanced its examination programs for certification to adjust to its ongoing growth as a leading authority in inspection, cleaning and

Housing Starts Down

Washington, DC, Nov. 20--Housing construction lost momentum in October, dropping 11.4%, the biggest drop since 1994.

Stainmaster Hits Top Ten

Atlanta, GA, Dec 3, 2002--DuPont Stainmaster’s crying baby commercial was recently rated seventh in the Top Ten Most Effective Ads by Intermedia Advertising Group during the weeks of September 16, 23 and 29.

Construction Spending Rises

Washington, DC, Dec. 2--Construction spending edged up 0.3% in October with the strength centered in a big gain in construction of schools, hospitals and other commercial buildings.

Burlington Industries Has Loss

Greensboro, NC, Nov. 21--Burlington Industries completed its fiscal year on September 28. For the fourth quarter, the company reported after tax earnings of $36.1 million

Consumer Spending Increases

Washington, DC, Nov. 27--Consumers rebounded from a September slump, increasing spending by a solid 0.4% in October.