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January Existing-Home Sales Off 2.5%

Washington, DC, February 28, 2006--Sales of existing homes, including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, declined 2.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate1 of 6.56 million units in January.

Surfaces 2006 Sets New Attendance Record

Dallas, TX, February 27, 2006--Hanley Wood has said that Surfaces 2006 was a record setter. The company said that 40,588 retailers, manufacturers, distributors, architects, designers, builders and installers.

Armstrong Narrows Operating Loss in 4Q

Lancaster, PA, February 24, 2006--Armstrong Holdings, Inc., today reported an operating loss of $10.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2005 compared to an operating loss of $134.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2004.

Interface Posts 4Q Profit

Atlanta, GA, February 22, 2006—Interface in the fourth quarter of 2005, after charges, reported net income of $5.7 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared with a net loss in the fourth quarter of 2004 of $4.4 million, or $0.08 per diluted share.

Home Depot 4Q EPS Up 27.7%

Atlanta, GA, February 21, 2006--Home Depot reported diluted earnings per share in the fourth quarter that rose 27.7 percent to a record $0.60 on net earnings of $1.3 billion, compared with $0.47 on net earnings of $1.0 billion reported for the same period

Pergo Swings to Profit for 2005

Stockholm, Sweden, February 20, 2006--Pergo this morning reported its financials for the year 2005 and the fourth quarter. The company reported earnings after tax for the year of SEK 166 million (US$21.2M) verses a loss of SEK 196 million (-US$25 M).

Producer Prices Up 0.3%, Core Prices Up 0.4%

Washington, DC, February 17, 2006--The producer price index increased 0.3% in January, while core prices, which exclude food and energy, rose 0.4%, the biggest gain in a year, the Labor Department said Friday.