Today's Flooring News

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Producer Prices Slip 0.3 Percent

Washington, DC, June 13--Wholesale prices fell in May as the end to the Iraq war caused energy prices to tumble, the government said on Friday, but the drop was mild enough to soothe worries about economy-wide price declines.

Retail Sales Edge Up

Washington, DC, June 12--Shoppers, after cutting back in April, opened their pocketbooks and wallets a bit wider in May, pushing up sales at the nation's retailers by 0.1 percent.

DuPont: AIC Ltd. Tenders 10.7 Million DuPont Cda S

Wilmington, DL, June 12--Chemical maker DuPont Co. on Wednesday said one of the larger minority holders of its DuPont Canada unit sold back about 16 percent of the shares DuPont does not already own, bringing DuPont closer to buying the unit.

Jobless Rate Hits Nine Year High

Washington, DC, June 9--The nation's unemployment rate climbed to a nine year high of 6.1 percent in May, but a slowing in the rate of job losses raised hopes that the weak economy is starting to recharge.

Retailers Gear Up For Possible Tax Boost

Chicago, IL, June 9--Attention shoppers. We welcome your tax-rebate checks. Family oriented retailers and restaurants may get a lift in sales this summer as millions of consumers with children receive tax rebates in the mail.

DuPont Flooring Systems Renamed The Invironmentali

Kennesaw, GA, June 4-- DuPont Flooring Systems, a business unit of DuPont Textiles and Interiors (DTI), has changed its name to The Invironmentalists. The new name reflects the firm's new market focus on creating and sustaining interior environments.