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FastFact: Insurance, Maintenance Lead Post-Recession Household Spending

Household insurance has emerged as the fastest-growing housing expense since the Great Recession ended in 2009, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

APRO Names Tony Pintarelli to Business Development Post

The Association of Progressive Rental Organizations has named Tony Pintarelli as its new director of business development.

Dallas Market Center Sets Exhibitors Referral Program

The Dallas Market Center has launched an exhibitor referral program for its temporary exhibits at the January Total Home & Gift Market that offers incentives ranging from gift cards to a free booth at the show.

Ashley Hosts Middle School Students at Wisconsin, N.C. Plants

Ashley Furniture hosted more than 400 middle school students at its Arcadia, Wisc., and Advance, N.C., factories earlier this month as part of National Manufacturing Day, an event aimed at encouraging students to consider manufacturing work as a career.

Mattress Firm Sues Tuft & Needle Over Advertising Campaign

Bedding retailer Mattress Firm has filed suit against online mattress heavyweight Tuft & Needle, accusing the company of false advertising and infringing on several Mattress Firm trademarks.

Flexsteel Sales Jump 6.9% in Fiscal Q1

Upholstery and case goods resource Flexsteel Inds. (NASDAQ: FLXS) said sales rose 6.9% to $119.8 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30, while a one-time gain on the sale of a facility resulted in a 30% jump in profits.

La-Z-Boy Hits Retail Milestone with 350th Store

La-Z-Boy (NYSE: LZB) has opened its 350th branded retail store, a 13,000 square-foot location in the Chicago suburb of Rockford, Ill.  

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