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Red Ink a Constant for Furniture Brands

The furniture industry rises and falls with the housing market, and lately most sofa and dresser makers have been buoyed by the uptick in home sales.

Furniture Brands International is the notable exception. The Clayton-based company has lost money every year since 2007, and analysts don't see it turning around before 2015.

J.C. Penney's Home Shops Void of Shoppers

Longtime department store analyst Michael Exstein reiterated his sell rating for J.C. Penney stock after seeing increased markdowns in Penney's attractive new home department.

FXI Develops Temperature-Regulation Technologies

Foam products vendor FXI has created two components; Aerus and Maxperm, to help bedding manufacturers meet consumer needs for temperature regulation.

Legaré Inks Distribution Deals

Flat-pack, tool-free-assembly furniture vendor Legaré has reached several domestic and international distribution agreements.

Furniture Brands Falls Below Listing Requirements

Furniture Brands International (NYSE: FBN) was notified last week by the New York Stock Stock Exchange that its stock had fallen below the exchange's continued listing standards.

Furniture Sales Jump 2.4% in June

Americans spent more at retail businesses in June, buying more cars and trucks, furniture and clothes. But consumers cut back on many other purchases, a mixed sign for economic growth.

Furniture Buying Index Holds Steady in June

America's Research Group's Furniture Buying Index held steady in June at a reading of 76.

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