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  • Braun sets sights on retirement

    For 13 years, Werner Braun has in many ways been the face and voice of the carpet industry.

    November 14, 2013

  • Local officials hope to woo new IVC plant

    Local officials say they still hope to attract a factory planned by floorcovering company IVC US.

    November 9, 2013

  • Werner Braun: Teen Maze a sobering endeavor

    Travel back with me to the early 1960s if you will.
    Back then I was an inner-city Indianapolis high school student, a young first-time driver who impatiently navigated his way through a narrow one-lane school entrance every afternoon in a mad rush to get home from school.

    November 8, 2013

  • No October jinx this time for the stock market

    October often makes investors nervous, since that’s when some of the biggest crashes in stock market history happened. But this October, the market seemed unstoppable.

    November 1, 2013

  • Werner Braun: The European Union and large appliances

    The European Union has recently taken a stand on large appliances that seems a bit counterintuitive to me. This stand has to do with the amount of energy that appliances, like stoves, dryers and even vacuum cleaners, actually use.

    November 1, 2013

  • Blurry view of US economy complicates Fed’s task

    A hazy picture of the U.S. economy has emerged from the most recent snapshots of retail sales, housing, manufacturing, the job market and the confidence of consumers.

    October 30, 2013

  • Werner Braun: Foster presents industry news with honesty, integrity and fairness

    It started out as a “one-time” gig, a chance to host a three-day radio talk show during a Dalton Floorcovering Market convention more than 23 years ago.

    October 25, 2013

  • Initial unemployment insurance claims down slightly in Georgia

    ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday that 34,293 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in September, down by 1,210, or 3.4 percent, from August when 35,503 claims were filed. The last time initial claims were below this level was in September 2007, when 32,139 were recorded. 

    October 18, 2013 1 Story

  • Michael Chriszt at Trade Center mlh.jpg Outlook for Georgia, Dalton economies is good, says expert

    Housing inventories remain relatively low, new housing starts and housing permits continue to rise, and sales and production in the floorcovering industry continue to increase. That’s good news for the Dalton area economy, according to Michael Chriszt, vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

    October 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • Werner Braun: Special Olympics golf postscript

    I’ve always been incredibly proud of our Capital City Rotary Club for its commitment to the greater community and for its spirit of volunteerism, which, in my mind, has no equal.

    October 18, 2013