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September Housing Starts Fell from August, But Rose 6.1% YOY

September Housing Starts Fell from August, But Rose 6.1% YOY

Washington, DC, October 18, 2017—Privately-owned housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,127,000. This is 4.7% below the revised August estimate of 1,183,000, but is 6.1% above the September 2016 rate of 1,062,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced jointly.

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Specifix, AR Flooring App, Makes Contest Semi-Finals

Highland Park, IL, October 18. 2017—On October 11, Jerry Freeman, president and founder of Specifix gave a five-minute presentation to fifteen judges and top-tier investors from around the world. After all of the rapid-fire presentations were over, Specifix had won its right to be among the top 20 significant winners in the semi-final round of the contest with a chance to compete for the $1.0 million prize.

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Dixie Group Reorganizes Its Commercial Business

Dalton, GA, October 17, 2017—In order to improve results and better utilize existing assets and resources, The Dixie Group has decided to combine its commercial businesses, Masland Contract and Atlas, into one business unit effective October 16.

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Builder Confidence Up Four Points to 68 in October

Washington, DC, October 17, 2017—Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose four points to a level of 68 in October on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This was the highest reading since May.

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