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Home Prices up 0.2% in May, 5.6% YOY   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 22, 2016—U.S. house prices rose in May, up 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency monthly House Price Index.

Construction Employment Rose in 39 States in June YOY   Full Article
Arlington, VA, July 25, 2016—Construction employment increased in 39 states between June 2015 and June 2016, according to analysis of Labor Department data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Hanley Awards Announces Vision & Leadership in Sustainability Winner   Full Article
Los Angeles, CA, July 25, 2016—The Hanley Foundation and Hanley Wood have announced that CEO of the USGBC Rick Fedrizzi has been selected as the seventh recipient of The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability.

Conference Board's Leading Economic Index Rose by 0.3% in June   Full Article
New York, NY, July 22, 2016—The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.3% in June to 123.7, following a 0.2% decline in May, and a 0.5 percent increase in April.

Confidence High Among Home Renovation Market Professionals, Houzz   Full Article
Palo Alto, CA, July 22, 2016—Houzz has released the Q2 2016 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks confidence in the home renovation market among industry professionals.

NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention Registration Now Open   Full Article
Chicago, IL, July 22, 2016—Registration for the 2016 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention is now open.

JJ Haines Extends Coverage of Earthwerks LVT   Full Article
Houston, TX, July 22, 2016—JJ Haines has extended its coverage of Earthwerks LVT to the Florida area.

Existing Home Sales Rose for Fourth Consecutive Month in June   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 21, 2016—Boosted by a greater share of sales to first-time buyers not seen in nearly four years, existing-home sales maintained their upward trajectory in June, rising 1.1%, according to NAR.

AIA Billings Index Reports June Score of 52.6, Indicating Expansion   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 21, 2016—The American Institute of Architects reported the June ABI score was 52.6, down from the mark of 53.1 in the previous month.

Kersey Chosen as Brand Manager of Engineered Floors' Pentz Division   Full Article
Dalton, GA, July 21, 2016—Floor covering executive Brandon Kersey was recently chosen by Engineered Floors to be brand manager for its new main street flooring division Pentz Commercial Flooring Solutions.