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Housing Starts, Permits, Decline in August   Full Article
Washington, DC, Sept. 18, 2014 -- U.S. housing starts and permits both declined in August, according to the Commerce Department.

Initial Jobless Claims Hit 14-Year Low Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, Sept. 18, 2014 --Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to 280,000, a 14-year low.

Fishman Flooring Names Hoffman Director   Full Article
Baltimore, MD, Sept. 18, 2014 -- Fishman Flooring Solutions has promoted Rob Hoffman to director of architectural specifications.

Philadelphia Manufacturing Expands at Slower Pace   Full Article
Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 18, 2014 -- Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region in September continued to expand but at the slowest rate in three months, according to the Philadelphia Federal Reserve.

Home Builder Confidence Near Nine-Year High   Full Article
Washington, DC, Sept. 17, 2014 -- The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing market index rose to nearly a nine-year high in September.

Mortgage Application Volume Rises Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, Sept. 17, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume rose last week as both purchase and refinancing applications increased, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Consumer Price Index Falls in August   Full Article
Washington, DC, Sept. 17, 2014 -- The consumer price index fell by 0.2% in August, which was the first decline since April 2013, according to the Labor Department.

California Green Chemistry Initiative Identifies Categories   Full Article
Sacramento, CA, Sept. 17, 2014 -- As part of California’s Green Chemistry Initiative, a three-year workplan has been drafted to begin evaluating chemicals in three broad product areas.

Bolyu Contract Rolls Out First Wallcovering   Full Article
Adairsville, GA, Sept. 17, 2014 -- Bolyu Contract is now selling its Svelte carpet as a wall covering.

Demand for LEED Credentials Rising, Study Shows   Full Article
Washington, DC, Sept. 16, 2014 -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) said a study of job postings reveals that demand for the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and LEED Green Associate credentials grew 46% over a year.