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Regan Scientific Files to Disqualify ANSI Standard Measuring Wet SCOF for Hard Surfaces   Full Article
New York, NY, July 25, 2016—Regan Scientific Instruments has filed a document seeking to withdraw for cause the ANSI/NFSI B101.1-2009 to the ANSI Board of Standards Review.

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.

NAHB Remodeling Market Index Indicates Steady Momentum   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 25, 2016—The National Association of Home Builders’ Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 53 in the second quarter of 2016.

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.

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.