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Senate Passes Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 18, 2016—The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) commended Senate passage of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016.

Consumer Price Index Rose by 0.2% in June   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 15, 2016—The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2% in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

June Retail & Food Sales Rose 0.6%, According to Advance Estimate   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 15, 2016—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for June were $457.0 billion, an increase of 0.6% from the previous month and 2.7% above June 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Armstrong Flooring Moving from Direct to Distribution in Servicing CCA   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, July 15, 2016—Working in concert with CCA leadership, Armstrong Flooring (AFI) has made the decision to conclude the CCA direct program and return the sales and service of the CCA dealer network to our distribution partners.

Distributive Trade Sales & Manufacturers Shipments Up 0.2% in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 15, 2016—The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for May was estimated at $1,291.8 billion, up 0.2% from April 2016, but was down 1.4% from May 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.

Solid Hardwood Manufacturer Aacer Adding Engineered to its Offering   Full Article
Peshtigo, WI, July 15, 2016—Aacer Flooring has announced that it is expanding its manufacturing operation and will soon be producing northern hardwood engineered flooring.

Consumer Sentiment Fell 4.3% in July, According to Preliminary Results   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, July 15, 2016—Consumer sentiment fell to 89.5 in July, 4.3% below June’s 93.5, according to preliminary results from the University of Michigan’s Survey of Consumers.

June Industrial Production Rose 0.6%, Following May Decline   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 15, 2016—Industrial production increased 0.6% in June after declining 0.3% in May, according to the Federal Reserve.

Greenbuild Announces Closing Plenary Speakers for 2016 Expo   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 15, 2016—Informa Exhibitions and USGBC announce famed architect Bjarke Ingels, founding partner of the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), and USGBC COO Mahesh Ramanujam as Greenbuild International Conference and Expo closing plenary speakers.

Cersaie Exhibition Space Sold Out Three Months Prior to Show   Full Article
Sassuolo, IT, July 15, 2016—The entire 156,000 square meters of Cersaie's exhibition area has already been sold out, three months prior to the show, which will run September 26 to 30.