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Housing Starts at Highest Level Since October 2007   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 19, 2015—Nationwide housing starts inched up 0.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.206 million units in July, according to data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.

Lowe's Quarterly Earnings Up 8.4% YOY   Full Article
Mooresville, NC, August 19, 2015—Lowe's Companies, Inc. has reported net earnings of $1.13 billion for the quarter ended July 31, an 8.4% increase over the same period a year ago.

Gary Keeble Hired as Director of Marketing for Metroflor   Full Article
Norwalk, CT, August 19, 2015—Gary E. Keeble, Jr. (LEED AP) has been appointed as director of marketing for Metroflor Corp.

USGBC Announces LEED for Homes Award Winners   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 19, 2015—The U.S. Green Building Council has announced the recipients of its annual LEED for Homes Awards.

Lumber Liquidators Taps Jill Witter as Chief Compliance & Legal Officer   Full Article
Toano, VA, August 19, 2015—Lumber Liquidators has announced the hiring of Jill Witter as the company's chief compliance and legal officer.

Install Expanding into Texas with Training & Certification Program   Full Article
Haddonfield, NJ, August 19, 2015—Install is working to address the labor shortfall in Texas by expanding into the state through a rigorous training and certification program.

E-commerce Sales Rise 4.2%, Account for 7.2% of Total Retail   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 19, 2015—The estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the second quarter of 2015 was $83.9 billion, an increase of 4.2% from the first quarter of 2015, according to the Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce.

Consumer Price Index Up 0.1% in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 19, 2015—The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.1% in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

IDS Announces Call for Speakers for 2016 National Conference   Full Article
High Point, NC, August 19, 2015—The Interior Design Society (IDS) announces a call for speakers for its 2016 national conference, which will be held March 31 and April 1, 2016 at the Dallas Market Center, Texas.

Home Depot Sales Up 4.3% YOY in Second Quarter   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, August 18, 2015—The Home Depot has reported sales of $24.8 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2015, a 4.3% increase from the second quarter of fiscal 2014.