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Manufacturing Expands at Faster Pace   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, Aug. 1, 2014 -- U.S. manufacturing expanded at its fastest rate since April 2011, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

Consumer Sentiment Ticks Down in July   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, Aug. 1, 2014 -- The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan final reading of consumer sentiment for July edged down to 81.8 from 82.5 in June.

Construction Spending Falls on Commercial Weakness   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 1, 2014 -- Construction spending fell by 1.8% in June, mostly due to lower spending on commercial projects, according to the Commerce Department.

Personal Spending, Income Rise in June   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 1, 2014 -- Consumer spending increased modestly in June, according to Commerce Department statistics.

Planned Job Cuts Grow Due To Tech Layoffs   Full Article
Chicago, IL, July 31, 2014 -- Announced job cuts by U.S. employers in July totaled 46,887, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Unemployment Claims Rise Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 31, 2014 -- Initial jobless claims jumped last week after falling to a 14-year low the week before.

NAHB Announces Green Awards Program   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 31 -- The National Association of Home Builders has announced its new integrated Green Awards program.

Chicago Area Manufacturing Expands at Slower Rate   Full Article
Chicago, IL, July 31, 2014 -- The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index fell sharply in July to its lowest level in more than a year.

Quick-Step Unveils Proprietary Visualization Tool   Full Article
Dallas, TX, July 31, 2014 -- Laminate maker Quick-Step has released a new proprietary digital shopping tool for consumers called “Style My Floor.”

Private Employers Add 218,000 Jobs in July   Full Article
Roseland, NJ, July 30, 2014 -- Private employers hired 218,000 workers in July, according to the ADP National Employment Report.