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Consumer Sentiment Edges Down in Early June   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, June 13, 2014 -- Consumer sentiment fell to an initial June reading of 81.2 from a final May level of 81.9, according to the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters.

U.S. Home Construction Insuffient, NAR Says   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 13, 2014 -- New home construction is currently insufficient in most of the U.S., and some states could face persistent housing shortages and affordability issues, according to the National Association of Realtors.

NAHB Seeks Entries for Home Design Awards   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 13, 2014 -- The Building Systems Councils of the National Association of Home Builders opened its call for entries for the 2015 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design.

Wholesale Prices Fall Unexpectedly in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 13, 2014 -- U.S. wholesale prices declined 0.2% in May after two straight large monthly gains, according to the Labor Department.

Ecore International Wins Surface Systems Patent   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, June 12, 2014 -- Ecore International said it has been issued a U.S. patent for laminated interlocking surfacing systems with a recycled rubber backing.

Beaulieu Planning Regional 'Reunions' Next Year   Full Article
Dalton, GA, June 12, 2014 -- Beaulieu America said that next year it will take its product and promotions to regional events it calls “Dealer Family Reunions.”

Retail Sales Increase in May, April Revised Higher   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 12, 2014 -- U.S. retail sales rose 0.3% in May and April's initial estimate was revised higher, according to the Commerce Department.

Initial Jobless Claims Edge Higher Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 12, 2014 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits edged up 4,000 to 317,000 last week, according to the Labor Department.

Emser Tile Again Holding Photo Contest   Full Article
Los Angeles, CA, June 12, 2014 -- Emser Tile has launched its second annual Emser Inspired photo contest.

Special Events Highlight of Summer Rug Market   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, June 12, 2014 -- AmericasMart said it will present a long and diverse slate of special events at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market July 8-15.