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Manufacturing Fell Slightly in April but Remained Positive   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, May 2, 2016—The April PMI registered 50.8%, a decrease of 1 percentage point from the March reading of 51.8%, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

Consumer Sentiment Fell 2.2% in April   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, May 2, 2016—Consumer sentiment closed April at 89.0, down 2.2% from March’s 91.0 rate, according to the University of Michigan’s Survey of Consumers’ final results.

Home Depot CMO Trish Mueller Steps Down   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, May 2, 2016-- Trish Mueller has stepped down as chief marketing officer at Home Depot after nearly seven years, reports Adweek.

Personal Income Rose 0.4% in March   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 29, 2016—Personal income increased $57.4 billion, or 0.4%, and disposable personal income increased $50.4 billion, or 0.4%, in March, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Interface's Q1 Sales Down 6.1% YOY   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, April 29, 2016—Interface, Inc. announced sales of $222.6 million for Q1 2016, compared to $236.9 in Q1 2015, a decrease of 6.1%.

BASF Q1 Group Sales Down Nearly 30%, Chemical Segment Down 19%   Full Article
Ludwigshafen, DE, April 29, 2016—In the first quarter of 2016, BASF Group sales decreased by 29% to €14.2 billion compared with the same quarter of the previous year.

NAHB Predicts Continued Gradual Growth for Housing Market in 2016   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 29, 2016—Steady job growth, affordable home prices, attractive mortgage interest rates and pent-up demand will help the housing market continue on a gradual upward trajectory in 2016, according to the NAHB.

NWFA Elects 2016 Board of Directors   Full Article
Charlotte, NC, April 29, 2016—The National Wood Flooring Association elected its 2016 board of directors during its Wood Flooring Expo, taking place April 27 to 30 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Gerflor to Supply Volleyball & Handball Courts for Summer 2016 Olympics   Full Article
Chicago, IL, April 29, 2016—Gerflor will supply Taraflex courts for volleyball and handball tournaments during the next Olympic Games in Rio, August 5 to 21.

GDP Rose 0.5% in Q1, According to BEA Advance Estimate   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 28, 2016—Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 0.5% in the first quarter of 2016, according to the advance estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.