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Construction Spending Rises Less Than Expected   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 2, 2014 -- Construction spending in the U.S. rose 0.2% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $953.5 billion, the U.S. Commerce Department reported Monday.

ITC Raises Chinese Anti-Dumping Penalties for Most Firms   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 2, 2014 -- Anti-dumping duties were raised for most Chinese companies involved in the engineered hardwood flooring dispute with the International Trade Commission.

NWFA Trade Show Wins Recognition for Growth   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, June 2, 2014 -- For the second year in a row, the National Wood Flooring Association’s Wood Flooring Expo has been recognized as one of the 50 fastest-growing shows in the U.S. by Trade Show Executive magazine.

Manufacturing Expansion Slows in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 2, 2014 -- Manufacturing continued to expand in May but at a slower pace, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s factory index.

Shaw Contract Names Market Awards Winners   Full Article
Cartersville, GA, June 2, 2014 -- As part of its Design Is awards program, Shaw Contract Group has named the winners of the Market Award, which represent the highest caliber of work within an industry segment.

Consumer Spending Falls First Time in a Year   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 30, 2014 -- Consumer spending declined a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in April, according to the Commerce Department.

Multifamily Construction Continues to Rise   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 30, 2014 -- Production of apartments and condominiums grew in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest Multifamily Production Index from the National Association of Home Builders.

Chicago-Area Manufacturing Accelerates in May   Full Article
Chicago, IL, May 30, 2014 -- The Chicago PMI accelerated in May, according to the Chicago business barometer.

Cersaie To Feature Keynote by Architect Ito   Full Article
Bologna, Italy, May 30, 2014 -- Tile trade show Cersaie has invited Japanese award-winning architect Toyo Ito to deliver the keynote lecture in the Palazzo dei Congressi at the Bologna Exhibition Centre Sept. 25

Consumer Sentiment Falls in May   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, May 30, 2014 --Consumer sentiment fell in May, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan index.