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Non-Manufacturing Index Fell in November   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, December 3, 2015—The non-manufacturing index registered 55.9% in November, 3.2 percentage points lower than the October reading of 59.1%, according to the Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

Cyber Monday Sales Surpass Expectations   Full Article
New York, NY, December 2, 2015—Cyber Monday’s sales rose 16% over last year to $3.07 billion, according to Adobe’s Digital Index.

Home Price Index Marks 6.8% YOY Increase, CoreLogic   Full Article
Irvine, CA, December 2, 2015— The CoreLogic Home Price Index for October 2015 shows that home prices nationwide increased by 6.8% in October 2015 compared with October 2014 and increased by 1.0% in October 2015 compared with September 2015.

Private Sector Adds 217,000 Jobs in November   Full Article
Roseland, NJ, December 2, 2015—Private sector employment increased by 217,000 jobs from October to November, according to the November ADP Employment Report.

Attendance Rose at 2015 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 2, 2015—Attendance at this year’s Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, held in Washington DC, was up 11% over last year.

Productivity Rose in Q3, Hours Worked Fell for First Time in 6 Years   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 2, 2015—Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased at a 2.2% annual rate during the third quarter of 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, as output increased 1.8% and hours worked decreased 0.3%.

Starnet Announces Two New Partners   Full Article
Darien, CT, December 1, 2015—The Starnet Board of Directors approved two new flooring contractors to the partnership: Milburn Flooring Mills in Copiague, New York and JDS Flooring Associates LLC in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

Auto Sales Reached 14-Year High in November   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 2, 2015—November auto sales rose to a 14-year high of 1.3 million, according to data from Autodata Corp.

RD Weis Acquires PA-based CTS Flooring   Full Article
Elmsford, NY, December 1, 2015—RD Weis Companies will acquire CTS Flooring of Limerick, Pennsylvania, effective January 1, 2016.

October Construction Activity Rose 1%   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 1, 2015— Total construction activity for October 2015 was $1,107.4 billion, 1.0% above the revised September 2015 figure of $1,096.6 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.