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Existing-Home Sales Down 4.8% in August, Prices Moderate, NAR   Full Article
Washington, DC, September 21, 2015—Following three straight months of gains, existing–home sales dipped in August despite slowing price growth, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Invista Hosting Pami Talks Event in Atlanta for RSAs   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, September 21, 2015—Invista is hosting Pami Talks, a retail training seminar open to all retail sales associates, on October 2.

Construction Employment Expanded in 36 States Year over Year   Full Article
Arlington, VA, September 21, 2015—Construction employment expanded in 36 states and the District of Columbia between August 2014 and August 2015, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Leading Economic Index Up 0.1% in August, Conference Board   Full Article
New York, NY, September 21, 2015—The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.1% in August to 123.7, following no change in July, and a 0.6% increase in June.

Hank's Specialties Relocates IA Location & Opens New WI Branch   Full Article
Cedar Rapids, IA, September 21, 2015—Hank’s Specialties, a Midwest floorcovering and installation supply distributor, has moved its Cedar Rapids, Iowa location to 960 32nd Avenue SW.

Lennar Q3 Income Reported   Full Article
Miami, FL, September 21, 2015—Lennar Corporation, a Miami-based homebuilder, reported net income of $223.3 million, or $0.96 per share, in the quarter ended August 31, from $177.8 million, or $0.78 cents per share, a year earlier.

Shaw Signs Lease for New Union Square Showroom   Full Article
New York, NY, September 18, 2015—Shaw Industries has signed a long-term lease to occupy 7,963 square feet at 853 Broadway in Union Square, according to Real Estate Weekly.

CCA Global to Host Building Buzz Social Media Conference   Full Article
Manchester, NH, September 18, 2015—Key brands from CCA Global Partners will host Building Buzz, an independent-retailer focused social media and digital conference held September 20 to 22 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside in Tampa, Florida.

Columbia Forest Products Installs its Fourth Meinan Lathe Line   Full Article
Greensboro, NC, September 18, 2015—Columbia Forest Products has made a $15 million investment that completes the conversion of all of Columbia Forest Products' North American core-peeling activities to Meinan's state-of-the-art peeling technology.

Loloi Named an ARTS Award Finalist   Full Article
Dallas, TX, September 18, 2015--For the twelfth consecutive year, Loloi has been named an ARTS Award finalist, receiving a nomination in the Best Rug Manufacturer category.