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Stifel Shares Outlook on Residential and Commercial Markets   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, April 27, 2016—Stifel has released its current outlook for the flooring industry.

Durable Goods Up 0.8% in March   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 26, 2016—New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $1.8 billion or 0.8% to $230.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced.

DuPont Reports Q1 Earnings of $7.4 Billion   Full Article
Wilmington, DE, April 25, 2016—DuPont announced Q1 2016 sales of $7.4 billion, or operating earnings of $1.26 per share, compared to Q1 2015 sales of $9.2 billion, or operating earnings of $1.34 per share in the prior year.

Home Prices Rose 5.3% in February, S&P/Case-Shiller   Full Article
New York, NY, April 26, 2016—The S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, recorded a 5.3% annual gain in February, unchanged from the previous month.

CFI to Offer Simultaneous Accelerated Carpet Installation Classes in TX & CA   Full Article
Dallas, TX, April 26, 2016—Certified Floor Covering Installers will offer two options for its next class accelerated carpet installation class, which will start on May 16: one in Forney, Texas and another in Anaheim, California.

Shaw Named One of the Best Places to Work for Recent Grads by Symplicity   Full Article
Dalton, GA, April 26, 2016 – Shaw ranked among the top 25 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads in 2016 on Symplicity’s Best Places to Work for Recent Grads survey.

Propex Global Taps Bill Emberson as Senior Account Executive   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, April 25, 2016—Propex Global announces the hiring of carpet industry expert Bill Emberson as senior account executive.

March New Single-Family Home Sales Down 1.5%, but Up 5.4% YOY   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 25, 2016--Sales of new single-family houses in March 2016 were at a rate of 511,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 1.5% below the revised February rate of 519,000 but 5.4% above the March 2015 estimate of 485,000.

Remodeling Market Index Dipped in First Quarter of 2016   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 25, 2016—The National Association of Home Builders’ Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 54 in the first quarter of 2016, dipping four points below the previous quarter but remaining in positive territory above 50.

IIDA Showroom & Booth Design Competition at NeoCon Now Open   Full Article
Chicago, IL, April 25, 2016—The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is now accepting submissions to the IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom and Booth Design Competition at NeoCon 2016.