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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.

Housing Permits up 3.5% in August   Full Article
Washington, DC, September 17, 2015—Privately owned housing units were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,170,000 in August, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced.

GBI Announces Public Comment Period on Revised ANSI Standard   Full Article
Portland, OR, September 17, 2015—The Green Building Initiative’s (GBI) 32-member Consensus Body has released for public comment a revision to the standard known as ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings.

FCIF Raises $150,000 at Annual Greenberg Golf Tournament   Full Article
Adairsville, GA, September 17, 2015—The13th annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament, held on September 16 at Barnsley Gardens, raised $150,000 for the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF).