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Builder Confidence Falls Three Points in February, Yet Remains Positive   Full Article
Washington, DC, February 16, 2016—Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell three points to 58 in February from an upwardly revised January reading of 61 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Armstrong's Alterna Nets 2015 Good Design Award   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, February 16, 2016—Armstrong’s Alterna Engineered Stone has won a 2015 Good Design Award.

Armstrong Unveils New LVT with Diamond Coating   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, January 20, 2016—Armstrong has unveiled its new Vivero luxury flooring, featuring patent-pending Diamond 10 Technology.

Carpet One Floor & Home Wins a Best of Houzz Award   Full Article
Manchester, NH, February 16, 2016—Carpet One Floor & Home has won Best Of Design on Houzz.

Chicago Floorcovering Association Announces 2016 Product Showcase   Full Article
Chicago, IL, February 16, 2016—The Chicago Floorcovering Association is holding its 2016 Product Showcase on March 15.

Baby Boomers Still Prefer Suburbs and Cul de Sacs   Full Article
Washington, DC, February 16, 2016—Homebuyers in the Baby Boom Generation want a suburban neighborhood consisting of all single-family detached homes, according to the results of the NAHB's Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation.

Vacancy Rate Dropped 9.3% Between Q3 2015 and Q1 2016   Full Article
Irvine, CA, February 15, 2016—Out of nearly 85 million residential properties nationwide, more than 1.3 million were vacant at the beginning of February, down 9.3% from Q3 2015, according to RealtyTrac's Q1 2016 U.S. Residential Property Vacancy Analysis.

Oil Prices Rise on Hopes of OPEC-led Production Cuts   Full Article
Vienna, AT, February 15, 2016—Oil prices rose in choppy trading on Monday, following news that talks between members of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries may manifest in productions cuts.

Consumer Expectations Fall in February   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, February 15, 2016—Consumer sentiment fell 1.4% to 90.7 in February, according to the University of Michigan’s Survey of Consumers.

Retail Sales Rose in January   Full Article
Washington, DC, February 12, 2016—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for January were $449.9 billion, an increase of 0.2% from the previous month, and 3.4% above January 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.