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Personal Income Rose 0.4% in March   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 29, 2016—Personal income increased $57.4 billion, or 0.4%, and disposable personal income increased $50.4 billion, or 0.4%, in March, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Interface's Q1 Sales Down 6.1% YOY   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, April 29, 2016—Interface, Inc. announced sales of $222.6 million for Q1 2016, compared to $236.9 in Q1 2015, a decrease of 6.1%.

BASF Q1 Group Sales Down Nearly 30%, Chemical Segment Down 19%   Full Article
Ludwigshafen, DE, April 29, 2016—In the first quarter of 2016, BASF Group sales decreased by 29% to €14.2 billion compared with the same quarter of the previous year.

NAHB Predicts Continued Gradual Growth for Housing Market in 2016   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 29, 2016—Steady job growth, affordable home prices, attractive mortgage interest rates and pent-up demand will help the housing market continue on a gradual upward trajectory in 2016, according to the NAHB.

NWFA Elects 2016 Board of Directors   Full Article
Charlotte, NC, April 29, 2016—The National Wood Flooring Association elected its 2016 board of directors during its Wood Flooring Expo, taking place April 27 to 30 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Gerflor to Supply Volleyball & Handball Courts for Summer 2016 Olympics   Full Article
Chicago, IL, April 29, 2016—Gerflor will supply Taraflex courts for volleyball and handball tournaments during the next Olympic Games in Rio, August 5 to 21.

GDP Rose 0.5% in Q1, According to BEA Advance Estimate   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 28, 2016—Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 0.5% in the first quarter of 2016, according to the advance estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Armstrong Initiates Price Increase on Wood Products   Full Article
Lancaster, PA, April 28, 2016—Armstrong Flooring announced that it will initiate a 5% to 7% price increase for engineered flooring and a 3% to 5% price increase for solid flooring in the United States and Canada effective with shipments on June 13.

Crossville's Curran Honored with NTCA Lifetime Achievement Award   Full Article
Crossville, TN, April 28, 2016—Tim Curran, co-president of Curran Group, the holding company that owns Crossville Inc., has been awarded the prestigious Joe A. Tarver Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Tile Contractors Association.

Construction Employment Expanded in 244 of 358 of Metro Areas in March   Full Article
Arlington, VA, April 28, 2016—Construction employment increased in 244 out of 358 metro areas, was unchanged in 44 and declined in 70 between March 2015 and March 2016, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.