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Housing Cycles Have Lengthened   Full Article
Alexandria, VA, August 31, 2015—Housing market pricing cycles—normal, boom and bust phases—have become longer over the last four decades, according to statistical analysis of data from 20 industrial countries covering the period 1970 to 2012.

August Consumer Sentiment Down Due to Stock Market Decline   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, August 31, 2015—The final result for consumer sentiment in August was 91.9, down 1.3% from July’s reading of 93.1.

Oil Futures Rise by Largest One-Day Gain Since 2009   Full Article
Geneva, CH, August 31, 2015—Oil futures rose by more than 10% on August 27, according to Marketwatch, the largest one-day gain since 2009.

Houzz Releases 2015 U.S. Bedroom Trends Survey   Full Article
Palo Alto, CA, August 28, 2015—Houzz has released the 2015 U.S. Bedroom Trends Survey, which found that 38% of survey participants listed hardwood as the top flooring choice for their master bedroom, while another 30% listed carpet.

Shaw Contract Group Opens Singapore Showroom   Full Article
Singapore, SI, August 28, 2015—Shaw Contract Group recently opened its new regional showroom in Singapore in the central region.

Carpets of Dalton Founder Dies at 78   Full Article
Dalton, GA, August 27, 2015—Carpets of Dalton founder, Lamar Hennon died on Tuesday, August 25 at the age of 78 at his home in Georgia.

M S International Completes New Distribution Center   Full Article
Edison, NJ, August 28, 2015—M S International Inc. has announced the completion of its expanded distribution center in Edison, New Jersey.

Ornek Heat Setting USA Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Offices   Full Article
Dalton, GA, August 28, 2015—Ornek Machine Company held a ribbon cutting and luncheon at the new offices of Ornek Heat Setting USA in Dalton, Georgia on August 27.

Multifamily Production Index Increases for 14th Consecutive Quarter   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 28, 2015—The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), increased one point to a level of 55 for the second quarter of 2015.

Gerflor USA Releases Results of Design Immersion Getaway Promotion   Full Article
Bensenville, IL, August 28, 2015—Gerflor USA has revealed the top ten designs selected by designers in the recent Creation Collection Design Immersion Getaway promotion.