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Finding Construction Workers Appeared to be Easier in November, AGC   Full Article
Arlington, VA, January 4, 2016—Construction employment increased in 190 out of 358 metro areas, was unchanged in 64 and declined in 104 between November 2014 and November 2015, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

Former Owner of LD Brinkman Purchases T&L Distributing   Full Article
Houston, TX, January 4, 2016—T&L Distributing, LLP of Houston, Texas has been sold to Tom Karol, former owner of LD Brinkman of Dallas, Texas, effective December 29, 2015.

New Orders for Durable Goods Inched Up in November   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 23, 2015--New orders for manufactured durable goods in November increased $0.1 billion or virtually unchanged to $238.8 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.

KronotexUSA Expanding Operations in SC with $230 Million Investment   Full Article
Columbia, SC, December 23, 2015—Swiss Krono Group and its American subsidiary KronotexUSA are expanding the company’s existing operations in Barnwell County, South Carolina.

Single-family Housing Sales Rose 4.3% in November   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 23, 2015--November sales of new single-family houses rose to a seasonally adjusted rate of 490,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Consumer Confidence Rises to the Highest Level Since July   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, December 23, 2015--Consumer confidence rose in December to 92.6, the highest level since July. The new reading is nearly equal to the 2015 average of 92.9, which was the highest since 2004.

Home Prices Inched Up in October, FHFA Home Price Index   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 23, 2015—U.S. house prices rose in October, up 0.5% on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) monthly House Price Index (HPI).

Commerce Department Revises Q3 GDP Estimate   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 22, 2015—Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 2.0% in the third quarter of 2015, according to the third estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Existing-Home Sales Fell 10.5% in November   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 22, 2015—Existing-home sales dropped off considerably in November, down 10.5%, to the slowest pace in 19 months, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Google Exec Conducting Informational Seminar at Surfaces   Full Article
Boca Raton, FL, December 22, 2015—Flooring retailers will have a rare opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Internet marketing from famed Google executive Ben Tyson at a special Surfaces appearance called Lunch with Google.