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U.S. Labor Productivity Fell in Q1   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 7, 2016—Nonfarm business sector labor productivity decreased at a 0.6% annual rate during the first quarter of 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported, as output increased 0.9% and hours worked increased 1.5%.

Ceramics of Italy Announces 2016 Tile Competition Winners   Full Article
Chicago, IL, June 6 2016—The Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is proud to announce six outstanding projects that wholly represent the competition’s goal of honoring commendable use of Italian tile in North American architecture and design.

Low & Bonar's Colback Adds Kirk Smith to its N.A. Operations   Full Article
London, UK, June 6, 2016—The Low & Bonar Group has added Kirk Smith to its ranks.

Nydree Flooring Awarded First ANSI/HPVA EF Certification   Full Article
Forest, VA, June 6, 2016—Nydree Flooring was awarded the first-ever Certification to the American National Standard for Engineered Wood Flooring (ANSI/HPVA EF).

Construction Headcount Dips in May for Second Month   Full Article
Arlington, VA, June 6, 2016—Construction employment dipped for the second consecutive month in May, according the Associated General Contractors of America.

Exhibition Space 85% Booked for 2017 Domotex Show   Full Article
Chicago, IL, June 6, 2016—Preparations for Domotex 2016, which will take place January 14 to 17 in Hannover, Germany, are off to a strong start.

Manufactured Goods Orders Rose 1.9% in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 3, 2016—New orders for manufactured goods in April, up three of the last four months, increased $8.7 billion or 1.9% to $460.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.

Gavin McDowell Tapped as OW Hospitality's Global Design Director   Full Article
Dalton, GA, June 3, 2016—Oriental Weavers Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Gavin McDowell as OW Hospitality’s global design director.

U.S. Added 38,000 Jobs in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 3, 2016—The unemployment rate declined by 0.3 percentage points to 4.7% in May, and nonfarm payroll employment changed little (+38,000), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Goods & Services Deficit Rose to $37.4 Billion in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 3, 2016--The goods and services deficit was $37.4 billion in April, up $1.9 billion from $35.5 billion in March, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced through the Department of Commerce.