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Manufacturing Expands at Faster Pace
Tempe, AZ, Aug. 1, 2014 -- U.S. manufacturing expanded at its fastest rate since April 2011, according to the Institute for Supply Management.
Consumer Sentiment Ticks Down in July
Ann Arbor, MI, Aug. 1, 2014 -- The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan final reading of consumer sentiment for July edged down to 81.8 from 82.5 in June.
Construction Spending Falls on Commercial Weakness
Washington, DC, Aug. 1, 2014 -- Construction spending fell by 1.8% in June, mostly due to lower spending on commercial projects, according to the Commerce Department.
Personal Spending, Income Rise in June
Washington, DC, Aug. 1, 2014 -- Consumer spending increased modestly in June, according to Commerce Department statistics.
Planned Job Cuts Grow Due To Tech Layoffs
Chicago, IL, July 31, 2014 -- Announced job cuts by U.S. employers in July totaled 46,887, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Unemployment Claims Rise Last Week
Washington, DC, July 31, 2014 -- Initial jobless claims jumped last week after falling to a 14-year low the week before.
NAHB Announces Green Awards Program
Washington, DC, July 31 -- The National Association of Home Builders has announced its new integrated Green Awards program.
Chicago Area Manufacturing Expands at Slower Rate
Chicago, IL, July 31, 2014 -- The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index fell sharply in July to its lowest level in more than a year.
Quick-Step Unveils Proprietary Visualization Tool
Dallas, TX, July 31, 2014 -- Laminate maker Quick-Step has released a new proprietary digital shopping tool for consumers called “Style My Floor.”
Private Employers Add 218,000 Jobs in July
Roseland, NJ, July 30, 2014 -- Private employers hired 218,000 workers in July, according to the ADP National Employment Report.
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