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August Home Prices Up Almost 7% Year Over Year, CoreLogic   Full Article
Irvine, CA, October 6, 2015—Prices for national single-family combined tier homes rose 1.2% over the prior month in August and recorded a year-over-year gain of 6.9% nationally, according to CoreLogic’s August U.S. Home Price Insights Report.

U.S. Trade Gap Widened in August   Full Article
Washington, DC, October 6, 2015—The goods and services deficit was $48.3 billion in August, up $6.5 billion from $41.8 billion in July, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced.

U.S. General Services Administrator to Speak at NeoCon East   Full Article
Philadelphia, PA, October 6, 2015—Denise Turner Roth, the U.S. General Services Administrator recently appointed by President Obama, will be headlining a special GSA-focused presentation on October 28th at 1:00 p.m. at NeoCon East.

U.S. Chain Retailers Up Number of Planned Stores for Next Two Years   Full Article
New York, NY, October 5, 2015—U.S. chain retailers have increased the number of stores that they plan to open in the short term, reports National Real Estate Investor.

US Floors Hires Jamann Stepp as Director of Marketing & Product Management   Full Article
Dalton, GA, October 5, 2015—US Floors announces the hiring of industry executive Jamann Stepp as director of marketing and product management.

Shaw Offers Carpet Used for Pope's Visit as St. Jude Fundraiser   Full Article
Dalton, GA, October 5, 2015—As a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Shaw is giving away swatches of its carpet that was as used for Pope Francis’ final mass during his visit to the United States.

September Non-Manufacturing Sector Growth Continued But Slowed   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, October 5, 2015—The non-manufacturing index registered 56.9% in September, 2.1 percentage points lower than the August reading of 59%, according to the September 2015 ISM Report on Business.

Space Filling Quickly for Domotex 2016   Full Article
Hannover, DE, October 5, 2015—Space at Domotex 2016, which will take place January 16 to 19, 2016 in Hannover, Germany, is almost fully booked.

Texas Led the Country in Wholesale Trade Volume Between '07 and '12   Full Article
Washington, DC, October 2, 2015—Texas supplanted California between 2007 and 2012 as the state with the largest volume of sales for the wholesale trade sector, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent economic census.

Construction Spending Reached Seven-Year High in August   Full Article
Arlington, VA, October 2, 2015—Construction spending in August reached $1.086 trillion, a seven-year high, and climbed at the fastest rate since 2006, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.