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Merchant Wholesaler Sales Fell in January, Inventories Rose   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 9, 2016—January 2016 sales of merchant wholesalers were $433.1 billion, down 1.3% from the revised December level and down 3.1% from the January 2015 level, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Formation of NW GA Alliance for Innovation and Sustainability Announced   Full Article
Dalton, GA, March 9, 2016--The Alliance for Innovation and Sustainability is a non-profit organization founded to bring sustainability and Innovation to life in northwest Georgia.

Small Business Optimism Down a Point in February   Full Article
Nashville, TN, March 9, 2016-- The February Index of Small Business Optimism fell 1 point from January to 92.9.

Home Depot Will Pay $19.5 Million to Compensate for 2014 Data Breach   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, March 9, 2016—Home Depot has agreed to pay at least $19.5 million to compensate customers impacted by its 2014 data breach that affected more than 50 million cardholders.

January Foreclosure Rate Down 16.2% Year-Over-Year   Full Article
Irvine, CA, March 8, 2016—In January 2016, the national foreclosure rate was 38,000, or 1.2%, down to one-third the peak of from exactly five years earlier in January 2011, according to CoreLogic’s January National Foreclosure Report.

Consumer Credit Borrowing Slowed in January   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 8, 2016—Consumer credit increased 3.6% in January, or $10.5 billion, according to the Federal Reserve, the smallest percentage increase since March 2013.

Memory Care Is Most Desired Investment Type in Senior Development   Full Article
New York, NY, March 8, 2016—Specialized facilities for memory care has been, for some time, the most desired asset type for property investors and developers investing in properties for seniors, reports National Real Estate Investor.

Milliken, 3M & Weyerhaeuser Recognized as Most Ethical Companies   Full Article
Spartanburg, SC, March 8, 2016—Milliken & Company has been recognized as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute for the tenth consecutive year.

Surya's Hospitality Business Now Called Surya Contract   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, March 7, 2016—Surya has renamed its hospitality division Surya Contract, reflecting the division’s strong growth and recent expansion into the larger commercial arena.

NWFA Expo Tradeshow Floor Sold Out   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, March 7, 2016—With eight weeks to go until its 2016 Wood Flooring Expo, the National Wood Flooring Association has announced the tradeshow floor has sold out, with 485 booths registered to 273 companies.