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11.4% of Households Spend Half of Income on Housing, JCHS   Full Article
Cambridge, MA, June 27, 2016—The national housing market has now regained enough momentum to provide an engine of growth for the U.S. economy, according to the The State of the Nation’s Housing report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Consumer Sentiment Fell 1.3% in June   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, June 27, 2016—Consumer sentiment fell to 93.5 in June, a 1.3% drop from May’s 94.7, according to the final results from the University of Michigan’s Survey of Consumers.

KB Home Increases Q2 Revenue by 30% YOY   Full Article
Los Angeles, CA, June 27, 2016—KB Homes announced quarterly revenue of $811.1 million, or earnings per share of $0.18 for Q2 2016, compared to revenue of $623.0 million, or earnings per share of $0.10 for Q2 2015, an increase of 30%.

Invista Enacts Force Majeure on Adiponitrile and Hexamethylene Diamine   Full Article
Wichita, KS, June 27, 2016—Invista informed customers on June 24 that it had invoked Force Majeure on adiponitrile (ADN) and hexamethlyene diamine (HMD) following an unspecified incident at its Victoria, Texas facility.

European Patent Office Rules in Favor of Innovations4Flooring Patent   Full Article
Willemstad, Curacao, June 27, 2016—Innovations4Flooring (I4F) has announced that the European Patent Office’s opposition division has published a preliminary opinion in favour of its patent EP’724.

Kronospan to Expand Alabama Manufacturing Facility   Full Article
Oxford, AL, June 27, 2016—Kronospan has announced plans for a $362 million expansion to its current Oxford, Alabama manufacturing facility, according to WRBC.

New Home Sales Dipped in May   Full Article
Washington DC, June 24, 2016—U.S. Commerce Department reports new home sales declined 6% in May, but the pace was still the second best for a month since the recession ended.

Orders for U.S. Capital Goods Drop 2.2% in May   Full Article
Washington, D.C., June 24, 2016—The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the new orders for manufactured durable goods decreased by 2.2% after a forecasted drop of only 0.5.

Tim Cole, VP at nora systems named to HPD Collaborative Board   Full Article
Salem, NH, June 24, 2016—Time Cole, VP of marketing and global sustainability at nora systems, Inc., has been named to the Health Product Declaration (HPD) Collaborative board of directors.

W.F. Taylor Moves Headquarters from Southern California to Dalton   Full Article
Dalton, GA, June 23, 2016—W.F. Taylor is moving its corporate headquareters from Fontana, California to Dalton, Georgia into a leased facility just off I-75 on College Drive.