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Housing Starts, Permits Increase in September   Full Article
Washington, DC, Oct. 17, 2014 -- Housing starts in September rose 6.3% to an annual rate of 1.02 million from a 957,000 pace in August, the Commerce Department reported.

Consumer Sentiment at Highest Level in Seven Years   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, Oct. 17, 2014 -- Consumer sentiment in October was at the highest level since 2007, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan index.

Greenbuild To Showcase Net Zero Zone   Full Article
Washington, DC, Oct. 17, 2014 -- Hanley Wood, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and EMerge Alliance said the world’s first Net Zero Zone will be unveiled at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in New Orleans.

Jobless Claims Lowest in Over 14 Years   Full Article
Washington, DC, Oct. 16, 2014 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits last week were the lowest in more than 14 years, according to the Labor Department.

Foreclosure Activity at Pre-Bubble Levels   Full Article
Irvine, CA, Oct. 16, 2014 -- Foreclosure activity last month hit the lowest level since July 2006, according to tracking firm RealtyTrac.

Builder Confidence Declines in October   Full Article
Washington, DC, Oct. 16, 2014 -- After four consecutive monthly gains, home builder confidence fell five points this month to a level of 54 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

WFCA Taking Entries for Gold Standard Award   Full Article
Anaheim, CA, Oct. 16, 2014 -- The World Floor Covering Association is accepting entries for the annual Gold Standard Award.

Philly Manufacturing Continues to Expand   Full Article
Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 16, 2014 -- The October Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey indicated continued growth in the Philadelphia region’s manufacturing sector this month.

Industrial Production Rebounds in September   Full Article
Washington, DC, Oct. 16, 2014 -- Industrial production rose 1% in September, the Federal Reserve said.

Retirement Fund Files Suit Against Lumber Liquidators   Full Article
Toano, VA, Oct. 14, 2014 -- Lumber Liquidators is facing a class action law suit brought by the City of Hallandale Beach, Florida, Police Officers' and Firefighters' Personal Retirement Trust, according to the Virginia Gazette.