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Leading Indicators Inched Up in February, Following Two Down Months   Full Article
New York, NY, March 18, 2016—The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. increased 0.1% in February to 123.2, following a 0.2% decline in January, and a 0.3% decline in December.

Construction Employment Up In 243 Of 358 Metro Areas YOY in January   Full Article
Arlington, VA, March 18, 2016—Construction employment increased in 243 out of 358 metro areas, was unchanged in 43 and declined in 72 between January 2015 and January 2016, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

Interface & Plastic Whale Create Boat from 7,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles   Full Article
La Grange, GA, March 18, 2016—Interface has joined forces with Plastic Whale to design and create a unique boat made from more than 7,000 plastic bottles fished from the canals of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, according to Edie.net.

Consumer Sentiment Down 1.9% in March   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, March 18, 2016—Consumer sentiment fell 1.9% in March to 90.0, according to preliminary results from the Survey of Consumers by the University of Michigan.

Shaw Industries' Dr. Stricklen Receives AMI Turf Industry Award   Full Article
Dalton, GA, March 18, 2016—Dr. Phil Stricklen, director of R&D for Shaw Industries' turf brands, has received an award from Applied Market Information, Ltd.

Dwell on Design Offers New Show Feature for Emerging Designers   Full Article
Dallas, TX, March 18, 2016—Dwell on Design has announced the addition of Prime Edition and Prototype to its 2016 Los Angeles line-up, June 24 to 26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Haines Restructures Management Team, Promotes Sixteen   Full Article
Glen Burnie, MD, March 17, 2016—With the acquisition and integration of CMH complete, Haines is restructuring its management team to prepare for the future of the company.

Job Openings Rose in January, Hires & Separations Declined   Full Article
Washington, DC, March 17, 2016—The number of job openings rose to 5.5 million on the last business day of January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

Retailer of the Year Announced by CapetsPlus Colortile   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, March 17, 2016—CarpetsPlus Colortile has named Stacey Pape, owner of SP Floors and Design Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as its retailer of the year.

Carpetland USA Names Its 2016 Retailer of the Year   Full Article
Chattanooga, TN, March 17, 2016—Carpetland USA has named Duke Karns, owner of Carpetland USA in Lafayette, Indiana, as its retailer of the year.