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ASID Accepting Proposals for Transform Research Grants   Full Article
New York, NY, September 29, 2015—The American Society of Interior Designers Foundation is accepting proposals for its fifth annual Transform Research Grants.

Construction Employment Down in 153 Areas, Up in 163   Full Article
Arlington, VA, September 29, 2015—Construction employment declined in 153 out of 358 metro areas between August 2014 and August 2015, nearly matching the 163 areas that added construction jobs, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

USGBC Hosts Green Apple Day of Service   Full Article
Washington, D.C, September 29, 2015—Volunteers came together in schools and communities across the globe on September 26 for the Green Apple Day of Service, an initiative of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council.

August Pending Home Sales Declined Slightly   Full Article
Washington, DC, September 28, 2015—Pending home sales retreated in August but remained at a healthy level of activity and have now risen year–over–year for 12 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Personal Income Up in August   Full Article
Washington, DC, September 28, 2015—Personal income increased $52.5 billion, or 0.3%, and disposable personal income increased $47.1 billion, or 0.4%, in August, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

BASF Alters Outlook Until on Market from 2015 to 2020   Full Article
Ludwigshafen, DE, September 28, 2015—BASF expects chemical production to continue to grow well above global GDP until 2020; however, the company has altered its outlook on the market.

Consumer Sentiment Fell 5.1% in September   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, September 28, 2015—Consumer sentiment fell 5.1% to 87.2 in September from August’s 91.9 figure, according to the final results from the University of Michigan’s Survey of Consumers.

Flint Floors Improves Clicking System for Its Floors   Full Article
Barcelona, ES, September 28, 2015—Flint Floor has developed a technical improvement in the clipping of its flooring and wallcovering laminates, which improves their installation and resistance to traction.

Cersaie 2015 To Feature 872 Exhibitors from 39 Countries   Full Article
Bologna, IT, September 25, 2015—The 33rd edition of Cersaie starts September 28 and will last until October 2 at the Bologna exhibition centre.

Real GDP at 3.9% in Q2, According to Third Estimate by BEU   Full Article
Washington, DC, September 25, 2015— Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 3.9% in the second quarter of 2015, according to the third estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.