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Home Prices Rose in Nearly All Metro Areas in Second Quarter   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 12, 2015—The median existing single-family home price increased in 93% of measured markets during the second quarter, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors.

JOLTS Report Indicates Little Change in June   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 12, 2015—The number of job openings was little changed at 5.2 million on the last business day of June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

BART Installs Hard Surface Flooring in Fleet of Train Cars   Full Article
Oakland, CA, August 12, 2015—Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has replaced carpet with sheet vinyl flooring in its fleet of train cars, according to Progressive Railroading.

China Devalues the Yuan   Full Article
Beijing, CN, August 11, 2015—The central bank of China devalued its currency on Tuesday, setting its official guidance rate down nearly 2% to 6.2298 yuan per dollar.

Small Business Confidence Rose in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 11, 2015—U.S. small business confidence rose 1.3 points to 95.4 in July, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.

Wholesale Trade Sales & Inventories Up Slightly in June   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 11, 2015—June 2015 sales of merchant wholesalers were $449.9 billion, up 0.1% from the revised May level but down 3.8% from the June 2014 level, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced.

U.S. Worker Productivity Rose Moderately in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 11, 2015—Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased at a 1.3% annual rate during the second quarter of 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported, as output increased 2.8% and hours worked increased 1.5%.

Philadelphia Floor Store Launches Blog Series for Small Business Owners   Full Article
Conshohocken, PA, August 11, 2015—Philadelphia Floor Store, which lost its headquarters and distribution center to fire in May, recently launched a new blog series with the goal of helping other small business owners be prepared should disaster strike.

Builder Sentiment in Senior Housing Drops Slightly, but Remains Positive   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 10, 2015—Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remains in positive territory for the second quarter of 2015 with a reading of 57, according to the National Association of Home Builders' 55+ Housing Market Index.

Greenbuild Celebration Headliner Announced   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 10, 2015—Indie soul/pop band Fitz and the Tantrums will headline the 2015 Greenbuild Celebration, scheduled for November 19 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.