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Manufacturing Increased Slightly in January   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, February 1, 2016—The January PMI registered 48.2%, an increase of 0.2 percentage point from the seasonally adjusted December reading of 48%, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

Personal Income & Disposable Personal Income Both Rose 0.3% in December   Full Article
Washington, DC, February 1, 2016— Personal income increased $42.5 billion, or 0.3%, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $37.8 billion, or 0.3%, in December, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Consumer Sentiment Fell 0.6% in January   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, February 1, 2016—Consumer sentiment fell to 92.0 in January, down 0.6% from December’s 92.6.

J+J Participated in Alliance for Innovation and Sustainability Event   Full Article
Dalton, GA, February 1, 2016—J+J Flooring Group recently participated in the Alliance for Innovation and Sustainability’s “Zero Waste Strategies” event at Dalton State College on January 28.

GDP Rose by Only 0.7% in Q4 2015, According to BEA Advance Estimate   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 29, 2016—Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 0.7% in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the advance estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Registration for FloorTek Now Open   Full Article
Dalton, GA, January 29, 2016—Registration for the FloorTek Expo is now open, according to the American Floorcovering Alliance.

Worker Pay Rose 0.6% in Fourth Quarter   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 29, 2016—Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.6%, for the three-month period ending in December 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Trade Deficit Widened by 2% in December   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 29, 2016—The U.S. goods trade deficit widened by 2% in December to $61.5 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

FCICA to Host Commercial Flooring Tradeshow in March   Full Article
West Bloomfield, MI, January 29, 2016—FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, will host the Commercial Flooring Tradeshow, March 7 at the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida.

NWFA Members Participate in Gary Sinise Foundation Home Build   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, January 29, 2016—The National Wood Flooring Association and several of its members participated in the Gary Sinise Foundation’s latest smart-home building project completed earlier this month.