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March Construction Spending Rose on Strong Private-Sector Demand   Full Article
Arlington, VA, May 3, 2016—Construction spending increased by 8% in March compared to a year earlier, as the spending total hit the highest level since October 2007, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Beaulieu America Announces Restructuring of Operations   Full Article
Dalton, GA, May 2, 2016—Beaulieu America has announced that it is restructuring several of its operations and corporate functions, which will result in position eliminations of approximately 6% to 8% of Beaulieu America’s workforce.

March Construction Spending at Highest Level Since October 2007   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 2, 2016—Construction spending rose 0.3% to $1.14 trillion in March, its highest level in more than eight years, according to the Commerce Department.

Manufacturing Fell Slightly in April but Remained Positive   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, May 2, 2016—The April PMI registered 50.8%, a decrease of 1 percentage point from the March reading of 51.8%, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

Consumer Sentiment Fell 2.2% in April   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, May 2, 2016—Consumer sentiment closed April at 89.0, down 2.2% from March’s 91.0 rate, according to the University of Michigan’s Survey of Consumers’ final results.

Home Depot CMO Trish Mueller Steps Down   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, May 2, 2016-- Trish Mueller has stepped down as chief marketing officer at Home Depot after nearly seven years, reports Adweek.

Personal Income Rose 0.4% in March   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 29, 2016—Personal income increased $57.4 billion, or 0.4%, and disposable personal income increased $50.4 billion, or 0.4%, in March, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Interface's Q1 Sales Down 6.1% YOY   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, April 29, 2016—Interface, Inc. announced sales of $222.6 million for Q1 2016, compared to $236.9 in Q1 2015, a decrease of 6.1%.

BASF Q1 Group Sales Down Nearly 30%, Chemical Segment Down 19%   Full Article
Ludwigshafen, DE, April 29, 2016—In the first quarter of 2016, BASF Group sales decreased by 29% to €14.2 billion compared with the same quarter of the previous year.

NAHB Predicts Continued Gradual Growth for Housing Market in 2016   Full Article
Washington, DC, April 29, 2016—Steady job growth, affordable home prices, attractive mortgage interest rates and pent-up demand will help the housing market continue on a gradual upward trajectory in 2016, according to the NAHB.