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Consumer Price Index Down 0.1% in August   Full Article
Washington, DC, September 30, 2015—The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers decreased 0.1% in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Shannon Specialty Floors Debuts New PVC-Free Brand   Full Article
Milwaukee, WI, September 30, 2015—Shannon Specialty Floors, a manufacturer and supplier of flooring in the commercial market-segment, has announced its debut into the PVC-free market with its new brand: Barenaked Floors.

Conference on Wood & Forestry Issue Slated for January   Full Article
Vancouver, WA, September 30, 2015— Wood Resources International and the Western Forestry and Conservation Association’s third annual conference will take place January 28, 2016.

Hatz Names José Martínez Sánchez-Minguet as CEO   Full Article
Nules, ES, September 30, 2015—José Martínez Sánchez-Minguet has been named chief executive officer of Hatz Spain.

IICRC Offering Webinar on Growth Strategies for Restoration Firms   Full Article
Las Vegas, NV, September 30, 2015—The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) will offer a webinar titled Tips to Grow Your Restoration Firm in a Highly Competitive Marketplace on October 1.

Home Prices Index Records 4.7% YOY Gain in July, S&P/Case-Shiller   Full Article
New York, NY, September 29, 2015—The S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index recorded a slightly higher year-over-year gain with a 4.7% annual increase in July 2015 versus a 4.5% increase in June 2015.

Daltile Partners with Instagram Photographers to Preview New Collections   Full Article
New York, NY, September 29, 2015—Daltile recently partnered with three New York-based Instagram photographers to create a unique preview of its six new tile collections.

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.