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Lowe's Q2 Sales Rose 5.3%, Earnings Rose 3.7%   Full Article
Mooresville, NC, Aug. 17, 2016—Lowe’s Companies has reported net earnings of $1.2 billion for the quarter ended July 29, a 3.7% increase over the same period a year ago. Diluted earnings per share increased 9.2% to $1.31 from $1.20 in the second quarter of 2015.

Metroflor Hosting Pinterest Promotion   Full Article
Norwalk, CT, August 17, 2016—Metroflor Corporation has ramped up its social media presence with the launch of its Konecto Pin To Win Sweepstakes.

Pergo Launches Web Reality Series, Ultimate Staycation   Full Article
Dallas, TX, August 17, 2016—Pergo is launching a web reality series this Saturday entitled Ultimate Staycation.

Home Depot Sales up 6.6%, Earnings Up 13.9% in Q2 YOY   Full Article
Atlanta, GA, August 16, 2016—The Home Depot has reported sales of $26.5 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2016, a 6.6% increase from the second quarter of fiscal 2015.

Housing Starts Rose 2.1% in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 16, 2016—Privately-owned housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,211,000, 2.1% above the revised June estimate of 1,186,000 and 5.6% above the July 2015 rate of 1,147,000, reports the Commerce Department.

July Industrial Production Up 0.7%, Largest Advance Since Nov. '14   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 16, 2016—Industrial production rose 0.7% in July after moving up 0.4% in June, reports the Federal Reserve.

Coverings Issues Call for Presentation Proposals   Full Article
Orlando, FL, August 16, 2016—Coverings is inviting conference presenters and professional development leaders to submit proposals for the show's 2017 programming.

Consumer Prices Held Steady in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 16, 2016—The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

Mirage Expands Distribution Partnership with All Tile   Full Article
St-Georges, Quebec, August 16, 2016– Mirage has formed a new distribution partnership with All Tile in the Midwest.

CCA Global Partners Announces Scholarship Winners   Full Article
Manchester, NH, August 16, 2016—CCA Global Partners has announced the recipients of its annual scholarship created in honor of their co-Founder, Alan Greenberg: Conner Thomas and Jessica Nagel.