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Coverings Announces Call for Presentations   Full Article
Alexandria, VA, August 14, 2015—Coverings is seeking conference speakers and professional development seminar leaders for its 2016 exhibition programming.

U.S. Producer Price Index Rose in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 14, 2015—The Producer Price Index for final demand advanced 0.2% in July, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Final demand prices rose 0.4% in June and 0.5% in May.

Industrial Production Increased in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 14, 2015—Industrial production increased 0.6% in July after moving up 0.1% in June, according to the Federal Reserve.

High Performance Homes Selected as Innovation Award Winner by DOE   Full Article
Gettysburg, PA, Aug. 14, 2015—High Performance Homes (HPH), a builder of high performance homes in the Mid-Atlantic, has been selected as a 2015 Housing Innovation Award Winner by the U.S. Department of Energy.

National Foreclosure Inventory Down Nearly 70% from 2011 Peak   Full Article
Irvine, CA, August 14, 2015—CoreLogic has released its June 2015 National Foreclosure Report, which shows that the foreclosure inventory declined by 28.9% and completed foreclosures declined by 14.8% since June 2014.

U.S. Retail Sales Made Broad Gains in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 13, 2015—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for July were $446.5 billion, an increase of 0.6% from the previous month, and up 2.4% above July 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Significant Housing Demand Returning to City Centers, Fitch Ratings   Full Article
New York, NY, August 13, 2015—Amid stabilizing U.S. home price growth lies a demographic shift across much of the country towards increasing demand in urban centers, according to Fitch Ratings in its latest quarterly sustainable home price report.

Distributive Trade Sales & Manufacturers' Shipments Rose 0.2% in June   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 13, 2015—The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for June was estimated at $1,325.5 billion, up 0.2% from May 2015 but down 2.5% from June 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Mohawk Group Promotes Kent Clauson to SVP of Sales   Full Article
Calhoun, GA, August 13, 2015—Mohawk Group has promoted Kent Clauson to serve as senior vice president of sales.