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New Home Sales Rose in April, Up 26.1% YOY   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 26, 2015—April sales of new single-family houses were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 517,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Durable Goods Orders Down Slightly in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 26, 2015—New orders for manufactured durable goods in April decreased 0.5% to $235.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.

Greater New York Floor Coverers Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners   Full Article
Commack, NY, May 26, 2015—The Greater New York Floor Coverers Industry Promotional Fund has announced this year’s recipients of the Francis J.P. McHale Scholarship and Greater New York Floor Coverers Industry Promotional Fund Scholarship awards.

Consumer Confidence Increased Moderately in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 26, 2015—The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which declined in April to 94.3, increased moderately to 95.4 in May.

S&P/Case-Shiller Index Rose 5% in March   Full Article
New York, NY, May 26, 2015—The S&P/Case-Shiller index of property values in 20 metro areas rose 5% year over year in March.

Opposition Against Valinge Patent Rejected   Full Article
Viken, SWE, May 26, 2015—The Opposition Division of the EPO has rejected an opposition filed against the EP 1 437 457 and will maintain the patent as granted.

One-Person Households on the Rise   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 26, 2015—The one-person household in the U.S. has risen significantly over the last 100 years, according to research from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Mohawk to Invest $8 Million in NC Weaving Plant, Add 100+ Jobs   Full Article
Eden, NC, May 22, 2015—Mohawk Industries has announced an $8M investment in its Eden, North Carolina weaving plant and the resulting creation of over 100 jobs.

Average Home Size Increases in Q1 2015   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 22, 2015—The average size of single-family homes increased to 2,736 square feet for the first three months of 2015, reports the National Association of Home Builders.

Consumer Price Index Rose Slightly in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, May 22, 2015—The Consumer Price Index increased 0.1% in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.