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Architectural Billings Index Up After Two Months of Decline   Full Article
New York, NY, June 25, 2015— After two months of a decreasing demand for design services, the U.S. Architecture Billing Index (ABI) has bounced back into positive territory with a score of 51.9, reports the American Institute of Architects.

Personal Spending Rises at Fastest Rate in Nearly Six Years   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 25, 2015—-Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $105.9 billion, or 0.9%, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. This is the fastest rate of increase since August 2009.

Master Craft Floors Opens Expanded Office and Warehouse Space   Full Article
Plymouth, MI, June 25, 2015—Master Craft Floors, a StarNet member, recently opened a newly expanded facility in Plymouth, Michigan.

Mohawk Group Nets Multiple Awards at NeoCon   Full Article
Calhoun, GA June 25, 2015--At this year’s NeoCon, Mohawk Group captured a total of ten awards.

Shaw Ranks 4th on Elearning! Magazine's Learning! 100 List   Full Article
Dalton, GA, June 25, 2015—Shaw Industries Group ranked fourth on Elearning! magazine’s Learning! 100.

Q1 GDP Revised Upward   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 24, 2015—Real gross domestic product decreased at an annual rate of 0.2% in the first quarter of 2015, according to the third estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

CCA Announces Date for Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament   Full Article
Manchester, NH, June 24, 2015—The Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament, which benefits the Floor Covering Industry Foundation, will take place September 16 at Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville, Georgia.

Homeownership Rate Fell to 64.5% in 2014, Says JCHS   Full Article
Cambridge, MA, June 24, 2015—The fledgling U.S. housing recovery lost momentum last year, according to a report released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

Nourison President Presented with American Heritage Award   Full Article
New York NY, June 24, 2015—The National Home Furnishings Industry Anti-Defamation League presented Nourison president Alex Peykar with the American Heritage Award at its Annual Awards Tribute on June 18, reports Furniture Today.

Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores Launches Concept For Independent Retailers   Full Article
Hoffman Estates, Il, June 24, 2015—Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores is offering a new store-with-in-a-store program that allows independent home category store owners to expand their product lines.