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E-Commerce Retail Sales Rose 3.2% in Q4

Washington, DC, February 16, 2018—The estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $119.0 billion, an increase of 3.2% from the third quarter of 2017, according to The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce.

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Import Prices Up 1.0% in January

Washington, DC, February 16, 2018—U.S. import prices increased 1.0% in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, after rising 0.2% in December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Builder Confidence Unchanged at 72 in February

Washington, DC, February 15, 2018—Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged at a healthy 72 level in February on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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Q4 Home Prices Rose 5.3% YOY, Inventory Levels at All-Time Low

Washington, DC, February 14, 2018—An uptick in existing-home sales in the final three months of 2017 pulled down housing inventory to an all-time low and kept home-price growth at its recent robust pace, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors.

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Consumer Prices Rose 0.5% in January

Washington, DC, February 14, 2018—The Consumer Price Index for All Urban increased 0.5% in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

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Lindsey Waldrep Discusses Crossville's Product Focus for 2018

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Brad Root Discusses the Launch of the EF Contract Brand

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T.M. Nuckols and Dan Phelan Discuss the 2018 Dixie Home, Masland and Fabrica New Products

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Jonathan Train Discusses Earthwerks' 30-year LVT Heritage and 2018 New Product intros

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John Wu Discusses Novalis' New Nova Floor LVT Products at Surfaces 2018

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