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Construction Spending Off in November

Washington, DC, January 3-- Construction spending fell unexpectedly by 0.4 percent in November, as a cooling in residential construction overpowered a small rise in public spending, a government report showed on Monday.

Jobless Claims Off Unexpectedly

Washington, DC, December 30--The number of Americans applying for first-time jobless aid unexpectedly fell by 5,000 last week, according to a government report released on Thursday that offered a dose of cheer for the job market.

November Existing Home Sales Up 2.7%

Washington, DC, December 29--Low interest rates helped the market for existing single family home sales to set the highest monthly pace on record in November, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales increased 2.7 percent to a seasonally a

Neocon West Returns to L.A. Mart

Chicago, IL, December 29--NeoCon West, the West Coast's exposition and conference for commercial interiors and the built environment, returns to the L.A. Mart March 9-10, 2005.

Chain Store Sales Up 2.7% Last Week

New York, NY, December 28--Chain store retail sales rose in the week ended Dec. 25 by 2.7 percent, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and UBS said in a joint report.

Armstrong Planning Expansion in Oklahoma

Stillwater, OK, December 27--Armstrong Holdings announced plans for a $17.5 million capital investment to expand manufacturing capability at its Stillwater facility, according to the Stillwater NewsPress.