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October Housing Starts Rose 3.8% from September & 8.5% YOY

October Housing Starts Rose 3.8% from September & 8.5% YOY

Washington, DC, November 19, 2019—Privately-owned housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,314,000, 3.8% above the revised September estimate of 1,266,000 and is 8.5% above the October 2018 rate of 1,211,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced.

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Online Retail Sales Rose 5.0% in Q3

Washington, DC, November 19, 2019--The estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for Q3 2019 was $154.5 billion, an increase of 5.0% from Q2 2019, according the Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce.

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Zillow Releases Housing Trends Report on Renters

Seattle, WA, November 19, 2019-As rents continue to steadily rise across the U.S., about a quarter of renters say affording their rent payments is difficult or very difficult, according to the 2019 Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report.

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Hoy Lanning Discusses Changes at Haines and in the Flooring Distribution Segment

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John Rietveldt Discusses the Truce Between the Flooring IP Licensing Firms

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Jeff Hamar Discusses the Health of the Distribution Segment from NAFCD

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David Duncan Discusses Flooring Trends in the Hospitality Sector

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Paul Cleary Discusses the Hospitality Trends at the BDNY Show

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