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Pitt Researchers Seeking to Make Floors Less Slippery

Pitt Researchers Seeking to Make Floors Less Slippery

Pittsburgh, PA, December 2, 2021-- The University of Pittsburgh’s Kurt Beschorner and Tevis Jacobs will use an award from the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) to measure roughness of floor surfaces on the smallest scales ever measured.

Construction Spending Inched Up 0.2% in October

Construction Spending Inched Up 0.2% in October

Washington, DC, December 1, 2021-Construction spending during October 2021 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,598.0 billion, 0.2% above the revised September estimate of $1,594.8 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

ISM Manufacturing Index Rose to 61.1% in November

ISM Manufacturing Index Rose to 61.1% in November

Tempe, AZ, December 1, 2021-The November Manufacturing Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) registered 61.1%, an increase of 0.3 percentage point from the October reading of 60.8%, according to the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

Mortgage Applications Down 7.2% Thanksgiving Week

Mortgage Applications Down 7.2% Thanksgiving Week

Washington, DC, December 1, 2021-Mortgage applications decreased 7.2% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 26, 2021.

Home Prices Rose 19.5% YOY in September, Says Case-Shiller

Home Prices Rose 19.5% YOY in September, Says Case-Shiller

New York, NY, November 30, 2021-Home prices made a 19.5% annual gain in September, down from 19.8% in the previous month, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported.