At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000, housing starts failed to break the million mark again in March, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. March's rate is 2.8% above the upwardly revised February estimate of 920,000.
Orlando, Fla. -- James Gillula said he expects the United States unemployment rate to fall below 6.5% by mid year. He cautioned that a slowdown in China could impact the U.S. economy. And he expects the home improvement industry to recoup pretty much all of its weather-related losses from the hash winter.
Arlington, Va. -- In a hotel conference room here filled with pro dealers about to make their lobbying rounds on Capitol Hill, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association's Jonathan Paine and Ben Gann rallied the troops.
Gas prices ticked up above year-ago levels on Friday, and stocks were largely trailing behind on a month-by-month basis.
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Based on the results of the Top 200 list of the 2013 Pro Dealer Industry Scoreboard, pro dealers — defined as companies whose primary business is selling lumber and building materials to home builders — appear to be making all the right moves.
The HCN Helping Veterans Crusade marks the beginning of a commitment to getting the word out about organizations and programs that help veterans. We’ll be covering these organizations and keeping track of the many ways the industry can help. Learn more here.