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How Much New Home Construction is Needed?

The top U.S. association for Realtors and that for home builders agree more home construction is needed to keep pace with job growth. What they don’t agree on is how much. The National Association of Realtors released a study Tuesday …

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What’s the Latest on the Housing Recovery?

Ever heard the phrase “damned with faint praise”? That’s what continually came to mind about the state of the housing recovery as journalists and industry representatives came together here for the annual conference of the National Association of Real Estate …

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First-Time Homebuyers Resurfacing in Some Areas

KB Home KBH -0.05% captured attention within the home-building industry on Friday with its disclosure that it has seen first-time home buyers resurface in certain markets, perhaps the earliest sign of a long-awaited resurgence needed to boost the industry back to …

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HDW Announces Territory Expansion at 2014 Fall Market

Hardware Distribution Warehouses, Inc. CEO and President Kenneth R. Beauvais announced recently that HDW will be expanding their wholesale services into the Florida panhandle beginning Sept. 1 of this year. “In addition to our recent expansion into Northwest Texas, we …

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The New-Age Time Clock

According to a recent article from the National Retail Federation, a new app allows retailers and other employers to “see” employees as they clock in and out, verifying identities and delivering individual messages. The app, Timesly, is the world’s first …

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Lifetime Brands Reports Sales Surge

Lifetime Brands, owner of housewares brands including Farberware and KitchenAid, reported Q2 sales of $115.3 million, up 18.9 percent from a year ago. So far this year, the company has acquired U.K.-based Kitchen Craft and La Cafetiere, as well as …

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