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Hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies wholesalers report 1.6 percent increase in year-over-year November sales

Sales by hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies wholesalers in November 2019 were $12.7 billion, an increase of 1.6 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Apparel and leather products industry’s Q3 retained earnings up 4.6%

The apparel and leather products industry’s retained earnings in the third quarter of 2019 was up 4.6 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Approximately 71,000 homes sold in the Midwest in October 2019

The estimated sales of new homes in the Midwest for the month of October was 71,000.

Two cosmetology mini salon licenses set to expire during Q4 of 2019 in Hurst

Two cosmetology mini salon licenses held by individuals and organizations from Hurst are set to expire during the fourth quarter of 2019, according to data from the DSHS Professional Licensing and Certification Unit.

Construction permits authorized on Midwest US multi-family homes in October increase over previous month

The total number of multi-family homes approved for construction in October 2019 in the United States’ Midwest region was 43,200, compared to 30,600 for September, according to figures released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Lumber and other construction materials wholesalers report $12.2 billion in September sales

Sales by lumber and other construction materials wholesalers in September 2019 were $12.2 billion.

Illinois' non-farm payroll employees increase by 0.6% since September

Illinois reported the number of employees on non-farm payrolls for the month of October was 6,262,200, a 0.6 percent increase over last month.

Lumber and other construction materials wholesalers report 4.5 percent increase in year-over-year September inventories

Inventories held by lumber and other construction materials wholesalers in September were valued at $19.5 billion, an increase of 4.5 percent over the same period a year earlier.

Household appliances and electrical and electronic goods wholesalers report 2.9 percent increase in year-over-year November sales

Sales by household appliances and electrical and electronic goods wholesalers in November 2019 were $49.2 billion, an increase of 2.9 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Household appliances and electrical and electronic goods wholesalers report 4 percent increase in year-over-year September inventories

Inventories held by household appliances and electrical and electronic goods wholesalers in September were valued at $58.4 billion, an increase of 4 percent over the same period a year earlier.

Three cosmetology beauty salon licenses set to expire during Q4 of 2019 in Carrollton

Three cosmetology beauty salon licenses held by organizations from Carrollton are set to expire during the fourth quarter of 2019, according to data from the DSHS Professional Licensing and Certification Unit.

Approximately 730,000 homes sold in the United States in September 2019

The estimated sales of new homes in the United States for the month of September was 730,000.

Textile mills and textile product mills industry’s Q3 retained earnings up 14.4%

The textile mills and textile product mills industry’s retained earnings in the third quarter of 2019 was up 14.4 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Household appliances and electrical and electronic goods wholesalers report $48.8 billion in September sales

Sales by household appliances and electrical and electronic goods wholesalers in September 2019 were $48.8 billion.

Illinois' non-farm payroll employees increase by 0.4% since August

Illinois reported the number of employees on non-farm payrolls for the month of September was 6,225,500, a 0.4 percent increase over last month.

Completed construction of Midwest US multi-family homes in October increases over previous month

The total number of multi-family homes completed in October 2019 in the United States’ Midwest region was 21,300, compared to 20,000 for September, according to figures released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

THE GREATER SPRINGFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: The Pros and Cons of 4-Day Workweeks

In August, Microsoft Japan experimented with a four-day workweek for its 2,300 employees. They were given five Fridays off, with no reduction in pay. Productivity rose nearly 40 percent.

CENTRALIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: St. Mary School - Catholic Schools Week - Community Breakfast

Monday, January 27-Community Breakfast in the SMS gymnasium from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Everyone from the community is invited to this free breakfast. In the afternoon 8th graders will deliver Tokens of Appreciation to local businesses and organizations who support our school.

Metals and non-petroleum minerals wholesalers report 9.9 percent increase in year-over-year November sales

Sales by metals and non-petroleum minerals wholesalers in November 2019 were $14.3 billion, an increase of 9.9 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies wholesalers report 6.3 percent increase in year-over-year September inventories

Inventories held by hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies wholesalers in September were valued at $27.8 billion, an increase of 6.3 percent over the same period a year earlier.

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