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Authorization of construction on South US multi-family homes in October increases over previous month

The total number of multi-family homes authorized but not started in October 2019 in the United States’ South region was 294,900, compared to 257,200 for September, according to figures released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Beverage and tobacco products industry’s Q3 retained earnings up 6%

The beverage and tobacco products industry’s retained earnings in the third quarter of 2019 was up 6 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

South Carolina's non-farm payroll employees unchanged since July

South Carolina reported the number of employees on non-farm payrolls for the month of August was 2,180,800, roughly the same as the previous month.

Hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies wholesalers report $12.9 billion in September sales

Sales by hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies wholesalers in September 2019 were $12.9 billion.

Approximately 441,000 homes sold in the South in September 2019

The estimated sales of new homes in the South for the month of September was 441,000.

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.

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.

South Carolina ranks 29th best in new economic outlook analysis

South Carolina finished 29th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Holland America Line offering deals on cruises to Canada, Greenland, New England

Holland America Line recently announced an exclusive-suite offer that includes free drinks, a free dining package and free gratuities for its 2021 Canada, New England and Greenland bookings, when reserved by Feb. 28, 2020.

Alcami acquires fill-finish manufacturing facility in North Carolina

North Charleston's Alcami Corp. recently announced that it has acquired TriPharm Services, a sterile fill-finish manufacturing facility in Morrisville, North Carolina.

Approximately 708,000 homes sold in the United States in August 2019

The estimated sales of new homes in the United States for the month of August was 708,000.

Food industry’s Q3 retained earnings down 1.3%

The food industry’s retained earnings in the third quarter of 2019 was down 1.3 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Grocery and related products wholesalers report 2.4 percent increase in year-over-year September inventories

Inventories held by grocery and related products wholesalers in September were valued at $39.5 billion, an increase of 2.4 percent over the same period a year earlier.

Professional and commercial equipment and supplies wholesalers report 0.1 percent increase in year-over-year November sales

Sales by professional and commercial equipment and supplies wholesalers in November 2019 were $42.6 billion, an increase of 0.1 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Grocery and related products wholesalers report $56.1 billion in September sales

Sales by grocery and related products wholesalers in September 2019 were $56.1 billion.

South Carolina ranks 4th best on corporate tax study

South Carolina finished fourth in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Furniture and home furnishings wholesalers report $8 billion in September sales

Sales by furniture and home furnishings wholesalers in September 2019 were $8 billion.

Furniture and home furnishings wholesalers report 6.9 percent increase in year-over-year September inventories

Inventories held by furniture and home furnishings wholesalers in September were valued at $14 billion, an increase of 6.9 percent over the same period a year earlier.

Lumber and other construction materials wholesalers report 3.8 percent increase in year-over-year November sales

Sales by lumber and other construction materials wholesalers in November 2019 were $12.2 billion, an increase of 3.8 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Approximately 425,000 homes sold in the South in August 2019

The estimated sales of new homes in the South for the month of August was 425,000.

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