Privately-owned housing starts dropped 12.3% from May to June to a rate of 1,173,000, according to information from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Construction industry website BuildZoom found the number of construction workers under age 25 dropped by 30% between 2005 and 2016. So reports KCCI 8, a CBS affiliate.

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An Indiana construction worker was killed in Michigan after being struck by a vehicle. So reports the Times Herald.

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The construction industry has become a focal point for tech investments and venture capital money, rapidly growing over the past decade to $1.38 billon. So reports Curbed.

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According to reports, President Trump’s administration is considering a 25% tariff on more than $200 billion in Chinese goods including maple, ash, beech and plywood. So reports The New York Times.

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