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Bronx Construction Worker Fatally Shot in Head

Jaquan Smith, a 21-year-old Bronx construction worker, was shot in the head and died at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital. So reports The New York Daily News.


Skilled Labor Shortage to Hit Commercial Businesses Hardest: Report

Commercial construction and safety will face the greatest impact from the skilled labor shortage plaguing the industry. So reports


New Home Construction Slows Amid Rising Mortgage Rates, Labor Shortage

Rising mortgage rates and a skilled craftsman shortage may have contributed to a slowdown in new home construction. So reports MarketWatch.


Foreman Uses Duct-Tape, Ju-Jitsu to Help Allegedly Assaulted Cop

Greg Barkley, a construction site foreman in Arizona, helped subdue a man who apparently lunged at an off-duty police officer by summoning his martial arts background. So reports KITV4, an ABC affiliate.


Homebuilder Stocks Dip Amid Declining Sentiment

Major home construction company stocks dipped as homebuilder sentiment is down and U.S. equity trading lags. So reports CNBC.


Construction Workers Account for 1/4 of OD Deaths in Mass.: Report

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health released a report attributing nearly one-quarter of overdose deaths over a five-year period to construction workers. So reports Building Design + Construction.


Disinterested Youngsters Contributing to Labor Shortage

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.


Construction Worker Hit By Car, Dies from Injuries

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


Construction Industry Soaking Up Venture Capital at Rapid Rate

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.


Trump Considering Raising Chinese Tariffs to 25%

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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