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NMA Poll Shows Majority of Voters Concerned About Infrastructure

Eighty-six percent of voters are concerned about the state of American infrastructure, according to a new poll conducted by Morning Consult for the National Mining Association (NMA); just three percent of voters are not concerned about the country’s infrastructure.

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New Home Sales Pull Back in July After Strong Spring

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in July fell 9.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 571,000 units from an upwardly revised June reading, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This was the lowest sales reading since December 2016. Meanwhile, year-to-date, new home sales are 9.2 percent above their level over the same period last year.

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Seattle Strike Settled; Producers, Teamsters Reach Agreement

A week after 86 Teamsters at CalPortland walked off the job in Seattle and 208 other Teamsters in the sand and gravel industry prepared to do the same, a deal was reached in the pre-dawn hours between Teamsters Local 174 and the five companies involved in bargaining. 

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Cemex Delivers Knowledge to Customers at Building-Materials Forum

Cemex hosted close to 70 customers at its first-ever building-materials forum Aug. 23 in Scottsdale, Ariz., sharing global knowledge and best practices with clients to help them prepare for upcoming changes in the construction industry.

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New Hope Quarry Reopens After Spat With Pennsylvania DEP

One week after the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) shut down operations at New Hope Crushed Stone and Lime in Solebury, Pa., the DEP said the company had complied with the agency's order and it was allowed to reopen about two weeks later, according to The Intelligencer.

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