This Week’s Market Buzz

•    A new CBS/YouGov poll of Pennsylvanians shows that a slight majority of the state now opposes fracking, with 52% of voters opposed and a corresponding 48% voting in favor of fracking. That goes against the conventional wisdom that politicians can’t run on anti-fracking policies in Pennsylvania. In fact, in fracking-friendly Allegheny County, three political candidates won their primary elections…

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CDE to Host Virtual Wet Processing Symposium

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Wet processing manufacturer CDE plans to host a virtual trade event for the construction-materials wet processing industry across the globe. Continuing its Engineering Insights education series, the major two-day virtual event will take place on Oct. 14-15. Across the two days, CDE experts, together with a host of guests and industry figures, will facilitate a series of dynamic, educational, and informative presentations…

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July Housing Starts a Boost for Economy

In a further sign that housing continues to boost the economy, single-family and multifamily starts each posted solid gains in July, with total housing production up 22.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.50 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. This is the highest production rate since February.

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U.S. Great Lakes-Seaway Ports Still Feeling COVID-19 Impact

The latest results show that Great Lakes-Seaway shipping continues to feel the impact of the global pandemic. According to the latest numbers from the St. Lawrence Seaway, tonnage through the bi-national transportation corridor totaled 3.9 million metric tons (Mt) in July to bring the year-to-date total (from April 1 to July 31) to nearly 15.6 Mt, or just less than 8% below a year ago.

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