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U.S. home builders, feeling pandemic pinch, urge softwood lumber solution

August 7, 2020 at 8:59 AM
The National Association of Home Builders is urging the Trump administration to prioritize resolving the longstanding U.S.-Canada softwood lumber trade dispute as the group’s members grapple with domestic shortages and spiked prices amid the coronavirus pandemic. NAHB President and CEO Gerald Howard late last month sent Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer separate letters recommending a push for a resolution to the dispute. NAHB says its members build almost 80 percent of new U.S. homes annually,...

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