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Why Russia's invasion of Ukraine is likely to raise costs for restaurants and food manufacturers

Mar 21, 2022
Russia has nickel. Nickel is a component of some stainless steel. And restaurants, food manufacturers, and breweries need stainless steel.
Nickel's volatile price can affect the food industry, as nickel is a component of stainless steel – an essential facet of the industry.
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 16, 2022 in New York City.
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Russia wakes up to big technological weaknesses

Mar 15, 2022
Russia's economy relies on imported tech, like aircraft parts and semiconductors. That leaves it vulnerable as sanctions multiply.
Sanctions on Russia have already hurt manufacturers there who rely on foreign tech, like computer chips shipped from the United States.
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Small businesses are feeling the pinch of rising prices at the gas pump

Mar 10, 2022
And they're passing the cost on to their customers.
Small business are experiencing the ripple effects of higher fuel costs.
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How rising oil prices make gasoline more expensive

Mar 7, 2022
Gas prices are based on oil prices, and traders are getting nervous about a potential ban on imported Russian oil.
Gasoline prices have surged along with the price of crude oil. The war in Ukraine has raised the possibility of a ban on imports from Russia, which could squeeze the global supply.
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Demand for manufacturing equipment continues to grow

Mar 1, 2022
Orders for core capital goods hit a 40-year high in January. That’s because demand for manufactured goods is still high.
Manufacturers have been ordering more equipment: things like metalworking tools, power generators, computers.
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What does Ukraine suspending port operations mean for trade?

Feb 25, 2022
The Black Sea region is a major hub for both Ukraine and Russia.
A man sits fishing on the quay in Ukrainian Black Sea city of Odessa on Feb. 21. The Black Sea is a major trade area for both Russia and Ukraine.
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Why are housing inventories growing at the higher end of the market in some places?

Feb 25, 2022
As some buyers move from more expensive regions, they have more to spend elsewhere.
"If you’re a seller, it’s a seller’s market," said Gay Cororaton, senior economist with the National Association of Realtors.
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What does hitting pause on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline mean for Europe's energy supply?

Feb 23, 2022
Europe is trying to pivot away from coal and crude oil, and has limited capacity for liquified natural gas.
Workers building a section of the wall of the Nord Stream 2.
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Inflation's already increasing the cost of goods. The cost of services could be next.

Feb 22, 2022
The services sector has been feeling the pinch of higher costs, particularly when it comes to wages.
Wages for workers in service industries like catering and child care have gone up in the tight labor market.
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