There’s a new backlog of ships hitting the U.S.
Oct 7, 2022
Episode 789

There’s a new backlog of ships hitting the U.S.

This time on the Mississippi River.

While the backlog of ships at West Coast ports has mostly cleared, there’s a new log jam along the Mississippi River. We’ll talk about the effects it could have on our supply chain, food prices and inflation. Then, a look at the history behind the Supreme Court’s group photos. Plus, the hosts weigh in on Kim Kardashian getting a crypto fine, Black Friday and extra large skeleton Halloween decorations during a round of Half Full/Half Empty.

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Marissa Cabrera Senior Producer
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