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Get ready for clogged supply chains when China’s COVID lockdowns end

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Employees wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) look on by a cargo ship at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on January 14, 2022.

Employees wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) look on by a cargo ship at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on January 14, 2022. STR/AFP via Getty Images

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More supply chain woes likely when China eases its COVID lockdowns

by Justin Ho Apr 18, 2022
Goods sitting idle in warehouses or containers will head to the U.S., though many companies have adapted to shortages.

Biden administration restarts oil and gas leases on federal lands

by Andy Uhler Apr 18, 2022
The move shows the president is trying to bring down prices, but he also appears to be going back on his word to curb oil and gas production.

Biden requires infrastructure bill's materials made in U.S., with exceptions

by Lily Jamali Apr 18, 2022
U.S. industry doesn't produce enough of the materials, such as steel, to satisfy the need, so this may be more of an aspiration than a policy.

What are stablecoins, and why are regulators worried about them?

by Matt Levin Apr 18, 2022
The cryptocurrencies — pegged to "real" currencies that aren't supposed to fluctuate in value — are the bedrock of the crypto economy.

How taxing is Tax Day for an accountant?

Today, we check in with Michael Durant, a New York-based tax accountant, who chats about the final days leading up to today’s federal filing deadline.
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How a pair of tights contributed to legal protections for privacy in the U.S.

by Amy Gajda Apr 18, 2022
In a new book, legal historian Amy Gajda explores the origins of the “right to privacy.” A daring moment in a Broadway show is part of the story.

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