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Small businesses attempt a new balancing act

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Grocery store owner Mahmod Alrihimi waits for customers while leaning against his checkout counter.

STRATFORD, CA - APRIL 24: Hardin's Grocery store owner Mahmod Alrihimi waits for customers on April 24, 2015 in Stratford, California. As California enters its fourth year of severe drought, small Central Valley farming towns are struggling to survive and are experiencing dwindling populations as farms scale back operations and lay off workers due to lack of water to irrigate crops. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Justin Sullivan via Getty Images

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"What supply chain crisis?" say Target, Walmart and Home Depot

by Matt Levin Nov 17, 2021
Target, Walmart and Home Depot told investors they have more than adequate inventory to weather the holidays.

EV charging stations will get a boost from the infrastructure package

by Samantha Fields Nov 17, 2021
The bill devotes $7.5 billion to Biden's goal — having half a million charging stations nationwide within a decade.

What's behind Netflix releasing viewing data? Flexing its muscles.

by Kristin Schwab Nov 17, 2021
Revealing the hours spent on the platform confirms Netflix’s strength in streaming, sending messages to viewers, creators and rivals.
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How economic inequality affects the American diet

by Priya Fielding-Singh Nov 17, 2021
In this book excerpt, Priya Fielding-Singh discusses how inequality manifests in how Americans eat.

To avoid price hikes, businesses are finding other ways to protect their margins

by Justin Ho Nov 17, 2021
Some are cutting hours and reducing inventory. Others are purchasing more to get better deals from suppliers.

Prescribed burns can help reduce wildfire threat in the West

by Madelyn Beck Nov 17, 2021
Managed burns take communication between federal officials and locals.

Music from the episode

So Good Pete Rock, The Soul Brothers
Circles Post Malone
Wishing Well Substantial, T.Lucas, Stephanie Gayle
Menagerie Monster Rally
Horizons Bertholet, Elior
Chartreuse Capital Cities

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