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Manufacturing's supply and demand problem

Mar 2, 2021
Demand for manufactured goods is booming, and the supply chain for raw materials is struggling to meet it.
Manufacturers have had a hard time procuring raw materials, like steel. Above, a worker trims newly cast steel.
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The market for customized goods is here, thanks to your data

Apr 25, 2019
Companies have created a new form of convenience with personalized products.
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As prices on consumer goods rise, what are you willing to pay?

Oct 31, 2018
Price hikes by big brands haven't yet shown up in inflation numbers, but some of you are noticing them.
Procter & Gamble is increasing the price of Pampers by about 4 percent.
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As prices on consumer goods rise, what are you willing to pay?

Oct 31, 2018
Price hikes by big brands haven't yet shown up in inflation numbers, but some of you are noticing them.
Procter & Gamble is increasing the price of Pampers by about 4 percent.
Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images

The United States of new shoes

Jan 30, 2014
The U.S. economy showed some solid growth last quarter -- mostly because American consumers were spending more
Jennifer Lawrence, for example, got new shoes for the premiere of "Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
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Why is it more expensive to be a woman?

Apr 13, 2012
Women's pay may be on the rise, but when it comes to things like health insurance, haircuts, dry cleaning, and deodorant -- women pay more than men. A university study looks into the potential factors behind the price difference.
Women's pay may be on the rise, but when it comes to things like health insurance, haircuts, dry cleaning, and deodorant -- women pay more than men. A university study looks into the potential factors behind the price difference.
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