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When you need 70,000 pounds of paper a month and the supply chain is in chaos

Jun 15, 2022
Claudia Smukler of Mother Jones explains the unique obstacles to producing a print magazine in this economy.
Magazines require a high grade of coated paper, one that ink will lay well on.
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Families are still struggling to find baby formula

Jun 6, 2022
Low-income households and families of color are getting hit hardest, despite federal efforts to ease the shortage.
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Businesses seek different ways to avoid inventory shortages and supply chain problems

Apr 14, 2022
Some businesses are switching products, while others try to build up and promote products that are available.
Fearing empty shelves, some retailers are stocking up what they can when they can.
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Procter & Gamble hikes prices, tries to ease supply chain clogs

Oct 19, 2021
P&G home goods, including skin and oral care, will cost more. Companies are getting creative about getting products to market.
Procter & Gamble, which owns household brands like Downy and Bounce, will raise prices as a result of higher costs and disruptions in its supply networks.
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There's still a paper shortage. You know what that means.

Oct 4, 2021
School supplies, holiday cards and, yes, toilet paper are all affected.
Shortages in paper products come down to paper pulp. It’s produced in mills, which are slowed down because of worker shortages right now.
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Here's another shortage to add to the list: paint

Sep 29, 2021
Ryan Amato of Ryan Amato Painting in Easton, Pennsylvania, talks us through the challenges.
Thanks to labor shortages and a lack of resin, paint is in short supply.
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Stores are limiting purchases of some products. This time, blame the supply chain.

Sep 24, 2021
Restrictions on purchases can backfire, causing customers to want to stock up on limited supplies.
A shopper at a Costco store in Alhambra, California in August 2019. Costco and other stores are once again limiting the number of water bottles, cleaning products and paper supplies that customers can purchase.
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How one construction company is navigating labor and materials shortages

Aug 4, 2021
The industry's challenges could lead to higher prices for consumers.
Maurice Rahming, who owns and operates O’Neill Construction Group in Portland, Oregon with his wife Ali O'Neill, says the industry's challenges could lead to higher prices for consumers.
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Car rental companies still battling against shortages

Aug 3, 2021
The companies are struggling to purchase new cars because of supply problems.
A Hertz car-rental agency in Manhattan.
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Bars missing a key ingredient: alcohol

Jul 29, 2021
Managers are reworking their cocktail menus as shortages of materials and labor make some brands unavailable for weeks.
Several states are dealing with shortages of alcoholic beverages, thanks to high demand coupled with packaging problems.
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