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Federal pharma ingredient stockpile is under construction in Virginia

Oct 19, 2021
The stockpile is a way to address shortages of some medicines. Some of the ingredients will be stored for emergency use.
Construction is underway in Petersburg, Virginia, on buildings to house a stockpile of pharmaceutical ingredients.
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

Many companies face a stockpiling dilemma in a pandemic-influenced inventory world

Jul 7, 2021
Stockpiling raw materials has presented a variety of challenges to supply chains, like available warehouse space and shelf life.
Stockpiling requires storage space, which is expensive and in short supply.
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What Apple’s big pile of cash allows it to do

May 2, 2017
Apple will report earnings on this afternoon. Its stockpile of cash had been growing to nearly a quarter of a trillion dollars by the end of last year, most of that held overseas. What does that cash allow Apple to do? Click the above audio player to hear the full story.

China's 11 million tons of cotton might lead to cheaper jeans

Mar 17, 2016
China's 11 million metric ton stockpile of cotton is causing a fall in market prices.
Cotton pickers harvest a crop of cotton at a field in Hami, in China's far west Xinjiang region on September 20, 2011, The Chinese government planned a market-control strategy designed to support cotton farmers, with a sudden decline in export orders for China-made textiles and garments which in turn affect domestic cotton prices. Now they have too much.  
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