Challenges to output a "mixed blessing," says steel company chief

Nov 13, 2020
With COVID and trade barriers limiting supply, her inventory is worth more but replacing it isn't simple.
Lisa Goldenberg welcomes increased demand for vehicles and household appliances but has grappled with supply and price trends.
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Meat prices are down, with surpluses lingering

Sep 21, 2020
Production levels are back to normal, but there's more meat than the industry can push through the supply chain.
A man shops in the meat section of a Washington, D.C., grocery store in April. Meat supply and demand has been up and down during the pandemic.
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Want to understand the laws of supply and demand? Watch the dairy industry

Aug 6, 2020
Milk prices have been volatile with the trade war and now the coronavirus pandemic, and dairy farmers are stretched thin.
A Wisconsin dairy farmer moves her cows into a barn. Her industry has been whipsawed by milk prices.
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Empty shelves have become a common sight at grocery stores across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Oil companies may be able to solve supply, but what about demand?

Jan 30, 2020
“There’s alternate sources of oil supply in the market but no alternate sources of demand growth,” one analyst said.
Oil prices Monday crashed the most since 1991.
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Competition propels global airlines into smaller cities

Nov 21, 2018
Seeking less competition, global airlines are opening stops in smaller cities. But can the new routes survive?
A scene from a WOW air promotional video commemorating the start of service to/from Cleveland Hopkins Airport this past May. Less than six months later, WOW air announced that it was pulling out of Cleveland. 
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Why big companies are buying up their own stocks

Aug 7, 2018
Buybacks among S&P 500 companies are projected to hit $1 trillion this year.
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Artificial demand is driving the electric vehicle market in China

Jan 10, 2018
The cars are roughly the same price of regular autos, but not everyone can drive one.
A man walks past electric cars and tricycles on a sidewalk in Beijing in 2017.
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Bottlenecks in economy can mean companies turn away business

Jan 4, 2018
With growing labor shortages in some industries, companies may have to limit their growth.
In an increasingly tight labor market, Cup & Saucer Cafe in Portland, Oregon, is always looking to hire new wait staff. The manager of this location — one of three in the city — said skilled short-order cooks are in especially short supply these days.
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