Fall is prime time for apple picking

Sep 22, 2022
“We'd like to think that we're responsible for high demand but it's really the weather," says Al Rose of Red Apple Farm.
Nancy and Al Rose of Red Apple Farms in Massachusetts. "COVID made us stronger," Al Rose says.
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"Cut!" Hollywood looks for savings as costs rise.

"Productions have to start making choices" due to inflation and supply snags, says Winston Cho of The Hollywood Reporter.
Some producers are considering whether to cut or combine scenes to offset higher expenses, says Winston Cho of The Hollywood Reporter.
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How do we calculate supply and demand for oil heading into the future?

Jun 15, 2022
There are a lot of variables that make predicting energy demand in 2023 difficult, including rising interest rates, inflation and potential COVID flare-ups.
President Biden recently demanded big oil companies bring down gas and diesel prices. Above, gas stations in Bethesda, Maryland, earlier this year.
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Domestic oil could increase supply, but it won't be cheap — or quick

Mar 9, 2022
"The harsh reality for U.S. oil markets is that there is no switch that anyone can flip to suddenly turn on oil production overnight," one expert told us.
It might take six to nine months for domestic oil producers to substantially ramp up production.
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Could China scoop up Russian goods at bargain-basement prices because of sanctions?

Mar 8, 2022
If fewer countries want Russian goods, supply goes up and China could, in theory, get cheaper prices. It is a whole other thing in practice.
Workers sort packages at a JD.com warehouse in Beijing in November. Items have been flying off the virtual shelves of a Russian store on the Chinese e-commerce site.
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Omicron is straining medical supply chains and this small practice

Jan 5, 2022
A rural family physician discusses shortages of medications, hospital staff and beds for COVID-19 patients.
Dr. Scott Anazalone at his independent medical practice in Logan, Ohio, in 2019. As the only independent family doctor in the area, he says demand for his services outstrips supply.
Cassidy Brauner

How companies disguise rising food prices

Jul 20, 2021
Manufacturers and retailers change packaging and use displays and discounts to distract from higher costs.
The cost of food has gone up, but grocers and manufacturers sometimes use tactics that make price jumps less noticeable.
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Mismatch in supply and demand sends coffee prices higher

Jul 12, 2021
Coffee commodity prices are hitting their highest levels in years. Will consumers keep paying more?
Global coffee consumption continues to rise.
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How this music store owner is dealing with skyrocketing demand and a stalling supply chain

Jun 16, 2021
Demand for instruments hasn't slowed down during the pandemic, and the reopening of venues means even more business.
Consumer interest in guitars and other instruments has increased during the pandemic and the  reopening period.
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Planning to rent a car? It’s going to cost you.

May 27, 2021
A surge in demand, plus fewer rental cars, plus a chip shortage (and therefore fewer new cars) equals higher prices for travelers.
That summer road trip may cost you way more than you budgeted for.
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