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Global supply chain delays push back return of Ford Bronco SUV

Dec 8, 2020
Ford has a lot riding on the new Bronco, returning after 25 years off the market.
Ford has a lot riding on the new Bronco, which was taken off the market in 1996, Below, a person watches the premiere of the 2021 Ford Bronco on a computer.
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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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Strict storage requirements could pose a problem for future COVID vaccines

Needing to store the vaccine at a temperature range outside the norm adds just one more layer of complexity to the logistical challenge.
"The science can be good, but it is of no value if it doesn't ultimately get to the people in an appropriate, safe, secure way that will allow them to derive the benefit," says Thomas Tighe of Direct Relief.
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Bike shortage is a tale of changed lives and disrupted supply chains

Aug 20, 2020
Lockdowns put the brakes on production in Asia while boosting demand for use in exercise and commuting.
A person walks with a bike in New York City. The coronavirus pandemic battered bicycle manufacturing but boosted demand.
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Reshoring gets new attention during COVID-19

May 19, 2020
As the coronavirus has exposed weaknesses in supply chains, efforts are renewed to bring manufacturing back to the United States.
President Donald Trump gives a speech in 2017. There's a renewed effort to bring American companies' production back to the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Chinese factories are returning, but global supply chain remains uncertain

Apr 28, 2020
Cranking up the global manufacturing machine is not just about China.
Workers in face masks at a car seat factory in Shanghai.
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Coronavirus: Warnings from Apple, Nintendo and Nissan kindle "supply shock" fears

Feb 18, 2020
While China's manufacturing arteries are closed, economists worry about big shortages around the world.
The coronavirus is impacting global supply chains to the point of "supply shock." Above, Chinese security guards wear protective masks as they guard a nearly empty commercial street Tuesday in Beijing.
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Coronavirus disrupts Apple's supply chains

Feb 10, 2020
The company remains heavily dependent on Foxconn's factories in China for iPhones, iPads and Macs.
Workers assemble electronic components at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China.
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