Is Inflation a Microeconomic Problem? That’s What Biden’s Competition Push Is Betting

Is Inflation a Microeconomic Problem? That’s What Biden’s Competition Push Is Betting

This post was originally published on this siteEfforts to boost the economy’s supply side such as in meat and shipping might underplay bigger forces, such as excess demand.

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US trucking’s conundrum: Driver shortage or retention problem?

US trucking’s conundrum: Driver shortage or retention problem?

This post was originally published on this site The tight US labor market has not spared the trucking industry, where “help wanted” pleas are plentiful, wages are on the rise, and drivers recently have scored signing bonuses of up to $20,000. In an economy that hauls more than $12 trillion...

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White House Revs Up Trucker Recruitment Drive

White House Revs Up Trucker Recruitment Drive

This post was originally published on this siteThe plans aims to address longstanding industry issues but isn’t likely to have an immediate impact on supply-chain bottlenecks.

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Christmas shipping deadlines: The last day to send gifts with FedEx, UPS and USPS

Christmas shipping deadlines: The last day to send gifts with FedEx, UPS and USPS

This post was originally published on this siteWhat is the last day for UPS ground shipping by Christmas? It varies but FedEx and USPS say Wednesday is the ground cutoff for sending holiday gifts.     

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Southern California’s Container-Ship Backlog Moves Further Out to Sea

Southern California’s Container-Ship Backlog Moves Further Out to Sea

This post was originally published on this siteThe backup of container ships waiting to enter the nation’s busiest port complex isn’t letting up. But it has moved further from shore.

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The U.S. government’s port envoy says container backlog is being cleared

The U.S. government’s port envoy says container backlog is being cleared

This post was originally published on this siteNPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to John Porcari, port envoy of the White House’s Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, to see how he’s facilitating the supply of goods in the holiday season.

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Amazon Expands Delivery Network to Handle Holiday Crunch

Amazon Expands Delivery Network to Handle Holiday Crunch

This post was originally published on this siteAmazon has blanketed the country with more than 450 new facilities used to store, sort and ship items, doubling down on a logistics empire that aims to deliver items in one day or less, and increasingly without the help of third-party shippers.

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Ocean Shipping Rates Fall but Ports Are Still Jammed

Ocean Shipping Rates Fall but Ports Are Still Jammed

This post was originally published on this siteThe cost to ship a container across the Pacific fell by more than one-quarter last week, signaling that demand is finally easing.

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At Baltimore port, Biden reassures Americans about shipping snags, inflation

At Baltimore port, Biden reassures Americans about shipping snags, inflation

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden toured the busy Port of Baltimore Wednesday, part of his push to show he has a handle on supply chain snarls and concerns about inflation — while promoting his legislative agenda.

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Record Number of Ships Stranded Outside California Ports

Record Number of Ships Stranded Outside California Ports

This post was originally published on this site Container ships stranded outside of California ports reached a record number on Tuesday, as the United States’ supply chain crisis accelerates. One-hundred-eleven container ships are waiting to unload at ports such as Los Angeles and Long Beach, breaking the previous record of...

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