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5 popular grocery shortages that are making shoppers so angry right now

January 20th, 2022

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, up to and including the present day, shoppers have encountered the effects of everything from supply chain disruptions to pandemic-related labor constraints which have unfortunately led to grocery store shortages. Just as the effects of the pandemic are not evenly distributed around the country, though, neither are these kinds of products …

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Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

January 18th, 2022

On Tuesday morning, Microsoft announced that it would acquire video game publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. Activision Blizzard is one of the most prolific publishers in the industry, and the acquisition includes a number of notable franchises, such as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Overwatch. Following the acquisition, Microsoft says that …

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These 5 popular groceries are being pulled from supermarket shelves

January 14th, 2022

It’s a sign of this strange and occasionally disconcerting pandemic-era moment we’re living in that something as mundane as shopping at the grocery store has managed to become a political football. US Senators like Elizabeth Warren have been railing against the price spikes increasingly seen on grocery store shelves. Meanwhile, food recalls continue to be …

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Airlines have canceled an insane number of flights since Friday morning

December 28th, 2021

The federal government is doing that thing again. The thing where its COVID-19 response and messaging appears to flail in response to the chaos of what’s happening on the ground — and what’s not happening in the skies. Regarding the latter, the US has seen thousands of flights canceled since Friday, as the Omicron Covid …

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren blames grocery stores for skyrocketing food prices

December 22nd, 2021

If you’ve been to a grocery store anytime in the past few months, you’ve likely encountered one of a couple of different problems. First, some stores around the country are grappling with shortages of various products. This problem stems in part from lingering dislocations in the economy that have snarled our supply chain infrastructure. They …