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White House press secretary Jen Psaki

White House press secretary says Biden administration ‘saved Christmas’

December 23rd, 2021

Just a couple of months after warning reporters that due to supply chain bottlenecks the Biden administration couldn’t guarantee your Christmas packages would arrive on time, White House press secretary Jen Psaki delivered a completely different assessment to reporters with 72 hours to go before Christmas. As it turns out, she declared, the Biden administration’s …

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5 nationwide grocery shortages that you need to know about

December 21st, 2021

It’s one of the most prosaic, routine activities that millions of Americans engage in on what’s likely a weekly basis. Nevertheless, trips to the grocery store these days have — like almost every aspect of modern life — felt and continue to feel the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. And, specifically, all the supply shortages …

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White House: Empty shelves aren’t a supply chain crisis – it’s a ‘high-class problem’

October 20th, 2021

As the Biden White House comes under increasing scrutiny about its response to the nettlesome supply chain crisis, the administration is also finding itself having to respond to a growing number of self-inflicted errors. Essentially, at least three high-profile administration officials, in one way or another, have all in recent days downplayed the supply chain …

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Biden official explains why your Christmas might be ruined

October 14th, 2021

Add the potential for a blue Christmas to the list of crises that are bedeviling the Biden administration right now. A list that already includes a still-strained economy (the “Great Resignation”), and inflation as high as it’s been in 13 years. Plus the Afghanistan debacle, food and gas prices soaring, the disappointing September jobs report, …

Apple CEO: ‘We care about every worker in our supply chain’

January 27th, 2012

The New York Times recently published an article discussing the unsafe working conditions in the factories Apple employs to build its products. It’s no secret that several factories belonging to Apple’s ODM partners have harsh working conditions; there are rumors of anti-suicide pledges that Foxconn workers have to sign, and safety is obviously a concern following multiple …

Apple coughs up the truth on pollution problems at 15 Chinese plants

November 16th, 2011

Apple recently had a meeting with Chinese environmental groups during which it admitted that 15 of the plants it uses in its supply chain violate China’s environmental regulations. The Cupertino-based company has typically ignored any accusations that its plants are over polluting. Apple reportedly made the admission during a three-hour discussion with the EnviroFriends Institute …

Sony blames Q1 net loss on earthquake, economy

July 28th, 2011

Sony reported its fiscal first quarter results on Thursday and recorded a net loss of 15.5 billion Yen ($198.7 million). The company attributed the loss to the earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan in March, as well as a “stagnate” economy in the United States and Europe. Sony’s operating profits were 27.5 billion …