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How the maker of Cheerios and Häagen-Dazs copes with hundreds of supply chain snafus a month

How the maker of Cheerios and Häagen-Dazs copes with hundreds of supply chain snafus a month

The global supply chain is struggling under the weight of a series of disruptions, including a shortage of truck drivers and other workers as well as massive port congestion. The issues are forcing large and small companies alike to re-think what they need to do to keep manufacturing facilities humming. Like others, General Mills —…MORE

Booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine shows 95.6% efficacy in Phase 3 trial, companies say
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Booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine shows 95.6% efficacy in Phase 3 trial, companies say

A booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine was found to have a high efficacy — 95.6% — against Covid-19 in a Phase 3 trial, the companies announced on Thursday. They noted that “efficacy was consistent irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity or comorbid conditions.” The trial included more than 10,000 fully vaccinated people, age…MORE

WeWork is finally going public. A lot has changed
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WeWork is finally going public. A lot has changed

When WeWork’s plans for a blockbuster initial public offering imploded in 2019, the company became a poster child for the excesses of venture capital and startup culture in the post-2008 era. “What happened to WeWork is not just a failure of this particular set of individuals,” wrote Shira Ovide, a New York Times columnist who…MORE

Southwest’s service meltdown cost it $75 million
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Southwest’s service meltdown cost it $75 million

Southwest Airlines says that its recent service problems, which prompted it to cancel more than 2,000 flights over a four-day period, cost the airline $75 million. That’s just one of the headwinds facing the discount airline. Southwest warned Thursday that it believes revenue will take a $100 million hit this quarter from the lingering effects…MORE

5 expert tips to stress less this fall
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5 expert tips to stress less this fall

As we head into what was supposed to be the fall recovery, the world is still reeling from Covid-related anxiety. It shows up in tepid job recovery and stock market tremors as well as in disagreements over masks and vaccine requirements in our schools and communities. It’s not just Covid–19 that’s stressing us out. Violent…MORE

Cara Delevingne’s father suggests she was named after in-flight magazine
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Cara Delevingne’s father suggests she was named after in-flight magazine

Origin stories are a powerful part of celebrity culture that can help fans identify with the stars. Now it appears that one global star shares a curious connection with Ireland, and the country’s flag carrier airline in particular. Charles Hamar Delevingne, father of model and actress Cara Delevingne, has suggested that his daughter was named…MORE

How Biden’s infrastructure bill could help prevent the next supply chain crisis
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How Biden’s infrastructure bill could help prevent the next supply chain crisis

There’s no quick fix for the current pandemic-induced supply chain crisis, but the bipartisan infrastructure bill currently held up in Congress would help prepare the complicated system to handle the next disruption. The legislation calls for major federal investments in each step of the US freight network: Inland waterways and rail used for transporting goods…MORE

Merrick Garland testifies in House with US Capitol riots, abortion, vaccine and voting-rights fights ongoing
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Merrick Garland testifies in House with US Capitol riots, abortion, vaccine and voting-rights fights ongoing

Attorney General Merrick Garland will appear before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday for a what should be a contentious hearing before a panel known for drama. Lawmakers will be questioning Garland at the same time the full House prepares to approve a criminal contempt resolution for Steve Bannon. The move that will put before the…MORE

Joe Biden aims to ramp up his public sales pitch for sweeping domestic agenda at CNN town hall
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Joe Biden aims to ramp up his public sales pitch for sweeping domestic agenda at CNN town hall

President Joe Biden hopes to use a CNN Town Hall on Thursday to help push his ambitious domestic agenda across the finish line as weeks of mostly private negotiations among Democrats appear to be reaching their conclusion. The 8 p.m. ET event, held in Baltimore, comes amid an intensifying public push for a reworked vision…MORE

Spanx, the shapewear brand, valued at $1.2 billion in Blackstone deal
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Spanx, the shapewear brand, valued at $1.2 billion in Blackstone deal

Spanx, one of America’s most prominent shapewear companies, is now worth $1.2 billion after inking a deal with Blackstone. The private equity firm will take a majority stake in the brand, the two companies announced Wednesday. While they did not disclose how much Blackstone paid for its stake, the firms noted the eight-figure valuation in…MORE

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