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Europe’s Russian Oil Ban Could Mean a New World Order for Energy

HOUSTON — The European Union’s embargo on most Russian oil imports could deliver a fresh jolt to the world economy, propelling a realignment of global energy trading that leaves Russia […]




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American Importers Accuse Shipping Giants of Profiteering

David Reich assumed that a contract was a contract.His Chicago company, MSRF, assembles gift baskets for Walmart, Walgreens and other huge chains, importing key elements such as mugs and bowls […]




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Russia Wants to Sell More Energy to Asia, but Has to Slash Prices

BEIJING — Last year, the Grand Aniva, a Russian tanker with four spherical tanks for holding ultracold liquefied natural gas, sailed back and forth between a gas field in eastern […]




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How the Supply Chain Crunch is Hurting California Farmers.

During a normal spring, the sight of orchards bursting with clusters of almonds is a boon throughout California’s Central Valley. Here is money growing on trees.Not this year.As Scott Phippen […]




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New Supply Chain Risk: 22,000 Dockworkers Who May Soon Strike

In a world contending with no end of economic troubles, a fresh source of concern now looms: the prospect of a confrontation between union dockworkers and their employers at some […]




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Natural Gas Shipments, Mostly From U.S., Ease Europe’s Energy Crunch

Near the entrance to Rotterdam’s vast harbor in the Netherlands is a specialized port that is offering an alternative to the web of Russian pipelines that feed much of Europe’s […]







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Supply Chain Woes Could Worsen as China Imposes Covid Lockdowns

WASHINGTON — Companies are bracing for another round of potentially debilitating supply chain disruptions as China, home to about a third of global manufacturing, imposes sweeping lockdowns in an attempt […]







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Supply-Chain Kinks Force Small Manufacturers to Scramble

For example, when companies moved production from the United States to China in the past, they paid for the shift with the savings gained in going from a high-cost area […]