Be Sure to Leave Santa a lot of Milk (and Cookies) and Dairy Farmers will Thank you!

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According to the Business Insider, for years, the US government has supported the dairy industry to encourage production, but the rising costs and falling returns have forced some farmers to ditch cows altogether. Questions: What happened to milk prices during the Great Depression? What did the government do to make sure keep milk prices high… Read more »

Prediction: When Will The Supply Chain Problem Ease?

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According to the New York Times, the supply chain disruptions go back as early as last year, at the beginning stages of the pandemic.  Questions According to the article, what factors created the perfect storm in disrupting the supply chain? Why couldn’t the factories just produce more and help catch up the supply chain disruptions?… Read more »

Icelandic Eiderdown

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According to Business Insider, real eiderdown is one of the warmest natural fibers you can find, but it doesn’t come cheap; an eiderdown double duvet could cost you over $8,000. Questions: Which part of the processes do you think is most expensive? How much is produced each year? Is harvesting the down a destructive process… Read more »

HALTED!

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According to the Washington Post, Boeing will halt production of its new 737 MAX commercial jetliner in January 2020. Questions: How long will the production halt last? How many employees will be laid off? How much is it estimated that the entire U.S. gross domestic product for a period this year has been impacted by… Read more »

A Very Old Company leads to Disruption in a Valentine’s Day tradition

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What do you remember about Valentine’s Day in elementary school? Cards and Valentine’s Day candies with different sayings? But not this year! The cute, chalky little inscribed hearts will not be produced or sold this year after a 153-year tradition. Questions: 1. According to Kyle, how old was the company that made the Valentine’s candy… Read more »