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The Big Take

The World Economy Is Suddenly Running Low on Everything

‘It is anything but efficient or normal.’ Surging corporate demand is upending global supply chains. 

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The Big Supply Crunch

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A year ago, as the pandemic ravaged country after country and economies shuddered, consumers were the ones panic-buying. Today, on the rebound, it’s companies furiously trying to stock up.