American consumers are being advised to do their holiday shopping early because of concerns about limited inventory, but return policies aren't always conducive to advanced planning. Pandemic-induced disruptions to supply chains and labor shortages are driving up the prices of goods and leaving store shelves bare as deliveries are delayed. With experts anticipating the problem will worsen before it gets better, Americans are being advised to purchase holiday gifts before Halloween because it's possible they won't be available come Black Friday, the common start date for holiday shopping. Some major retailers, including Amazon and Macy's have extended their return policies to accommodate for a longer holiday shopping season. In 2019, both retailers allowed for people to return most items that were purchased after November 1 until January 31. Amid the pandemic, Macy's and Amazon extended their January 31 return deadline to include purchases made after October 1. Amazon once again … [Read more...] about Experts urge early holiday shopping—What to know about return policies at major retailers
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President Joe Biden refused to answer questions from reporters on Wednesday following remarks that he gave about supply chain shortages that are causing widespread problems across the U.S. During the remarks, Biden threatened to take action if private sector companies did not fix the problem, saying, “If the private sector doesn’t step up, we’re going to call them out and ask them to act.” At the end of the remarks, Biden bolted for the exit, ignoring questions about whether Christmas gifts would arrive on time this year and what he was doing to lower gasoline prices. WATCH: WATCH: Joe Biden ignores questions from reporters. “Will Christmas presents arrive on time, sir?” “What are you going to do to lower gasoline prices?” pic.twitter.com/XmQ2JZKNnm — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 13, 2021 TRANSCRIPT OF BIDEN’S REMARKS PROVIDED VIA THE WHITE HOUSE: JOE BIDEN, U.S. PRESIDENT: Please, sit down. Thank you. Well, good afternoon, everyone. I know … [Read more...] about Biden Turns His Back On Reporters, Refuses To Answer Questions On Supply Chain Crisis | The Daily Wire
As the U.S. economy struggles to fully recover from the coronavirus pandemic, supply-chain disruptions across the country are driving up prices and leading to a growing shortage of goods. The supply chain bottlenecks -- around the world -- have caused record shortages of many products that American consumers are used to having readily available, from household goods to electronics to automobiles. Moody’s Analytics has warned that problems "will likely get worse before they get better." "As the global economic recovery continues to gather steam, what is increasingly apparent is how it will be stymied by supply-chain disruptions that are now showing up at every corner," Moody's wrote in a report. (MORE: Biden pushes 24/7 port operation ahead of expected Christmas supply crunch) Here is how experts answer some key questions: What's causing the disruptions? Analysts say that the lingering effects of COVID-19 mitigation strategies essentially reduced … [Read more...] about What’s causing America’s massive supply-chain disruptions?