A Plastic Factory Feels the Sting of Rising Energy Prices

Marion Steward

Long before President Vladimir V. Putin unleashed his war on Ukraine, Mosharraf Khalid was already contending with an expensive, bewildering and unrelenting assortment of problems afflicting the global supply chain. His company, Royal Interpack North America, makes plastic packaging for fresh fruit. Last year, its raw materials were routinely stuck […]

Could Wages and Prices Spiral Upward in America?

Marion Steward

As prices for products including gas, steaks, bacon and camping equipment climb rapidly, eating into paychecks and dominating headlines, consumers are more likely to take note and ask for better pay. “Things change completely when inflation is a big number,” Mr. Blanchard said. “Salience changes.” There are signs that wages […]