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What happens when people want all the air fryers and then, suddenly, they don't

Big box stores are working through an unexpected glut of inventory: TVs, kitchen appliances, hoodies and other hot pandemic items. Part of the problem is the bullwhip effect.

A health worker walks inside an isolation ward for monkeypox patients at a hospital in Ahmedabad, India. Sam Panthaky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Monkeypox FAQ: How contagious? Are kids at risk? If you had chickenpox are you safe?

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American film director, writer and producer Bob Rafelson, pictured in this 1981 photo, died at his home in Aspen, Colo., on Saturday. He was 89. AP hide caption

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Bob Rafelson, 'Five Easy Pieces' director and 'The Monkees' co-creator, has died

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What happens when people want all the air fryers and then, suddenly, they don't

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