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The Coronavirus Crisis

How A Single Missing Part Can Hold Up $5 Million Machines And Unleash Industrial Hell

U.S. manufacturers are still struggling to keep pace with booming demand. The culprit? Sometimes, it's a single missing part.

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All In Flying Lotus
WEIGHT OFF KAYTRANADA feat. BadBadNotGood

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Dan And Claudia Zanes Sing About Justice And Joy On Their New Album For Children

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New Beginnings Dan + Claudia Zanes, Eze Jackson
Snow Dunes Lynn Patrick
Maiden Voyage Herbie Hancock
Turiya & Ramakrishna Alice Coltrane

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, pictured here in March, begins a back-to-school tour of the Midwest on Monday. Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Stakes Feel Higher Than Ever As The Education Secretary Welcomes Students Back

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A sign for the China Evergrande Centre, the Hong Kong home for China Evergrande Group, is shown last week. Fears of a debt default at the property developer sparked a global stock market sell-off on Monday. Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Chinese Real Estate Company Is Walloping Your Stocks. Here's Why

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Nicole Wolter at work at her factory in Wauconda, Ill., which makes components for industrial machines. Wolter's company is straining to meet demand as her own suppliers struggle with short staffing. HM Manufacturing hide caption

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HM Manufacturing

How A Single Missing Part Can Hold Up $5 Million Machines And Unleash Industrial Hell

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Keep Painting Caves of Steel
Summer Hit & Run Caves of Steel

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'Visions' Is The 'Star Wars' Anime You Were Waiting For

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Galactic Dreamer Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Mandalorian Ludwig Göransson
September Earth, Wind & Fire

One thorny issue facing President Biden at the United Nations: the defense deal he announced with Australia and the U.K., which left France so angry it pulled its ambassador from Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Says 'America's Back.' The World Has Some Questions

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