Why Everything Is More Expensive Right Now
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From computer chips to rental cars to chicken breasts, a complex global supply chain is straining under pent-up post-vaccine demand. NPR's Scott Horsley explains what's going on — and why Biden administration officials think price hikes will eventually level out.

Additional reporting this episode from NPR's Camila Domonoske — who reported on computer chips in car manufacturing — and NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, which reported on slowdowns in food processing and manufacturing.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment
that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.


Email us at considerthis@npr.org.
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