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    Worried About the Supply Chain? Stop Buying So Much Stuff

    Lately, news stories about the supply chain tend to start in similar ways. The reader is dropped into an American container port, maybe in Long Beach, California, or Savannah, Georgia, full to bursting with trailer-size steel boxes loaded with toilet paper and exercise bikes and future Christmas presents. Some of the containers have gone untouched for weeks or months, waiting for their contents to be trucked to distribution centers. On the horizon, dozens of additional vessels are anchored and idle, waiting for their turn in the port. More ships keep arriving. Everyone involved—sailors, longshoremen, customs clerks, truckers—works as  

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    Holiday gifts to buy early due to supply chain issues

    Yahoo Life has received compensation to create this article and receives commission from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. Walmart is the place to shop this holiday season — but hurry, supplies are limited! (Photo: Walmart/Getty) If you’ve been in the market for a new car, an iPhone 13 or pretty much anything lately, you may have run into a few roadblocks — namely, shortages, shipping delays or massive markups. It’s not your imagination; we’re experiencing serious supply chain issues right now, and they’re poised to sabotage your holiday shopping — especially  

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    This Luxury Shopping Mecca in Florida Is About to Become Even More of a Dream With a $550M Renovation

    When it comes to luxury shopping destinations around the world, locations like New York City, Milan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Dubai immediately come to mind. However, this under-the-radar shopping center in Florida, filled with a plethora of designer stores, not only belongs on the list but may just move up the ranks with its ongoing $550-million renovation. The Bal Harbour Shops, just north of Miami, houses luxury stores including Gucci, Stella McCartney, Dolce & Gabbana, and Chanel. Complete with thoughtfully accentuated with koi ponds, fountains, and lush jungle trees calling this open-air shopping mecca “a mall” would be an absolute  

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    34 Dollar Store Secrets You Need To Know Before You Shop

    JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com Dollar stores are known for their incredible deals — but there are ways to save even more on their already low prices. Read: Prices Surge 5% as Inflation Rises with No End in SightTips: 25 Things You Should Never Do With Your Money GOBankingRates talked to shopping experts to find out how to get the best prices at dollar stores, what sets the different chains apart and the surprising things you should always — and never — stock up on when you go. Last updated: Aug. 25, 2021 SDI Productions / Getty Images Some Dollar Stores  

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    Open Season Shopping Tips – Government Executive

    We’re now less than a month away from the beginning of health insurance open season on Nov. 8. So it’s not too soon to start thinking about your options.  In the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, there are 18 nationwide plans, four of which are restricted to certain groups. Among the 18 are fee-for-service plans with high, standard, or basic options that offer coverage with a preferred provider organization. This is traditional health coverage. These plans generally have low or no deductible that must be paid before you cover part of the cost of health care services with either a  

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    Jewelry Shopping? Get Ready for Less Choice and Higher Prices.

    “Supply is tighter than what people might be used to, and demand, particularly in America, is extraordinary,” Mr. Lussier said. “There will be some pressure on pricing, and in certain categories, retailers will have to work harder to find the diamonds they want.” Shruti Chhajer Ranka, the creative head of Shruti Sushma, a luxury jeweler based in Ahmedabad and Bangalore, India, is one of them. “I am working on a design with one-carat oval diamonds of the same color and clarity,” she wrote in an email last month. “It has taken me six weeks to procure half of what is  

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    See why this baby can’t stop laughing while shopping with mom

    There were reasons to smile this week. Here were just a few of them: At one Tennessee university, rush was more inclusive this year For the first time, members of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s FUTURE program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities were invited to participate in sorority recruitment. UTK’s FUTURE Program Director Emma Burgin noted that this kind of inclusion is not just good for her students, but for the sororities too. “The person with the disability is not the one that is broken,” she said. “It’s actually everything around them that needs to be fixed. If you  

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    Developer buys shopping center near Mall at Fox Run in Newington NH

    NEWINGTON – Real estate development and investment company Torrington Properties announced Friday it has acquired the Newington Park Shopping Center for $13.3 million and touted plans to “transform” the site. The property is located at 2026 Woodbury Ave., between the Mall at Fox Run to the north and The Crossings to the south. The Newington Park Shopping Center’s current tenants include Savers, JOANN Fabrics and Crafts and Party City, as well as restaurant spaces. York Hospital has a cardiovascular care facility on the property too. Torrington announced it purchased the 15-acre shopping center from real estate investment trust Urstadt Biddle  

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    Vogue.com’s Executive Fashion Director Shares Her Fall Must Haves

    As much as I love summer, I can’t help but get excited about fall—otherwise known to me as layering season. Some of my best fall outfits are comprised of classic pieces like jeans, sweaters, and great boots, worn in artful ways. After a season of breezy cotton fabrics and gossamer white dresses, I gravitate toward richer, warmer hues that are universally flattering—think forest green and deep burgundy. And stripe knits and sturdy boots quickly replace summer’s patterned sarongs and flip-flops.  I view a great fall wardrobe a bit like a puzzle—a select few key pieces that, when put together, look  

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