The world is facing a "supply chain" crisis. There are shortages of all kinds of products. And the problem is growing because the materials needed to make new products are either in short supply, or can't be moved to the places that need them.
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Many large clothing companies are facing a tough choice in China - do they lose Chinese business by speaking out about the way China is treating people? Or do they remain quiet so that they can keep selling in China?
Car makers around the world are being forced to make fewer cars because they can't get enough computer parts. Several factories have been closed temporarily as a result. The problem is expected to continue for several months.
In October, a Rwandan company called Mara opened two factories - one in Rwanda and the other in South Africa. The factories will produce the first smartphones built completely in Africa.
When workers think they aren't being treated fairly, one way they can make their voices heard is by striking - refusing to work. Here's a look at four different groups of workers striking around the world.
Clothing workers have said no to the Bangladesh government's plan to give them a raise of 51%. Why? Even with the raise, they would still earn just $95 a month.