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Here's how inflation is changing holiday deals and shopping

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Bed Bath & Beyond is working on yet another turnaround after a series of crises and missteps. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Bed Bath & Beyond sink like Sears or rise like Best Buy?

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A tentative deal announced Thursday would avert a strike on the nation's freight lines with the potential to throw supply chains into chaos. Above, a CSX freight train travels through Alexandria, Va. Kevin Wolf/AP hide caption

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People shop for school supplies at a Target store in Miami, Fla., on July 27. Marta Lavandier/AP hide caption

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Binders, backpacks... and inflation are on this year's back-to-school shopping list

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An air fryer awaits its buyer at a Kroger store in Kentucky in 2020, when the kitchen appliance became a hot seller. Scotty Perry/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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

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Prime Day makes third-party sellers anxious

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From living rooms to landfills, some holiday shopping returns take a 'very sad path'

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Buy now, pay later and online returns are just a couple of the hidden costs of holiday shopping. the_burtons/Getty Images hide caption

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The hidden costs of holiday consumerism

A lot of consumers are worried about supply chain delays this holiday season — but there are also other issues to watch out for when shopping. Guest host Ayesha Rascoe talks about the hidden costs of holiday consumption with The Atlantic staff writer Amanda Mull and The Washington Post retail reporter Abha Bhattarai. They discuss the potential downfalls of buy now, pay later services and where online shopping returns really go. Then, they play a game of Who Said That?

The hidden costs of holiday consumerism

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Facing a union effort, Starbucks, which is also making changes to training and scheduling, says that it supports the workers' right to organize but that a union was unnecessary. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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An employee organizes an aisle at Mary Arnold Toys, New York City's oldest toy store, on Aug. 2. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Santa's sleigh is looking emptier. Fewer toys, higher prices loom for holiday season

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At any moment of this past decade, U.S. retail jobs have supported about 15 million workers. Inti St Clair/Getty Images/Tetra images RF hide caption

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Retail Jobs Are Treated As A Temporary Bridge To Something Better. But Why?

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All In On Malls

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People shop at a Macy's in New York this month. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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More Retail Workers Are Quitting Than Ever, But More Stores Are Opening Than Expected

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