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U.S. Air Force has no plans to recall retired pilots to cover shortage despite Trump's order

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON – The Air Force says it doesn't plan on using new flexibility under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump to address a pilot shortage by recalling retired pilots.

Whipped Cream Shortage Expected Due to Shortage of Nitrous Oxide

U.S. News

Hence, Reddi-wip was not the only whipped cream product affected: In a statement to the Washington Post, Conagra representative Lanie Freidman said that "due to an industry-wide supply issue, there is currently a shortage of some whipped toppings, including Reddi-wip ... [and] private label and competitive whipped topping."

Major whipped cream shortage

FOX News

Grocery stores throughout the country are running low on canned whipped cream following a fatal explosion at a Florida nitrous oxide plant in late August. Lanie Friedman, a spokeswoman for Conagra Foods, confirmed to that there is currently a nationwide shortage of some of its whipped topping products, including Reddi-wip. "We are proactively managing the production of Reddi-wip, and are doing the best we can to make it available to as many consumers as possible," Friedman said. But heading into peak holiday party season, many consumers are worried that their pies, cakes,pastries and even coffees just won't be the same without a dollop of something special on top. There's a nationwide shortage of nitrous oxide, the gas used to propel whipped cream.

Sugar shortage hits Coke in Venezuela

BBC News

A sugar shortage has forced Coca-Cola to stop producing soft drinks in Venezuela amid an escalating food and energy shortage. Coke said that suppliers in Venezuela will "temporarily cease operations due to a lack of raw materials". The announcement comes after the country's biggest brewer, Empresas Polar, closed plants due to a barley shortage. Venezuela's economy has contracted sharply as oil prices plunge. A Coca-Cola spokesperson said the company would continue producing sugarless drinks such as Coca-Cola Light (Diet Coke).

Cries About National Teacher Shortages Might Be Overblown

U.S. News

Researchers at the Palo Alto, California-based Learning Policy Institute are crunching some numbers right now and said they expect, in an August report, to predict a teacher deficit. That's based on federal estimates that public school teacher hiring increased 45 percent from 2011 to 2016, while enrollments in teacher preparation programs fell 35 percent between 2009 and 2014. "This mismatch suggests we are currently in a teacher shortage," said Leib Sutcher, one of the researchers. That's because schools don't typically leave classrooms of students unattended. The jobs get filled somehow.