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The global factors behind your grocery bill

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A person shops at a supermarket on July 13, 2022 in New York City

A person shops at a supermarket on July 13, 2022 in New York City. - US consumer price inflation surged 9.1 percent over the past 12 months to June, the fastest increase since November 1981, according to government data released on July 13. Driven by record-high gasoline prices, the consumer price index jumped 1.3 percent in June, the Labor Department reported. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images) Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

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Food price increases show signs of moderating

by Marielle Segarra Aug 1, 2022
Grocery prices are up more than 12% over the past year. Climate change, the war in Ukraine and energy costs all have something to do with it.

Taiwan has leverage in U.S.-China standoff: semiconductors

by Matt Levin Aug 1, 2022
Decades of investment and training in tech have helped Taiwan build a so-called silicon shield.

Why aren't oil companies drilling on their 9,000 land leases?

by Andy Uhler Aug 1, 2022
Shortages of labor and materials are making it hard to drill and maintain wells.

Despite travel rebound, inflation and staffing continue to limit this Hawaiian tourism business

by Kai Ryssdal and Andie Corban Aug 1, 2022
Manu Powers, who co-owns boat and snorkel tour company Sea Quest Hawaii, said their gas bill recently hit five figures for the first time.

Macy's is expanding investment in strip malls with smaller stores

by Kristin Schwab Aug 1, 2022
Outdoor shopping centers have become more popular as consumers look for convenience.

Hollywood can't keep up with TV screen tech

by Kai Ryssdal and Sarah Leeson Aug 1, 2022
As the TV in your living room gets better, the special effects in big-budget Hollywood films are starting to look worse. Lane Brown of New York magazine discusses.

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