Why people are worried about inflation
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Also: Why 5 million Americans are still receiving extended federal unemployment benefits and a conversation about debt relief for Black farmers.
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The latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that food prices rose in May. That's a trend that will likely continue in the short term.
Although other numbers are falling, the number of people receiving extended unemployment remains high
Many of them will face the hardest path back into the labor force.
The Biden administration pushes for expansion of the clean-energy technology, but logistical, cost and even aesthetic hurdles loom.
Pipelines have met increasing opposition, but persistent demand for crude may help them get approved.
Dewayne Goldmon of the Agriculture Department sees the aid as narrowing the economic gap between farmers of color and white farmers.