Around a dozen states are handing out tax rebates. Could that fuel more inflation?

Jul 6, 2022
It's a bit like the stimulus payments the federal government handed out early in the pandemic. Just don't call it stimulus.
Some economists think "inflation relief checks" should be more targeted or distributed in installments.
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UK's cost-of-living crisis breathes new life into old battle over Brexit

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Jul 4, 2022
Britain’s high inflation is fueling demands that it consider rejoining the European Union.
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Soaring UK inflation tops 9%, fuels labor unrest

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Jun 23, 2022
The Ukraine war and the impacts of the pandemic sparked a global spike in prices. Britain is grappling with the domestic consequences.
Workers marched through London last weekend, demanding pay raises to match inflation.
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Almost 1 in 5 Americans now live in a multigenerational household

Mar 25, 2022
It's a trend that's been spurred on by the pandemic.
Keeping costs down is a major driver of multigenerational living arrangements.
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Many states and cities to raise minimum wage in the New Year

Dec 24, 2021
Will employers notice? Many are already raising wages for their workers because of the labor crunch.
Even without jurisdictions raising the minimum wage, some employers are upping pay anyway to remain competitive in a tight labor market. Above, activists rally for a $15 an hour minimum wage.
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USDA program could help shore up local and regional food economies

Dec 13, 2021
The program will help state and tribal governments purchase locally produced food for nutritional assistance programs like food banks and school cafeterias.
USDA Choice beef is displayed for sale in a grocery store on November 11, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Millennials facing high inflation for the first time

Dec 1, 2021
Beset by economic instability since 9/11 and the Great Recession, many millennials feel pressured and anxious about their prospects.
Millennials have already grappled with steep housing and tuition costs, and many entered the job market during the Great Recession.
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The hike in Social Security payments for 2022 will help seniors cover rising costs for food, health care and rent.
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“I just don’t know where we’re gonna end up”

Aug 18, 2021
A Springdale, Arkansas, family's search for an affordable home spotlights an increasingly expensive rental and housing market.
Amid a boom in residential real estate, Sandy Lewis and her family have struggled to find an affordable rental.
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For retirees on fixed incomes, rising prices for consumer goods can be tough

Jul 13, 2021
Social Security provides cost of living updates. But for those with additional money to invest, inflation can eat into more conservative investments like cash and bonds.