Baked goods and cereals cost 16% more in December. What gives?

Jan 12, 2023
Per the consumer price index, bread and cookies cost more dough because their ingredients do too. Yes, the government tracks cookies.
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The big child labor exception

Econ Extra Credit newsletter #95
A worker boxes donuts and pastries for a customer at The Donut Man inside Grand Central Market on March 11, 2022 in downtown Los Angeles, California.
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Pink boxes: the unsung icon of LA's doughnut scene

Jun 13, 2017
The containers were popularized by Cambodian immigrants in the 1970s.
“Good things come in pink boxes.”

Why the U.S. economy is like a donut

Jun 6, 2014
It's full on the outside edges but hollow in the middle (class).

So, who's picking up the doughnuts?

Jun 5, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Friday, June 6, 2014

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