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What constitutes price gouging?

Aug 13, 2020
States prohibit exorbitant price increases for essential goods during an emergency.
Rising prices by a lot on essential items — like eggs or medicine — during a crisis is illegal.
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Eggs cheap as overseas demand for U.S. produce falls

Aug 1, 2017
An oversupply of eggs is driving down prices to record low levels. But what cheers shoppers isn’t always good for farmers. Many producers are just recovering from a devastating bird flu outbreak that struck two years ago. And this is one more hassle to deal with. Click the audio player above to hear the full […]