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How do Americans feel about the economy? Not very hopeful, poll finds.

Rising prices for staples like food and gas was a key worry for respondents, along with concerns about COVID and political power.
Rising prices for things like food and gas were key worries mentioned by poll respondents.

Consumers are getting used to higher inflation

Oct 13, 2021
The consumer price index rose 5.4% year over year, as consumers' inflation expectations hit a series high of 5.3%, the New York Fed said.
Consumers are feeling inflation everywhere from groceries to rent to gas prices. Above, customers shop for fresh fish in San Francisco in 2021.
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Dollar Tree raises prices

Sep 30, 2021
A look at what happens when inflation and supply chain problems outrun your business model.
A Dollar Tree store is seen in 2014 in Miami, Florida.
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Demand is up for small retailers, but supply is another story

Sep 16, 2021
Customers are shopping at the three small retail stores we checked in with, but keeping inventory up isn't so easy.
A small-business owner works in her South Carolina retail shop in April 2020. Many small retailers have dealt with their share of pandemic-related supply chain issues.
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Wages keep going up. Will prices do the same?

Jun 18, 2021
It seems both are rising at a rate that will keep inflation in check ... for now.
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Mohamed El-Erian on inflation and the recovery

Jun 7, 2021
The renowned investor and policy adviser is skeptical of the Federal Reserve's insistence that the inflation we're seeing is "transitory."
Mohamed El-Erian in 2016. "I'm more and more worried because of what I'm seeing on the ground," says the famed investor, author and policy adviser.
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Raising prices helped this greens farmer stay afloat

May 11, 2021
Scott Snair raised his prices before the pandemic shut down travel. When things got tough, that decision helped him stay in business.
Scott Snair purchased his Hawaii produce business in late 2019, shortly before travel dropped off and his restaurant clients stopped buying.
Courtesy Scott Snair

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Tight jobs lead to higher rents, which lead to core inflation increase

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Dec 13, 2018
The Consumer Price Index, if you take out food and energy, showed prices rising slightly. It climbed 0.2 percent, so year-over-year prices have climbed 2.2 percent. One of the reasons for the price hikes in November was rent. And you might not be happy to hear it, but it could well be another sign of […]

As prices on consumer goods rise, what are you willing to pay?

Oct 31, 2018
Price hikes by big brands haven't yet shown up in inflation numbers, but some of you are noticing them.
Procter & Gamble is increasing the price of Pampers by about 4 percent.
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