THE ECONOMY: Shave & a Haircut--$2.35

"Every day for the past two weeks it has been the same," said a checkout girl in a Detroit A & J supermarket. "I just get the prices fixed in my mind when the manager comes up with another half-dozen raises. Eggs are down two cents today—that I can remember."

On the other side of the counter, most of the nation's customers had the same sense of frustration for slightly different reasons. In Los Angeles, the ordinary citizen looked at his breakfast plate; the two eggs staring at him came from a dozen...

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