Business: Import Inflation

Foreign products are going up

When the sharp decline of the dollar began eight months ago, most Americans figured that the only major victims would be tourists: they would need more dollars to buy foreign trinkets. Now the greenback's sickness is infecting all Americans. Foreign sellers are increasing their prices to Compensate for the dollar's fall, and some U.S. manufacturers of competitive products have felt freer to follow through with price rises of their own.

Toyota, Datsun and Volkswagen all raised prices last month by 3.9% to 5.4%; about the same time, Ford Motor...

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