Sticker Shock Never Stops

If inflation is so low, why does everything cost so much ?

As she wheels her cart down supermarket aisles, Barbara Harris is stunned. "When people say that inflation has been checked," says the Los Angeles public relations consultant, "I listen in shock and disbelief. Just today I went across the street to get a loaf of bread, and it was $1.43. I was floored." Although Harris, 40, sticks to a tight budget and avoids stocking up on frills, the weekly grocery bill for her family of three has climbed from $80 to $100 in...

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