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Casey dismisses Republican attacks, says Democrats’ legislative victories will boost the economy

Shortly before Casey’s remarks, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that consumer costs for food and other necessities rose again in November, as the country’s inflation rate grew to 6.8%. That increase makes for the highest inflation the country has seen since 1982, and it is driven heavily by spikes in the cost of energy, housing, and automobiles.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

What does the nation’s economy really look like?

When asked about the nation’s economy, most Americans would probably not have much good to say about it.

By Scott LaMar

From the pump to potatoes: Inflation hits home for the holidays in Pa.

“Choices have to be made here. Do I get my son the extra groceries he wanted or make that payment to PECO this month?”

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

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Inflation fears plaguing economic recovery

Economists are now forecasting that higher prices may be here to stay, as the U.S. is running at a 13-year high of 5.4 percent inflation.

By Merideth Bucher

Gas prices continue to rise, fueling sticker shock at the pump

Gas prices are at a seven-year high, and still rising. 

By Merideth Bucher
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