The Lowdown on Higher Prices

With energy and labor expenses climbing, companies are passing along costs to consumers. Here's how players in key industries are handling the hikes

Manufacturers and retailers of food items and many household goods, from pizzas and styrofoam peanuts to lattes and laundry detergent, are raising their prices to cope with the incessant rise in the cost of oil and now in the cost of labor and agricultural goods such as corn and soybeans.

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