Trade of the Day: Your Endangered BLT

The Trade of the Day is to tuck into a BLT before your sandwich shop realizes bacon prices have climbed to a 30-year high.
Tasty, but expensive.                                           

Bacon prices have surged 10 percent this year to their highest level since at least 1980, Bloomberg's Megan Durisin and Fareeha Ali reporttoday. A porcine epidemic diarrhea virus means almost 5 percent fewer hogs have been slaughtered in the past year.

So the Trade of the Day is to buy a BLT, before your local delicatessen catches on and starts cutting back on the bacon and loading up sandwiches with cheaper lettuce and tomatoes.

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