King Soopers Strike: Here are other supermarkets and locations where you can shop

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices paid by American consumers rose 7% in December from a year earlier, the highest inflation rate since 1982 and the latest evidence that rising costs for food, rent and other necessities are putting financial pressures on increasing American households.

Inflation has surged during the recovery from the pandemic recession as Americans ramped up spending on goods such as cars, furniture and appliances. Those increased purchases have clogged ports and warehouses and exacerbated inventory shortages of semiconductors and other components. Gas prices have also risen, in part because Americans have been driving more in recent months after cutting back on travel and commuting earlier in the pandemic.

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