Economy

March 3, 2011 4:34 PM

Consumers grapple with increased costs of food, energy

The groceries A.J. Keller bought earlier this week are costing him more than he can chew. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reported that grocery food costs are expected to increase by 3 percent this year. This comes after a year when shoppers only witnessed a 0.3 percent increase in grocery prices in 2010.

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