Inflation Pinch

When a middle of the road suburban paper like Newsday has a story like What’s putting the pinch on consumers? on the front page, you know that Inflation expectations are no longer "well contained."

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What’s putting the pinch on consumers?
KEIKO MORRIS
Newsday, March 31, 2008
http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzecon0331x,0,3085764.story

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Source:
Short View
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http://www.ft.com/cms/bfba2c48-5588-11dc-b971-0000779fd2ac.html?_i_referralObject=699507360&

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