Corporate Profits Soar As Americans Pay More For Everything

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At a glance

  • A year ago, a bag of potato chips at the grocery store cost an average of $5.05.
  • These days, that bag costs $6.05.
  • A dozen eggs that could have been picked up for $1.83 now average $2.90.
  • A two-liter bottle of soda that cost $1.78 will now set you back $2.17.
  • Something else is also much higher: corporate profits.

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