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Shoppers encounter smaller Thanksgiving turkeys in this cartoon from InForum cartoonist Trygve Olson.
Don't despair when eyeing the high prices for this year's Thanksgiving. Instead, look back at the sacrifices our grandmas and great-grandmas made while cooking this expensive meal during wartime and the Great Depression. Tomato aspic salad, anyone?
Even at the very start of winter, local homeless shelter have already found themselves struggling meet growing needs.
Excluding the volatile food, energy and trade services components, producer prices also rose 0.4% in September. The so-called core PPI gained 0.2% in August.
Rep. Phil Jensen called for a special session to be held in Pierre on Nov. 3, just five days ahead of Election Day.
"Recently, I asked the audience what one word best described their attitude these days and then what action they were taking as a result," writes InForum columnist Scott Hennen. "Sadly, most responses we received suggested "anger" is what best described what they were feeling."

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Providers say it’s the result of a sinister combination of factors leading working parents and seniors to venture to food shelves for the first time: the rising price of everything — including food — combined with the expiration of a host of COVID-inspired government subsidies, from stimulus checks to tax credits.
The president will also call on states to temporarily suspend state fuel taxes, which are often higher than federal rates, and he will challenge major oil companies to bring back idled refining capacity.
Particularly galling to the White House is the jump in industry stock buybacks, returning to investors profits that the administration wants invested in more refining capacity to bring gasoline prices down.

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