• Companies are passing higher costs to shoppers at the fastest pace since the 1950s, study finds

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    A shopper walks by a sign displaying $1.25 price, posted on the shelves of a Dollar Tree store in Alhambra, California, December 10, 2021. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
    Corporate markups and profits hit record highs in 2021, researchers at the Roosevelt Institute found.
    Companies on average charged about 72% more than their input costs.
    Reversing that surge is one way policymakers can help cool US inflation, the researchers said.
    Several factors, from Russia's invasion of Ukraine to supply chain snags , are fueling today's sky-high inflation. Yet new research from the Roosevelt...
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