Wall Street Journal
Higher input costs are pressuring U.S. companies to raise prices—a
potential precursor to more consumer inflation—but shoppers are
resisting their efforts to do so.
Businesses are facing higher
costs for everything from fuel and freight hauling to steel to
accounting services. Input price increases have outstripped consumer
price increases since late 2016, with some pipeline costs rising at two
or three times the rate of consumer inflation, according to Labor
Department data released on Wednesday.
The challenge is particularly acute in the food industry. . . . more