The man in black from the 1987 film, The Princess Bride, captures the same kind of hopeless dilemma many governments are facing, choosing between addressing inflation and addressing a possible coming recession.
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In happier times, Susan Morrison and her husband Calvin liked to vacation in their motor home. But they've had to park it this year because of the high cost of diesel fuel.
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The SolDias ice cream stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area noticed some customers were downsizing their orders this summer. The chain is exploring ways to cut costs to keep prices in reach.
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A driver pumps gas at a Gulf gas station in Lynnfield, Mass., on July 19. Gasoline prices are dropping, which is helping bring down inflation. But the cost of many other things are still climbing.
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Ari and TR Brooks stood on the land where their new home would be built the day they agreed to buy it back in February of 2021. But the home is still not completed and mortgage rates have risen dramatically.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell looks on after taking the oath of office for his second term at the helm of the central bank at the Fed's headquarters in Washington, D.C., on May 23. The Fed raised interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point on Wednesday.
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A customer shops at a grocery store in San Rafael, Calif., on June 8. Inflation has surged to its highest rate in nearly 40 years, and Americans are having to adjust some of their spending patterns.
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The soaring costs of basic necessities such as food and housing are disproportionately hitting people with lower incomes. Here, a house is available for rent in Los Angeles on March 15.
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A sign for an Exxon-branded gas station stands in Brooklyn, New York, on Oct. 28, 2016. Oil companies enjoyed a surge in profits in the first three months of 2022.
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A shopper walks through a grocery store in Washington, D.C, on March 13. Surging inflation poses a particular challenge for working-class families, impacting the cost of basic necessities such as groceries.
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