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A cargo ship prepares to berth at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on Wednesday. New tariffs went into effect Friday. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Round Of Tariffs Takes A Bigger Bite Of Consumers' Budget

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Retail food prices have just been through the longest period of deflation in about 60 years. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Grocery Prices Have Been Falling. Did You Notice?

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The cost of a gallon of gas kept rising last year, but not at the torrid pace of 2010 and 2011. That helped keep inflation in check. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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