This Is Why Guacamole Costs Extra

Avocados are water- and labor-intensive crops, and they're getting more popular in the U.S.

 | Simon Kaufman

Similac Alimentum Hypoallergenic Infant Formula.

FDA Concedes Delays In Response To Baby Formula Shortage

The FDA will also seek new authority to compel companies to turn over key information.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Tractor on a corn farm

Carbon Farming Is A New Way For Farmers To Make Extra Money

Thousands of farms had to shut down last year due to low profits. Now there's a new way for farmers to make money.

 | Alexa Liacko

Chick-fil-A location in Philadelphia

A New California Law Could Raise Minimum Wages

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill that will give minimum wage workers more say in their pay and work conditions.

 | Scripps News Staff

Shopper checks their grocery list.

Americans Face Tough Decisions As Food Prices Continue To Soar

The price of bread and milk is up about 16% and 17% respectively, while eggs cost nearly 40% more than they did last year.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Trucks line up to enter a Port of Oakland shipping terminal on Nov. 10, 2021, in Oakland

Why Is The Trucking Industry Changing?

During the pandemic the trucking industry struggled due to loss of drivers. Now the industry is picking back up as driver enrollment increases.

 | James Packard

An Amtrak passenger train departing Chicago.

Biden: Rail Strike Averted Is 'Big Win For America'

A strike might have begun as early as Friday that could halt shipments of food and fuel at a cost of $2 billion a day.

 | AP and James Packard

Laptops sit on display in a Costco warehouse.

Retail Sales Up 0.3% In August From July Amid Inflation

Consumer spending accounts for nearly 70% of U.S. economic activity.

 | AP

A railroad train is shown.

Possible Railroad Worker Strike Could Upend U.S. Supply Chain

There are 60,000 workers in two unions still demanding pay and time off concessions from rail lines, with no deal on the table yet.

 | James Packard

Hiring sign is displayed outside of a retail store in Vernon Hills

Why Are We Scared Of A Recession?

Americans are worried about another potential recession, largely because of the effects on job security.

 | Bianca Facchinei

Shopper in a grocery store.

U.S. Inflation Falls For 2nd Straight Month But Remains High At 8.3%

Consumer prices were up 8.3% in August compared with a year earlier, but that was down from an 8.5% jump in July and a 40-year high of 9.1% in June.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

U.S. currency

What Matters: Robert Reich On Recession Risks

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich delivers stark warnings about what steps need to be taken to avoid a recession.

 | Scripps News Staff

Gas prices

White House Officials: Inflation Relief Is Coming

Brian Deese, director of the White House National Economic Council, talks about what to expect from inflation and consumer costs.

 | Andrew Rafferty


What Matters: Inflation And Everyday Americans

In this episode of What Matters, Newsy and The Washington Post break down a key issue going into the election: consumer inflation.

 | Willie James Inman

A "sold" sign outside a home.

Long-Term Mortgage Rates Now At Highest Point Since 2008

The 30-year mortgage rate jumped to 5.89% from 5.66% last week, according to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac. One year ago, the rate stood at 2.88%.

 | AP

A sign in the parking lot of Mariano's grocery store advertises the availability of jobs

Americans Are Trying To Cope With Rising Inflation

People are struggling to cope with the effects of inflation. Newsy spoke with some consumers and small business owners about their experience.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

Kia Neros that are part of the Lyft ride-hailing fleet sit unused in a lot near Empower Field at Mile High in Denver.

How Are Gig Workers Faring In Today’s Economy?

Americans are now turning to "gig" work to make quick cash, and also have control over their own work schedules.

 | Bianca Facchinei

A Keenon robot

Robots Are A Growing Part Of U.S. Workforce

Experts are pleased with how quickly robots are being added to the workplace. A mechanized future is well on its way.

 | Tyler Adkisson

A United Airlines jetliner is passed by a Southwest Airlines craft as they head for gates at Denver International Airport

What To Expect From Labor Day Travel

Labor Day Weekend could be one of the most expensive in years for travelers as airline staffing shortages continue and pilots demand pay increases.

 | James Packard

Cashier changes Euro banknote with U.S. dollars

Inflation Hits Record 9.1% In Countries Using The Euro

In the 19 countries using the euro currency, inflation rose 0.2% from a record high 8.9% in July, according to the EU statistics agency Eurostat.

 | AP

Now hiring sign

New Data Shows How Americans Are Handling Inflation

As inflation rises, consumer confidence has risen, housing prices have slowed and there are now more job openings.

 | Bianca Facchinei

Market data is displayed at the New York Stock Exchange.

Higher Interests Rates Are On The Horizon

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said "some pain is coming to households and businesses" as interest rates rise.

 | Bianca Facchinei

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

Powell: Fed Could Keep Lifting Rates Sharply 'For Some Time'

Since March, the Fed has implemented its fastest pace of rate increases in decades to try to curb inflation.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Man shops at a supermarket

Inflation Eases As Consumer Prices Rise 6.3% In July, Down From June

Consumer prices were up 6.3% in July from a year earlier, down slightly from an annual 6.8% increase in June, according to the Commerce Department.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

College graduates

Is A College Education Still Worth It?

Collegiate experts agree that a college degree is still generally worth the time and money.

 | Veronica De La Cruz

Referees talk on a field.

Referee Shortage Could Put An End To Some States' Friday Night Lights

A referee shortage may force some schools to spread referees throughout the week, instead of the usual weekend games.

 | Meg Hilling

University of California, Berkeley freshmen Sanaa Sodhi, right, and Cheryl Tugade look for apartments in Berkeley

No Relief From Skyrocketing Rent Prices Nationwide

Many Americans are frustrated with inflation and having to shell out hundreds of extra dollars for rent as it increases across the country.

 | Kellan Howell

A home is shown as sold.

Housing Market Is Cooling Off, But Interest Rates May Pause Price Drop

Sellers are taking advantage of the market, driving down prices with more inventory, but interest rates might not make affordability better.

 | James Packard

Pedestrians walk past the New York Stock Exchange.

Stocks Slip On Wall Street, Erasing Weekly Gains For S&P 500

Pricey technology companies and retailers had some of the biggest losses. Utilities and energy stocks held up better than the broader market.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A woman wheels a cart with her purchases out of a Walmart.

U.S. Retail Sales Were Flat In July As Inflation Takes A Toll

Overall spending has weakened, and it has shifted increasingly toward necessities like groceries and away from discretionary items.

 | AP and Stephen Graddick IV