Surging inflation is forcing people and businesses to adapt

Consumer Prices
Posted at 10:50 PM, Dec 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-10 23:50:47-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — A warehouse worker in Tennessee is running up against price increases that far exceed her modest pay raise.

The owner of a pastry business in Massachusetts has had to reduce his product offerings and personally absorb higher costs.

A grocery chain executive in Connecticut said his company is splitting its higher costs with its suppliers so it doesn’t have to raise prices across the board.

Across the United States, the highest inflation in a generation is heightening financial pressures and forcing people to try to adapt to a new reality.

Reporter Charles Benson and NBC's Chuck Todd discussed how the rising inflation is affecting the political landscape in Wisconsin.