If you're planning to throw some meat on the grill this July 4th holiday, here are some ways to save money in the process.
Over one-third of the food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten, harming people's wallets and the climate. Here are some steps you can take in your supermarket and kitchen to cut back on waste.
Food banks and nonprofits say inflation has hurt fundraising and made it hard to handle a surge in demand. One CEO says the need is close to the height of the pandemic.
Falling gasoline prices put a dent in the July inflation rate, which fell to 8.5% from 9.1% in June. But other costs such as housing continue to climb, putting a strain on many family budgets.
The USDA's latest report found that nearly all major food groups are going up in price.
Consumer prices rose 0.4% in August and 1.3% over the last 12 months. Some economists say that official measure understates inflation, because the pandemic has changed both what and how we buy.