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November 13, 2015

Fear not: You’ll get your Thanksgiving turkey, pumpkin pie

Bird flu took a bite out of the turkey supply. Heavy rain washed out the pumpkin crop. Yet Thanksgiving groceries likely won’t cost Americans much more than last year, and nobody should have to miss gobbling down their favorite holiday foods. The holiday season perennially generates stories about some items being in short supply or dramatically pricier, but markets have a way of balancing themselves out, particularly around this meal. So even though bird flu wiped out 8 million turkeys – driving production down and wholesale prices up – you’re in no danger missing out.  Read More

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