Summer’s about to start in America. So is sticker shock

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By Ann Saphir SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – With coronavirus cases plummeting and 1.8 million U.S. residents getting vaccinated each day, more Americans plan this upcoming Memorial Day weekend to get back to old pleasures like friends over, evenings out, travel and afternoons at a ball game. They will also encounter something new and less pleasant: rising prices. Overall, U.S. prices in April were up about 3.1% compared with February 2020, the month before the pandemic shut down the economy. And prices are expected to keep rising for much of the summer, pushed up by, among other things, bottleneck…

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