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Dollar-and-a-Half Stores?

Inflation is taking its toll on dollar stores. Many of the small mom-and-pops can no longer afford to sell goods for that cheap, forcing many to raise prices to $1.10 or more. A sign at Dollar Central in Frankfort, Ill., says it all, “Most Everything Everyday $1.10.” Owner Cindy Stuart told the Chicago Sun-Times, “It was very difficult. I really tried to keep it at a dollar. That was always the plan. Unfortunately, the economy changed that plan.”

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