The latest news on prices
The situation is even worse in other countries, IMF says.
With crop prices at record highs, an important farmland conservation program is being threatened.
Freddie Mac economist expects the market's decline to continue until 2010.
The tweaking of some recent data indicates that the decline is not even close to over.
Real estate price declines help to get supply-and-demand metrics in line, stimulate home buying.
Income fails to keep up with the cost of basics.
From gold to cocoa, prices take a dive.
Analysts think Fed moves will further spur the investor rush for "the new gold."
The weak dollar, soaring oil prices, and fears of inflation keep pushing the price higher.
Sharp price hikes are hurting the poor and sparking violence