Soaring electricity bills are the latest inflation flashpoint

Inflation likely cooled last month, thanks in part to falling gasoline prices, but for many families, there’s another major strain on their household budget: soaring electricity bills. Take Bernice Brown, a retiree in Tuscaloosa, Ala.. In both July and August, her power bill topped a jaw-dropping $400. “It’s been damaging to be honest,” she says. …

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