Shoppers load up their vehicle outside a HomeGoods store in South Bend, Indiana, on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020.
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An engine as massive as the U.S. economy is not going to restart without some sputtering, which is what many economists believe explains the double-digit price increases in many goods and services as the nation moves past the pandemic. Global supply chains were so badly disrupted that it’s taking some doing to get everything back in gear.
Disruptions — and price increases — have been more severe in some states than others. That’s why CNBC’s annual America’s Top States for Business study considers Cost of Living among our ten categories of…