A Life-Saving Drug, Bitcoin and More: 9 Prices That Surged in 2017

While U.S. inflation remains modest, there are some striking exceptions to the rule. Here are things significantly more expensive than a year earlier.

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As the U.S. economy continued to mend from the Great Recession, overall inflation remained very modest in 2017. Still, the laws of supply and demand and other pressures apply — and that meant the cost of certain goods and services surged, or soared.

So, if you’re in the market for any of the nine following things, it may put a strain on your budget:

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