I have also been seeing some anecdotal cases of higher prices in my readings recently and when booking airfare: From the AP:
The heavy freight division of UPS says it will raise rates by 5.9 percent on Oct. 18.Caterpillar is raising prices. From the AP:
...On Wednesday, FedEx Corp. said its freight and national less-than-truckload units would raise rates 6.9 percent starting Nov. 1.
Heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar says it will raise prices up to 2 percent worldwide starting in January... The company has already announced its first emissions-related price increases of 2 percent to 6 percent. Those also take effect in January.Prices are rising at Wal Mart as well. From Bloomberg:
The cost of a 31-item basket of goods at a Wal-Mart in Virginia was $95.75, a 2.7 percent increase from August and a 5 percent gain from the start of 2010, analyst Charles Grom said today in a report. The price is the most since the New York- based analyst began the survey in January 2009.