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Capitol Report: Make a meal out of this: Grocery bills fall by most since 2009

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The cost of eggs and most grocery staples have fallen in the past year.

Americans caught a financial break in the past two years when gasoline prices plunged. Now they getting a small gift in the form of lower grocery bills.

The cost of food purchased for home use — groceries, in other words — has fallen 2.4% over the past year, the government said Tuesday. That’s the biggest decline over a 12-month period since the end of the Great Recession in 2009.

The lower cost of staples such as gas and food has kept inflation on the low side and helped Americans with their budgets.

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