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Egg prices make record one-month jump

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The U.S. Department of Labor says nationwide, the average price for a carton of eggs made a record jump from May to June, 84%. They say that is the biggest single-month increase ever recorded.
The USDA gives he example that average price for a carton of eggs in New York was $2.49 in June, which is more than double the cost from a month before. 
The price hikes are blamed primarily on the avian flu, as nearly 50 million chickens and turkeys have died as a result. 
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