WLWT: Rising fuel costs take a toll

UC economics professor says consumers will have to make adjustments

Rising fuel prices are taking a toll on truck drivers and consumers, WLWT reported.

"I think consumers, knowing that reality, that there's not much that can be done in the short run, they're going to have to start to make adjustments," said Michael Jones, the Kautz-Uible Professor of Economics in the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business.

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Michael Jones, PhD, associate professor of economics at the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business.

Along with the rising cost of gasoline, Americans are seeing the price of other items increase as well. It’s becoming more expensive to transport goods, and businesses are passing those added costs along to consumers.

Jones said the effects could extend to other financial sectors as well.

"The concern here comes in that you start to see a pullback in the stock market. You start to see not just the effects on the pocketbook, but you'll see it in your 401K. Maybe you'll see a pullback in real estate," Jones said.

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