intro: The new year can bring a fresh start for many people and, unfortunately, higher prices on a number of consumer goods.
Commodity prices increased around the world in 2011, leading to hikes in everything from food to gold. On Tuesday, Starbucks said it will raise prices by an average of about 1 percent in the Northeast and Sunbelt regions of the U.S., Reuters reported. The price increase is due to increased costs from coffee, milk and fuel. In New York City, prices for a 12-ounce "tall"...Full Story