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Today’s Big Deal: The Canadian trucker blockade is blocking car production, potentially driving prices even higher. We’ll also look at the challenges facing a potential stock trading ban in Congress.
But first, Cardi B is getting tired of inflation.
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Let’s get to it.
Trucker blockades a threat to auto industry
Blockades at major U.S.-Canada border crossings caused by truckers protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates could worsen the existing car shortage that has driven up prices to record levels.
The skyrocketing cost of cars and trucks — which has played a…