Happy Friday, everyone. Before you head off to enjoy your weekend plans, take a minute to get the lowdown on the biggest financial news stories of the day. Then, go enjoy the weekend.
The Big Lead: Global Food Prices
World food commodity prices made a significant leap in March — up 12.6% from February — representing their highest levels ever as the Russia-Ukraine war continues to affect several markets.
Business Spotlight: Costco
Between 17 and 20 million turkeys and chickens in the U.S. have been infected with bird flu over the past month, and that could affect the supply of the most popular retail item at Costco — its rotisserie chicken.
Well That’s Interesting: Walmart’s Small Business Opportunity
Calling all entrepreneurs and small-business owners with products made, grown or assembled in the United States: Today is the deadline to apply to Walmart’s Open Call product event.
Bonus: 8 Reasons You Shouldn’t Claim Social Security Early
For starters, it will reduce your monthly benefit amount. Anyone who starts claiming Social Security benefits before the full retirement age will have their benefit reduced by up to 30%.
ICYMI: Yesterday’s GO in the Know
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This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: GO in the Know: Global Food Prices, Costco Chicken & Top Financial News for April 8