Argentines hoard as inflation rises

Old habits return as rate nears 30% and peso plunges

Posted: January 31, 2014 at 1:53 a.m.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Consumer prices are soaring, the treasury is running low on foreign currency and the peso has had its sharpest slide in 12 years. Instead of rioting, though, Argentines are falling back on tried and true survival skills to cope with the turmoil.

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Business, Pages 27 on 01/31/2014