December 27: Prices Go Up, Movie Tickets Soar, and a Ball is Preparing to Fall

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Here are five things to know before you go to bed on December 27, 2021.

Bad news for the start of the 2022 school year.

Your next trip to the grocery store could cost even more.

Food prices are expected to rise 5% in the first half of the year, with economists blaming higher wages and costs for materials and freight.

The Labor Department said the consumer price index rose 6.8% in November from a year ago, the fastest pace since 1982.

COVID-19 home test

Amazon has said it places a limit on customers purchasing rapid home coronavirus tests.

The e-commerce retail giant said the buying limits came at a time when the omicron variant of the virus was spreading rapidly.

The company is experiencing a shortage of test kits and has limited the number of purchases to ten per buyer.

TikTok and rare mental disorders

Diagnostic videos on TikTok make teens think they have a rare mental disorder.

Videos in the app containing the hashtag borderline personality disorder have been viewed 600 million times.

According to National Alliance of Mental Illnesses about 1.4% of the adult population suffers from this disease. It is almost never diagnosed in adolescents.

Super hero

Popular superhero film sets new box office record for pandemic era.

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” grossed over $ 1 billion worldwide this weekend.

No other movie has exceeded $ 1 billion since “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in 2019.

New Year

Four days and it counts until we ring the bell in 2022.

Today, workers in Times Square got things ready for the traditional New Year’s Eve ball.

They installed 192 sparkling Waterford crystal triangles in the massive ball.

Celebrations will be reduced in Times Square due to the increase in coronavirus cases, but millions of people will be watching around the world.

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