Vendors sell vegetables at a market in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. The People's Bank of China announced interest rate hike on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 for the second time in just over a month... more 
Vendors sell vegetables at a market in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. The People's Bank of China announced interest rate hike on Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 for the second time in just over a month in a bid to dampen high inflation and guide blistering economic growth to a sustainable level. The increases are effective Wednesday. Rising prices are especially sensitive in a country where poor families can spend up to half their incomes on food. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ng Han Guan
Wed, Feb 9, 2011 4:11 AM EST