Four more costly items for 2013

By WEEK Producer
By NBC News

Four more costly items for 2013

January 4, 2013 Updated Jan 4, 2013 at 5:55 PM CDT

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Keep an eye on your checkbook as four things will cost you more this year.

If you're looking for a new set of wheels, the sticker price for a new car may give you sticker shock. Manufacturers are passing along the cost of higher fuel efficiency standards to the consumer.

Last year's drought means this year's grocery prices will rise three to four percent overall.

Employee health care premiums are going up, as much as six percent, as employers pass along the cost of their increased premiums.

Also, state universities will cost more as tuition will be up around five percent and fees, nearly four percent.

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