By JUSTIN SPIKE, PAUL WISEMAN and VANESSA GERA, The Associated Press

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — From appliance stores in the United States to food markets in Hungary and gas stations in Poland, rising consumer prices fueled by high energy costs and supply chain disruptions are putting a pinch on households and businesses worldwide.

As economies recover from lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, increased consumer demand has helped lead to rising inflation.

Countries in central and Eastern Europe, like Poland and Hungary, are among those feeling the rise in prices most acutely.

Their weakening currencies and import-oriented economies make them particularly vulnerable to price hikes, and inflation rates there are among the highest in Europe.

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Artifacts from the 2021 World Series that featured the Atlanta Braves' first championship since 1995, made their way to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. The Braves beat the Houston Astros 7-0 on Tuesday night in Houston, clinching the World Series in game 6, 4 games to 2.

The baseball artifacts were on display in Albany at the Albany Airport baggage claim area on Wednesday, before making the trip to Cooperstown.

Here are 9 now historic artifacts from the series that will forever live at the Hall of Fame.

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