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High Energy Costs Trickle into Business Plans

Massachusetts bus company owner Bill Dufour says higher fuel prices are hurting his bottom line.
Jim Zarroli, NPR
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Massachusetts bus company owner Bill Dufour says higher fuel prices are hurting his bottom line.
Massachusetts bus company owner Bill Dufour says higher fuel prices are hurting his bottom line.
Jim Zarroli, NPR /
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Massachusetts bus company owner Bill Dufour says higher fuel prices are hurting his bottom line.

Economists say rising energy costs have put a perceptible drag on the economy throughout the summer. Americans are paying more to fill up their tanks, and businesses are seeing their fuel bills rise.

Crude oil prices topped a record $47 a barrel for part of the day in Wednesday's trading before slipping back down. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

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Jim Zarroli is an NPR correspondent based in New York. He covers economics and business news.