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High Energy Costs Trickle into Business Plans

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High Energy Costs Trickle into Business Plans

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High Energy Costs Trickle into Business Plans

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

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

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Jim Zarroli, NPR

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.