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Oil Drives Plastic Companies Out of Business

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Oil Drives Plastic Companies Out of Business

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Oil Drives Plastic Companies Out of Business

Oil Drives Plastic Companies Out of Business

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Rising oil prices are not just affecting the price of gasoline, but the whole petrochemical industry. Madeleine Brand talks to the Dow Chemical Company's CEO Andrew Liveris about how the oil price rise is driving up costs for his business and getting passed through to consumers.

Then, Alex Cohen talks to Tom Duffy, CEO of Plastic Components Inc. According to Duffy, the price of oil is driving small and mid-sized plastic molding companies out of business.

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