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Oil Prices Hit $100 a Barrel

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

NPR's business starts with the price of oil.

After hitting the symbolic price of $100 a barrel, oil prices slipped back a bit. Still, pressures pushing oil prices to all-time highs remain - soaring demand from China and India, a weak dollar, and political tensions in both the Middle East and Africa's big oil producer, Nigeria. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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