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Rising Oil Prices Fail to Deter Consumption

Oil prices closed Monday above $60 a barrel, another record. Growth in worldwide demand seems to be unaffected by the rise in prices, and U.S. drivers aren't doing much about it, either.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.