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Strong demand for wood pulp driving diaper, paper towel prices higher

 A worker at Potlatch Corporation Consumer Products Division transports two huge parent rolls of tissue paper, weighing 4500 pounds.  Jeff T. Green/Getty Images

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Your shopping bill could be getting noticeably higher. Procter & Gamble today announced it’s planning to raise prices on a lot of its products, including Bounty paper towels and Puffs tissues. One reason for those increases? P&G is having to pay a lot for wood pulp, which is basically what paper towels, diapers and toilet paper are made from.

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