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The Dow Chemical Company corporate headquarters in Midland, Michigan. Recent news reports have indicated a possible merger between Dow and DuPont. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
The Dow Chemical Company corporate headquarters in Midland, Michigan. Recent news reports have indicated a possible merger between Dow and DuPont. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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The giant chemical companies Dow Chemical and DuPont have announced plans to merge. The resulting company could be worth about $130 billion. Wall Street Journal financial editor Dennis Berman joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to explain how the move shows us something about the bigger economy, and its possible national impact.

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This segment aired on December 11, 2015.

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