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Oil rises on Middle East tensions, weaker U.S. dollar

LONDON – Oil prices rose three percent on Tuesday as tensions in the Middle East escalated following the downing of a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian-Turkish border, and a weaker dollar provided an incentive for investors to buy more oil. Brent futures for January were trading at a near two-week high of $46.23 a barrel at 1420 GMT, a ...

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Emerging Israel gas deal ignites fierce debate

JERUSALEM — When natural gas was discovered a few years ago off the shores of resource-poor Israel, it was heralded as nothing short of a miracle, but an emerging deal with developers has been plagued by criticism, with opponents accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of caving to a monopoly. After long negotiations, a government committee has struck a deal with ...

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Oil slips as Saudis stand by to raise production

LONDON – Oil prices on Friday gave up gains made earlier this week after the world’s top crude exporter Saudi Arabia said it stood ready to raise output to new record highs, potentially adding to a global supply glut. A stronger U.S. currency against the euro also weighed on the dollar-denominated oil market after the International Monetary Fund pulled out ...

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