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Oil Prices Steady As Demand Falls In U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices are flat Wednesday following economic reports that showed U.S. factories are cranking into a higher gear while energy demand remains weak.
Benchmark crude slipped 8 cents to $98.40 per barrel in New York. Brent crude rose $1...
Factories, Builders Boost Economy At End Of Year
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers ended 2011 with their best month of growth since the late spring. And the struggling construction industry spent more on projects for the third time in four months.
The data bolstered hopes that the economy is gaining momentum and helped Wall Street start 20…