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Crude Oil Up 45% In 2016

Crude oil futures nudged lower Friday, amid signs that U.S. producers are picking up the slack for OPEC supply cuts.

The US oil rig count increased by two to 525 in the final week of 2016, rising to the highest level in a year, Baker Hughes reported….

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Gold Ends Year Up 9%

Gold futures trimmed recent gains Friday, but ended the week and the year in positive territory.

Gold was down $5.80 at $1152.30 today, as traders booked profits from a mid-week rally.

The precious metal has renewed appeal amid concerns that a stock…

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