Oil prices creep up as the global economy grows

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With the world’s major economies chugging along, people are using more oil. That means more demand for crude, just as some places that supply it are cutting back. Some production cuts are intentional — like Saudi Arabia’s — but other…

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An oil well in North Dakota.
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