U.S. oil prices tally a 5th straight weekly climb

Oil futures ended higher on Friday, with U.S. prices up nearly 3% for the week, their fifth straight weekly advance, as U.S. inventories hover at their lowest since 2018. West Texas Intermediate crude for November delivery rose 68 cents, or 0.9%, to settle at $73.98 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Prices, based on the front-month contracts, finished at their highest since mid-July, up about 2.8% for the week, FactSet data show. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

U.S. oil prices tally a 5th straight weekly climb
Oil futures ended higher on Friday, with U.S. prices up nearly 3% for the week, their fifth straight weekly advance, as U.S. inventories hover at their lowest since 2018. West Texas Intermediate crude for November delivery rose 68 cents, or 0.9%, to settle at $73.98 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Prices, based on the front-month contracts, finished at their highest since mid-July, up about 2.8% for the week, FactSet data show. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.