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Crude oil, gold futures stay up after jobless data

28 Oct News | Comments

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Crude oil and gold futures stayed higher on Thursday, after the U.S. Labor Department said first-time jobless claims fell by 21,000 to 434,000 in the latest week. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected 450,000 initial claims in the week ended Oct. 23. Crude oil for December delivery rose 39 cents, or 0.5%, to $82.33 a barrel. Gold for delivery the same month advanced $11.70, or 0.9%, to $1,334.10 an ounce.

 

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