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Oil price highest since January on Syria concerns

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NEW YORK (AP) — Oil rose to the highest level since January amid concerns about a possible escalation in Syria's civil war. Benchmark oil for July delivery rose $1.16 to close at $97.85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil finished the week with a gain of $1.82 a barrel, or 1.9 percent. President Barack Obama's decision, revealed Thursday, to provide some weapons to rebels fighting...

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