OIL PRICES DOWN
Oil prices slid to the lowest point in more than five years Friday as worries about a global glut of oil continued to weigh on the market.
Light, sweet crude oil for January delivery skidded 97 cents, or 1.5%, to $65.84 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the lowest settlement since July 29, 2009. Prices fell 0.5% this week and have dropped nine of the past 10 weeks.
Brent, the global benchmark, fell 57 cents, or 0.8%, to $69.07 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe, the lowest level since Oct. 7, 2009. Brent lost 1.5% on the week.
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