Oil futures settled modestly higher Friday to finish the week with a gain of roughly 5.3%, buoyed by expectations that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will reach a final agreement later this month to curb crude output. December West Texas Intermediate crude rose 27 cents, or 0.6%, to settle at $45.69 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange after spending the session seesawing between losses and gains. The weekly climb was the first in four weeks.
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