Oil Ends Lower As Fed Decision Ups Worries About Energy Demand

By Myra P. SaefongMarketWatch Pulse

Oil futures settled sharply lower on Friday as the Federal Reserve's decision not to raise interest rates raised concerns over the U.S. economy and the outlook for energy demand. October crude fell $2.22, or 4.7%, for the session to settle at $44.68 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Prices were up a nickel from the week-ago settlement of $44.63.

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