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Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
A trader gestured in the oil futures pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange in New York on Wednesday. Crude oil prices soared to $100 a barrel Wednesday for the first time, reaching that milestone amid an unshakeable view that global demand for oil and petroleum products will outstrip supplies. (Kathy Willens ~ Associated Press)