U.S. oil futures eke out a gain for the session

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U.S. oil futures finished modestly higher on Wednesday, extending their gains to a third straight session. Enthusiasm for the rally that was fed by prospects for a COVID-19 vaccine, however, has faded, with prices ending near the session’s low after OPEC cuts its 2020 forecast for global oil demand. December West Texas Intermediate crude rose 9 cents, or 0.2%, to settle at $41.45 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, near the session’s intraday low of $41.32. Prices had traded as high as $43.06.
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