Thursday, May 27, 2010
Crude Oil Jumps More Than $3 as China Reaffirms Support for the Euro
Crude oil for July delivery rose $3.04 to settle at $74.55 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the biggest one day increase since Sept. 30. Futures have climbed 17 percent in the past year. The euro rose to $1.236 at 3:15 p.m. in New York, compared with $1.2178 yesterday. It was the first increase in the euro in four days. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained 2.8 percent to 1,097.55, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 237.53 points, or 2.4 percent, to 10,211.98. “The big news is U.S. macroeconomic data is still solid,” said Jason Schenker, president of Prestige Economics LLC, an Austin, Texas-based energy consultant. “Growth is the story”....Read the entire article.
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