June 07, 2008 at 10:17 AM EDT
Oil “Bulls” its Way Above $139 on its Way to a New Record as the U.S. Dollar Resumes its Descent
Crude oil for July delivery traded at an all-time high of $139.12 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange today (Friday), after the U.S. dollar nosedived on speculation that the European Central Bank would raise its key lending rate and on worries that a bigger-than-expected spike in unemployment meant the U.S. economy was far weaker than feared. For the day, July crude oil soared $10.75, or 8.4%, to close at an all-time high of $138.54. For the week, the contract climbed 8.8% on the NYMEX. The still-weak greenback today fell more than 1% to $1.5674 per in late-afternoon trading - its…
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