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  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are closing modestly lower, continuing a downward trajectory from the day before. Oil soared on signs that U.S. production growth is slowing and anticipation that a delay in talks with Iran over its nuclear program could keep Iranian oil off the world market. U.S. crude rose $2.49 to $50.09 a barrel in New York.

  • BRENT CRUDE OIL SETTLES UP $1.99, OR 3.6 PERCENT, AT $57.10 A BARREL.

  • CRUDE OIL SETTLES UP $2.49, OR 5.2 PERCENT, AT $50.09 A BARREL.

  • BRENT CRUDE HITS SESSION HIGHS AFTER WHITE HOUSE, GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER COMMENTS ON IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS.

  • *Focus shifts from Iran as nuclear talks go beyond deadline. "Clearly, there is a demand response underway by consumers to the low retail price," said John Kilduff, partner at New York energy hedge fund Again Capital. U.S. crude futures were up $2, or 4.2 percent, at $49.60 a barrel by 11:49 a.m. EDT.

  • CRUDE, BRENT UP $2 A BARREL, EXTENDING WEDNESDAY MORNING RALLY.

  • *Oil rallies as talks on Iran continue. NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. stocks fell for a second day and the dollar dipped after a weaker-than-expected report on private sector employment spurred investor concerns that a highly anticipated monthly U.S. jobs report on Friday could also point to slowing economic growth. However, oil futures rallied as talks over Iran's...

  • NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. crude inventories rose last week to a record high for the 12th straight week, while gasoline stocks fell more than four times than expected as demand grew for the motor fuel, data from the Energy Information Administration showed on Wednesday. "The large decline in gasoline inventories is notable, as is the four-week average demand of 9...

  • CRUDE UP MORE THAN $1 A BARREL, EXTENDING GAINS ON DOLLAR WEAKNESS AFTER EIA DATA.

  • Crude oil inventories 4.8M barrels   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Crude oil inventories 4.8M barrels

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports the latest on crude oil inventories.

  • Why oil’s not hitting lows? ‘Phenomenal’ demand Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 11:31 AM ET
    A gas flare burns as Jim Zumwalt, a driver with Black Hills Trucking, monitors a water tank while loading saltwater from an oil well storage tank near Sidney, Montana.

    As concerns about the glut of oil in the world continues to weigh, some have questioned why prices haven't fallen even further.

  • UPDATE 5-Oil rallies as Iran nuclear talks drag on Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 9:04 AM ET

    LONDON, April 1- Brent crude oil futures reversed early losses to rally to $55.50 barrel as talks over Iran's nuclear program continued, curbing expectations of an immediate deal that would allow Iranian crude onto the market. Talks between Iran and six world powers in the Swiss city of Lausanne to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear program extended past...

  • LONDON, April 1- Brent crude oil futures slipped below $55 a barrel on Wednesday on speculation that a last-minute deal over Iran's nuclear program would be reached, opening the way for more Iranian crude to come into world markets. Talks between Iran and six world powers to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear program extended beyond a Tuesday deadline.

  • *Iran nuclear talks extend beyond Tuesday deadline. SINGAPORE, April 1- Oil futures edged lower on Wednesday amid speculation that a last-minute deal over Iran's nuclear programme would be reached that could allow more Iranian crude into world markets. Talks between Iran and six world powers to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear programme extended...

  • Brent could lose $5 instantly on Iran deal Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:30 AM ET

    Negotiators could still reach a deal to lift sanctions on Iranian oil exports and send prices further south, analysts say.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 1- The state of China's oil storage tanks is shaping up as a key determinant of the likely path of imports by Asia's largest fuel consumer. A trading executive at top Chinese refiner Sinopec weighed into the issue on March 25, saying China's commercial and strategic storage is almost full. If the Sinopec official is correct, it almost...

  • Are markets too pessimistic about oil's turmoil?   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:17 PM ET
    Are markets too pessimistic about oil's turmoil?

    Bill Maldonado, APAC CIO of HSBC Global Asset Management, says the plunge in oil prices is positive for economies, but markets have been reluctant to absorb that as good news.

  • *Iran nuclear talks extend beyond Tuesday deadline. Talks between Iran and six world powers to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear programme extended beyond a Tuesday deadline, as the parties edged towards a deal but failed to agree to crucial details such as the lifting of U.N. sanctions. Talks had appeared to bog down, after the United States warned that it...

  • Don't expect a rebound in oil prices just yet   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:08 PM ET
    Don't expect a rebound in oil prices just yet

    Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds, expects oil prices to stay low due to the likelihood of an Iran nuclear deal, which will lead to new capacity in the market.

  • US oil rallies above $50 on supply build Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 2:32 PM ET
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    US oil closed up more than 5% after government data showed inventories rose for a 12th consecutive week.