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U.S. crude settles lower on concerns about economic growth

NEW YORK, Oct 8 (Reuters) - U.S. crude futures fell a secondstraight session in choppy trading on Monday, weighed down byconcerns that slower economic growth in China and the debtcrisis in Europe will curb demand for petroleum.

U.S. November crude dropped 55 cents, or 0.61percent, to settle at $89.33 a barrel, ending below the $89.88100-day moving average and having swung from $88.21 to $89.89.

(Reporting by Robert Gibbons; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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Keywords: ENERGY CRUDE/FUTURES