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U.S. crude settles lower on crude oil inventory rise

NEW YORK, Oct 24 (Reuters) - U.S. crude futures fell a fifth straight day on Wednesday as rising U.S. crude inventories and weak euro zone economic data offset supportive signs that Chinese petroleum demand could stage a recovery.

U.S. December crude fell 94 cents, or 1.08 percent, to settle at $85.73 a barrel, the lowest settlement since July, having traded from $84.94 to $87.47.

(Reporting by Robert Gibbons)