84
      Wednesday
      94 / 73
      Thursday
      92 / 70
      Friday
      90 / 68

      Oil hits highest price in more than a year

      Oil prices are going up.

      They hit $102.18{}a barrel Wednesday, which{}is the{}highest the price in over a year.{}{} The recent protests in Egypt are partially to blame.{} Traders fear tensions there could spread to the broader middle east.

      Traders say an improving economy and a rise in demand for crude may also be playing a role in the increase.

      Oil prices have risen about 16% in the last two months.

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