NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil futures rose on Thursday, with Brent up 1 percent, lifted by better-than-expected economic data from the United States, a lower outlook for North Sea Brent production and persistent hopes for economic stimulus. Full story
The price of oil edged higher above $92 a barrel Tuesday as analysts estimated that supplies of U.S. crude and gasoline likely fell last week. Full story
Tropical Storm Ernesto moves west over land in the Yucatan peninsula on Aug. 8, 2012 in Mexico.
Clouds gather from the outer bands of Tropical Storm Ernesto on a beach near the airport just outside of Jamaica's capital of Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday Aug. 5, 2012. Tropical Storm Ernesto is pushing for a brush with Jamaica on Sunday.
This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 at 01:45 AM EDT shows Tropical Storm Ernesto over the southeastern Caribbean Sea. In addition, showers and thunderstorms are noted from central Cuba northward over the central and northwestern Bahamas.