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NEW YORK, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Brent and U.S. crude futures held gains on Thursday after a report showed U.S. jobless claims increased last week from a revised lower figure in the previous reporting period.
Brent February crude was up 90 cents at $112.66 a barrel at 8:38 a.m. EST (1338 GMT), having traded from $111.60 to $113.29. U.S. February crude was up $1.09 at $94.19 a barrel, having traded from $93.08 to $94.70. (Reporting by Robert Gibbons; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)