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Oil prices slid for a second day in a row on Friday, pressured by an unexpected rise in U.S. crude and fuel inventories while investors took profits after the benchmarks touched seven-year highs earlier in the week.

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France’s efforts to keep consumer electricity prices from rising too high are killing the share price of state-owned power utility EDF… Higher prices for imported oil and gas pushed the euro zone into a November trade deficit… And Ted Cruz failed to get his Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill through the U.S. Senate