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Oil prices post first weekly gain in three weeks

Oil futures climbed Friday to post positive factors for the week, retaining flooring at their best possible since early 2014. Prices got a boost on the potential for a U.S.-led military strike on Syria and a file from the International Energy Agency that said world oil supplies are falling back toward their five-year average. May West Texas Intermediate crude CLK8, +zero.27% rose 32 cents, or zero.five%, to settle at $67.39 a barrel at the New York Mercantile Exchange, retaining flooring at its best possible since Dec. 3, 2014. For the week, the U.S. benchmark gained roughly eight.6%.