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Oil futures settle sharply lower, with U.S. prices below $100 a barrel

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Oil futures settle sharply lower, with U.S. prices below $100 a barrel
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Oil futures fell sharply on Tuesday, with U.S. prices below the $100-a-barrel mark - at their lowest in nearly two months, pressured by strength in the U.S. dollar and concerns over a possible recession that would hurt energy demand. WTI oil's fall was "inevitable as the market rebalances after fears of sanctions give way to the realities of Russian sales to new buyers in Asia, and the impact of high prices on demand and the economy become increasingly apparent," said Michael Lynch, president at