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Oil prices climb for a second day; natural-gas futures end lower

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Oil prices climb for a second day; natural-gas futures end lower

Oil prices finish higher on Thursday, a day after posting their first gain in four sessions as traders digest a sharp drop in U.S. inventories, which has helped to offset concerns about the impact of slowing global economic growth. Meanwhile, natural-gas futures tease fresh 14-year highs on tight supplies in the U.S. and Europe before settling with a modest loss for the session.