Oil falls as rise in virus cases, U.S. inventories stall recovery

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Oil prices inched lower on Wednesday, as rising U.S. crude inventories and an increase in U.S. coronavirus infections put the brakes on a price recovery sparked by easing lockdowns.

Brent crude futures fell 19 cents to $42.89 a barrel by 11:23 AM EDT (1523 GMT). U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 23 to at $40.39 a barrel.

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