The tropical storm is already having an effect on oil prices, causing futures to rise more than a dollar over fears of supply disruption once the storm makes landfall somewhere between Florida and Louisiana by midweek. Brent crude futures climbed $1.26 to $114.85 a barrel on fears that U.S. offshore oil production could be disrupted, and ahead of an annual meeting of central bankers and economists, where another round of quantitative easing is up for discussion.
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