NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Crude oil prices finished the week on a positive note Friday on strong economic data out of Europe and bullish commodities commentary -- after putting the markets through a week of twists and turns.
Light sweet crude oil for June delivery rose 68 cents, or 0.7%, to settle at $99.65 a barrel.
The U.S. dollar index traded 0.8% higher at $75.72 as the euro fell 1% against the dollar at $1.411. On Friday, European officials said that Greece, Ireland and Portugal's debt burdens may be larger than previously expected. The news came as Europe's strongest economy, Germany, reported better-than-expected first-quarter economic expansion, stoking optimism about oil demand.
The Brent crude contract for July delivery traded 66 cents, or 0.6% higher, at $112.99.
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