Oil gains on economic news; pump prices rise again
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gas pump prices rose again Tuesday, bringing the increase for the year to about a quarter a gallon. Oil gained slightly.
Benchmark oil for March delivery rose 47 cents to finish at $96.64 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Crude dropped by $1.60 to finish at $96.17 a barrel on Monday, the biggest drop of the year so far.
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