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Oil on 2-week slide even with Mideast turmoil

In this July 1, 2014 file photo, Lance Thompson pumps gas into his truck at a Love's station in St. Joseph, Mo. The price of oil fell for the ninth straight day Wednesday, July 9, 2014, despite continued turmoil in the Middle East, a drop that could lead to lower gasoline prices for U.S. drivers in the weeks ahead.  (AP Photo/St. Joseph News-Press, Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil fell for the ninth straight day Wednesday as global supplies continue to flow despite unrest in the world’s most important oil-producing region.

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World Cup entangled with Mideast conflicts

In this Thirsday, June 19, 2014 file photo, Palestinians watch a World Cup football game on a wide screen on the beach of Gaza City. Politics and conflict are never far from soccer in the Middle East, but this year's World Cup has been entangled with unprecedented sectarian violence and soaring tensions between Arab countries, pushing fans to watch matches in secret or even on a channel owned by region's number one enemy _ Israel.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

BEIRUT (AP) — With the World Cup in faraway Brazil coming at a time of unprecedented sectarian violence and soaring tension in the Middle East, some Arab football fans have been reduced to watching matches in secret or even — and this is where it gets complicated — on a TV channel owned by Israel.

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