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Crude Oil May Fall as Economy Slows, Survey Shows

Crude oil may fall next week on signals that the U.S. economic recovery is slowing, bolstering stockpiles, a Bloomberg News survey showed.

Seventeen of 44 analysts, or 39 percent, forecast crude oil will decline through Aug. 27. Fourteen respondents, or 32 percent, predicted that futures will increase, and 13 projected there would be little change. Last week, 56 percent of analysts forecast a drop.