Oil is rising as investors turned their attention from Europe’s debt struggles to encouraging news about the U.S. economy.
Benchmark crude rose $1.01 to $93.20 per barrel on Wednesday morning in New York, while Brent crude added $1.68 at $111.22 in London.
Prices rose following a report that said the private sector added 111,000 jobs in October. The Automatic Data Processing report says most of those gains were in the services industry.
The Federal Reserve ends a two-day meeting Wednesday. While economists don’t expect any new policy announcements, they’ll be listening for hints of new measures to stimulate the economy.