A rise in U.S. crude inventories weighed on prices Wednesday. Oil prices fell for a third straight day Wednesday as investors became less certain that major oil producing nations will strike a deal to extend their output cuts. U.S. crude futures fell 69 cents, or 1.19%, to $57.30 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent, the global benchmark, fell 50 cents, or 0.79%, to $63.11 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe. Investors are growing nervous that a coalition of countries that opted to reduce output last year to work off a supply glut is fracturing. A production cut deal between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other major producers, including Russia, is due to expire in March. OPEC is meeting Thursday and is expected to decide whether to continue holding 2% of global oil production off the market. ‚ÄúSome […]