By Jessica Resnick-Ault
NEW YORK (Reuters) -Oil climbed on Thursday and touched a nine-month high, with traders optimistic about progress toward a U.S. fiscal stimulus deal and record-breaking refining demand in China and India.
lawmakers edged closer to agreement on a $900 billion virus-relief spending package on Wednesday.
The U.S. dollar set a 2-1/2 year low against major rivals on Thursday. Since crude is priced in greenbacks, this made oil cheaper for buyers holding other currencies.
Brent crude futures settled up.....