By Myra P. Saefong and William Watts

Oil futures ended Monday on a mixed note, with US prices little changed and global benchmark crude set higher on continued optimism about energy demand from China.

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Oil prices on Monday were pushed higher after a second consecutive week’s gain, but WTI prices edged lower in about the last half hour of trading to end the session a few cents lower.

Oil bulls have “drawn …