U.S. economy hopes boost stocks, oil

photoNEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks rose on Friday and oil prices edged up as upbeat data reinforced a slightly better outlook for the U.S. economy, curbing a bid for safe-haven U.S. Treasury debt. The euro was little changed, but was expected to face further weakness. Euro zone governments face large refinancing needs in early 2012, and investors say the region’s leaders have not made much progress in dealing with their fiscal problems. …