Oil prices rise 4% after biggest one-day fall since 1991


SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices rose by more than $1 on Tuesday after a price war by top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia sparked the biggest daily rout since the 1991 Gulf War, but investors saw little chance of a quick price recovery as the […]

UK beaches turn into quicksand deathtraps following weeks of storms


Beaches have been turned into quicksand deathtraps following weeks of storms. Storm tides and coastal streams caused by Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge have created liquefied patches on the nation’s sands. Runner Stephen Callaghan became stuck after getting caught in quicksand while exercising in Newquay, […]

Wall Street clobbered as crude plummets, virus crisis deepens


NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street suffered its biggest one-day loss since the 2008 financial crisis on Monday and recession worries loomed large as tumbling oil prices and ongoing coronavirus fears prompted investor panic on the anniversary of the U.S. stock market’s longest-ever bull run. […]

Roughly 55 million N95 masks in Ontario expired before coronavirus hit


TORONTO – Millions of face masks stockpiled by Ontario in the aftermath of the SARS outbreak to protect healthcare workers during a future epidemic have expired, according to provincial officials and documents, raising questions about the readiness of Canada’s most populous province to deal with […]