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Oil prices crash to 11-year low

Jitters over global overproduction take toll on benchmark Brent crude, fuelling a third successive day of losses<p>The brent crude oil price has crashed to its lowest level in 11 years as traders fretted about global overproduction.<p>The global oil benchmark fell 5% to $34.62 a barrel at one stage, as …

10 Health Conditions to Watch For as You Age

Thinkstock<p>The “golden years” aren’t what they used to be — they’re getting even better, thanks to advances in medicine and nutrition. And because of …

Recession, retrenchment, revolution? Impact of low crude prices on oil powers

In an unprecedented year for the oil business, each of the major producers has its own problems. How will they react?<p>A glut of oil, the demise of Opec and weakening global demand combined to make 2015 the year of crashing oil prices. The cost of crude fell to levels not seen for 11 years – and the …

Bob Dudley says oil prices could hit new bottom in early 2016

Global oil prices could hit a new bottom in early 2016, according to BP CEO Bob Dudley. Prices will also continue to remain low for the next couple …

Oil & Gas Industry

Invest In Getting More Personal Energy: Easy Habits For The New Year

Few people realize how much you can impact and boost your personal energy levels by consciously investing in them. Investing in energy has a higher impact than focusing on managing your time, because unlike time, energy is a source we can enlarge. This can enable you to meet the demands of work, …

Sustainability

Oil Prices Fall on Oversupply Anxiety

Oil prices tumbled Wednesday after data showed an unexpected increase in U.S. crude supplies.<p>Diesel futures dropped to the lowest level since 2004 as U.S. stockpiles of distillates, a category that includes diesel fuel and heating oil, rose more than expected.<p>A global glut of crude has weighed on …

Oil

VW scandal could mean that it's game over for diesels in the US

"The diesel passenger car could sooner or later disappear from these markets," Elmar Degenhart said in an interview with markets daily Boersen-Zeitung published on Thursday.<p>He added that diesel had a market share of only 1-3 percent in these countries, compared with 53 percent in Europe.<p>Last month, …

Thomson Reuters

Yahoo wants to let you forget your Yahoo password

The Internet giant launches a service that sends a short password to your phone. Think two-factor authentication, without the first factor.<p>AUSTIN, Texas -- Turns out nobody can remember their Yahoo passwords. Now the company wants to make it so no one has to.<p>Yahoo on Sunday launched a new service …

Windows 10 will be free for software pirates

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users this summer, but Microsoft is also extending its offer to software pirates. "We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10," says Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Windows chief, in an interview with Reuters. …

Amazon delivery drone wins FAA approval for testing in rural Washington

Company must fly below 400ft in ‘visual meterological conditions’ Amazon will need to obtain new certification if it modifies drone design<p>Amazon.com Inc has won US federal regulators’ approval to test a delivery drone, as the e-commerce giant pursues a vision of speeding packages to customers …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google has responded to the EU's antitrust allegations.</b> Google says that it doesn't feel its actions were anti-competitive.<p><b>2. Apple is holding an event on September 9 where it will likely reveal the iPhone 6S.</b> It sent out invites to media on Thursday.<p><b>3. Airbnb has hired Chris Lehane, who once</b> …

Jack Dorsey

Apple Watch Debuts at No. 2, Behind Fitbit

Apple's entry to the wearables market goosed overall shipments for the device category.<p>The Apple Watch entered the wearables market just behind the established leader in fitness tracking, Fitbit, according to the latest research from International Data Corp.<p>Apple shipped a total of 3.6 million …

Wearable Tech

Higher Gas Prices, Long Lines: What Cheap Oil Means For Saudi Arabia

A new era in Saudi Arabia was demonstrated at gas stations across the country on Monday night: Long lines of cars stretched from the pumps as drivers filled up to beat price hikes announced by the government earlier in the day.<p>It was an unusual scene for the world's largest oil producer, but it …

Saudi Arabia