A decision by OPEC not to cut oil production is hammering major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad.
A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues.
South Dakota farmers are nearing the end of a record corn harvest this week, but they have serious concerns about grain prices, storage options and rail congestion heading into spring.
Asian shares meandered Thursday as data showed a drop in Chinese industrial profits, but expectations for further stimulus moves from China and Europe helped to limit losses.
Saudi Arabia's oil minister is suggesting there is no need for OPEC to cut output despite a major fall in prices that has some other cartel members hurting.
A funny thing happened on the way to the OPEC meeting.
Hungarian government officials say the country is looking to start producing tight gas, an unconventional form of the fossil fuel, from its deposits and contribute to Europe's energy independence.
Asian stock markets mostly posted modest gains Wednesday as stronger U.S. growth was tempered by a less rosy outlook for China.