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Free Fall: Oil Prices Go Negative

For the first time ever, a key oil benchmark, West Texas Intermediate, fell below zero on Monday. That means some traders, instead of paying money to buy oil, are paying to get rid of it.

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Amid Pandemic, Italian Prosecutors Warn That Mafia Groups Are Cementing Their Power

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A U.S. crude oil benchmark has hit record lows. Above, pump jacks draw crude oil near Long Beach, Calif., on March 9. David McNew/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Free Fall: Oil Prices Go Negative

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Disinfection 101: How To Make Things Around Us Safer

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Physician Helps Listeners Make Choices

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