Wall Street Week Ahead: Energy shares look for next spark as investors eye recovering economy

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By Lewis Krauskopf. NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors betting on U.S. energy shares have enjoyed a blistering rally, as the sector leads a move into value and economically sensitive stocks that has gripped the equity market. How much further that run continues could hinge on the success of the economic recovery, supply dynamics in oil markets and whether companies can stay disciplined on spending. Wall Street ©Creative Spades / Sergio David Spadavecchia

Drenched in purple, South Korean islands draw tourists

Drenched in purple, South Korean islands draw tourists

By Minwoo Park and Daewoung Kim©Courtesy of Shinan County Office SHINAN, South Korea (Reuters) – Dressed all in purple, bent-over women held long rakes aloft as they walked in a line to a lavender field to carry out some pruning on an island in southwest South Korea. Inspired by their native balloon flower, residents of […]

Beyonce, Taylor Swift make Grammys history


By Jill Serjeant and Lisa Richwine. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish won the top prizes at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in a ceremony that also saw Beyonce become the most awarded female artist in Grammy history. © Christopher Polk / Getty Images

Ransom-seeking hackers are taking advantage of Microsoft flaw: expert

WASHINGTON (Reuters/Raphael Satter) – Ransom-seeking hackers have begun taking advantage of a recently disclosed flaw in Microsoft’s widely used mail server software, a researcher said late Wednesday – a serious escalation that could portend widespread digital disruption. The disclosure, made on Twitter by Microsoft Corp security program manager Phillip Misner, is the realization of worries […]