U.S. oil prices sank deeper into a bear market Tuesday, posting their steepest fall in over three years and a record 12 consecutive days of losses, as fears of oversupply and weakening demand gripped the market. West Texas Intermediate for December delivery settled 7.1% lower at $55.69 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, its sharpest one-day fall since September 2015. Brent crude was down 6.6% at $65.47 a barrel, entering a bear market, defined as a 20% drop from a recent peak. …

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