A majority of the nearly three dozen who responded to the survey predict tepid economic growth, weak pay gains and modest hiring for the next two years at least.
Oil hadn't closed below $40 since February 2009, although it briefly traded below that level on Friday. Monday's closing price was the lowest since Feb. 18, 2009.
The company announced the job cuts Tuesday, saying the move would cut costs by 125-150 million euros ($144-173 million) by the end of 2017.
The Waikiki beach area was closed Monday after storm water flowed into the city's sewage system as a weather system linked to Tropical Storm Kilo dumped heavy rain on the islands.
The Consumer Protection Agency said that recent inspections of selected goods by top foreign brands such as Colgate-Palmolive and Procter & Gamble have found high levels of toxic ingredients.
Though officials say water quality has returned to the level it was before the spill, farmers reportedly don't want to risk contaminating the soil for future generations.
The beach was closed this past Friday after officials found more and more liquid oil over a 300-yard stretch.
The country produces chemical feedstock at among the lowest costs in the world and maintains access to major markets.
A recently-published report looked at workers' compensation injury reports from 2001 to 2013, finding 48 workers suffered burns from hydrofluoric-acid-based car wash products.
EPA released documents shed some light on the circumstances surrounding the Aug. 5 accident, and raise more questions about whether enough was done to prevent it.
Sunday was the first day of trading in the Middle East after Brent crude, a benchmark for international oil, fell more than a dollar to close Friday at $45.46 while the price of U.S. crude closed at $40.45.
At least nine people were reportedly injured in the explosion in the Shandong province city of Zibo, just over a week after a similar blast at a Chinese chemical warehouse killed more than 100 people.
The U.S. Forest Service reportedly received about 4,100 comments and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality received another 1,700 by Thursday's deadline about a proposed gold mine near Yellowstone National Park.
On Monday, Obama plans to announce new executive actions and other efforts aimed at making it easier for homeowners and businesses to invest in green energy improvements that in the past may have been impractical or unaffordable.
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's opening has been postponed indefinitely so officials can make sure all is secure following last year's fire and radiation leak.