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  • Libyans at the rebel-held eastern town of Brega celebrate after rumor spread that their fighters took over the town of Ras Lanuf from pro-Kadhafi forces during battles.

    The Libyan government announced an immediate cease fire on Friday morning—just hours after the U.N. authorized the use of force against the Qaddafi regime to protect civilians.

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 18, 2011 Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 11:04 PM ET
    Japanese 10,000 Yen bank notes

    Here's what you should be watching Friday, March 18.

  • Response to Middle East Unrest?     Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 7:30 PM ET

    Discussing whether the U.S. has done enough, with Helima Croft, Barclay's and Gen. Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander.

  • Libya and Bahrain in Pictures Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 2:59 PM ET
    A Libyan rebel fighter flashs the victory sign as he carries rocket propelled grenades at a check point near the key city of Ajdabiya on March 23, 2011 as government forces have encircled the town.

    It is often said that a picture speaks a thousand words, but these images arguably speak volumes about the violence and political turmoil in Libya and Bahrain.

  • Farr: Luck of the Irish? Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 11:10 AM ET

    This week's market action has left a lot to be desired. But given everything that is going on, we should probably be thankful. After falling some 4-5% from its recent highs, the S&P 500 remains in positive territory for the year.

  • 'Business-Friendly Bahrain' Disappears; Ex-Pats Exit Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 8:38 AM ET
    Passengers line up for flights out of Bahrain at the country's airport March 17.

    "A sense of calm with an undercurrent of mild panic," is how one Bahraini described the scene at Bahrain International Airport Thursday morning,after the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) cleared the country's Pearl Roundabout area of anti-government protestors, killing at least three people.

  • Libyan Oil Buys Allies for Qaddafi Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 10:04 AM ET
    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi

    From Liberia to South Africa to the island of Madagascar, Libya’s holdings are like a giant venture capital fund, geared to make friends and wi n influence in the poorest region in the world.  The NYT reports.

  • Discussing Nuclear Disaster & the U.S.     Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 9:45 AM ET

    Japan is facing a potential nuclear disaster, particularly since a fire caused the release of large amounts of radiation into the air. Discussing whether an earthquake and resultant tsunami, with Buzz Miller, Southern Company.

  • IEA Says Libyan Oil Exports Halted Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 7:43 AM ET

    The International Energy Agency says Libyan oil exports have "ground to a halt" because of the fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

  • US State Dept Urges Americans to Avoid Bahrain Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 4:09 AM ET
    Protesters run from a cloud of teargas during a clash with Bahraini security forces near the Pearl roundabout in Manama, Bahrain. Protesters said that the army fired on them with live rounds, followed by teargas which drove the demonstrators back. There are unconfirmed reports that there are four dead in the clashes.

    The U.S. State Department urged U.S. citizens on Tuesday to defer travel to Bahrain and suggested Americans there should leave due to ongoing political and civil unrest.

  • Drill! Drill! Drill!     Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 7:51 PM ET

    Discussing the rise in oil and gas prices and why now is the time to take action, with Larry Dickerson, Diamond Offshore Drilling president/CEO and Larry Nichols, Devon Energy executive chairman.

  • War Machine Watch: Cakewalk Talk Runs Rampant Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:53 PM ET
    Protests in Libya

    Pressure is building for the US to take action in Libya.

  • Bull Market Met its Match?     Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:07 PM ET

    Discussing investors' questioning the markets as stocks sell off, with Frank Gannon, The Royce Funds and Uri Landesman, Platinum Partners.

  • Arab Gulf Forces Said to Deploy to Bahrain Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 11:54 AM ET
    Bahraini anti-government protesters gather in Pearl Square, in Manama.

    Forces from Gulf Arab countries will help with maintaining order in Bahrain and some forces have already arrived in the country, according to press reports.

  • Libyan Rebels' Chief in Plea for Support Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 2:00 AM ET
    Libyan rebel fighters stand ready with anti-aircraft weapons at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Ras Lanuf on March 6, 2011 which in spite of air strikes by the regime, the key oil pipeline hub was still in rebel hands, AFP correspondents reported, countering claims by a state-owned television that it had been recaptured. AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

    The leader of Libya’s rebellion has warned countries that have failed to support the uprising against Muammer Gaddafi that they would be denied access to Libya’s vast oil riches if the regime is deposed, the Financial Times reports.

  • Five Things We're Watching: March 14, 2011 Sunday, 13 Mar 2011 | 7:41 PM ET
    Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members continue rescue

    Japan faces earthquake aftermath and nuclear emergency, Gaddafi wins gains against rebels, and the Rajaratnam trial continues. 

  • Transcript: Interview With Prince Alwaleed Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud, the nephew of King Abdullah

    Here’s the complete transcript of Maria Bartiromo’s exclusive interview with Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud.

  • Citigroup’s shakiest days are over, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud, the biggest single individual shareholder of the bank’s stock and chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, which also holds Citi stock, told CNBC Friday.

  • Commodities Next Week     Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports that traders were focused on the Middle East and China until the earthquake hit Japan. Expectations are that demand will be hit and, as a result, crude settled down today. And because the nuclear plants in Japan were shut down, natural gas received a boost.

  • Middle East Unrest Hits Sovereign Wealth Funds Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 2:10 PM ET
    Protests in Libya

    Saudi Arabia has handed out about $37 billion, while Oman, Bahrain, Libya and Kuwait have boosted domestic spending up to 4 percent of GDP. The result is the sovereign wealth funds are less able to invest overseas.

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