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  • War Machine Watch: The Official 'Line' on No-Fly Zones Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 1:43 PM ET
    Libyan opposition supporters demonstrate in Benghazi, Libya.

    A few readers have asked why a business website should run a daily feature on the potential for war with Libya.

  • Markets Shift Focus From Supply to Demand Worry Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 11:45 AM ET

    Financial markets have quickly moved from worrying about things like Middle East oil supplies to whether the global economy is healthy enough to support demand for all sorts of assets.

  • Oil's Perfect Storm Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 10:21 AM ET

    A perfect storm may be blowing towards the global oil markets—with disastrous economic and political consequences to follow in the wake.

  • Hoard of Cash Lets Qaddafi Extend Fight Against Rebels Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 7:55 AM ET
    Muammer Gaddafi

    The Libyan leader Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi has “tens of billions” in cash secretly hidden away in Tripoli, allowing him to prolong his fight against rebel forces.

  • UK University Ex-Chief on Libya Funding Controversy Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 5:25 AM ET

    The London School of Economics should not have accepted research funding from a foundation run by the son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the outgoing director of the London School of Economics told CNBC Thursday, but cuts in government funding will force governments to raise money more aggressively, he warned.

  • Tripoli Pours Old Notes Back in Circulation Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 4:41 AM ET
    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi

    Libya’s central bank has ordered banks to recirculate old currency in the first sign that the oil-rich north African state is facing liquidity problems amid international efforts to freeze the regime’s assets, reports the Financial Times.

  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed Calls for Citi Dividend Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 2:55 AM ET

    Wealthy Saudi investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal expressed confidence in Citigroup's earnings potential and also called for the bank to issue a dividend to shareholders.

  • Oil prices are finally retreating from two-and-half year highs but the market is bracing for more volatility as anti-government protests threaten to spread beyond the borders of Libya towards the world's top exporter Saudi Arabia.

  • Oil Shock     Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 7:31 PM ET

    Discussing who is right in Libya and whether a Gaddafi comeback would be bad for oil, with Michael Levi, Fellow for Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations and Helima Croft, Barclay's geopolitical analyst.

  • Oil Spike Due to 'Market Pricing in Risk': Exxon CEO Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 3:33 PM ET

    The spike in the price of an oil barrel has been caused by “market pricing and risk premium on the future oil supply,” not a lack of supply, Rex Tillerson, CEO and chairman of Exxon Mobil, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Dennis Gartman: Market Getting Inured to Middle East Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 1:46 PM ET

    If news out of the Middle East doesn't get any worse than it has been, Gartman thinks the market will quickly become inured to the unrest.

  • Demonstrators hold up a banner featuring Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi reading 'Kadhafi is a murderer' as they stage a protest outside the Libyan embassy in Istanbul on February 21, 2011

    Advocates of creating a no-fly zone over Libya continue to push the line that it can be done antiseptically, almost peacefully.

  • Gaddafi Money Casts Shadow in Hollywood Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 2:39 AM ET
    Hollywood sign

    Things have gotten chilly here for Natural Selection, the film production company backed by Col. Muammar el-Gaddafi’s son Saadi, the New York Times reports.

  • CFTC's O'Malia On Oil Price Speculation     Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson talked to Scott O'Malia of Commodities Futures Trading Commission, at CERA Week energy conference in Houston, about the agency's proposed rules to curb excessive speculation in the face of surging oil prices.

  • High gas prices in California

    Gasoline is spiking to $4 a gallon and above in some parts of the U.S., but the worst of the price shock could be over—unless oil production is threatened beyond Libya.

  • Stocks End Higher as Banks Gain, Energy Falls Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 4:41 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher on Tuesday as news that Bank of America would boost its dividend amid a stronger profit forecast than analysts expected lifted financials, and oil prices eased amid news OPEC is considering a boost in output. Bank of America and AmEx rose, while McDonald's fell.

  • Stocks Hold Strong Gains as Banks Advance Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 4:08 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher on Tuesday as news that Bank of America would boost its dividend amid a stronger profit forecast than analysts expected lifted financials, and oil prices eased amid news OPEC is considering a boost in output. Bank of America and AmEx rose, while McDonald's fell.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, including oil's wild ride and OPEC's announcement they're considering releasing more oil.

  • The Looming Disaster of a Libya War Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 3:47 PM ET
    A Libyan anti-government protester holds his old national flag in front of a wall covered with graffiti against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi in the eastern city of Tobruk.

    Establishing a no-fly zone over Libya is likely to be far messier and less effective than advocates like Senators John McCain and John Kerry are forecasting.

  • Today's Market Action     Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 3:35 PM ET

    Weighing in on whether the impact of rising oil has already taken its pound of flesh from equities, with Eric Ross, Watch Harbor Asset Management, and Greg Olsen, Lenox Advisors.