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  • The Iraqi army and Shiite religious leaders have finally mobilized, reports NBC's Richard Engel, with an update on the crisis in Iraq.

  • Terrorist tycoons on a horrific march to Baghdad Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:51 AM ET
    Iraqi Shiite men, some of them wearing military fatigues and guns given by the government, raise their weapons as they gather in the Iraqi town of Jdaideh in the Diyala province on June 14, 2014.

    What do terrorists with nearly $430 million worth of stolen money do? That’s the question on the minds of global security experts.

  • How to boost the economy: Roach     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    Stephen Roach, Yale University senior fellow, shares his outlook on consumers and the economy. We seriously need to think about new sources of growth, Roach says.

  • Global risks on the radar     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    Geoff Dennis, UBS head of gem equity strategy, discusses the impact of geopolitical concerns on global money. So far it's been fairly muted, says Dennis.

  • China's crude realities     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    Stephen Roach, Yale University senior fellow, shares his thoughts on China's energy dependency and the ripple effect of China's relationship with Iraq and the U.S.

  • Three things US must do in Iraq: Expert     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    Stuart Holliday, Meridian CEO, discusses the challenges of establishing ground support in Iraq.

  • BP continues to operate despite Iraq unrest     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    Bob Dudley, BP CEO says his company hasn't missed a beat in operations so far, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with an update from Iraq.

  • Iran, world powers to meet in Vienna for nuclear talks. *UK to re-open embassy in Iran. LONDON, June 17- Oil futures fell towards $112 per barrel on Tuesday, pressured by signs of a thaw in relations between Iran and the West although market players saw scope for gains if violence in Iraq threatened production from OPEC's second-biggest producer.

  • *Gold falls after hitting 3- week high in previous session. LONDON, June 17- Gold fell on Tuesday as investors withdrew money from the top bullion fund before a Federal Reserve meeting, while platinum traded flat as details had yet to emerge on a wage agreement in the South African mining sector.

  • TIKRIT, Iraq, June 17- Iraq's biggest oil refinery, Baiji, has been shut down and its foreign staff evacuated, refinery officials said on Tuesday, adding that local staff remain in place and the military is still in control of the facility.

  • Reality of securing Iraq     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    (Ret.) Lt. Gen. Jay Garner, former interim post war Iraq admin., discusses military options in Iraq, and why the U.S. should support the Kurds.

  • NBC News has confirmed the U.S. and Iran discussed Iraq, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with the latest details on the growing crisis.

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- President Barack Obama will seek to highlight gains in advanced manufacturing in the United States during a trip to Pennsylvania on Tuesday as he tries to show how his administration is boosting economic growth without help from Republicans in Congress.

  • TIKRIT, Iraq, June 17- Iraq's biggest oil refinery, Baiji, has been shut down and its foreign staff evacuated, refinery officials said on Tuesday, adding that local staff remain in place and the military is still in control of the facility.

  • *Iraq tension, oil spike bad news India inflation, growth, budget. MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, June 17- India is ready to deal with any external shock arising from the Iraq crisis, its central bank chief said on Tuesday, even as a spike in oil prices heightens the inflation, growth and budget risks facing new Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • *Iran, world powers to meet in Vienna for nuclear talks. LONDON, June 17- Oil futures dipped towards $112 per barrel on Tuesday, with investors booking profits after a rapid spike in prices, but market players saw scope for further gains if violence in Iraq threatened production from OPEC's second-biggest producer.

  • Iraq: No appetite for US military engagement     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    William Patey, former U.K. ambassador to Iraq, discusses the reintroduction of American troops in Iraq and says the best outcome would be for Iraq's army to "get its act together".

  • MOSCOW, June 17- BP chief executive Bob Dudley said on Tuesday the oil company's operations in Iraq were so far unaffected by violence in the country. Along with the China National Petroleum Corporation, BP operates under a technical service contract with Iraq's state-owned South Oil Company to boost production from the Rumaila oilfield.

  • *Gold falls after hitting 3- week high in previous session. SINGAPORE, June 17- Gold fell further from a three-week high on Tuesday as investors withdrew money from the top bullion fund at the fastest pace in two months and as markets nervously waited for a Federal Reserve meeting this week.

  • *Oil prices elevated on deepening Iraq conflict. TOKYO, June 17- Most Asian stock markets fell on Tuesday as the deepening conflict in Iraq and a gas dispute between Ukraine and Russia sapped investors' appetite for riskier assets. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 0.3 percent.