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  • TOKYO, June 23- Asian stocks rose in early trade on Monday after Wall Street advanced to new highs and fanned risk appetite, while crude oil held near nine-month highs as violence in Iraq showed no signs of letting up. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.15 percent.

  • Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow at Cato Institute, discusses claims from Iran's supreme leader that the U.S. is trying to retake control of Iraq by exploiting sectarian rivalries.

  • EMs may see more profit-taking ahead: SocGen     Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    Investors may continue booking profits on emerging markets amid tensions in Iraq and fears of a potential hike in U.S. rates, says Patrick Legland, Global Research & Strategy, Societe Generale.

  • *Iraq government forces appear to hold biggest refinery. *Crude exports from southern Iraq unaffected. Rising U.S. oil prices further constricted their discount to Brent crude, which fell from a nine-month high, slipping below $115 a barrel, on easing concerns over supply disruptions due to the violence in Iraq.

  • *Iraq violence drives Brent, U.S. crude prices up 2nd week. NEW YORK, June 20- Oil and gold rose for a second week and a key commodities index hit 21- month highs on Friday as violence in Iraq fueled oil supply worries and investors who thought the U.S.

  • *Iraq government forces appear to hold biggest refinery. *Crude exports from southern Iraq unaffected. Rising U.S. oil prices further constricted their discount to Brent crude, which fell from a nine-month high, slipping below $115 a barrel, on easing concerns over supply disruptions due to the violence in Iraq.

  • Forces driving gas to $4     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 3:14 PM ET

    Dr. Kent Moors, Money Map Press global energy strategist, says the situation in Iraq will cause oil prices to spike and gas prices could hit $4 a gallon in some U.S. cities next week. This is no longer a supply issue, it's an uncertainty perception issue as Baghdad weakens, says Moors.

  • Kurdistan delivers first oil tanker: Reuters     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 3:13 PM ET

    Top Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani has called for a "new more effective government" in Iraq, and Kurdistan has unloaded its first tanker of oil, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Market threats     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 3:02 PM ET

    Discussing what could derail the bull rally and forces affecting bonds, with Steve East, Height Analytics; Rich Peterson, S&P Capital IQ; Greg Sarian, Hightower; Sharon Stark D.A. Davidson; and Jack Bouroudjian, Index Financial Partners.

  • *Iraq violence drives Brent and U.S. crude up 1 pct on week. NEW YORK, June 20- Oil and gold rose for a second week and a key commodities index hit 21- month highs on Friday as violence in Iraq fueled oil supply worries and the U.S. central bank's comfort with inflation boosted bullion buying.

  • 'Salvage operation' for Iraq: Pro     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    David Phillips, Columbia University, says "Iraq has been over for a long time," and shares his opinions on what the role of the U.S. should be in the crisis there.

  • ISIS threat to America?     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight to reports saying ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi told soldiers he'd "see them in New York."

  • Three-state solution for Iraq?     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Discussing the three-state possibility in Iraq, and whether President Obama is providing the appropriate assistance, with retired CIA senior intelligence officer Luis Rueda.

  • Iraq's biggest threat     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Kurdistan is a semi-autonomous region of Iraq. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the refinery there is capable of processing 100,000 barrels of crude per day, but Baghdad says it would be unconstitutional to drill and export oil from there.

  • *Obama to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq. NEW YORK, June 20- Oil on Friday fell from a nine-month high, slipping below $115 a barrel, as concerns eased that violence in Iraq, OPEC's second-largest producer, might lead to supply disruptions.

  • *Israel keen to build rapport with Kurds. *Israel previously bought small cargoes of trucked oil. LONDON, June 20- A tanker delivered a cargo of disputed crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan's new pipeline for the first time on Friday in Israel, despite threats by Baghdad to take legal action against any buyer.

  • Time to unleash US's energy superpower: Rep. Upton Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    Pump jacks and wells on the Monterey Shale formation in California

    The House is gearing up for some key energy votes, says Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton.

  • Calls for new Iraqi government     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is being pressured to step down, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera with the latest details from Iraq.

  • Rep. Coffman: No military solution in Iraq     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    As al-Qaeda gains ground in Iraq, Rep. Mike Coffman, (R-Colo.), discusses the growing terror threat for the U.S. and what John Kerry should do when he meets with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

  • Why US advisors are doomed to fail in Iraq Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division go over last minute details before going out on the U.S. military's last combat patrol in the country, at Camp Adder on December 16, 2011 near Nasiriyah, Iraq.

    The U.S. has dispatched similar teams around the world and they have been unable to affect outcomes. The Fiscal Times reports.