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  • *Oil tops $114 a barrel on Iraq concerns. NEW YORK, June 18- Wall Street stocks jumped on Wednesday, taking the S&P 500 index of top companies to an all-time record after the Federal Reserve promised to keep in place low interest-rate policies and forecast the world's biggest economy would expand moderately.

  • *Oil majors pull foreign staff from Iraq. NEW YORK, June 18- Brent crude rose to a nine-month high on Wednesday as investors worried about exports from Iraq, while U.S. crude dipped after government numbers showed domestic crude inventories fell much less than an industry group had reported.

  • Iraq asks US for air support to counter rebels Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 3:55 PM ET
    File photo of the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier, which is currently enroute to Persian Gulf.

    Iraq has asked the U.S. to stage air attacks on Sunni Muslim insurgents, according to a top American general.

  • *Oil majors pull foreign staff from Iraq. NEW YORK, June 18- Brent rose past $114 a barrel on Wednesday on worries about exports from Iraq, while U.S. crude dipped as government numbers showed a much smaller draw in domestic stocks than an industry report showed a day earlier.

  • MULLAH ABDULLAH, Iraq, June 18- Under a bridge, 40 men from the Iraqi police and Kurdish peshmerga fighters take cover from the sun and the occasional mortar fired from across the river that marks one front in a conflict that threatens to dismember the country.

  • *Link from Kirkuk to Kurdish pipeline needs tests. LONDON, June 18- Barely a week after Iraqi Kurdistan took over the Kirkuk oil field, Iraqi oil officials seemed resigned to its loss when they joined their Kurdish counterparts at a London industry conference.

  • What Iraq's war may mean for the Keystone pipeline Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 1:16 PM ET
    Pipe is stacked at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    Backers in favor of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline are pointing to the crisis in Iraq as a rationale for pushing the project forward.

  • Conflict intensifies in Iraq     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    According to the Iraq Oil Report, it's a stalemate when it comes to the Baiji Refinery. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest in Iraq.

  • *Oil majors pull foreign staff from Iraq. NEW YORK, June 18- Brent crude oil rose past $114 a barrel on Wednesday on worries about exports from Iraq, while U.S. crude dipped as government numbers showed a much smaller draw in domestic stocks than an industry report showed a day earlier.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar and Wall Street soften ahead of Fed Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    *Oil tops $114 a barrel on Iraq concerns. NEW YORK, June 18- The dollar dipped and Wall Street equities softened on Wednesday as global markets puzzled over the odds that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will soon strike a more hawkish tone on monetary policy.

  • Long gas station lines in Kurdish region     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    Drivers in Iraq's northern region are lining up at gas stations. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar eases, Wall St mixed ahead of Fed Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    *Oil nears $114 a barrel on Iraq concerns. NEW YORK, June 18- The dollar dipped and Wall Street equities treaded water on Wednesday as global markets puzzled over the odds Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will soon strike a more hawkish tone on monetary policy.

  • Gen. McCaffrey: Not much US can do     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Iraq is likely to continue to come apart in a sectarian war, says Gen. Barry McCaffrey, discussing the reality on the ground in Iraq and explaining why he thinks the conflict is a long-term threat to the United States. McCaffrey says the ability of the U.S. military to influence events in this conflict is limited.

  • Exxon Mobil Iraq operations threatened?     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    Exxon Mobil has declined to comment on reports that they are carrying out mass evacuations in Iraq. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest on the violence.

  • Iraq: Baiji refinery center of strife     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    Sunni militants have attacked Iraq's largest oil refinery, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • LONDON, June 18- The price of Brent crude oil rose towards $114 a barrel on Wednesday as Sunni militants pushed forward in northern Iraq, striking the country's biggest refinery and stoking worries about oil exports as some firms pulled foreign oil workers out of the country.

  • ISIS targets Iraq infrastructure     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports on the latest round of violence in Iraq as President Obama rules out immediate air strikes and Iran's Rouhani announces his country will not hesitate to protect holy sites in Iraq.

  • Largest refinery in Iraq under attack     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks with Dr. Najmaldin Karim, governor of Kirkuk about the recent violence in Iraq and the suggestion of breaking up the country into three parts.

  • NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports on the latest round of violence in Iraq as President Obama rules out immediate air strikes and Iran's Rouhani announces his country will not hesitate to protect holy sites in Iraq.

  • Rise in Aegon ensures gains for European equities Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    *Aegon buoyed by share buyback plan. *Oil prices rise as violence in Iraq continues. LONDON, June 18- European stock markets edged up on Wednesday to go back within reach of multi-year highs reached last week, with insurer Aegon rallying after announcing a share buyback program.