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  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at how the surge in oil prices, despite Monday's pause, could impede the economic recovery in the U.S. and around the world.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • $4 Gas Could Happen: Energy Trader     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    $4 gas is a certainty and it can go to $5, says Dan Dicker, president of MercBloc.

  • Tim Seymour: Don’t Panic As Oil Hits New Highs Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 7:16 PM ET

    As oil hit nine-month highs Thursday, “Fast Money” pro Tim Seymour took a longer view on the effects that would have in the consumer space.

  • Israeli Investing Amid Instability     Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 10:33 AM ET

    As the Iran threat grows, there's been a big change in how money is managed in Israel, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Oil Risk Premium Rising on Iran Concerns Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 10:04 AM ET

    The risk premium due to Iran could be contributing as much as $15 to $20 a barrel to global oil prices, according to some experts. But traders warn of more upside risk.

  • Israeli Business in the Danger Zone     Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 7:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details on how companies in Israel are conducting business close to Syrian and Lebanese borders.

  • Israel's Business Elite Weigh Iran's Nuclear Threat Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 4:37 PM ET
    Yuval Steinitz, Israeli Finance Minister

    By and large Israel’s business and finance movers and shakers are confident Israel will weather whatever storm comes at them and persevere on the business front.

  • Iran Tensions Spike After Nuke Talks Fail     Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Inspectors from the global nuclear watchdog agency left Iran with no satisfaction. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Jane Wells & Sharon Epperson discuss the impact on geopolitics, Israeli defense and oil markets.

  • Taking Aim At Iran's Nuclear Ambitions     Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    Israel is under pressure to avoid an attack on Iran over its nuclear plans. Insight, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and the details on whether Tehran's nuclear course will change despite new sanctions, with NBC's Ali Arouzi.

  • Tensions Rise on Iran's Nuclear Ambitions     Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 7:46 AM ET

    NBC's Ali Arouz has the story on the concerns over a strike to Israel or the United States by Iran.

  • Iran's Nuclear Threat     Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 7:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the story on why Israel's finance minister thinks Iran could strike the U.S. east coast within the next three years.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: What's Driving Oil?     Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The impact of Iran on oil's recent climb.

  • The world’s top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, appears to have cut both its oil production and export in December, according to the latest update by the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI), an official source of oil production, consumption and export data.

  • Nuclear Inspectors to Return to Iran for More Checks Sunday, 19 Feb 2012 | 5:04 AM ET
    Iran Nuclear site

    In a renewed effort to secure answers about the scope of Iran's nuclear program, inspectors from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are expected to return to Tehran this week.

  • Iranian Warships Enter the Mediterranean Sea: Reports Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 | 6:18 AM ET
    An international oil tanker passes through the Suez canal in Ismailia, Egypt.

    Iranian warships entered the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal on Saturday, according to various press reports.

  • Oil Price Spike Likely 'Within Months': Charts Pro Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 2:45 AM ET

    An oil price spike is likely this year as 10-year volatility is below average and geopolitical risks are not properly priced in, Ron William, a technical strategist at Mig Bank, told CNBC.com.

  • Iran Tension Could Lead to Middle East Downgrades: S&P Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 6:26 AM ET
    This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) on Tuesday pointed to increased risks for issuers in the Middle East as the spiraling tensions between Iran and the West showed no sign of slowing down. Although the agency believed that the risks were already accounted for in its current ratings, it cautioned that a reassessment depended on how the situation developed.

  • Asia’s Budget Carriers Go Long Haul for Growth Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 12:58 PM ET

    Budget carriers in Asia, which have seen surging growth over the last decade, are now looking to tap the long-haul market.

  • Gas Approaching $4 a Gallon This Summer: Gulf CEO Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 12:29 PM ET

    The chief executive of Gulf Oil sees gasoline approaching $4 a gallon this summer despite declining demand as more refineries close and tensions heat up in the Middle East.