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  • Quake Provides 'Excuse' for More Easing: Economist Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 3:22 AM ET

    Following the huge losses on the Nikkei, with more than $700 billion dollars wiped off the Japanese market in just two sessions, one economist is predicting the tragic events in Japan will be an "excuse" 'to move to quantitative easing in all major markets.

  • Drill! Drill! Drill!     Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 7:51 PM ET

    Discussing the rise in oil and gas prices and why now is the time to take action, with Larry Dickerson, Diamond Offshore Drilling president/CEO and Larry Nichols, Devon Energy executive chairman.

  • Mideast Still Biggest Worry for Markets: Cantor CEO Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 3:37 PM ET
    A rebel fighter greets a crowd of comrades while heading towards the frontline in Ajdabiya, Libya.

    Despite Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami's impact on global markets, the escalating violence in the Middle East still poses the biggest threat for investors, according to Shawn Matthews, CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, a privately-owned investment bank.

  • A Bahraini anti-regime protester holds up a poster with a caricature image of Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa calling him a "war criminal" during a demonstration in the capital Manama.

    General confusion reigns and businesses prepare for another day off as Gulf Cooperation Council forces deploy in Bahrain.

  • War Machine Watch: Cakewalk Talk Runs Rampant Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:53 PM ET
    Protests in Libya

    Pressure is building for the US to take action in Libya.

  • Bull Market Met its Match?     Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:07 PM ET

    Discussing investors' questioning the markets as stocks sell off, with Frank Gannon, The Royce Funds and Uri Landesman, Platinum Partners.

  • Protests in Bahrain     Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:05 PM ET

    A check on how the energy markets are reacting to the protests in Bahrain and the devastation in Japan, with John Kilduff, Again Capital.

  • Arab Gulf Forces Said to Deploy to Bahrain Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 11:54 AM ET
    Bahraini anti-government protesters gather in Pearl Square, in Manama.

    Forces from Gulf Arab countries will help with maintaining order in Bahrain and some forces have already arrived in the country, according to press reports.

  • Libyan Rebels' Chief in Plea for Support Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 2:00 AM ET
    Libyan rebel fighters stand ready with anti-aircraft weapons at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Ras Lanuf on March 6, 2011 which in spite of air strikes by the regime, the key oil pipeline hub was still in rebel hands, AFP correspondents reported, countering claims by a state-owned television that it had been recaptured. AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

    The leader of Libya’s rebellion has warned countries that have failed to support the uprising against Muammer Gaddafi that they would be denied access to Libya’s vast oil riches if the regime is deposed, the Financial Times reports.

  • Soldiers pull a boat across floodwater as they help to evacuate residents of Tagajo city, Miyagi

    Traders went home Friday thinking about Japan's tragic earthquake and tsunami, more possible unrest in the Middle East, and Europe's sovereign debt problems.

  • No Huddle Offense     Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 6:55 PM ET

    Cramer weighs in on whether the earthquake in Japan has an impact on the future of natural gas.

  • Transcript: Interview With Prince Alwaleed Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 5:30 PM ET
    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud, the nephew of King Abdullah

    Here’s the complete transcript of Maria Bartiromo’s exclusive interview with Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud.

  • Citigroup’s shakiest days are over, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud, the biggest single individual shareholder of the bank’s stock and chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, which also holds Citi stock, told CNBC Friday.

  • Commodities Next Week     Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports that traders were focused on the Middle East and China until the earthquake hit Japan. Expectations are that demand will be hit and, as a result, crude settled down today. And because the nuclear plants in Japan were shut down, natural gas received a boost.

  • Options Action: Why So Resilient?     Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 3:50 PM ET

    Discussing what's behind today's market resilience on the heels of a bad economic report from China and a massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities president/trader.

  • Saudi Prince One on One     Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 3:10 PM ET

    Discussing the Middle East's need for reform as well as oil supply issues, with Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom Holding Company.

  • Middle East Unrest Hits Sovereign Wealth Funds Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 2:10 PM ET
    Protests in Libya

    Saudi Arabia has handed out about $37 billion, while Oman, Bahrain, Libya and Kuwait have boosted domestic spending up to 4 percent of GDP. The result is the sovereign wealth funds are less able to invest overseas.

  • VIX Options Signal a Buying Opportunity in Stocks Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 11:11 AM ET

    Fear in the markets is palpable. Reports of unrest in Saudi Arabia, and the devastation caused by Japan's massive earthquake having many thinking the global economic recovery could be at risk.

  • Tensions Running High in Saudi Arabia Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 9:06 AM ET

    Tensions are high in Saudi Arabia in expectations of protests akin to the ones that have swept across the Arab World. CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports.

  • How Recent Disasters Affected Markets and Economies Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 9:02 AM ET

    The biggest earthquake on record to hit Japan in 140 years sent stock markets across the globe sharply lower, while the yen and oil prices also fell.