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  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • GI Bill Benefit Cut Tied to Jump in Veteran Employment? Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 2:29 PM ET

    After charting five consecutive years of steady growth in the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported a sharp five-percentage point decline in January and February of this year, bringing the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans below that of the general population for the first time since 2008.

  • Dubai Police Chief Slams Muslim Brotherhood Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 4:54 AM ET
    Dubai at night

    Dubai’s chief of police has thrust himself into a regional controversy, becoming the voice of Emirati opposition to the rising power of Islamists in the Arab world. The Financial Times reports.

  • London, New York Top Cities for Wealthy: Report Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 4:40 AM ET
    London Bridge

    London and New York are still the most important cities for the super-rich despite stiff competition from the emerging economies, a report into attitudes of the wealthy has revealed.

  • Prepare for a New Era of Oil Shocks: Martin Wolf Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 1:13 AM ET

    Oil prices are up. Barack Obama is to blame. Drilling in the US is the solution. This is the mantra from the president’s opponents. All presidents tend to get the blame for high fuel prices. But with the price of gasoline nearing $4 a gallon, Mr Obama is getting it by the barrel load. The FT reports.

  • Oil Could Hit $150     Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 6:46 PM ET

    Greg Smith, Group CEO, Global Commodities, says forward oil prices are trading below spot prices because they haven't factored in tensions with Iran. He adds that the price could rise to $150 given the risks of conflict with Iran.

  • Immelt: Why GE Believes in Hiring Our Heroes Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 | 3:06 PM ET

    "Veterans have led in the field; they can lead in a factory or research facility. Veterans believe in getting the job done and doing it in the right way," writes GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt.

  • Kilduff: Those Rumors Behind the Rally in Oil Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 12:59 PM ET

    Want to move the oil market these days? Fire off a headline about Iran, and, with the help of instant messaging, tweeting, blogging, and some old fashioning phone calling, you get a significant rally.

  • EU Liquidity Spurs Middle East Investing: Trader Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 8:42 AM ET

    European Central Bank liquidity measures are spurring investment in the Middle East, the head of an Abu Dhabi-based foreign exchange and commodities trading firm told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Sen. McCain Calls for Syria Intervention     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 8:35 AM ET

    Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ), makes the case for why the U.S. should lead an intervention to stop the slaughter in Syria now.

  • Europe's Crisis May Be Positive for Middle East: Analysts Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 5:02 AM ET

    Europe's sovereign debt crisis has shown that no asset is 100 percent safe and may be positive for the Middle East, which is also benefiting from an increase in the price of oil, analysts told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Investing in Abu Dhabi     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 4:15 AM ET

    "Abu Dhabi is a very stable and long-term orientated environment," Mahmood Ebraheem Al Mahmood, CEO of ADS Securities, told CNBC, speaking from Abu Dhabi.

  • Future for Investment in the Middle East     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 3:30 AM ET

    Europe's crisis has shown that no asset is 100 percent sure and this may be positive for the Middle East, but challenges still remain for the region, David Riley head of sovereign ratings at Fitch Ratings and Philippa Malmgren president and founder at Principalis Asset Management, told CNBC.

  • Abu Dhabi wants to see 23 percent of its gross domestic product coming from foreign investment, Mohammed Omar Abdullah, undersecretary, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, told CNBC. "Abu Dhabi is considered as an attractive destination for investment," he added.

  • New information suggests that Iran’s oil production may not have fallen as much as other industry reports have speculated. The latest publication of data by the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI) published on Sunday showed Iran produced 3.72 million barrels per day in January, marking the highest output since December 2008.

  • More Pain at the Pump Coming?     Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 7:21 PM ET

    Daniel Yergin, CNBC energy analyst, discusses what's behind the rising price of oil, and problems with Iran.

  • The Age Gap: Demographics Threatens Economies Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    Demography has rarely made it onto the political agenda. But that is changing. These days you see news items about China's one-child policy, or gendercide. And you hear a lot about the aging of populations in rich countries and the health and pensions problems this will bring.

  • Be Brave, Invest in 'New Emergers': HSBC Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 9:09 AM ET
    Businessman with crystal ball

    Investing in the Philippines, Peru or Uganda may seem excessively risky for many investors. Not so, says HSBC Senior Economist Karen Ward.

  • Asia Seen Driving Oil Demand in 2012: IEA Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 6:48 AM ET

    The Asia region is expected to drive demand for oil over the course of the year, according to the latest International Energy Agency report.

  • Energy Ministers to Talk Oil Prices and Speculation Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 4:46 AM ET

    The 13th International Energy Forum (IEF) kicks off on Tuesday in Kuwait City, bringing to the table energy ministers from 88 countries around the world representing some 90 percent of global supply and demand