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  • Stocks Extend Gains; Bof A Jumps Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 12:19 PM ET

    Stocks added to strong gains as volatility in the oil markets eased amid news OPEC is considering a boost in output. Bank of America and AmEx rose, while McDonald's fell.

  • Farrell: Who's Afraid of What Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 11:44 AM ET
    A Saudi man wears a t-shirt with the image of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

    The Bahrainian royal family is plenty worried about the unrest in their country. The Saudis are concerned about unrest, Gaddafi is a wild card and the Chinese have big plans.

  • Futures Turn Higher, Following OPEC News Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 9:20 AM ET

    Stock index futures turned higher again after news that OPEC had no plans for an extraordinary meeting.

  • Al-Qaeda Biggest Risk to Saudi Oil: Barclays Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 6:06 AM ET

    Terrorism and not the "day of rage" protests planned Friday pose the biggest risk to Saudi Arabia's ability to keep the world supplied with oil, according to Barclays Capital commodities analyst Amrita Sen.

  • Russia Cashes In on Oil Supply Anxiety Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 3:36 AM ET

    Russia, which pumps more oil than Saudi Arabia, is reaping a windfall from the steep rise in global energy prices resulting from instability in oil regions of the Middle East and North Africa. The New York Times reports.

  • Diplomats Put Focus on Rebel Leadership Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 1:53 AM ET
    Libyans at the rebel-held eastern town of Brega celebrate after rumor spread that their fighters took over the town of Ras Lanuf from pro-Kadhafi forces during battles.

    US and European diplomats are scrambling to get a clearer picture of the leadership of Libya’s besieged opposition movement after concluding that Muammer Gaddafi is unlikely to fall quickly like his counterparts in neighboring Egypt and Tunisia, the Financial Times reports.

  • Scenes from Libya     Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    Video from the front line, Libyan refugee camps, the border, and the evacuation of foreign nationals at the airport, most of whom are from Bangladesh, Vietnam and Ghana.

  • Oil Supplies Are Key Topic at Annual CERA Week Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 9:40 PM ET

    Top energy industry leaders gather in Houston this week at a critical time for the oil producing world and are expected to attempt to assure markets that supply is ample around the globe.

  • Cramer: Post-Gaddafi, Dow to Rally 1,000 Points Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 7:38 PM ET

    As soon as the Libyan leader leaves power, Cramer thinks the markets will rally hard.

  • The Secret Oil Dividend     Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 5:27 PM ET

    A trade to capture a healthy dividend off the rising price of crude.

  • Demonstrators hold up a banner featuring Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi reading 'Kadhafi is a murderer' as they stage a protest outside the Libyan embassy in Istanbul on February 21, 2011

    My colleague John Carney is half right in his opinion piece about Libya—and where he is wrong he is wrong for the best of reasons.

  • Just Say No to a ‘No Fly Zone’ Over Libya Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 2:55 PM ET
    Libyans shout slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi while holding a cartoon depicting Kadhafi being hit with a hammer symbolising 'the people's will'.

    Now that senior senators from both the Republican and Democratic parties are putting pressure on the Obama administration to put a “no-fly zone” in place over Libya, it’s incumbent that skeptics of this kind of belligerence speak out.

  • Once the unrest in Libya is resolved, Stuart Frankel's Steve Grasso thinks oil prices are likely to go lower.

  • The crazy volatility of recent days strikes me as a market that is topping itself and is struggling. I'm still guessing we have a bit of a pull-back.

  • The escalation in fighting in Libya is increasing fears of a civil war and with signs of politicall unrest spreading throughout the Middle East and North African nations the price of crude continues to climb.

  • Will High Oil Lead to More Quantitative Easing? Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 4:18 AM ET

    I am in the middle of reading a book from 2008 that more or less "predicted" the unrest that we're now witnessing in the Middle East and North Africa.

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  • Week Ahead: Oil Pressure to Remain on Stocks Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 8:56 PM ET
    Oil tanker

    Crude prices will likely keep their stranglehold on the stock market as investors watch events play out in the Middle East in the week ahead.

  • Libyans shout slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi while holding a cartoon depicting Kadhafi being hit with a hammer symbolising 'the people's will'.

    One of the most enduring and successful figures in British public life has resigned as director of the London School of Economics, after new details emerged of the institution’s relationship with Libya. The FT reports.

  • The World’s 15 Biggest Oil Producers Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 11:59 AM ET
    Unrest in the Middle East has put investors on high alert as crude oil prices move seemingly with every development in the region. In order to understand the effect of those events on both US and global oil markets, a key figure to watch is the amount of crude oil produced daily in each country. With data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of the Department of Energy, CNBC.com took a look at the countries that produce the most crude oil on a daily basis. Production is d

    With data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of the Department of Energy, CNBC.com took a look at the countries that produce the most crude oil on a daily basis.