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  • JERUSALEM, March 17- Millions of Israelis voted on Tuesday in a tightly fought election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle to defeat a strong campaign by the centre-left opposition to deny him a fourth term in office. If he wins again he would be on track to become Israel's longest-serving prime minister. When the last opinion polls...

  • *Graph of Israel election polls: http://link.reuters.com/zuh34w. Although Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party is traditionally viewed as more pro-business, leading industrialists say a government led by the Zionist Union opposition is unlikely to pursue an anti-business agenda. Dov Moran, a leading high-tech entrepreneur and...

  • *PM offers Finance Ministry to rival days before election. Speaking to a rally of thousands of supporters of Israel's right-wing parties from behind a bulletproof screen at Tel Aviv's main square, Netanyahu warned that the right-wing government he leads could be voted out of office. Final opinion polls published on Friday predicted the centre-left Zionist...

  • JERUSALEM, March 15- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, trailing in opinion polls two days before a parliamentary election, publicly offered on Sunday the Finance Ministry portfolio to a potentially king-making rival. Facing possible upset defeat in the March 17 vote, Netanyahu has launched a media blitz to counter what appears to be a rising tide of...

  • *Graph of Israel election polls: http://link.reuters.com/zuh34w. JERUSALEM, March 10- Whoever wins Israel's election next week must answer demands for relief from soaring housing prices and a high cost of living, but the days of big state spending on social programmes are unlikely to return. By contrast, fewer than 30 percent say they are most concerned by the...

  • UNITED NATIONS, March 5- Iran's foreign minister on Thursday suggested that a 10- year moratorium on some aspects of the country's nuclear program might be acceptable to Tehran, though he declined to discuss the issue in detail. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday that Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear...

  • UNITED NATIONS, March 5- Iran's foreign minister on Thursday suggested that a 10- year moratorium on some aspects of the country's nuclear program might be acceptable to Tehran, though he declined to discuss the issue in detail. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday that Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear...

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States this week to take a tough line against Iran, he argued that world powers could always push for a better nuclear deal because the Islamic Republic was vulnerable to low oil prices. But the claim that lower oil prices can sway Iran, a major crude producer, into making greater...

  • Netanyahu's warning to Congress   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    Netanyahu's warning to Congress

    Dan Senor, Foreign Policy Initiative, shares his thoughts on Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's warning about a proposed agreement between world powers and Iran.

  • What the Iran deal means for Obama   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    What the Iran deal means for Obama

    Ben White, chief economic correspondent at Politico, says that if a deal is reached with Iran, President Barack Obama should expect "a big political fight" in Washington.

  • *Fighting escalates in Libya, militants seize oilfield. LONDON, March 4- Brent dipped on Wednesday but held above $60 a barrel, supported by a rise in Saudi crude prices and air strikes and militant raids on oil facilities in Libya. In a move widely seen as showing Saudi Arabia's confidence in a demand recovery, the OPEC kingpin raised official selling prices for its...

  • NYMEX-U.S. oil holds above $50 ahead of EIA data Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:08 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, March 4- U.S. crude held on to overnight gains to stay above $50 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and a rise in Saudi oil prices. *Saudi Arabia raised the official selling prices for its oil deliveries to Asia and the United States on Tuesday, in the latest signal OPEC's largest exporter is seeing signs of...

  • This is what to watch before Friday’s jobs report Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:41 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Wednesday's economic reports will be mined for clues on whether the U.S. economy is strong enough for the Fed to become less "patient" this month.

  • *Netanyahu hits out against Iran in U.S. Congress, fueling rise. NEW YORK, March 3- Oil rebounded on Tuesday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Obama administration against accepting a weak nuclear deal with Iran, and rival Libyan forces targeted oil terminals in the African nation. Gains accelerated just before noon in New York when...

  • NEW YORK, March 3- Oil rebounded on Tuesday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Obama administration against accepting a weak nuclear deal with Iran, while rival Libyan forces targeted oil terminals in the African nation. Higher prices imposed by Saudi Arabia on its crude buyers in Asia, the United States and northwest Europe was another...

  • Obama dismisses Netanyahu's remarks   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:37 PM ET
    Obama dismisses Netanyahu's remarks

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on comments by President Obama reacting to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress on the threat of Iran.

  • *Netanyahu warns Obama against Iran deal. Soft auto sales numbers and Iran commentary also gave some investors pause after a strong run-up for major indexes in February. It made sense to have little bit of a pullback here, "said Brian Lazorishak, portfolio manager at Chase Investment Counsel in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Obama: Nothing new in Netanyahu speech   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Obama: Nothing new in Netanyahu speech

    President Obama reacts to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress on the threat of Iran.

  • *Netanyahu hits out against Iran in U.S. Congress, fuelling rise. NEW YORK, March 3- Oil rebounded on Tuesday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Obama administration against accepting a weak nuclear deal with Iran and rival Libyan forces targeted oil terminals in the African nation. Gains in Brent accelerated after Netanyahu told the U.S....

  • Must all stand together vs. Iran: Netanyahu   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:53 AM ET
    Must all stand together vs. Iran: Netanyahu

    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress on Israel's alliance with the U.S. and the threat Iran presents to the entire world. CNBC's John Harwood and Art Cashin of UBS, provides perspective on the forceful speech.