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*May expand sanctions on Iran central bank transactions. *Aimed at pressuring Iran to rein in nuclear program. WASHINGTON, Oct 5- Key lawmakers in the U.S. Congress are looking at ways to expand economic sanctions on Iran, measures that have helped pushed the country's currency into free fall but have not yet pressured Tehran to abandon its nuclear program.
TEL AVIV, Oct 4- Workers at Haaretz, a leading liberal Israeli newspaper, held a one-day strike to protest plans for layoffs and for the first time in nearly 30 years the daily was not distributed on Thursday.
*Russia may be irritated with calls for new sanctions-envoys* Israel has threatened military action against Iran By Louis Charbonneau.
TEHRAN, Iran-- Iranian authorities used aggressive measures Wednesday in an attempt to halt the nosedive of the country's currency, making arrests, vowing to stamp out sidewalk money changers and warning merchants against fueling the mounting public anger over the economy.
TEHRAN, Iran-- For weeks, a manifesto complaining about Iran's stumbling economy circulated in secret among factories and workshops.
LONDON, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns that a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh signs of weakness in China and Japan and evidence of a new recession in the debt-saddled euro zone.
*Japan's business sentiment worsens- tankan. SINGAPORE, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh evidence of weakness in China and Japan as well as persistent worries about the debt-saddled euro zone.
*Japan's business sentiment worsens- Tankan. SINGAPORE, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh evidence of weakness in China and Japan as well as persistent worries about the debt-saddled euro zone.
Investors are bracing for fresh shock waves in the fourth quarter from the old familiar trouble spots that have been hanging over markets.
We've mobilized "unprecedented, crippling sanctions on Iran," says President Obama, who took tough questions on Iran and Israel at his first White House press conference of the year.
Discussing whether Israel will attack Iran and should the U.S. lean harder on Iran, with Dan Senor, Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow.
President Obama will address the pro-Israel group, AIPAC before a crucial meeting with Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu on Monday. Discussing America's policy on Iran and whether Obama will be able to convince Netanyahu he will be on Israel's side, with Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, and Peter Brooks, Heritage Foundation.
Israel will bomb Iran and it’s increasingly likely to happen this year, according to Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura.