At least two dozen heads of state were due to attend Hugo Chavez's funeral on Friday during an outpouring of grief for the charismatic but divisive Venezuelan leader who changed the face of politics in South America.
Russ Koesterich, BlackRock's chief investment strategist, says investors need to overcome their justifiable jitters about stocks and buy, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the "Futures Now" Traders.
Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 2:19 PM ET
Oil production in Mexico has declined 25 percent in the last 10 years. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Mexican Congress has approved an energy bill allowing foreign investment in oil.
Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
In his first message for the Roman Catholic Church's World Day of Peace, Pope Francis attacked mega-salaries and gigantic bonuses, saying they were symptoms of an economy based on greed and inequality.