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  • Commodities Tomorrow: Mideast Tensions in Focus     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Arctic Drilling Is Expensive. Ask the Coast Guard Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 1:51 PM ET
    US Coast Guard Arctic

    Royal Dutch Shell is one of six energy companies hoping to begin drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic next month, and the U.S. Coast Guard is billions of dollars short of what it needs to monitor and protect those operations, according to a report.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Copper Bucks the Trend     Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

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

  • Why Syria's Civil War May Spill Over Into Oil Market Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 12:43 PM ET
    Syria's Defense Minister General Dawood Rajiha killed by Syrian Rebel attack.

    Many people in the intelligence community say the fighting in Syria has ramifications far beyond that nation’s borders and they could spill into the oil market very quickly. Syria is Iran’s main ally and they believe if Syria falls Iran will increase the speed of its nuclear program.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Bernanke's Message     Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    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 as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers his second day of testimony on Capitol Hill.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at the factors behind oil's recent rally and how the surge will impact prices at the pump.

  • Iranian military personnel place a national flag on a submarine during the 'Velayat-90' navy exercises in the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on January 3, 2012, the End day of ten-day war games. Iran's military warned one of the US navy's biggest aircraft carriers to keep away from the Gulf, in an escalating showdown over Tehran's nuclear drive that could pitch into armed confrontation

    Iran has announced plans to start building its first nuclear submarine—a piece of advanced military technology that only the most powerful nations on earth are even able to construct—and which runs on uranium enriched to such a level that it can double as the fuel source for a nuclear bomb.

  • 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.

  • Tamminen: Is Nuclear Energy Just Mission Impossible? Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 12:18 PM ET
    The coal fueled Fiddlers Ferry power station emits vapour into the night sky on November 16, 2009 in Warrington, United Kingdom.

    The debate over nuclear has generally boiled down to the challenge of waste disposal, but the real wild card is human error.

  • 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.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Metals, Corn & Oil Slide     Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Commodities Tomorrow     Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Is the US Dictating Pipeline Policy to Pakistan? Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    Washington is sending contradictory signals about two proposed natural gas pipelines that could begin to alleviate Pakistan's chronic energy shortages.

  • While tensions between Britain and Argentina have been rising as a natural response to the 30th anniversary of the Falkland Islands War, oil is the primary driver of a renewed Falkland dispute that will determine the fate of tens of billions of dollars in black gold.

  • Inquiry Declares Fukushima Crisis a Man-Made Disaster Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 11:31 PM ET
    The Monju nuclear power plant located in Tsuruga, Fukui prefecture.

    The nuclear accident at Fukushima was a preventable disaster rooted in government-industry collusion and the worst conformist conventions of Japanese culture, a parliamentary inquiry concluded Thursday.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Crude's Direction     Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

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

  • Jim Rogers Explains Why He's Still Bullish on Oil Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 1:17 PM ET
    Jim Rogers

    "If oil does go to $40, that means it'll just be setting up an even more bullish scenario for the duration of the bull market," the famous investor says.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Iran Keeps Talking     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    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.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson on oil price action in the day ahead, with an outlook on EU sanctions against Iran and tomorrow's meeting with Western countries about its nuclear program.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Major US Shift to Nat Gas     Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where nat gas, oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.