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  • CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and what's driving oil. Today, concerns over Iran seemed to wane, which helped drive prices down.

  • Tokyo Expats Live in Altered Landscape Sunday, 4 Mar 2012 | 9:40 PM ET
    A boy walks in front of a huge anti-nuclear banner during a protest rally in Tokyo In February, 2012.

    Jacinthe Martin says it took her a few days to reach “panic” status last March, as Japan’s nuclear crisis deepened following its earthquake and tsunami. But the agitated news reports and frantic emails from friends finally pushed her – like many foreign residents of Tokyo – to abandon her adopted city for sanctuary overseas, FT reports.

  • The White House Policies: Iran & Israel     Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • North Korea to Suspend Nukes     Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Kristen Welker, NBC News, reports North Korea surprised the world by announcing it will halt nuclear activities in exchange for food aid. Should the U.S. trust the moratorium deal? Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, U.S. Army, provides perspective.

  • 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.

  • Nuclear Crisis Set Off Fears Over Tokyo, Report Says Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 2:18 AM ET
    An official in a full radiation protection suit scans an evacuated elderly woman with a geiger counter to check radiation levels in Koriyama city in Fukushima prefecture.

    In the darkest moments of last year’s nuclear accident, Japanese leaders did not know the actual extent of damage at the plant and secretly considered the possibility of evacuating Tokyo, an independent investigation into the accident disclosed.  The NYT reports.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at how the surge in oil prices, despite Monday's pause, could impede the economic recovery in the U.S. and around the world.

  • What Rising Oil Prices Could Do to the Dollar Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 12:14 PM ET

    Oil prices are on a roll, and this strategist thinks its bad news for the buck.

  • How Long Will the Iranian Standoff Last? Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 7:22 AM ET
    This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    The standoff - an escalating tit-for-tat combination of sanctions and counter-threats - is unlikely to be resolved in the coming weeks.

  • Taking Aim At Iran's Nuclear Ambitions     Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    Israel is under pressure to avoid an attack on Iran over its nuclear plans. Insight, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and the details on whether Tehran's nuclear course will change despite new sanctions, with NBC's Ali Arouzi.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: What's Driving Oil?     Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The impact of Iran on oil's recent climb.

  • Nuclear Inspectors to Return to Iran for More Checks Sunday, 19 Feb 2012 | 5:04 AM ET
    Iran Nuclear site

    In a renewed effort to secure answers about the scope of Iran's nuclear program, inspectors from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are expected to return to Tehran this week.

  • America's New Nuclear Age     Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 2:21 PM ET

    After a wait of more than 30 years, the U.S. is moving forward with new nuke plants, with CNBC's Brian Shactman, and Thomas Fanning, Southern Company CEO.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Tops $99 a Barrel     Tuesday, 7 Feb 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.

  • Member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard

    An Iranian missile under construction, caught up in a mysterious blast in November, had a range of 6,000 miles, a senior Israeli official said Thursday in a speech outside Tel Aviv, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Below $100     Tuesday, 31 Jan 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.

  • Iran to Halt 'Some' Oil Exports Soon: Oil Minister Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 3:46 AM ET
    This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    Iran’s parliament is to debate a “double-urgency bill” which would halt all oil exports to the European Union in response to expanded sanctions by the bloc.

  • The Support That Fell Out of the Yen Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 7:38 PM ET

    The yen was a star in 2011, but this strategist thinks the party is over.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, including a number of refinery closures that could help drive the price of gasoline higher.