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  • Oil slump impact to states  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn outlines how cheap oil is impacting individual states.

  • Growth picture for 2015  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    Digging into economic growth in the U.S. in 2014, and what to expect next year, with Stephen Sachs, ProShares, and Joshua Feinman, Deutsche Bank. Sachs says the effects of interest rates will be minimal.

  • Russia's ruble ends 5-day rally, drops 4 percent Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    MOSCOW— The Russian currency on Friday ended its five-day rally and declined 4 percent as the markets remain jittery over the outlook of the Russian economy. Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced on Thursday that the ruble seems to have finally found its fair value. Predicting problems for the economy for years ahead, Siluanov on Friday lamented...

  • Russia's FinMin sees economy shrinking 4 pct in 2015 Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Dec 26- Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday that the Russian economy could contract by 4 percent next year and that the budget could have a deficit of more than 3 percent of gross domestic product if oil prices average $60 a barrel. Siluanov also told journalists that his ministry had recalculated its budget forecasts to take into account oil...

  • Nat gas under $5 until 2020: Pro  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    Discussing the catalyst to take the natural gas price higher, with Chris Faulkner, Breitling Energy President.

  • When will Saudis panic over oil prices?  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:29 AM ET

    Saudi Arabia says OPEC will maintain oil production at any price level, but Breitling Energy CEO Chris Faulkner said even the world's biggest oil producer can only stand so much pain.

  • OPEC panic button $40 oil: Pro  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:27 AM ET

    Chris Faulkner, Breitling Energy President, shares his near and long-term forecast for the price of oil.

  • Commodities 2015: Pricey coffee & super-cheap oil?  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly shares her top three predictions for commodities in the New Year, saying she thinks coffee prices will go higher, and oil falls further.

  • Powering markets in 2015  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Kristina Hooper, Allianz Global Investors, and Chris Retzler, Needham Growth Fund, discuss catalysts setting up for a economic growth in 2015, and when it's time to get into small cap energy.

  • BANGKOK, Dec 26- Thailand's central bank said exports will shrink this year, leading it to cut its projection for 2014 economic growth to just 0.8 percent from 1.5 percent. Exports to Japan were 10.7 percent below the year-earlier level, while those to China tumbled 18.7 percent. The sputtering of Thailand's traditional growth engine, exports, has been a big...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 25- An economic aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin told journalists on Thursday that annual inflation would reach around 11 percent by the end of the year. "We've already reached 10.4 percent, around 11," Andrei Belousov said, RIA Novosti news agency reported. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Thursday that inflation by the end of the year...

  • LONDON, Dec 24- Gold rose on Wednesday as the dollar eased, but was still trading close to a three-week low as strong U.S. economic growth boosted equities, spurring markets to bring forward the timing of a possible hike in U.S. interest rates. Spot gold rose 0.3 percent to $1,178.80 an ounce by 1020 GMT, but remained within reach of a three-week low of $1,170.17 hit on...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 24- Russia's central bank offered on Wednesday to help top exporters refinance heavy foreign debts next year, expected to be one of the toughest of President Vladimir Putin's 15- year rule for the economy due to Western sanctions and a plunge in oil prices. Even before the move, Standard and Poors put Russia's sovereign credit outlook on "creditwatch...

  • Pisani's 2015 playbook: Ruble, euro zone & Google  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani shares three predictions for the market in 2015, including Russia defaulting on its debt.

  • *Outlook remains weak as OPEC says will not cut production. LONDON, Dec 23- Brent crude oil rose above $61 a barrel on Tuesday after data showed the U.S. economy grew at its quickest pace in 11 years in the third quarter, outweighing downward pressure from a global glut and evidence of weak demand in other parts of the world. Brent for February rose $1.38 a barrel to a...

  • *Outlook remains weak as OPEC says won't cut production. *Brent could drop below $60, WTI to $50, says BofAML. LONDON, Dec 23- Brent crude steadied around $60 a barrel on Tuesday, under pressure from a supply glut but supported by forecasts of stronger economic data from the United States, the world's biggest oil consumer.

  • *Overall outlook remains weak on OPEC reluctance to cut output. *Brent could drop below $60 a barrel, WTI to $50, says BofAML. SINGAPORE, Dec 23- Oil prices slid back close to opening levels around $60.20 per barrel on Tuesday, after gaining earlier in the day on expectation of firm U.S. economic data due later on Tuesday.

  • *OPEC hopes economic recovery will spur fresh demand. *$100 seen as encouraging non- OPEC output. ABU DHABI, Dec 23- Arab OPEC producers expect global oil prices to rebound to between $70 and $80 a barrel by the end of next year as a global economic recovery revives demand, OPEC delegates said this week in the first indication of where the group expects oil markets to...

  • Overall outlook remains weak on OPEC reluctance to cut output. *Brent could drop below $60 a barrel, WTI to $50- BoAML. WTI crude futures rose over a dollar to a session high of $56.85 a barrel before dipping back to $56.11 at 0340 GMT.

  • According to the median of 11 economists' predictions, gross domestic product will fall 3.6 percent in 2015. After growth of just 0.5 percent this year, the recession will challenge President Vladimir Putin's promise last week that Russia can eventually recover from what he called "tough times". At the start of this year analysts forecast the economy would...