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  • Stock indexes edge further into record territory Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    Semiconductor stocks rose Wednesday after Analog Devices reported strong earnings. Analog Devices rose 6 percent, the most in the Standard& Poor's 500 index. Oil slid to another four-year low ahead of an OPEC meeting in Vienna that is not expected to result in production cuts.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 26- Gold eased slightly on Wednesday then steadied at just under $1,200 an ounce for another rangebound session as Asian overnight buying evaporated amid low volumes ahead of the U.S. The U.S. dollar retreated after data suggested U.S. economic growth might be slowing in the final quarter of 2014. Oil was pulled lower after OPEC increased...

  • Oil ends lower on reports OPEC won't cut output Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:41 PM ET

    Brent crude oil traded near a barrel after Saudi Arabia signaled it was unlikely to push for big change in oil output.

  • *Iran says some OPEC members want to battle for market share. VIENNA, Nov 26- OPEC Gulf oil producers will not propose an output cut on Thursday, reducing the likelihood of joint action by OPEC to prop up prices that have sunk by a third since June and raising the prospect of a global oil price war. "We are very confident that OPEC will have a unified position."

  • Crude up 1.9 million barrels     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs dissects the performance of oil ahead of OPEC's meeting.

  • *OPEC very capable of taking unified position- Saudi Oil Minister. New York, Nov 26- Oil prices fell on Wednesday after OPEC increased signals that it would hold off making any major production cuts this week. OPEC Gulf oil producers have reached a consensus not to cut oil output when OPEC meets Thursday, a Gulf OPEC delegate told Reuters.

  • VIENNA, Nov 26- Gulf oil producers have reached. "The GCC reached a consensus," Naimi told reporters, referring to the Gulf Cooperation Council. Oil ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meet on Thursday in Vienna.

  • Insana: Fracking not going away     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    How low will oil go? Perspective, with CNBC's Ron Insana.

  • OPEC unlikely to cut output ceiling: Delegates     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    Discussing the impact OPEC's oil meeting has on prices, with CNBC's Steve Sedgwick.

  • *OPEC should "monitor the market carefully"- Iran. New York, Nov 26- Oil prices were little changed on Wednesday after earlier tumbling to near four-year lows as traders grew increasingly convinced that OPEC would hold off making any major production cuts this week. Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said he believed the oil market "will stabilize itself eventually,"...

  • OPEC preview: Saudi's vs. Kuwait     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    Discussing the bottom for oil and the outlook for the Middle East region, with Helima Croft, RBC Capital Markets.

  • Short energy going forward: Trader     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    CNBC market analyst Steve Grasso, drills down on oil and explains why energy is a short going forward.

  • Oil play ahead of OPEC     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

    The "Fast Money" crew trades the oil complex ahead of tomorrow's OPEC meeting.

  • *Oil falls as market doubts OPEC production cut. NEW YORK, Nov 26- The dollar fell on Wednesday after disappointing U.S. home sales data, but global equity markets edged higher on hopes for more stimulus from the European Central Bank and the prospect that stocks are a better investment than other alternatives. The Commerce Department said sales gained 0.7...

  • PARIS, Nov 26- Some equity traders have been buying up' call' options on shares of oil majors ahead of Thursday's OPEC meeting, betting the cartel will spring a surprise cut in output to revive crude prices. The trade idea- which has very limited risk since it uses derivatives instead of buying shares- is a bet that sentiment towards the sector has become excessively...

  • CARACAS, Nov 26- Venezuela's PDVSA is prepared for tough times ahead in the international oil market, the new head of the state oil company said a day before OPEC meet to discuss their response to price falls. "He visited nearly half the world in a week and he got ahead of OPEC by proposing yesterday's meeting... putting forth the rational point of view Venezuela and...

  • *OPEC should "monitor the market carefully"- Iran. LONDON, Nov 26- Brent crude oil dropped towards $77 per barrel on Wednesday after comments by Iran's oil minister added weight to the view OPEC was unlikely to push for a major change in output. Oil ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meet on Thursday in Vienna.

  • COLUMN-OPEC's other problem: weak demand - John Kemp Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 26- By now, everyone is aware of the serious threat rising shale output from the United States poses to OPEC. Net growth of 4.8 million b/d over nine years is slower than OPEC and other forecasters expected a few years ago. OPEC has confronted this problem before in the early 1980 s, when consuming countries took unprecedented steps to reduce demand in...

  • Saudis suggest no need for OPEC output cut Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    VIENNA— Top OPEC producer Saudi Arabia suggested Wednesday there is no need for the cartel to cut its output ceiling despite a plunge in prices that has poorer members of the organization hurting. While the Saudis can weather such prices, poorer OPEC members like Venezuela and Nigeria need prices closer to $100 to fund national budgets. Russian energy...

  • Bottom for oil in 2015 is $35: Kloza Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 9:53 AM ET
    A worker checks the valves at the West Qurna oilfield in southern Basra, Iraq, October 13, 2014.

    Oil could drop to $35 a barrel if OPEC does not reach an agreement by next spring, when supply will dwarf demand, oil price tracker Tom Kloza says.