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  • Turkish Offensive Flares; Iraq Calls for Withdrawal Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | 11:21 AM ET

    Iraq's government on Sunday urged Turkey to withdraw its ground forces from northern Iraq, where they are battling Kurdish rebels.

  • Turkey Bombs Kurdish Rebels Inside Iraq Saturday, 23 Feb 2008 | 5:19 PM ET

    Turkish warplanes, helicopters and artillery bombed suspected hideouts of Kurdish rebels in remote, mountainous terrain of northern Iraq Saturday.

  • US Congress Sends Bush Budget Bill with Iraq Money Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 6:08 PM ET

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a $556 billion bill to fund most of the federal government through September 2008, ending a year-long budget fight with President George W. Bush by also including new money for the Iraq war

  • Armored-Car Makers Win Big Pentagon Deal Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 11:26 AM ET

    On Tuesday night, the Pentagon issued a $2.7 billion order for 3,100 more Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, or MRAPs -- designed to protect troops from roadside bombs in Iraq. Herer are the seven manufacturers that will gain from the order.

  • Interview Transcript: Dick Cheney Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 3:56 PM ET

    The unofficial transcript of an interview with Vice President Dick Cheney on "Kudlow & Company."

  • Conagra Says It's Not Being Investigated in Iraq Probe Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 2:18 PM ET

    Conagra Foods on Wednesday said it is not the target of a federal investigation into possible fraud and corruption in supplying the U.S. military in Iraq, denying information in a newspaper report.

  • Bush Agrees to Limited Troop Cuts in Iraq Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 12:49 AM ET
    President Bush, right, makes remarks during the re-dedication ceremony of the Islamic Center of Washington in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2007. Center Director Dr. Abdullah Khouj is at left. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    President George W. Bush on Thursday ordered gradual troop reductions in Iraq but defied calls for a dramatic change of course, telling skeptical Americans the U.S. military role there will stretch beyond his presidency.

  • Highlights from NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 1:52 PM ET

    Public discontent with the Iraq war has slightly eased, increasing President Bush’s political maneuvering room at a critical point in debates over war costs and troop levels. Those shifts in public opinion remain modest. Yet only one in four Americans say troops should leave now regardless of conditions on the ground...

  • Stocks Tentative, Dollar Tumbles Further Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 7:44 AM ET

    Stocks greet the new week with some trepidation and search for direction ahead of the open. European markets are slightly lower after an overnight selloff in most Asian markets, with Japan down 2.2%. Major exporting stocks led the decline in Tokyo.

  • Congress, White House: Up For Late Summer Fight? Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 1:47 PM ET

    Summer isn't over yet, but the languid pace that has prevailed in Washington since Congress left town in August has now definitively vanished. On every front, the White House and Congress, Republicans and Democrats, are girding for political action that will unfold rapidly with its ultimate consequences uncertain.

  • McCain to CNBC: 'I'd Fight Against Any Tax Increase' Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 6:08 PM ET

    Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) joined CNBC's Larry Kudlow on "Kudlow & Co." to discuss the economic strategy he would pursue if he were elected America's commander-in-chief in 2008.

  • KBR Shares Hit New Highs on New Business Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | 5:54 PM ET

    Shares of KBR, the military contractor and engineering company, dipped slightly Friday after soaring to new highs earlier in the week amid a flurry of new business, including a contract one Wall Street analyst called a "game-changing win" for the former Halliburton subsidiary.

  • Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

    China could play fairer in its trade relations with the United States, Secretary of State Condolezza Rice told CNBC's Maria Bartiromo Friday. "On balance, a strong, growing Chinese economy is good for the international community, but China needs to play by the rules," she said.

  • Interview Transcript: Condoleezza Rice Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | 5:47 PM ET

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  • U.S. House Passes Iraq Funds with 2008 Withdrawal Goal Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 1:22 AM ET

    Defying President George W. Bush's veto threat, the House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill providing new war funds while setting a timeline for the withdrawal of all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by March 31 next year.

  • Three Ways To Make Money On Oil Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 4:34 PM ET
    A portion of the Conoco Phillips Woodriver Refinery, is shown inWoodriver, Ill. Tuesday, June 14, 2005.  OPEC agreed Wednesday, June 15, 2005,  to increase its production quota by half a million barrels a day in an effort to cool rising crude oil prices.   (AP Photo/James A. Finley)

    How can you make money on the recent jump in oil prices? Pavel Molchanov, associate analyst with Raymond James, joined CNBC's Erin Burnett on "Street Signs" with three oil plays -- for what he says is no brief spike.

  • Iran's Impact on Oil in One Word: Turbulence Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 3:38 PM ET
    Workers stand in a part of the Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company (BIPC) facility during an official opening ceremony by President Mohammad Khatami, in Mahshahr, Iran, Saturday, June 11, 2005. BIPC is one of the largest industrial establishments in the Islamic Republic of Iran and located on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf.(AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)

    As news and rumors of Iranian belligerence boil, trader Ira Eckstein isn't surprised that oil prices swung broadly Thursday. He and Kenneth Timmerman, Middle East Data Project president, told "Power Lunch" viewers what to expect from petroleum -- and from Iran's leaders.

  • Texas energy investor Boone Pickens told CNBC that the recent spike in oil prices is due more to "fundamentals" than geopolitical tensions with Iran and that "you're going to look at $70 oil pretty quick." The billionaire  said the current market is "very tight" because inventories have declined for seven straight weeks. 

  • Bush Pledges to Veto Bill Withdrawing Iraq Troops Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | 3:16 PM ET

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday voted to impose a Sept. 1, 2008, deadline for withdrawing all American combat troops from Iraq, prompting a quick veto promise from President George W. Bush.

  • Halliburton's Dubai Move: Smart Or Un-American? Monday, 12 Mar 2007 | 12:29 PM ET

    Dubai is again the flashpoint of a patriotism-versus-globalism debate. This time, it's not about a foreign firm encroaching on U.S. shores, but an American company shifting its headquarters to the emirate. And when the firm is oilfield-services provider Halliburton, everyone has an opinion.