• US oil boosted by Syria fears; settles above $110 Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    U.S. oil closing at its highest level in nearly two years, as markets worried about the fallout from a potential strike against Syria and the impact on supply.

  • A 30% spike in oil prices? It could happen Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 1:59 PM ET
    An employee of the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) looks at the Gathering Center No.15 of al-Rawdatain field, 100 kms north of Kuwait City.

    Oil could briefly spike to $150 per barrel or more if Syria's supporters seek to punish the U.S. and its allies for a military strike against it by disrupting oil supplies. Brent oil could briefly spike as high as $150 a barrel.

  • Is nuclear disaster looming in Japan? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:59 AM ET
    Japan's nuclear watchdog members, including Nuclear Regulation Authority members in radiation protection suits in Fukushima

    As the world watches Syria amid concerns of a U.S.-led military intervention, halfway across the globe a nuclear disaster could be unfolding with the potential for years of repercussions in Japan.

  • Libyan militias' new strategy: Occupy oil fields Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 8:54 AM ET
    An empty bullet shell outside the al-Ghani oil field in central al-Jufrah province .

    Armed groups are exploiting the state's weakness and showing their own power in several ways, including shutting down oil production at various sites. The GlobalPost reports.

  • Spike in oil prices only temporary?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 12:08 AM ET

    Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management Singapore of OCBC Bank says Syria is not a major producer of oil and eventually fundamentals will pull oil prices back lower.

  • McCain warns of crisis; Syrian forces evacuate HQ Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:59 AM ET

    The crisis in Syria can easily turn into a regional conflict with major economic consequences, and one of the first signs is the rise in oil prices, Sen. John McCain tells CNBC.

  • Earthquakes: The result of natural gas fracking? Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 10:32 AM ET
    Oil workers on a hydrofracking site.

    After a study found a potential link between natural gas fracking and earthquakes in Texas, the "Squawk on the Street" anchors discussed the costs and benefits of the process.

  • Fast Money, August 27, 2013     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's top trades and the stocks they'll be watching tomorrow.

  • Crude roars on Syria; US oil ends above $109 Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 2:54 PM ET

    Brent crude rose above $114 a barrel to trade near its highest in six months as tensions rise over Western military intervention in Syria.

  • Syria premium seen building in oil, gold Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 9:26 PM ET

    Concerns about possible U.S. military intervention in Syria set markets on edge Monday and has now moved up the list of what is worrying traders.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold closes above $1,400     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 4:00 PM ET

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

  • Is a spike in oil prices around the corner? Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:00 PM ET

    As oil markets start to anticipate the prospect of U.S. military intervention in Syria, just how high prices will climb could be anyone's guess, analysts say.

  • It's not easy going green, just ask South Korea Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 9:33 PM ET

    As CNBC's "Global Opportunities: South Korea" series continues, Chloe Cho checks out the country's push for green growth.

  • Fast Money, August 26, 2013     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's top trades and the stocks they'll be watching tomorrow.

  • 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.

  • US oil ends near $106; grim data overtakes Syria Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 2:59 PM ET
    An oil drilling rig in North Dakota

    Brent crude rejected its highest level since April 2 and West Texas also fell on Monday, as weak U.S. data overrode fears of oil supply disruptions and jitters over Syria.

  • Energy secretary: Emission cuts to be 'practical' Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 3:28 PM ET
    U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.

    The administration is committed to an approach that balances the need to reduce carbon dioxide with the realities of surging U.S. energy production, the energy secretary says.

  • Tesla outsells Porsche, Jaguar in California Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 9:45 AM ET
    Tesla Motors Model S

    Tesla sales in the Golden State are supercharging: Sales of the electric car have surpassed Porsche, Jaguar, Volvo, Land Rover, and Lincoln.

  • The new Chavez? Oil trumps rain forest in Ecuador Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 1:12 PM ET
    Protesters against the exploration for oil in Ecuador's Yasuni National Park in front of the presidential palace in Quito.

    Six years after trotting out a highly acclaimed commitment to protect a rain forest, Ecuador's leftist president wants to yank the plan in favor of oil exploration.

  • How Saddam helped make the Middle East more stable Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 2:18 PM ET
    Baghdad residents cheer under an image of President Saddam Hussein in 2001.

    No one would argue that Saddam Hussein was a good guy, but sometimes bad leaders are needed to keep peace and stability in countries where both peace and stability are rare.

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