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  • Commodities tomorrow: Gold pummeled post-Fed     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A stronger dollar took its toll on commodities today. Oil was down a buck, and gold got pummeled today.

  • Commodities tomorrow: OPEC says 'don't panic'     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Gold was lower before the Fed meeting. A hawkish tone by the Fed didn't help. Oil was up slightly on the day on some technical buying and short covering. OPEC says don't panic.

  • White House replica in Middle East     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    It may look like the White House nestled along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, but look again, it's a replica being built in the Kurdish capital of Erbil by a wealthy Iraqi businessman.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Stocks were up, and so was crude oil. Traders still expect prices to go lower in the next few days.

  • Commodities tomorrow: How low should oil go?     Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil fell below $80 today, but did close around $81.

  • Commodities tomorrow: What will OPEC do?     Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil finished strong today, as stocks were up, as well. Meanwhile, gold got whacked today.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A big oil build was far more than traders expected. After the headlines in Ottawa, the markets fell and crude dropped, as well.

  • The Treasury official heading the ISIS attack Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    David Cohen, under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the Treasury Department

    David S. Cohen, the Treasury Department's intelligence strategist and global enforcer, makes sure illicit funds do not go to terrorists. NYT reports.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gold over $1,250     Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Commodities rallied today. Oil was up on the day and nat gas rebounded after hitting an 11-month low.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Stocks and commodities both stabilized today. WTI was down slightly, nat gas took a big hit, and gold was up a bit on the day.

  • Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, says diplomacy and military action is needed to take the fight to ISIS.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Volatility is back     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was under $80 before the EIA report, but rallied afterward.

  • New Saudi reality: OPEC isn't a monopoly anymore Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    The Aramco oil refinery in Dahran, Saudi Arabia.

    Oil prices are falling, but Saudi Arabia has indicated that it's willing to put up with cheaper crude oil for now.

  • Gerald Lawless, President & Group CEO at Jumeirah Group, says falling oil prices and geopolitical unrest will not affect peace and security in the Middle East.

  • Cramer: Long-term perks outweigh short-term loss Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 7:07 PM ET

    Jim Cramer weighs the benefits of taking a long-term perspective on the market, versus the gains lost in the current market environment

  • Commodities tomorrow: Ebola-crude connection     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A volatile day with energy futures. WTI was down slightly on the day, after falling below 80 for the first time since June 2012. Gold was up about $10 on the day.

  • NBC/WSJ poll: Close race for control of Congress     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood has the highlights from a new national NBC/Wall Street Journal poll which shows how Americans feel about the midterm elections and Obamacare.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil plunge continues     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead onto where oil prices are likely headed. Oil continued its downward dive, hovering around $83. A severe decrease in demand is one of the reasons why oil is dropping so much.

  • Oil should stay cheap for at least a few months Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    Oil prices should stay at their currently low levels, or drop further, due to a "perfect storm" of risk factors.

  • Why Turkey refuses to intervene in Kobani     Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 6:32 PM ET

    Kamran Bokhari, Advisor, Middle Eastern & South Asian Affairs at Stratfor, discusses the heavy fighting in Kobani over the weekend and Turkey's refusal to join coalition-led strikes.