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  • Commodities tomorrow: A bit of a boost     Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The dollar was slightly weaker, which helped commodities today ... slightly. Nat gas rallied over $4 today.

  • Middle East: 'There's a lot to be done'     Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Tarek Sultan, CEO of Agility, says Middle Eastern countries have not done enough to create opportunity for young people and must find a way to "energize the economy".

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The dollar stayed strong and the metals were mixed. Crude was up slightly, but the spread closed between WTI and brent crude.

  • Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, former deputy general secretary at the United Nations, says only a political solution will counter the Islamic State in Iraq.

  • UK government to vote on air strikes in Iraq     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    The U.K. government is set to vote on whether the country should join the U.S. in its air strikes to tackle the Islamic State in Iraq. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist at IHS Global Insight, says efforts to cut off financial funding for ISIS is a good strategy and should be followed by further global sanctions.

  • Is the US fight against ISIS working?     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    James Woolsey, Former Director of Central Intelligence, highlights the problem in the U.S.' strategy against ISIS. He also discusses the effectiveness of air strikes in Syria.

  • Commodities tomorrow: The copper indicator     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A volatile day for commodities. WTI was up most of the day, but settled lower.

  • Gartman: Don't be bearish on crude oil     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    Discussing the strength of the oil complex and why oil demand is falling in the U.S., with Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter.

  • US & allies bomb oil refineries     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the U.S. and its allies are bombing oil refineries in Syria to cut of financing and fuel to ISIS.

  • US aistrikes target ISIS oil refineries     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports on the latest round of U.S. airstrikes that have targeted ISIS-controlled oil refineries to starve the militants of revenue.

  • New strikes in Syria aim at Islamic State's oil money Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 2:24 AM ET

    A third night of U.S.-led airstrikes pounded Islamic State-controlled oil refineries in eastern Syria, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

  • French hostage beheaded by IS in Algeria     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on the news that a French hostage has been beheaded by the Islamic State in Algeria and France's response to the situation.

  • Is Middle East intervention the same as 2003?     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses whether the airstrikes in the Middle East to tackle ISIS by the U.S. is the viewed in a similar way to the 2003 intervention in Iraq.

  • Is Obama's ISIS strategy flawed?     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    James Gelvin, Professor, History Department at UCLA, explains why he disagrees with the plan that the U.S. and its allies have taken to combat ISIS.

  • Obama's ISIS plan still unclear: Pro     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 7:32 PM ET

    Andrew Tabler, Senior Fellow, Program on Arab Politics at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, discusses President Obama's address at the U.N. General Assembly.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Dollar index at 4-year high     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The dollar hits a four-year high, and commodities paid the price.

  • Iran's economy moving from bad to less bad Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    This handout image supplied by the IIPA (Iran International Photo Agency) shows a view of the reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant.

    Iran's economy is showing tentative signs of strengthening. But it still has a long way to go.

  • Obama condemns Russia, calls for unity against ISIS Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at the U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 24, 2014.

    Obama warns the U.N. that the world must take action against threats ranging from Ebola to ISIS, and he condemns Russia's "might makes right" actions.

  • President Obama talks tough on ISIS     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at the U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 24, 2014.

    CNBC's John Harwood reacts to President Obama's speech at the United Nations General Debate. Harwood says Obama spoke with a note of humility, but had tough language for religious extremists and fanatics.