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  • ISIS imitators talked of attacks in Canada Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 10:26 PM ET

    Officials tell NBC News that Canadian authorities have heard would-be terrorists discussing potential attacks against targets inside Canada.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil hit again  Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was down again today. The DOE report showed higher-than-expected build in supplies.

  • CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Negative economic data sent commodities prices lower today.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gas continue drop  Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude started out lower but closed slightly higher. A number of areas are seeing gas prices under $3/gallon.

  • Some bullets fired by ISIS were made in Missouri Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 8:10 AM ET
    A fighter of the Islamic State stands guard near the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad June 19, 2014.

    Ammo being used by ISIS are found to have been manufactured in 21 countries including the US, NBC News reports.

  • US air strikes are working for now: Lecturer  Sunday, 5 Oct 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    Malcolm Jorgensen, Lecturer, Sydney Law School and United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, says air strikes have helped to retake strategic areas from ISIS.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead at where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week. The oversupply of oil continues to drive down prices.

  • Ukraine won't join EU by 2020: Pro  Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, says it is unlikely that Ukraine will be able to join the European Union by the 2020 timetable due to the continuing turmoil in the country.

  • Australia authorizes air strikes in Iraq  Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 10:32 PM ET

    On Friday, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that Australia will begin air strike missions against ISIS targets in Iraq.

  • Australia announces airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 12:35 AM ET
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

    Australian special forces troops will be deployed in Iraq to assist in the fight against Islamic State militants, PM Tony Abbott said on Friday.

  • CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. WTI fell to $88 before rebounding later in the day.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil falls with stocks  Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 3:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders say fundamentals are likely to continue to push down the price of oil. Gasoline futures rebounded, but are still down, she says.

  • Force alone won't beat ISIS: Ruler of Dubai Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:26 PM ET
    Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, VP and prime minister of the UAE, ruler of Dubai

    If world leaders want to defeat ISIS, they will have to use more than force; they will have to win the intellectual war, says the ruler of Dubai.

  • British warplanes hit first ISIS targets in Iraq Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:56 AM ET

    British warplanes struck their first targets in Iraq on Tuesday, four days after Westminster voted for military action. The Financial Times reports.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Will OPEC cut supply?  Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The dollar hit multi-year highs, which hit commodities hard today.

  • The world's 10 biggest energy gluttons Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Doha, Qatar skyline at night

    A list of the countries that use the most energy on a per-person basis contained mostly small (and surprising) names.

  • 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".

  • ISIS shells Kurdish town as airstrikes rage on Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    More airstrikes against Islamic State fighters didn't stop them from pressing their assault on a strategic Syrian town.

  • Commodities Next Week: WTI-brent spread closes  Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    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.