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  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil drops, equities drop  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Another big drop in oil dragged down equities. A GS forecast that said oil could go to $40 and OPEC refusing to cut production were the reasons why.

  • Draining the swamp of support for terrorism Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 3:14 PM ET

    Draining the swamp that gives rise to extremism and terrorism is a generational endeavor. The West's policies warrant review, says David Phillips.

  • Commodities tomorrow: OPEC blames US for oil prices  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude ended a little higher on the day, after Brent went under $50 last night. A significant build in gasoline could mean even lower prices at the pump.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil in $30s next?  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil dropped another 4 percent today as traders look at the global economy and wonder where the tipping point actually is.

  • Why Iran's economy won't be opening anytime soon Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:22 AM ET
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

    Iran's president may sincerely want to liberalize his country's economy, but that's unlikely to happen—for now, anyway.

  • Saudi Arabia will win this oil fight: Pro  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 3:30 AM ET

    John Sfakianakis, regional director for the GCC at Ashmore Investment Saudi Arabia, says Saudi Arabia will not cut oil production and the pull-back has to come from another country.

  • Some Iranians gain from sanctions: Economist Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 1:50 AM ET
    Tehran, Iran

    Iran's government actually benefits from sanctions as they provide an excuse for the country's economic difficulties, an ex-presidential adviser said.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil in $30s could be next  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude dropped under $50 today, but closed just above. Some traders are lowering their targets to the $30s. Gas saw its 102nd consecutive day of price drops. And nat gas closed under $3 on the day.

  • Iran's president threatens vote on nuclear deal Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 11:14 AM ET
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has tabled the possibility of a referendum on the country's controversial nuclear negotiations.

  • The Saudi king is sick, and markets are watching Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 4:14 PM ET
    Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

    Experts predict a smooth succession if Saudi King Abdullah were to die, but future transitions could prove problematic.

  • 'Offensive' Exodus movie banned in Arab countries Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Still from the film Exodus: Gods & Kings.

    Hollywood movie “Exodus: Gods and Kings” was banned this week in the UAE and Qatar, as the religious epic proves controversial in the Middle East.

  • Don't cheer Iraq oil agreement just yet Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    U.S. officials heralded the oil revenue-sharing agreement in Iraq but they should not rush to judgment. Here's why.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • Commodities Next Week: Nat gas slammed  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    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. Natural gas fell below $3, mostly due to the extremely mild winter so far. Prices could continue to fall, traders say.

  • Rocket hits tank at Libya's biggest oil port Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    A rocket hit a tank at the eastern Libyan oil port Es Sider, officials said on Thursday.

  • Cramer Remix: These stocks are winners Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 7:11 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    From retail to restaurants, "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer is naming his top buys in the wake of the Dow hitting 18K.

  • Cramer: As ISIS grows, so do defense stocks Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:56 PM ET
    A KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., refuels a B-1B Lancer during a training exercise Sept. 23, 2014, over South Dakota.

    As the U.S. reduces its military budget, Jim Cramer sees allied countries are arming themselves. This is good news for one group of stocks.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Energy complex higher  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas down 9% today  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil sold off again today, as traders look for it to move lower. The average gas price in the US is now $2.39.

  • JPMorgan upgrades Russian equities to neutral  Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 8:09 PM ET

    Adrian Mowat, MD, Chief Asian & Emerging Market Equity Strategist at J.P. Morgan, attributes the upgrade to possible stability in the ruble and oil prices. He also explains why he likes other EMs, such as Turkey and China.