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  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude closes in on $60   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude closes in on $60

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up again today. Traders say oil seems to be stabilizing around $60, and could hit $70 by the end of the year.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil hits high for year   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil hits high for year

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude hit its highest level this year as inventories were a little less than expected. Cushing stocks were down as well.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil mostly flat on day   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 3:54 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil mostly flat on day

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was slightly higher on the day. Traders are looking to tomorrow's inventory report, particularly the production numbers.

  • Iran seizes Western cargo ship: Pentagon Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:33 PM ET
    The Maersk Tigris was reportedly by seized by Iranian forces on April 28, 2015.

    The Iranian military on Tuesday seized a Western cargo ship in the Persian Gulf, the Pentagon said, roiling markets.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gas likely to go higher   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Gas likely to go higher

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude ended the day down a bit, but the losses weren't as big as traders expected.

  • Here's why oil is still in a state of oversupply   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    Here's why oil is still in a state of oversupply

    Alejandro Barbajosa, VP, Crude Middle East & Asia-Pacific at Argus Media, explains why oversupply woes persist in global oil markets.

  • US position in Middle East is in 'free fall': Pro   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:37 PM ET
    US position in Middle East is in 'free fall': Pro

    There's a "great deal of ambivalence and confusion" in America's policy towards the Middle East now, says Flynt Leverett, professor of International Affairs at Pennsylvania State University.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude highest since December   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude highest since December

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Yemen helps push crude higher, and production in the US declined slightly.

  • Judith Miller: On the front lines   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:51 PM ET
    Judith Miller: On the front lines

    Judith Miller, "The Story: A Reporter's Journey" author, provides perspective on ISIS, the Middle East and her new book.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil at its sweet spot?   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil at its sweet spot?

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. WTI down after a larger-than-expected build. Traders think oil prices are in their sweet spot, she says.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude pulls back   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude pulls back

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was down slightly on the day as traders expect a bigger build in inventories and Saudi Arabia kept its output high.

  • Sales of US arms fuel the wars of Arab states Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 7:31 AM ET
    A damaged car which was hit by Saudi-led Arab coalition forces to fight against Houthis, in Sanaa, Yemen, April 1, 2015.

    Soon, the Emirates are expected to complete a deal with General Atomics for a fleet of Predator drones to run spying missions. The NYT reports.

  • Crude continues climb   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude continues climb

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders are looking for oil's upside momentum to continue after a smaller than expected EIA inventory build.

  • Footage of ISIS attacks   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:34 PM ET
    Footage of ISIS attacks

    Footage is revealed of ISIS attacks on an Iraqi refinery.

  • Commodities tomorrow: US crude will slow

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude closed above $53 today, mostly due to geopolitical instability and EIA data showing shale output was down.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil up, gas down?   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil up, gas down?

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil bounced around a bit today before settling slightly higher.

  • OPEC slams oil producers' 'go-it-alone' attitudes Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Oil Iraq OPEC

    OPEC published a stinging critique of oil-producing countries that refused to follow its lead in holding back supply in an effort to boost prices.

  • Commodities next week: Crude bounces on rig counts

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The rate of oil rig shutdowns has picked up again. That and geopolitical concerns in the Middle East pushed oil slightly higher.

  • Where Big Oil is cutting back Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 3:49 PM ET
    Workers prepare drilling pipe on the Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) La Muralla IV deep sea crude oil platform in the waters off Veracruz, Mexico.

    The crash in oil prices has led to huge cuts in investment in spending on new exploration and production.

  • US, Iranian 'factsheets' on nuke deal don't match Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 2:04 PM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrive to deliver statements after nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 2, 2015.

    Diplomats announced framework agreement for an Iran nuclear deal, but multiple parties disagree on exactly what that framework looked like.