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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Modi in America: India's top man goes on tour Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes out of a meeting room to receive his Bhutanese counterpart, Tshering Tobgay, before the start of their bilateral meeting in New Delhi.

    The Indian prime minister is being welcomed by corporate executives, Indian Americans and, most importantly, Barack Obama.

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

  • ISIS fight widens as UK approves airstrikes Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    British Prime Minister David Cameron

    Britain's parliament backs PM Cameron and votes to approve airstrikes against Islamic State militants 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.

  • FBI claims to have identified ISIS jihadi John Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    U.S. authorities have identified the militant known as Jihadi John responsible for the beheading of two U.S. journalists and one British aid worker.

  • 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.