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  • Commodities tomorrow: Big build, oil spikes anyway  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was up on the day, in spite of a big build. Here's why

  • Oil boosts political risks worldwide  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:49 AM ET
    Firefighters work to put out a fire on an oil tank at the port of Es Sider in Ras Lanuf, Libya, Dec. 29, 2014.

    The fall in oil and gas prices and the rise of extremism are increasing risks across the globe in 2015. Here's what you should know.

  • Commodities tomorrow: The Iranian oil issue  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Israeli PM Netanyahu's comments spiked oil until Obama responded. Oil still closed over $50.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Possible Iranian nuke deal?  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude closed down on the day, in part because the Iranian foreign minister talked about a possible nuclear deal.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil glut grows  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Reports out of Cushing, Oklahoma, say we could be full in oil storage in 8 to 10 weeks.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Wait, oil was up?  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Even after an 8.4 million barrel build, oil ended the day over $50.

  • Iran's Revolutionary Guard launched a large-scale naval and air defense drill near the strait of Hormuz on Wednesday.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gas keeps rising  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil ended the day under $50. Traders are expecting a build in tomorrow's inventory report.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil back under $50  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Rumors of an emergency OPEC meeting bumped the price temporarily, but oil closed under $50 today.

  • Commodities Next Week: Crude, gold & Greeks  Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 3:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude slid again on yesterday's record build.

  • Fear grows in Europe as ISIS comes to Libya Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 2:09 PM ET
    Members of the Libyan Police are seen on their vehicles as they prepare for deployment during the start of a security plan put forth by the government to increase security, Feb. 9, 2015, in Tripoli.

    ISIS operations in Libya are making headlines and inciting pronouncements from European officials, but the size of its reach is unclear.

  • Saudi king to give the masses $32B in bonuses Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 2:45 AM ET
    King Salman

    Saudi Arabia's new monarch is expected to give away over $32 billion to ordinary Saudis in post-coronation bonuses. The NYT reports.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oiler coaster  Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was down on a big build today, but managed to bounce back. Traders think it's either seeking a bottom or preparing for the next leg lower.

  • Aramex founder delivers hope in the Middle East Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    Fadi Ghandour listens to two children on the “dream path” at Ruwwad. As part of the programs at the center, children were invited to create artwork that expressed their dreams and fears.

    Aramex's founder Fadi Ghandour is opening community centers throughout the Middle East to build a stronger civil society in the war-torn region.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Another crude build expected  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders expect to see another build in crude inventories tomorrow. Nat gas was higher today, as frigid temps remained in the northeast.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil rebounds, nat gas down  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. News from the IEA suggests Middle East production is stalling. Oil ended the day up 75 cents.

  • Commodities next week: Energy up today  Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Rig counts declined and Europe appears to be getting stronger. Nat gas and gold were up on the day, as well.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Big, bearish build  Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. There was a big build in oil and gas today, and both were down on the day.

  • Obama: 'Only one option' against ISIS militants Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 3:40 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    While seeking authorization for the use of force against ISIS, Obama stressed he was not asking for another ground war in the region.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude crushed  Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was down big on the day as the EIA said it would take time to work through inventories. And after Citi's $20 call yesterday, JPMorgan piled on today.