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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Israel attacks Gaza for first time since summer Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:14 PM ET
    A Palestinian woman takes some of her belongings from her partially destroyed home across the street from where a high rise apartment building in Gaza City was targeted by Israeli airstrikes, Aug. 26, 2014.

    It was Israel's first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's war.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil tried to stabilize today on short covering heading into the weekend.

  • What needs to happen next in Iraq Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 5:27 PM ET
    Peshmerga fighters departed from the Zommar district arrive in the Sinun town of Sinjar district of Mosul, to fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, in Iraq on December 19, 2014.

    The next thing that needs to happen in Iraq is liberating Mosul, says David Phillips. Here's now local leaders envsion it.

  • President Barack Obama speaking at the end of the year press conference in the White House, Washington, December 19, 2014.

    "I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced. Having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake," Obama said of Sony's decision.

  • Sunni Arabs 'freaked out' about Iran: Friedman  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times, discusses how oil is prompting a geopolitical shift in Middle East power structures.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gas less than $2.50  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was down on the day, but the market was up. Way up. Traders are looking for oil to dip into the $40s soon.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gas price $2.51  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude actually ended slightly higher on the day. There was a little bit of buying going into the Fed meeting, traders said.

  • US and Iran could become, well, BFFs...really Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:52 PM ET
    Robotic arms weld car bodies at the automated Khodro auto plant in Tehran, Iran, Dec. 9, 2013.

    Some observers say a less acrimonious future between the United States and Iran makes economic sense.

  • Extremism rising and more vicious: Expert  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    David Gordon, International Capital Strategies, discusses the increase in violent terrorist acts around the globe.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gasoline drops again  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Another volatile day for crude, which closed up 2 cents on the day.

  • Ticking time bombs: Where oil's fall is dangerous Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:13 AM ET
    Venezuela is one of the nations most threatened by civil unrest resulting from low oil prices. The Latin American nation has already experienced discord this year, as shown in this image of protesters in Caracas in February.

    Lower oil prices are good for some countries and bad for others. In a few, things could get ugly.

  • Yen carry trade is back  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani looks at the decline in some major oil names and explains why the yen carry trade is the safe haven play.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil's increasing market toll  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Another volatile day for crude as WTI and Brent were both down on the day.

  • Two key oil ports in Libya shut down amid fighting  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    The oil ports of As Sidra and Ras Lanuf in Libya have been closed, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • OPEC's Badri: Oil is overshooting fundamentals Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 5:14 AM ET
    OPEC Secretary General Abdullah al-Badri listens to a question at the Oil & Money conference in central London, October 29, 2014.

    The head of OPEC said on Sunday the group had no target price for oil, and urged Gulf states to continue investing in exploration and production.

  • The latest collectible of the wealthy: Passports Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 5:17 PM ET
    Automated passport machines at JFK airport

    Rich investors are increasingly shopping for citizenship in other countries, hoping for a hedge against volatile governments or economies.