Israeli leaders have been mulling whether to expand the assault against Hamas in Gaza, or respond to international calls for a truce.» Read More
Israeli tank shells took out Gaza's largest power source, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher, with the latest detail on the growing crisis.
Philip C. Wilcox, President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, says the U.S. and United Nations are seeing a decline in influence in the Middle East.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Energy was lower on both sides of the Atlantic, nat gas was down again today, as temps remained mild across the country. And gold was flat on the day.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports oil prices are losing ground and gasoline futures are down about 8 percent in the last month, the biggest drop this year.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Kurdish region of Iraq is desperate to sell their own oil so they don't have to be dependent on revenue from Baghdad. A tanker full of one million barrels of crude oil is sitting off the coast of Texas, and the oil comes from Kurdistan.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Iraq's lawyers demand that oil on a Kurdish tanker near the Port of Galveston be delivered to Iraq.
Israel says it will only fire if attacked, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher, with the latest details on the fighting in Gaza as diplomatic tension flares.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports a tanker carrying crude oil from Iraq's Kurdistan region was cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard to unload in Texas.
Israel says it will only fire in response to Gaza attacks, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher, with the latest update on the ongoing crisis in the Middle East.
Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie, says ongoing geopolitical tensions may go on "for years or even decades", which will drive oil prices higher.
Kamran Bokhari, Vice President of Middle Eastern & South Asian Affairs at Stratfor, outlines what it will take for Israel and Hamas to end the military conflict in the Gaza strip.
Barak Barfi, Research Fellow, International Security Program at the New America Foundation, explains why it is getting difficult for Israel to find an exit strategy out of Gaza.
John Kosar, President & Market Technician at Asbury Research, outlines the week's key events. He also discusses last week's decline in the U.S. 10-year yield.
A truce in the Gaza Strip has collapsed after a barrage of rockets fired by Palestinian militants was met with fierce Israeli shelling.
It was not immediately clear if Hamas Islamists, who control the coastal enclave, were also willing to prolong the ceasefire.
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. WTI was down but Brent crude was up on the day. Nat gas was down and gold was up.
Israel has offered to halt fighting for 12 hours in Gaza, a senior U.S. official said Friday.
U.S. shale has put the country on the same terrain as Saudi Arabia and Russia. In the process, it may turn oil into a safe haven.
NBC's Martin Fletcher reports the latest details on the escalating conflict in Gaza as talks of a ceasefire continue.
Hootan Yazhari, head of frontier markets equity research at BofA Merrill Lynch, explains why Saudi Arabia's move to open its market to foreign investors as a "huge game-changer for the region".