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  • Tensions intensify in Israel-Gaza conflict     Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    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.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gold seeks a catalyst     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Less pain at the pump     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    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.

  • Buyer unknown of Kurdish oil off Texas coast     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    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.

  • Iraq warns US on Kurd oil     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    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.

  • US, UN call for durable cease-fire in Gaza     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    An Israeli soldier gestures from his Merkava tank as it rolls along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

    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.

  • Kurdish oil tanker to offload in US     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    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.

  • UN calls for durable ceasefire in Gaza     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    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.

  • High oil prices likely to persist: Macquarie     Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 9:22 PM ET

    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.

  • Should investors hope for a Gaza ceasefire?     Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 8:37 PM ET

    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.

  • Netanyahu under pressure to go all in: Pro     Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    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.

  • Here's what markets are nervous about     Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    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.

  • More fighting in Gaza after rockets hit Israel Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 5:15 AM ET
    A mosque is destroyed in Gaza city during the attack of Israel's warcraft on 23 July, 2014

    A truce in the Gaza Strip has collapsed after a barrage of rockets fired by Palestinian militants was met with fierce Israeli shelling.

  • Israel extends Gaza truce another four hours Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    Israeli soldiers prepare their Tanks in a deployment area on July 24, 2014 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip.

    It was not immediately clear if Hamas Islamists, who control the coastal enclave, were also willing to prolong the ceasefire.

  • Commodities Next Week: Energy mixed     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 3:40 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. WTI was down but Brent crude was up on the day. Nat gas was down and gold was up.

  • Israel offers 12-hour pause in Gaza: US Official Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    Israel has offered to halt fighting for 12 hours in Gaza, a senior U.S. official said Friday.

  • This surprising asset may become a new safe haven Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    A worker secures a section of drill pipe on a crude oil rig outside New Town, N.D.

    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.

  • Gaza death toll passes 800     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    NBC's Martin Fletcher reports the latest details on the escalating conflict in Gaza as talks of a ceasefire continue.

  • Saudi Arabia: What foreign investors expect     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:45 AM ET

    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".