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  • Home builders hit hard

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports on a few major news headlines Friday night, including the hit to rate-sensitive home builder stocks like Pulte and Toll Brothers.

  • Will Iran deal sink oil prices?

    Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva talking a potential deal with Iran over its nuclear program for some oil sanctions. Helima Croft, Barclays, weighs in on where crude will go next, and oil production in Iraq.

  • Oil futures bounced off a four-month low on Friday, but analysts say prices could plunge if an agreement is reached on Iran's nuclear program.

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the press upon his arrival in Geneva on November 8, 2013.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday important gaps needed to be bridged in high-stakes talks with Iran on curbing its nuclear program.

  • Waiting on an Iran nuclear deal

    Stephen Yates, President of DC International Advisory says an Iran nuclear deal is likely, but may be limited.

  • Don't expect OPEC price war: Pro

    Tom Essaye, president at Kinsale Trading, explains why he doesn't expect to see a return of Iranian crude on the market as a result of the talks in Switzerland.

  • Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Reza Najafi.

    A new round of talks over Iran's nuclear program begins in Geneva on Thursday, and it may have a dramatic impact on oil prices and U.S. consumers.

  • Aviation Industry Corporation of China employees hold a model of the JF-17 fighter jet at an aviation expo in Beijing, Sept. 28, 2013.

    China is establishing itself as a credible competitor in the global weapons market. The NYT reports.

  • China cannot rely on Middle East for oil: Pro

    Richard Mallinson, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, says that locating different sources of energy is a key part of China's energy strategy.

  • Iran's nuclear intentions aren't clear

    Luis Echavarri, Director General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency speaks to CNBC's Cash Flow about the Iranian and Japanese nuclear sectors live from the World Energy Congress.

  • Iran talks: First since 1979

    President Obama says he spoke with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in regards to Iran's nuclear program. Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, says "there is no doubt Iran wants to talk," adding "the question is whether President Obama is going to give sanctions relief before Iran delivers what it needs to do."

  • President Obama speaks with Iranian President

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera and Ian Bremmer, The Eurasia Group, discuss President Obama's efforts to make a deal with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

  • U.S.-Iran nuclear talks

    Alex Travelli, Hong Kong bureau chief of The Economist says the U.S. should maintain sanctions on Iran as a bargaining chip, until a credible nuclear deal is made.

  • Iran icebreaker set at UN

    Federal prosecutors are asking SAC Capital for $2 billion to settle criminal insider trading charges, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson; and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani did not shake hands at the UN General Assembly today.

  • Iranian President Hasan Rouhani.

    Energy market watchers are asking whether recent conciliatory gestures from Iran are genuine—and what they could mean for global oil.

  • Fighting Iran in court

    The U.S. has pursued punishing economic sanctions against the government of Iran, as thousands of U.S. citizens have pursued compensatory damages for being victims of Iranian sponsored terrorism. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports $7 billion have been awarded to U.S. victims.

  • Will Russia approve use of force in Syria?

    Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, discusses the U.S./Russia talks over Syria and how Western countries need to appear strong.

  • President Obama's UN speech preview

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides a preview of President Obama speech at the United Nations today.

  • UN update: A friendlier Iran?

    The diplomatic chill between the United States and Iran is showing signs of thawing, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with a preview of President Obama speech at the United Nations today.

  • Crowds gather at Apple stores

    Two new versions of Apple's iPhone went on sale today, and crowds gathered outside the stores overnight, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.