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  • Sec. Kerry hopes Iran deal reached within months

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Secretary of State John Kerry addressed whether a nuclear deal was reached with Iran. Kerry said it was Iran that couldn't commit, not France.

  • Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

    A Reuters study found that Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei controls a massive financial empire built from property seizures from ordinary Iranians.

  • No Iran nuclear deal reached

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports John Kerry will testify before Congress Tuesday over the nuclear deal. Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D), and SIFMA CEO Judd Gregg, weigh in.

  • Iran deal: Why you should be sceptical

    Firas Abi Ali, head of Middle East analysis at IHS Country Risk, warns that there is a number of "potential spoilers" in negotiations between Iran and the West.

  • US can't pass up a dialogue opportunity with Iran

    Jim Jones, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and Obama's former national security advisor, says that despite previous failed dialogue attempts with Iran, the U.S. should still "test the waters" with the new government.

  • 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.