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  • Iran Threatens to Stop Oil Sales

    The Dow had the worst day since June, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman; and discussing the rough day for stocks, with David Goldman, Macro-Strategy; Jeffrey Kleintop, LPL Financial; and Brian Kelly, Shelter Harbor Capital. Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy, also offers insight on Iran sanctions.

  • *DuPont's earnings forecast, job cuts weigh on oil. Chemical company DuPont lowered its earnings forecast, announced 1,500 job cuts and posted lower-than-expected profit, helping push equities, oil and other commodities lower.

  • The Dow Jones industrial average posted its biggest point drop since June, shedding about 220 points, as large multinational companies including Dupont and United Technologies reported disappointing profits and earnings outlook.

  • GAZA- The Emir of Qatar embraced the Hamas leadership of Gaza on Tuesday with an official visit that broke the isolation of the Palestinian Islamist movement, to the dismay of Israel and rival, Western-backed Palestinian leaders.

  • *DuPont's earnings forecast, job cuts weigh on oil. Chemical company DuPont cuts its earnings forecast and announced 1,500 job cuts in its third-quarter earnings report that missed Wall Street expectations, helping push equities, oil and other commodities lower.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- Global shares and the euro tumbled on Tuesday after a slew of weak U.S. corporate earnings results and credit ratings downgrades of several indebted regions of Spain.

  • *OPEC secretary general post comes up in 2013. LONDON/ DUBAI, Oct 23- OPEC remains in a stalemate over selecting its next secretary general, delegates to the producer group said on Tuesday after a two-day meeting, due to rivalry between four member-countries over its top administrative post.

  • A four-year boom in U.S. oil production is accelerating so fast it could help soon make the U.S. the world's top producer of oil and liquid hydrocarbons. The U.S. passed Russia this year, and is now second behind Saudi Arabia. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • NEW YORK-- U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer. The Energy Department forecasts that U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons, which includes biofuels, will average 11.4 million barrels per day next year.

  • The risk of a devastating cyberattack on the United States is real. There's no question the country remains vulnerable to an "electronic Pearl Harbor," as debate continues on the role the federal government should play in securing computer networks that control the nation's electrical grid, water supply and other critical sectors.

  • NEW YORK-- Bob Schieffer took a light hand Monday as moderator of the final presidential debate, ending with advice from his mother: "Go vote.

  • Here's How Much Candidates Spend to Get Your Vote

    Mitt Romney came in peace. He said he wanted better education, more financial aid, gender equality and rule of law, and he was talking about the Middle East, not the Midwest.

  • Israel's Fischer: We Plan for All Sorts of Eventualities

    In an exclusive interview, Stanley Fischer, Governor of the Bank of Israel, tells CNBC the bank has to consider what could happen in Europe, and has to plan for all sorts of eventualities around Israel's and the world's relations with Iran.

  • ROMNEY on Syria: "What I'm afraid of is we've watched over the past year or so, first the president saying, `Well, we'll let the U.N. deal with it.' And Assad _ excuse me, Kofi Annan _ came in and said we're going to try to have a cease-fire.

  • Have US Sanctions on Iran Worked?

    John Kingston, Global Director Of News, Platts says that U.S. sanctions on Iran have worked far better than most people think.

  • Mapping U.S. Energy Policy

    David McAlvany, CEO, McAlvany Financial Group says that the U.S. has a lot of energy resources but lack the political will to develop them.

  • Hedge Funds Cite 'Fiscal Cliff' as Top Concern: Survey

    The upcoming elections and the impending “fiscal cliff” have hedge funds more on edge than any other issue, according to a survey by Macro Risk Advisors.

  • Will Obama Make the Case Tonight?

    Ben LaBolt, Obama Campaign national press secretary, discusses President Obama's foreign policy and its impact on tonight's debate.

  • The order is taking shape as the Obama administration voices growing concern that Iran could be the first country to use cyberterrorism against the United States. The White House declined to say when the president will sign the order. Congress failed this summer to pass cybersecurity legislation.

  • Will Final Obama-Romney Debate Be a Game Changer?

    President Obama and Mitt Romney face off in their final debate on Monday. One analyst says this showdown on foreign policy has the best chance of the three contests for a big "gotcha" moment.