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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- A precipitous drop in Iran's currency, the rial, reflects relentless international pressure on the country over its suspected nuclear weapons program, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Banks must change their culture to focus on the needs of customers to restore trust in the industry, Stephen Hester, chief executive of part-nationalised Royal Bank of Scotland, said on Monday.

  • O'Donnell, who jumped to CBS last year after more than a decade at NBC News, replaced Erica Hill within the trio of "CBS This Morning" hosts that also include Charlie Rose and Gayle King.

  • DUBAI, Oct 1- Iranian authorities have reopened access to Google Inc's email service a week after blocking it, a government official and Iranians said on Monday.

  • DUBAI, Oct 1- Iranian authorities have reopened access to Google Inc's email service a week after blocking it, a government official and Iranians said on Monday.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns that a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh signs of weakness in China and Japan and evidence of a new recession in the debt-saddled euro zone.

  • *Japan's business sentiment worsens- tankan. SINGAPORE, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh evidence of weakness in China and Japan as well as persistent worries about the debt-saddled euro zone.

  • Oct 1- The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages on Monday. *A tax break for wage earners for which the White House campaigned hard last winter now finds little support in Washington, as Congress struggles with deficits.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 1- Here are events and news stories that could move Russian markets on Monday. MOSCOW- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meets Facebook. MOSCOW- Moscow City Court starts hearings on appeal against conviction of three members of the punk band Pussy Riot;.

  • *Japan's business sentiment worsens- Tankan. SINGAPORE, Oct 1- Brent crude fell below $112 per barrel on Monday, reflecting investor concerns a shaky global economy may hurt oil demand following fresh evidence of weakness in China and Japan as well as persistent worries about the debt-saddled euro zone.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, points to a red line he drew on a graphic of a bomb while addressing the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2012 in New York City.

    The day after Benjamin Netanyahu's cartoon representation of an Iranian nuclear bomb went viral on the Internet, opinion was divided on whether the Israeli prime minister's headline-grabbing prop was a stroke of presentational genius or a cheap gimmick.

  • The Message Obama Should Have Sent

    On Thursday, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the world must draw a "red line" to stop Iran's nuclear program. Larry Kudlow wants to know why President Obama didn't impose the same ultimatum. With General Wesley Clark and Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law Professor.

  • Netanyahu Addresses UN: Draws Red Line

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the UN General Assembly, and says "the red line must be drawn on Iran's nuclear enrichment program because these enrichment facilities are the only nuclear installations that we can definitely see and credibly target."

  • Kudlow: 'Fiscal Cliff' Damage Already Serious

    A new survey from the Business Roundtable confirms Larry Kudlow's worst fears, the fiscal cliff has already paralyzed Corporate America, with Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris.

  • How Much of a Threat Is Iran?

    Larry Kudlow and Gen. Barry McCaffrey look at the latest events in the Mideast and just how serious a threat Iran poses.

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    The Saudis have moved to pump more oil, the US sits on increased crude supplies, the market has gotten edgy over Eurozone economic instability, and FedEx cut it profit outlook — all of which drove the price of oil lower for three straight days to its lowest level in over a month.

  • Internet Security

    The U.S. intelligence community is focused on Iran after a series of cyber attacks against US banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America.

  • Thousands of anti-American protesters tear down the U.S. flag at the American Embassy in Cairo on Sept. 11, 2012, during a demonstration.

    Click to see some of the fallout from this clash between the West’s cherished freedom of expression and the Muslim world’s insistence on respect for its traditions.

  • Arab Uprisings Threaten Peace

    Discussing growing tensions in the Middle East, and the political and economic implications of the recent uprisings, with Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment Iran analyst.

  • Yuval Steinitz, Israeli Finance Minister

    The dispute between Israel and the U.S. over how to deal with Iran’s nuclear program picked up new momentum Monday, with Israel's Finance Minister weighing in on the push to draw "red lines" that Iran's nuclear program would not be able to cross.