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  • 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.

  • The number of cyber attacks on U.S. banks is rising. This week, attacks struck the websites of BB&T, HSBC, Ally Financial and Capital One Financial. It was the second hit for Capital One within the past 30 days and follows attacks on Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, PNC Financial Services, SunTrust Banks and Regions Financial.

  • BROUMOV, Czech Republic-- When the managers of a textile factory in northern Czech Republic declared they would focus sales on Africa, their bankers, insurers and suppliers shook their heads in disbelief.

  • LONDON-- The British Broadcasting Corp. says someone is deliberately disrupting its broadcasts in the Middle East and Europe _ interference that follows previous accusations that Iran has attempted to jam the broadcaster's transmissions.

  • BEIRUT-- Syrian warplanes hammered a strategic city captured by rebels, leaving behind scenes of carnage captured Thursday on amateur videos that showed a man holding up two child-sized legs not connected to a body and another carrying a dismembered arm.

  • BAGHDAD-- Iraqi authorities have issued arrest warrants for the longtime governor of the central bank following allegations of financial wrongdoing, the country's judiciary said Thursday. Supreme Judicial Council spokesman Abdul-Sattar Bayrkdar told The Associated Press that 15 bank officials are being sought along with al-Shabibi.

  • Iran Sanctions Unite Population Against West: Professor

    Abbas Edalat, founder of the campaign against sanctions and military intervention in Iran and professor at Imperial College London, tells CNBC, that the irony of sanctioning Iran is that increasingly the Iranian people are uniting against the west and becoming hostile to it.

  • CAIRO-- Syria's wealthy, long cultivated by President Bashar Assad as a support for his regime, are seeing their businesses pummeled by the bloody civil war. Assad may not have lost the backing of Syria's business elite, but some are losing faith.

  • BEIJING-- In the simplistic narrative of U.S. presidential politics, China is a Hollywood villain, a monetary cheat that is stealing American jobs.

  • BAGHDAD-- Iraq abruptly removed the longtime governor of the country's central bank Tuesday after he and other bank officials were targeted in an investigation into alleged financial wrongdoing.

  • JERUSALEM-- Israel officially opened its election season on Monday as parliament dissolved itself and scheduled a vote for January, plunging the country into a vicious, three-month political campaign. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasted of his achievements, while the opposition heckled and insulted him mercilessly.