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  • Farrell: I Always Did Like the Italian Lira Friday, 26 Mar 2010 | 9:59 AM ET

    Having had a son live in Italy for four years some time ago I got very comfortable with the lira. I loved spending a million or two for a cup of coffee. It was an out of mind experience to think in lira type numbers. It looks like there might be a chance to go back to the good old days.

  • Farrell: On Health Care—59,000 Nuns Can't Be Wrong Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 11:59 AM ET
    Stethescope and money

    An organization that is supposed to represent the interest of 59,000 Catholic nuns has come out in favor of the Senate version of the health care bill despite language that allows Federal money for abortions. I didn't think there were 59,000 nuns in the world. And I don't need that many to tell me anything.

  • Huntsman Draws Praise for Ceasing Sales to Iran Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | 6:33 PM ET

    A group pressuring global companies to stop operating in Iran is hailing chemical maker Huntsman Corporation for its decision to cut business ties with the Islamic Republic.

  • 2010 Top Risks Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 4:41 PM ET

    Expect 2010 to be much more turbulent year geopolitically speaking than last year, according to the latest report out by Eurasia Group.

  • Busch: Welcome Back Mr. President! Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 11:32 AM ET

    From underwear screening to health care to a nuclear ultimatum from Iran, President Barack Obama has 2010 start with his agenda driven by events and not choice. This is the nature of the beast and Obama's management skills will be tested this month. Let's do a quick list of what's happening and the major questions to resolve.

  • Group Asks Huntsman to Cease Operations in Iran Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | 1:43 PM ET

    A group dedicated to stopping Iran develop nuclear weapons is calling on Huntsman Corporation, listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol HUN, to pull its operations out of the Islamic Republic.

  • Politics May Boost Oil Price Further: Analyst Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 8:50 AM ET

    The price of oil looks set to rise further as political factors limiting investment will join rising demand and a weak dollar among factors pushing up prices, analysts told CNBC Wednesday.

  • President Barack Obama says Iran is on notice following the disclosure of an underground plant to make nuclear fuel that could be used to build an atomic bomb.

  • In light of growing tensions between the West and Iran, how should you trade oil?

  • Will Iran's Economic Partners Block Sanctions? Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 6:34 PM ET

    With a September deadline from the White House on Iran's nuclear program only weeks away, it remains unclear whether the United States can impose sanctions against the Islamic state in the face of possible opposition from Iran's economic allies.

  • Protestors Clash With Police in Iran Saturday, 20 Jun 2009 | 10:18 AM ET

    Police fired tear gas and water cannons on thousands of protestors who rallied in the streets of Tehran in open defiance of the clerical government.  There were also reports of an explosion at a shrine honoring Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

  • Oil Markets Watching Dollar, Not Turmoil in Iran Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 4:55 PM ET

    "This is a momentous occasion in Iran, but everyone (in the oil market) is watching the dollar," one trader said.

  • Twitter Comes Of Age, Plays A Role In Iranian Election Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 2:17 PM ET

    With tensions beginning to broil on the streets of Tehran, impeded journalists and citizens looking to get their messages out to the world are relying on the micro-blogging site Twitter, where even 140-character messages can carry some impact on the world's stage.

  • Tweeting Iran: Election Protests in 140 Characters Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 10:46 AM ET

    As Iran's government cracks down on traditional media after the country's disputed presidential election, tech-savvy Iranians have turned to the microblogging site Twitter.

  • Violence In Iran Erupts Again Over Disputed Election Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | 10:07 AM ET
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran

    A world wary of Iran's nuclear program reacted cautiously Saturday to hard-line leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's hotly disputed re-election. Some expressed hope that the Islamic republic's president will soften his defiance and warm to recent U.S. overtures.

  • Iran's Re-Election of Ahmadinejad Stirs Caution Saturday, 13 Jun 2009 | 4:59 PM ET

    A world wary of Iran's nuclear program reacted cautiously Saturday to hard-line leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's hotly disputed re-election. Some expressed hope that the Islamic republic's president will soften his defiance and warm to recent U.S. overtures.

  • Kilduff: Why Oil Could Rise To Last Summer's Prices Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 | 12:16 PM ET
    John Kilduff

    There is a compelling fundamental case to be made. There has been a serious regime of supply constraint undertaken. Saudi Arabia has led OPEC in curtailing output. The Kingdom has been actually under producing their quota for several months.

  • Last night I had the great honor of interviewing legendary Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau regarding his office’s role in uncovering a rogue Chinese operation charged with selling weapons of mass destruction to Iran.

  • Iran Tries to Wow Investors With Pipeline Plan Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 12:24 PM ET
    Oil Barrels

    Saddled with slumping oil prices, U.S. sanctions and economic troubles, Iran appears to be pushing to entice foreign investment in its energy sector in a bid to woo allies abroad and secure political support at home as its hardline president faces an upcoming re-election battle.

  • Oil Revenue Mismanagement May Sting Iran: Analyst Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 1:45 PM ET

    A leading energy consultancy is warning that what it calls Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's mismanagement of oil revenues could result in major economic woes for the country, regardless of the outcome of this summer's elections.