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  • KBR Shares Hit New Highs on New Business Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | 5:54 PM ET

    Shares of KBR, the military contractor and engineering company, dipped slightly Friday after soaring to new highs earlier in the week amid a flurry of new business, including a contract one Wall Street analyst called a "game-changing win" for the former Halliburton subsidiary.

  • Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

    China could play fairer in its trade relations with the United States, Secretary of State Condolezza Rice told CNBC's Maria Bartiromo Friday. "On balance, a strong, growing Chinese economy is good for the international community, but China needs to play by the rules," she said.

  • Interview Transcript: Condoleezza Rice Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | 5:47 PM ET

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  • U.S. House Passes Iraq Funds with 2008 Withdrawal Goal Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 1:22 AM ET

    Defying President George W. Bush's veto threat, the House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill providing new war funds while setting a timeline for the withdrawal of all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by March 31 next year.

  • Three Ways To Make Money On Oil Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 4:34 PM ET
    A portion of the Conoco Phillips Woodriver Refinery, is shown inWoodriver, Ill. Tuesday, June 14, 2005.  OPEC agreed Wednesday, June 15, 2005,  to increase its production quota by half a million barrels a day in an effort to cool rising crude oil prices.   (AP Photo/James A. Finley)

    How can you make money on the recent jump in oil prices? Pavel Molchanov, associate analyst with Raymond James, joined CNBC's Erin Burnett on "Street Signs" with three oil plays -- for what he says is no brief spike.

  • Iran's Impact on Oil in One Word: Turbulence Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 3:38 PM ET
    Workers stand in a part of the Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company (BIPC) facility during an official opening ceremony by President Mohammad Khatami, in Mahshahr, Iran, Saturday, June 11, 2005. BIPC is one of the largest industrial establishments in the Islamic Republic of Iran and located on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf.(AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)

    As news and rumors of Iranian belligerence boil, trader Ira Eckstein isn't surprised that oil prices swung broadly Thursday. He and Kenneth Timmerman, Middle East Data Project president, told "Power Lunch" viewers what to expect from petroleum -- and from Iran's leaders.

  • Texas energy investor Boone Pickens told CNBC that the recent spike in oil prices is due more to "fundamentals" than geopolitical tensions with Iran and that "you're going to look at $70 oil pretty quick." The billionaire  said the current market is "very tight" because inventories have declined for seven straight weeks. 

  • Bush Pledges to Veto Bill Withdrawing Iraq Troops Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | 3:16 PM ET

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday voted to impose a Sept. 1, 2008, deadline for withdrawing all American combat troops from Iraq, prompting a quick veto promise from President George W. Bush.

  • Halliburton's Dubai Move: Smart Or Un-American? Monday, 12 Mar 2007 | 12:29 PM ET
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    Dubai is again the flashpoint of a patriotism-versus-globalism debate. This time, it's not about a foreign firm encroaching on U.S. shores, but an American company shifting its headquarters to the emirate. And when the firm is oilfield-services provider Halliburton, everyone has an opinion.

  • Ted Turner Touts Solar Power -- And Invests In It Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | 12:48 PM ET
    CNN founder Ted Turner reacts as he speaks about Gerald Levin, the former CEO of AOL Time Warner, while speaking at the CNN 25 World Report Conference in Atlanta in this Wednesday, June 1, 2005 file photo. Turner received the Clinton Center Award for Leadership and National Service Wednesday, June 29, 2005, for his work as an environmentalist in New York. The award is given by the Democratic Leadership Council, a Washington-based nonprofit organization comprised of Democratic legislators and gov

    Ted Turner calls solar energy the "biggest business opportunity the world has ever seen." And for once, he may be understating it. CNBC's Jane Wells reported on the maverick mogul's plans, on "Morning Call."

  • CNBC's Sue Herera says that "Hollywood has a megaphone like no other." But Wall Street is, well, Wall Street: the embodiment of big bucks. Which will prove a bigger force in picking the next American president in 2008? John Harwood and Financial Times' Ben White weigh in.

  • Consultant Blasts "Flag-Waving" In AMR Uproar Friday, 16 Feb 2007 | 11:42 AM ET

    The British are coming, the British are coming -- for American Airlines. Well, maybe not. Despite a Reuters report knocking down BusinessWeek's story of a possible takeover bid for American Airlines parent AMR, speculation abounds. And It would be a good thing, according to Mike Miller -- but he says it probably won't happen.

  • The AMT: Is An "Alternative" Option Possible? Thursday, 8 Feb 2007 | 2:42 PM ET

    Chalk it up to the new centrism -- or perhaps it's because some issues are so irksome, Republicans and Democrats must agree that a solution is needed. Whatever the case, two House members joined "Power Lunch" to sound the alarm over the alternative minimum tax (AMT) -- and the 20-month deadline to fix it.

  • Wall Street Wants Rudy -- And Hillary -- For President Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | 5:29 PM ET

    Pollsters often try to make their jobs simpler, by predicting elections via demographic groups. So who does that abstract cross-section called "Wall Street" want in the White House in 2008? The answers may not be so cut-and-dried, says John Harwood, CNBC's chief Washington correspondent.

  • Bush Spending Plan Raises Ire From Dems Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | 1:58 PM ET

    President George W. Bush sent his $2.9 trillion budget to Congress this morning, kicking off widespread debate in both the House and Senate. This is the first time during his presidency that Bush has delivered a budget to a Democrat-controlled Congress. Considering Democrats have made it clear that they have a different set of priorities, what kinds of challenges lie ahead?

  • Global Tensions Can't Stop The Bull Run, Can They? Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | 1:31 PM ET

    Ever wonder how lately it seems like as geopolitical tensions seem to worsen; the markets don’t seem to notice? Whether it’s terrorism, war or climate change, the world’s major challenges don’t seem to be making much of a dent in the U.S. economy.

  • The Bush Economy Is Awful--No, It's Great... Monday, 29 Jan 2007 | 2:18 PM ET

    President George W. Bush is doing a lousy job steering the U.S. economy -- or, Bush is doing an excellent job -- depending whether you ask economist Christian Weller or GOP strategist Jack Burkman, both of whom joined "Power Lunch" to dissect the president's economic record.

  • The Next 100 Hours in Congress: What Happens Now? Thursday, 25 Jan 2007 | 2:46 PM ET

    Democrats made a very big deal about all the bills they passed in the House during the first 100 hours of the new Congress. Their legislation addresses key business issues, such as taxes, energy and the minimum wage. Seems like a lot in a short time, but guess what? The next 100 hours might be even more important. CNBC’s Sue Herera found out why.

  • Surprised? Dems-GOP Split On State of Union Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | 9:25 AM ET

    Last night was the first time in his presidency that George W. Bush gave his State of the Union Speech to a Democratically controlled Congress. He laid out his domestic agenda with a renewed calls for action on energy independence, immigration reform and health care coverage. The last part of his speech dealt with the war in Iraq. So--how did it play with the Democrats and with members of his own party? Steny Hoyer (D-MD)...

  • Forex Web Site "Bets" On Iraqi Dinar Monday, 22 Jan 2007 | 3:48 PM ET
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    Do you feel lucky? That's the question posed by Jeffrey Pasquarella's brainchild: BetOnIraq.com -- a Web site he founded to give brave investors the chance to buy Iraq's young currency. Pasquarella told CNBC's Erin Burnett that 4,000 customers have used the site's foreign exchange service over the past three years, with the "average customer".......