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  • Five Things We're Watching: March 8, 2011 Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 6:33 PM ET
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    Tweeting for profit, oil's wild ride and the headwinds facing Bank of America. Here's some of what we’re watching — and therefore you should as well.?

  • The Secret Oil Dividend Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 5:27 PM ET
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    A trade to capture a healthy dividend off the rising price of crude.

  • Demonstrators hold up a banner featuring Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi reading 'Kadhafi is a murderer' as they stage a protest outside the Libyan embassy in Istanbul on February 21, 2011

    My colleague John Carney is half right in his opinion piece about Libya—and where he is wrong he is wrong for the best of reasons.

  • Just Say No to a ‘No Fly Zone’ Over Libya Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 2:55 PM ET
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    Now that senior senators from both the Republican and Democratic parties are putting pressure on the Obama administration to put a “no-fly zone” in place over Libya, it’s incumbent that skeptics of this kind of belligerence speak out.

  • Once the unrest in Libya is resolved, Stuart Frankel's Steve Grasso thinks oil prices are likely to go lower.

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    The crazy volatility of recent days strikes me as a market that is topping itself and is struggling. I'm still guessing we have a bit of a pull-back.

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    The escalation in fighting in Libya is increasing fears of a civil war and with signs of politicall unrest spreading throughout the Middle East and North African nations the price of crude continues to climb.

  • Halftime: Is the Market a Prisoner to Oil Prices? Friday, 4 Mar 2011 | 1:37 PM ET

    With the fate of the bull market in the hands of crude oil, where does the rally stand?

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    Decent U.S. employment numbers are failing to really lift the dollar, and Greece is talking tough about market upheaval. Is a Freaky Friday in the offing? Here's your daily FX fix.

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    Big economic-growth stats are trumping oil prices and the Mideast tinderbox. In optimistic trading on Thursday, stocks soared nearly 200 Dow points. Oil barely fell to just under $102 a barrel. Know what? The market may be shouting out that the recent oil spike is not going to derail economic recovery.

  • Libyans shout slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi while holding a cartoon depicting Kadhafi being hit with a hammer symbolising 'the people's will'.

    One of the most enduring and successful figures in British public life has resigned as director of the London School of Economics, after new details emerged of the institution’s relationship with Libya. The FT reports.

  • The World’s 15 Biggest Oil Producers Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 11:59 AM ET
    Unrest in the Middle East has put investors on high alert as crude oil prices move seemingly with every development in the region. In order to understand the effect of those events on both US and global oil markets, a key figure to watch is the amount of crude oil produced daily in each country. With data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of the Department of Energy, CNBC.com took a look at the countries that produce the most crude oil on a daily basis. Production is d

    With data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of the Department of Energy, CNBC.com took a look at the countries that produce the most crude oil on a daily basis.

  • Cramer Reveals the 3 Black Holes of Investing Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 4:01 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host would avoid putting money into these three areas.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil & Gold Jump Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow: Oil & Gold Jump

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's commodities news. Crude closes above $100/barrel as fears in the Middle East grow and Libyan bombers strike a key oil port town critical to oil exports.

  • Gold & Silver Outlook Bullish Despite Record Run Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 3:37 PM ET
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    Continued violence and unrest in Libya and other oil producing countries are being cited as reasons for record high prices in gold and multi-decade highs for silver.  Experts say geo-political and economic factors favor even higher prices ahead for the precious metals.

  • US Housing Recovery Hurt by Unrest in the Middle East Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 11:19 AM ET
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    You probably don't think of unrest in the far away Middle East as having anything to do with the housing market here in the U.S. You should. The weekly mortgage applications say it all.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil & Gold Soar Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow: Oil & Gold Soar

    Electronic trading and geopolitical risks drive commodities prices higher. CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses oil and gold's new highs, as silver hits its highest price in 31 years.

  • What Can Banks Do With $30 Billion in Libya Funds? Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 3:43 PM ET
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    The news that the Libyan government had $30 billion worth of cash and securities in US financial institutions has set off a scramble on Wall Street to comply with President Obama’s executive order freezing the funds.

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    Look for Mideast rumors and speculation to continue to drive oil price swings, says CNBC's Sharon Epperson. Traders don’t have time to research reports and the actual supply impact. That’s up to journalists and analysts.

  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad-Off World Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 2:24 PM ET
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    With Charlie Sheen, Moammar Gaddafi, Bernie Madoff and now fashion designer John Galliano, we are being bombarded with a global epidemic of nutjobs. What's going on?