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    As oil prices race toward $100 a barrel, the expectations that gasoline prices will catch fire are running high.

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    The unrest in Libya sparked the 9 percent spike in black gold today and the unrest is spreading. $100 oil is nothing new to the energy markets but the fact that the turmoil contaigon has picked up steam, just how high can oil go? I decided to speak with David Wyss, Chief Economist at Standard & Poor's.

  • IEA Chief: $100 Oil 'Very, Very Bad' for Economy Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 1:15 PM ET
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    With oil prices rising sharply on the back of the crisis in Libya, the head of the International Energy Agency has warned crude prices hitting $100 a barrel could be bad news for economic growth.

  • Italian Stocks Hit by Libyan Ties; France Next? Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 1:07 PM ET
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    Italian stocks faced continued volatility Tuesday amid escalating violence against Libyan protesters who want veteran ruler Muammar Gaddafi to step down.

  • Company Evacuates American Workers From Libya Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 12:29 PM ET
    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

    Aecom, a Los Angeles-based company with employees around the world, is pulling all of its American workers out of Libya, as turmoil in the nation intensifies.

  • Johnson: Obama's Window of Opportunity in Libya Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 12:20 PM ET
    President Barack Obama News Conference

    The administration is searching for an acceptable blend of government support and a pro business environment because voters demand better jobs without compromising the nation’s balance sheet. The answer may be in Tripoli.

  • $100 Oil? Here's What To Do In The Currency Markets Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 11:42 AM ET
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    The turmoil in the Middle East has oil prices on a roll. Here's a plan for currency investors.

  • Death, Debt, and Politics in Libya Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 10:50 AM ET
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    The madness in Libya has escalated beyond the level seen in Egypt—even during its darkest hours, just prior to the fall of the Mubarak regime.

  • Busch: ‘Risk-Off’ Danger Zone for the Year Begins Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 10:32 AM ET
    A youth with an Egyptian flag painted on his face stands in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.

    The global financial markets are beginning to show signs of distress and volatility after an exceptional strong rally in US equities and global risk.

  • Saudi Oil Minister to CNBC: We Will Protect Supply Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 9:20 AM ET
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    Saudi Arabia will not allow any supply disruptions from the Middle East to impact global supplies of oil, the oil-rich country's deputy oil minister told CNBC Tuesday.

  • All In All, A Good Day For A Safe Haven Or Two Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 8:53 AM ET

    Libyan unrest is boosting the dollar, and a European Central Bank hawk is helping the euro. Here's your daily FX Fix.

  • Buy Oil, Not US Stocks: Marc Faber Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 3:55 AM ET
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    Oil prices could make further gains but US stocks could be set for a difficult year, Marc Faber, the author the closely-watched Gloom, Boom and Doom report, said in an interview.

  • History Suggests Higher Oil = Risk Off: Analyst Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 3:11 AM ET

    "Higher oil is by definition going to be a drag on spending and the economy and the uncertainty the middle-east crisis is creating is bad news for sentiment," Simon Derrick, head of currency research at BNY Mellon, said.

  • Brent Hits 2-1/2 Year High on Libya Export Concerns Monday, 21 Feb 2011 | 11:28 AM ET
    Supporters of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi hold his pictures as they take part in a pro-government rally in Tripoli on February 17, 2011 as the country faced a nationwide "Day of Anger" called by opposition cyber activists.

    Clashes in oil producer Libya sent benchmark Brent crude to 2-1/2-year highs on Monday above $105 a barrel on fears that supplies to Western countries could be disrupted, while U.S. prices rallied by more than $4.

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    The uprisings in the Middle East have been in part blamed on soaring food prices but one market watcher told CNBC those states with huge oil wealth should be better able to keep their people appeased by subsidizing food prices and other incentives.

  • Crude Prices: Is the Brent-WTI Spread Unwinding? Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 6:39 PM ET
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    Mideast tensions are growing. Technical levels are being breached. And there’s a long weekend ahead. All reasons for traders to cover short positions on oversold oil futures and take profits on positions that have skyrocketed over the past few weeks.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Nat gas down, still above $5

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Nat gas was down on the day, but remained above $5. Oil was up slightly on the day. And gold was up, as well.