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  • 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

    Now that the much-anticipated pullback has arrived, traders are debating how low the skittish stock market can go. But one thing's for sure: It'll have a lot to do with oil.

  • Obama Dispatches Clinton for Talks on Libya Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 5:35 PM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    President Obama is condemning the violence in Libya and dispatching Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Geneva for international talks aimed at stopping the bloodshed. He says he's directed his administration to prepare a full range of options to respond.

  • President Obama Statement on Libya Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 5:07 PM ET
    President Obama Statement on Libya

    President Barack Obama says the U.S. is doing everything possible to protect Americans in Libya.

  • Opportunities Exist in Markets Spooked by Mideast: Cohen Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 4:45 PM 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.

    Fear of the unknown amid Mideast unrest and violence is driving down markets, Goldman Sachs strategist Abby Joseph Cohen told CNBC Tuesday, but good investment opportunities exist for nimble investors able to pick through selloffs.

  • Investors Should Use Oil Price Increase Wisely: El-Erian Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 3:45 PM ET
    mohamed el-erian

    Russia, Canada and Indonesia are primary places investors should look to get protection from the various problems posed by uprisings in Libya and elsewhere, the co-CEO of the global bonds leader said.

  • France, Germany Threaten Libya With EU Sanctions Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 11:03 AM ET
    Protests in Libya
  • Italy's Libya problem Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 10:53 AM ET
    Protests in Libya

    Italy—and the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi—have more exposure to the crisis in Libya than most.

  • Bahrain Crisis Short-Term Blip: Investment Fund Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 10:23 AM ET
    Protesters run from a cloud of teargas during a clash with Bahraini security forces near the Pearl roundabout in Manama, Bahrain. Protesters said that the army fired on them with live rounds, followed by teargas which drove the demonstrators back. There are unconfirmed reports that there are four dead in the clashes.

    The mass protests in Bahrain will make the country stronger and not lead to the fall of the ruling royal family, the boss of Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund has told CNBC.

  • Gaddafi's Scorn Is Good News for Swiss Economy Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 9:53 AM ET
    Swiss Francs

    An unfortunate turn in Swiss-Libyan diplomatic relations in 2008 may now have a silver lining for the Alpine economy.

  • Calls Grow for Scrutiny of Family’s Finances Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 8:34 AM ET
    Moammer Gaddafi speaking

    Muammer Gaddafi’s family has built up vast business interests in sectors ranging from oil to hotels during his 41-year rule, giving it a hold over large swathes of Libya’s economy, according to US diplomatic cables and governance groups, reports the Financial Times.

  • Libya Could Become a 'Failed State': Academic Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 3:24 AM 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

    With Muammar Gaddafi vowing to die a martyr or crush a growing revolt in Libya, one academic has warned that the North African state risks becoming a failed state with huge consequences for Europe and the world.

  • A memorial at Dachau Concentration Camp

    What do the words on the memorial at Dachau—NEVER AGAIN—mean if they don't apply to Libya?

  • Farrell: In Middle East, Mottos and Armies Are Key Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 3:50 PM ET

    Hurting in the Middle Eastern sense means being shot. Watch the armies. If, as in Egypt, they refuse to fire on the people, the leader is toast.

  • Saudi Arabia Uprising Could Mean $140-Plus Oil Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 3:50 PM ET
    Protests in Libya

    Pricing in Libya supply disruptions is one thing, but what if this social unrest spreads to Saudi Arabia, which holds 20 percent of the world’s oil?

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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

    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

    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.