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  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude pulls back Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude pulls back

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was down slightly on the day as traders expect a bigger build in inventories and Saudi Arabia kept its output high.

  • Sales of US arms fuel the wars of Arab states Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 7:31 AM ET
    A damaged car which was hit by Saudi-led Arab coalition forces to fight against Houthis, in Sanaa, Yemen, April 1, 2015.

    Soon, the Emirates are expected to complete a deal with General Atomics for a fleet of Predator drones to run spying missions. The NYT reports.

  • Crude continues climb Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude continues climb

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Traders are looking for oil's upside momentum to continue after a smaller than expected EIA inventory build.

  • Footage of ISIS attacks Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:34 PM ET
    Footage of ISIS attacks

    Footage is revealed of ISIS attacks on an Iraqi refinery.

  • Commodities tomorrow: US crude production will slow Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:54 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: US crude will slow

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude closed above $53 today, mostly due to geopolitical instability and EIA data showing shale output was down.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil up, gas down? Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil up, gas down?

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil bounced around a bit today before settling slightly higher.

  • OPEC slams oil producers' 'go-it-alone' attitudes Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Oil Iraq OPEC

    OPEC published a stinging critique of oil-producing countries that refused to follow its lead in holding back supply in an effort to boost prices.

  • Commodities next week: Crude bounces on rig counts Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities next week: Crude bounces on rig counts

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The rate of oil rig shutdowns has picked up again. That and geopolitical concerns in the Middle East pushed oil slightly higher.

  • Where Big Oil is cutting back Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 3:49 PM ET
    Workers prepare drilling pipe on the Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) La Muralla IV deep sea crude oil platform in the waters off Veracruz, Mexico.

    The crash in oil prices has led to huge cuts in investment in spending on new exploration and production.

  • US, Iranian 'factsheets' on nuke deal don't match Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 2:04 PM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

    Diplomats announced framework agreement for an Iran nuclear deal, but multiple parties disagree on exactly what that framework looked like.

  • Iran slams Saudi-led Yemen campaign as 'genocide' Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:09 PM ET
    Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday accused Saudi Arabia of "genocide" in Yemen.

  • Ex-Israeli PM to US: Give Iran 'or else' ultimatum Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 1:56 PM ET
    Ehud Barak

    The U.S. needs to take a harder line on Iran's military nuclear program, says former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

  • OPEC should change course, cut oil output: Libya Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 9:16 AM ET
    The oil ministers of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates attend the opening session of the Arab Energy Conference in Abu Dhabi.

    OPEC should cut supply by 800,000 barrels per day or more to prevent a return of Iranian exports from weighing on prices, Libya's OPEC governor said.

  • What Iran nuke deal means for Israel: Ehud Barak Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 7:34 AM ET
    What Iran nuke deal means for Israel: Ehud Barak

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, discusses what the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal means for the Middle East and especially Israel.

  • Iran piles pressure on US with China oil talks Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 6:11 AM ET
    A view of a petrochemical complex in Assaluyeh on Iran's Persian Gulf coast.

    Tehran officials are in Beijing this week to seek more oil sales, in a move that could pressure the U.S. to sign off on a sanction-lifting deal.

  • Cramer: All aboard! Carnival's big turnaround Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 6:34 PM ET
    Carnival cruise ship Destiny in port in Key West, Fla.

    Jim Cramer dives in to Carnival Cruise Lines stock, and how it managed to pull off a massive turnaround.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil up on Yemen Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Oil up on Yemen

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was up on the day as Saudi airstrikes reportedly hit civilians, and an EIA report said demand for oil was picking up.

  • Bad to worse: ISIS brings fight to Syrian capital Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 3:07 PM ET
    Syrian opposition forces use tunnels as shelter from air attacks in Damascus, Syria, April 5, 2015.

    The arrival of ISIS in Syria's capital threatens Syria's government and brings the group closer to some of the region's last stable countries.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Crude creeps higher Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 3:44 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Crude creeps higher

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was up on the day as the Saudis raised prices in Asia. Also, traders don't believe Iranian oil will come on line until 2016.

  • Iran nuclear deal is a 'bad deal': DCIA Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 9:20 PM ET
    Iran nuclear deal is a 'bad deal': DCIA

    Christian Whiton, Principal of D.C. International Advisory, says an Iran deal will heighten the prospects of an arms race in the Middle East.