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  • Osama bin Laden

    The big news that Osama Bin Laden was finally dead wasn't reported first by a cable or broadcast TV channel, nor by a news wire or newspaper. Twitter broke the news, long before anyone even knew what the news was, when IT consultant who lived in the vicinity of Bin Laden's compound complained about the noise.

  • Twitter and Osama — The Flip Side Monday, 2 May 2011 | 12:57 PM ET
    Saudi-born alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is seen in this video footage recorded at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan aired by the Qatar-based satelite TV station al-Jazeera in 2001.

    You'll hear a lot this week about Twitter's news value. However, I'm blogging about its flip side. If Twitter has changed the flow of information to us, it has also changed the flow of information from us. Never before have people had such a platform to react.

  • Busch: Bin Laden — What’s Next Is What Count Monday, 2 May 2011 | 12:29 PM ET

    Last night, President Obama went on air to announce the killing of the United States enemy number one, Osama Bin Laden.  Given this volatile and uncertain world we inhabit, how should we view this event? In the short run when it comes to terrorism, the best news is usually no news meaning no attacks.

  • A Personal Recollection Monday, 2 May 2011 | 11:39 AM ET
    A Personal Recollection

    Sharing his loss and his personal views on Osama bin Laden's death, with John Duffy, KBW chairman/CEO.

  • Are We Safer Now? Monday, 2 May 2011 | 11:31 AM ET
    Are We Safer Now?

    The question remains as to whether we are safer now than we were yesterday. Insight with Rich Miniter, "Mastermind: The Many Faces of 9-11 Architect" author and Michael Balboni, former Obama Homeland Security advisor.

  • Oil Bounces Back on Fear of Reprisals Monday, 2 May 2011 | 11:22 AM ET
    Oil Bounces Back on Fear of Reprisals

    What's next for oil? Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy; Dan Dicker, TheStreet.com, and John Netto, M3 Capital share their outlooks.

  • Gaddafi Shells Misrata Amid Chemical Weapons Fears Monday, 2 May 2011 | 8:32 AM ET
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    Muammar Gaddafi's forces used tanks to shell the besieged western town of Misrata on Monday, as rumors fueled fears that the Libyan leader was preparing to use chemical weapons.

  • Dennis Gartman: 'We Have Now Created a Martyr' Monday, 2 May 2011 | 7:36 AM ET

    Markets went up in reaction to Barack Obama’s announcement Sunday night that the Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had been killed, despite uncertainties as far as what this news will mean geopolitically.

  • Oil Prices Fall After Bin Laden Demise Monday, 2 May 2011 | 6:30 AM ET
    Oil Prices Fall After Bin Laden Demise

    Oil prices fall on the news Osama Bin laden has been killed. Insight with Daniel Yergin, Cambridge Energy Research Associate.

  • Gadhafi OK but NATO Strike Kills Youngest Son Saturday, 30 Apr 2011 | 7:51 PM ET
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    A NATO missile strike killed Moammar Gadhafi's youngest son and three grandchildren on Saturday but the Libyan leader survived, a government spokesman said.

  • NATO Powers Reject Gadhafi's Truce Offer Saturday, 30 Apr 2011 | 11:12 AM ET
    Muammer Gaddafi

    NATO powers rejected Moammar Gadhafi's call for a cease-fire and negotiations on Saturday, saying they need "actions not words," and aid ships were prevented from docking in a besieged coastal city while the alliance swept the port for mines.

  • Countries Most Vulnerable To Food Shock Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:18 PM ET
    Recent events in the Middle east and northern Africa have show that the supply and price of food can lead to major social unrest and even the downfall of a government. Many in the developed world take food for granted, but in most developing nations it can be a daily struggle and a life-and-death issue. The global recession of 2008-09 took some the wind out of surging agricultural prices, but there's growing concern that globalization will ultimately tax food supplies. Population and income grow

    Many in the developed world take food for granted, but in most developing nations it can be a daily struggle and a life-and-death issue. Click to see which countries are most vulnerable to food shock.

  • Don't Run From Terrifying Events, Profit From Them Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 11:54 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host's four steps to prospering amidst negative news stories.

  • Bahrain Struggles to Find a Democratic Path Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 8:50 AM ET
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    Bahrain backed off a move to dissolve the country's main opposition block on Friday following strong criticism from the Obama administration.

  • And here's how market pros recommend cashing in on the rising inflation trade.

  • Oil-Price Shock Is Hitting American Consumers Hardest Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 10:54 AM ET
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    The $20 a barrel jump in oil prices means the US will pay an added $69.3 billion this year, more than it costs to run most US agencies.  The falling dollar ensures US consumers are hardest hit.

  • Egypt's Mubarak, Sons to Appear in Court Next Week Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 4:02 PM ET
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

    Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will appear before a Cairo court on Tuesday, April 19, for questioning, state television said on Wednesday.

  • Oil: Inventories and the Total Cost Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 10:27 AM ET
    Oil: Inventories and the Total Cost

    Crude supplies are up over a million barrels, but the decline in gasoline is far more than analysts were expecting, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson. Also, a look at the recent rise in oil prices, and the hunt for cheap oil, with Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy, and CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • Commodities Tomorrow Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, and looks ahead to where oil is headed, particularly in light of Goldman Sachs' recommendation that investors take profits.

  • Five Things to Watch: Oil, Real Estate & More Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 6:39 PM ET

    Here's what you should be watching Tuesday, April 12.