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  • Why the Libyan Oil Disruption Led to a Price Spike Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 11:41 PM ET
    Oil and gas fields in Tripoli, Libya

    Libya produces less than 2 percent of the world’s oil, and exports little to the United States. But the high quality of its reserves magnifies its importance in world markets. The NYT reports.

  • 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.

  • Commodities Tomorrow Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities Tomorrow

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, including where oil, gold and silver are likely headed in light of events in Libya, Yemen and the rest of the Middle East.

  • Oil's Market Muscle Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 2:00 PM ET
    Oil's Market Muscle

    Discussing the rising price of oil and its impact on the markets with David Lutz of Stifel Nicolaus, Mohamed El-Erian of PIMCO and Saud Masud of the SM Advisory Group.

  • Charting The Mid-East World Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 1:32 PM ET
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    Stocks are under pressure as unrest continues in the Middle East and it’s had an even bigger impact on oil prices.

  • Is Oil's Gain Japan's Pain? Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 1:21 PM ET
    Betty Davis in 'All About Eve'

    When Bette Davis said, "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night," she wasn't talking about the Japanese yen. But if the experts are right, you currency investors out there could do worse than to remember that warning. 

  • Pros: Is Russia the New Safe Haven? Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 12:11 PM ET

    Canada has been a popular place for investors to safely invest, but the "Fast Money" traders suggest that may be changing.

  • 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.

  • The Swiss Franc Is Hot, The Dollar Is Not Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 9:47 AM ET

    Switzerland spells safety - for now - and the European Central Bank is scolding political leaders. Here's your daily FX Fix.

  • Iran Tensions Good News for Dollar? Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 8:54 AM ET
    Bill and cash

    Simon Derrick from Bank of New York Mellon has back through the history books to see how the dollar reacts to political tensions with Iran. He  found that as long as American troops were  not involved in any of the problems, the dollar did very well when Tehran has been in the headlines back through the history books to see how the dollar reacts to political tensions with Iran and found that if American troops are not involved in any problems, the dollar has in the past done very well when Tehran was in the headlines.

  • 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.

  • Forex: Read All About It Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 4:12 PM ET
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    Welcome to the Money In Motion blog!

  • 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?