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  • Brian Kelly of Kanundrum Capital said there are three reasons oil prices could go higher.

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    Currency intervention gains steam, economic reports lose it - it's time for your FX fix.

  • Euro bills and coins

    Some analysts believe the euro could be heading to a new lower range, as Europe grapples with its peripheral debt crisis.

  • A man and his sister stand before their broken house, destroyed by the tsunami at Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture on March 17, 2011.

    Following the catastrophic earthquake in Japan on March 11, 2011, affected companies – including my own – have taken a fresh look at the way they manage risk. And for good cause.

  • A tsunami warning is in effect for parts of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake was recorded in the ocean.

  • Flooding in Vermont

    Loss estimates from Hurricane Irene continued to fall and ratings agencies said insurers would have no problem with claims, helping boost insurance industry shares Wednesday.

  • Ocean City, Maryland.

    On the fence about a Labor Day getaway? There was some hope falling gas prices were going to inspire Americans to squeeze in one last trip before the summer ended. But that was before Hurricane Irene.

  • A young couple from Germany rest on a cot at LaGuardia Airport August 29, 2011 in New York.

    Hurricane Irene had long since passed, but a lot of people who were hoping to get on airplanes as airports in the Northeast reopened Monday were not going anywhere anytime soon, reports the New York Times.

  • nuclear power station

    Not since the grim period after World War II has Germany had significant blackouts, but it is now bracing for that possibility after shutting down half its nuclear reactors practically overnight. The New York Times reports.

  • A local resident of Red Hook, Franklin Mount, crosses a flooded street on his bicycle in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

    Get ready for a bunch of demand-side economists to tell you that the post-Hurricane Irene rebuilding phase is actually a good thing for future economic growth. But don’t believe it. Who has it right?

  • A young couple from Germany rest on a cot at LaGuardia Airport August 29, 2011 in New York.

    There is no question that Hurricane Irene will have an impact on quarterly results, Dave Berger, president and CEO of JetBlue Airways, told CNBC Monday.

  • Irene may be history, but the hurricane season is still in full swing. Here's how to use currencies to ride the storms.

  • A New York City Police car drives through a flooded intersection on 43nd Street in New York on August 28, 2011 as Hurricane Irene hits the city and Tri State area with rain and high winds.

    As the rain has moved past New York City and Long Island and wind gusts have subsided, it seems to me that we can learn some things from the experience that relate to the government's current handling of the economy.

  • Insurance Stocks in the Spotlight

    Insurance stocks are in the spotlight in the aftermath of Irene. Insight with Brian Meredith, UBS insurance analyst.

  • Airports Plan to Resume Flights

    CNBC's Brian Shactman has the update on travelers waiting for flights after Hurricane Irene and the cost to airlines.

  • Susan Petrella, lower left, stands near the King Neptune statue as the first wind and rain of Hurricane Irene blow in on August 27, 2011 in Virginia Beach, VA.

    The eye of Irene made its way over the New York City Sunday, rolling directly over the borough of Queens, and though the storm unleashed intense rains and heavy winds on the city, it was downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane.

  • A fallen tree which also knocked over a power line is seen on Loughboro Road after Hurricane Irene swept through the area.

    Hurricane Irene was the 'Perfect Storm' for insurers in a different sense of the cliche. The weakened storm that spared New York city from major damage gave the wealthy and rarely hit Northeast enough of a scare because of ominous weather forecasts leading up the storm that property insurers will be able to raise pricing even more next year, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst.

  • A family inspects a downed tree in Central Park after Hurricane Irene dumped more than six inches of rain on August 28, 2011 in New York City.

    It should be easier to get a better sense of the damage as the day progresses, but one economist has dismissed the idea that the subsequent reconstruction work will be good for the economy.

  • A taxi passes by a warning sign on the side of the Port Authority in New York on August 28, 2011 as Hurricane Irene hits the city and the Tri State area with rain and high winds. Irene weakened to tropical storm status Sunday as it hit New York City.

    Hurricane Irene will take a very small bite out of a U.S. economy already struggling with debt and unemployment after businesses across the East Coast closed their doors ahead of the deadly storm.

  • A police officer patrols the beach next to the synthetic plank boardwalk in Spring Lake, New Jersey, which was mostly destroyed and rendered unusable by Hurricane Irene.

    Beaches along the Atlantic coast took a beating over the weekend from Hurricane Irene, which caused heavy damage to some popular seaside tourist towns while sparing others the worst of its powerful wind and waves.