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  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Crude prices erased early losses to rise by as much 1 percent on Friday after a report showing the fifth weekly decline in the U.S. oil rig count added to signs of falling production in the world's top oil consumer. U.S. energy companies this week cut the number of rigs drilling for oil by 26, a weekly survey by oil services company Baker Hughes showed.

  • Weak jobs data supports gold Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Weak jobs data supports gold

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis analyzes crude and gold post a weak jobs data.

  • *Coming up: U.S. weekly oil rig count at 1 p.m. EDT. NEW YORK, Oct 2- Oil prices fell around 1 percent on Friday, heading for a weekly decline, as weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data weighed on the energy demand outlook and Hurricane Joaquin veered away from oil installations in the U.S. East Coast. Brent, the global oil benchmark, was down 55 cents, or 1.2 percent, at...

  • *Bombings in Syria introduce Middle East risk premium. "The jobs data was lower than expected so it softens the picture for the U.S. a bit," said Olivier Jakob, analyst at Petromatrix in Zug, Switzerland. Global benchmark Brent fell 20 cents to $47.49 a barrel by 1308 GMT.

  • Saudi Arabia's tourism back up plan Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Saudi Arabia's tourism back up plan

    The revenue that Saudi Arabia generates from oil could be overtaken by tourism one day, according to tourism industry experts and economists.

  • US fuel economy car data bad and getting worse Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 7:16 AM ET
    Beck's Phillips station in Princeton, Illinois.

    The U.S. government's testing underestimates how much fuel cars will burn on the road, and the problem has gotten worse, according to a study.

  • Glencore scrambles on asset sales, debt concerns Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    The Viterra Cascadia terminal, owned by Glencore Plc, stands on Burrard Inlet in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sept. 29, 2015.

    Glencore has fought this week to reassure investors, employees and counterparties on its financing, with mixed results.

  • *Bombings in Syria introduce MidEast risk premium to Brent. SINGAPORE, Oct 2- Crude prices rose on Friday as fighting in Syria intensified, but remained on course to end the week largely unchanged as a hurricane was seen as less likely to affect U.S. oil facilities. Traders said a political risk premium had re-entered oil markets over Syria, where Russia and the...

  • Crude rises 1.8% after big drop in US rig count Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | 2:31 PM ET
    A gas flare is seen at an oil well site outside Williston, N.D.

    Oil prices reversed losses on Friday after Baker Hughes reported drillers took 26 rigs out of U.S. oilfields last week.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 2- Crude prices rose on Friday as fighting in Syria intensified, but remained on course to end the week largely unchanged as a hurricane was seen as less likely to affect U.S. oil facilities. Still, U.S. crude was 57 cents higher at $45.31 a barrel by 0253 GMT, after settling 35 cents lower in the previous session. Traders said a political risk premium had...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate Banking Committee endorsed a bill Thursday to lift the four-decade-old ban on crude oil exports, the latest sign of congressional support for legislation that President Barack Obama opposes. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota sponsored the bill and was the only Democrat to support it. Lisa Murkowski, R- Alaska, before a vote in the full Senate.

  • Your first look for Friday Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 6:23 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders give their final thoughts of the day.

  • US-Russia tensions result in falling oil prices Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 5:12 PM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry (right) and Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speak to the media after a meeting concerning Syria at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Sept. 30, 2015.

    Oil fell nearly 1% Thursday after being up over 4% percent, volatility that can be partially attributed to strained U.S.-Russia relations over Syria.

  • Oil set to balance, natgas may surge in Q4: Analyst Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 3:10 PM ET
    A Shell Oil facility in Carson, California

    Oil inventories appear set to balance for the first time in eight quarters, and natural gas could surge 40 percent, Francisco Blanch said.

  • Russia's oil impact Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 3:04 PM ET
    Russia's oil impact

    CNBC contributor Helima Croft, RBC Capital Markets chief commodities strategist, weighs in on the crude oil space and Russia's oil impact.

  • Oil hugs $45 Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    Oil hugs $45

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on the oil close, live from the floor of the NYMEX.

  • Bullish bet on nat gas Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 1:18 PM ET
    Bullish bet on nat gas

    Discussing factors impacting natural gas, oil and gold prices, with Francisco Blanch, BofA Merrill Lynch head of global commodity research.

  • Colombia is close to a deal to boost GDP 'forever' Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 12:57 PM ET
    Juan Manuel Santos Calderon speaking at the 2015 CGI Annual Meeting in New York.

    A peace agreement with armed rebels would permanently add 1.5 percent to Colombia's GDP, according the country's leader.

  • Oil might have hit the bottom: Analyst Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 12:04 PM ET

    As oil prices struggled to hold onto this week’s gains, investors are obsessed with pinpointing crude’s next move—and there’s hopes the worst might be over.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Oil prices fell back on Thursday after an early rally on fears of storm damage to U.S. oil installations faded. Brent, the global benchmark for oil, was down 20 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $48.17 a barrel by 10:33 a.m. EDT after hitting a one-week high at $49.84. Hurricane Joaquin, which strengthened into a powerful Category 3 storm and was moving over the...