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Congress Political Leaders

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Stonger Dollar Pushes Oil Lower

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Moves by the Bank of Japan sent the dollar higher and oil lower, but nat gas inventory draw downs pushed natural gas higher.

  • Oil, Natural Gas Tomorrow

    U.S. oil prices posted the biggest one-day slide of the year in the midst of a broad commodities sell off. Natural gas prices also declined ahead of data on U.S. storage levels, due out tomorrow. CNBC's Sharon Epperson on what traders will be watching in the coming session.

  • Fed's Williams: Fed Could Begin Tapering This Summer

    Tapering QE does not indicate policy tightening, says Fed's John Williams. CNBC's Steve Liesman offers insight.

  • Obama Taking 5% Salary Cut

    President Obama is reportedly returning 5 percent of his salary in tribute to furloughed federal workers, with CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Further Pressure on Oil Prices?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gas Prices Coming Down

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The national average price of regular gasoline was $3.63/gallon Monday, according to AAA. That's 13 cents lower than the average price on March 1 and 30 cents cheaper than April 1, 2012.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans tells you what the markets are watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S.  (1:14)

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Nat Gas on a Tear

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Natural gas has more than doubled since April of last year and is at a 19-month high, she reports. Tomorrow's report could show a draw down of 83-87bcf, which would likely drive prices higher.

  • CNBC's Kelly Evans tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S. (1:22)

  • Commodities Tomorrow: WTI Spread 'Unwinding'

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate tells you what the markets will be watching as we approach the start of trading in the U.S. (1:26)

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Cypress Drives Crude

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The Cypress bailout drove today's activity, as oil traded at its highest level in a month.

  • EU and IMF officials struck a last-minute deal with Cyprus early on March 25 to resurrect a bailout for the island - but one banking chain goes to the wall and major clients, who include many Russians, will take a giant hit.

    Compared to what had emerged a week earlier, this deal is a better technical outcome - both in what it contains and in what is left out.

  • Premium: Candy Bars

    From the successful campaign against trans fats to San Francisco's ban on toys in McDonald's Happy Meals to first lady Michelle Obama's campaign against childhood obesity, it's clear that makers of so-called junk foods face a widening public relations battle. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Pier Luigi Bersani, leader of Italy's Democratic Party

    Italian parties reacted skeptically on Friday to center-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani's call for a government backed by all political forces, complicating efforts to end the stalemate left by last month's election.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Volker Kauder, head of the Bundestag faction of the German Christian Democrats (CDU)

    A leading conservative ally of Angela Merkel said that Cyprus was "playing with fire" and needed to come up with a workable proposal urgently.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Prices Under Pressure

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

    Dr. Benjamin Carson was a political unknown just weeks ago. Now, He is in some ways a dream candidate for Republicans. The NYT reports.

  • Beppe Grillo

    The populist 5-Star Movement of ex-comic Beppe Grillo asked President Napolitano for the mandate to form an Italian government.