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  • Commodities Next Week: Oil down for 3rd straight month

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was down for the third straight month due to overproduction and soft demand.

  • Change is in the air: demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square

    Thanks to social media women all over the Middle East are finding ways to help one another start businesses. It's a movement that is about more than economics.

  • Prince Alwaleed: NSA spying was extraordinary and unneeded

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo and billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Kingdom Holding Company chairman, discuss Iran's nuclear program and Egypt. Prince Alwaleed also weighs in on if the NSA spying controversy hurt America's reputation internationally.

  • A gas flare is seen at an oil well near Williston, North Dakota.

    A report from the International Energy Agency also said that events outside the U.S. will continue to affect pricing.

  • Commodities Next Week

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • Saudi Arabia & Iran most impact oil prices: Pro

    Burdin Hickok of Tigress Financial discusses sanctions and the greatest threats to Middle East oil.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal at the end of a joint press conference last week in Riyadh.

    Saudi Arabia is upset with the U.S. over Iran, but any move by that country is unlikely to broadly affect global energy markets.

  • New York University (NYU) holds its 180th commencement ceremony in Yankee Stadium.

    More than 800,000 came to the U.S. for higher education in 2012, a record high fueled largely by an influx of Chinese students, U.S. data showed.

  • Heavy traffic in downtown Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Saudi women are planning to get behind the wheel on Saturday, defying a stern warning by the Kingdom's ministry of interior and pressing for change in the world's last male-only driving nation.

  • Saudi Arabia has walked away from US: Batchelor

    New reports suggest the U.S. decision not to intervene in Syria, coupled with our relationship with Iran has infuriated Saudi Arabia. Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, and radio show host John Batchelor, discuss whether President Obama understands the situation clearly.

  • Traders in the crude oil options pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    Signs of friction have caught the attention of the oil market, but traders aren't concerned about supply issues for now.

  • T. Boone Pickens

    If you want to break OPEC, approve the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, T. Boone Pickens tells CNBC.

  • Now that the U.S. has edged past Russia as the world's largest oil and gas producer, the drumbeat to export some of that oil bounty might get louder.

  • Commodities Next Week: Low volume in oil pits

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • Commodities Next Week: Taper talk pressures gold

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • Commodities Next Week: Taper could hit gold even more

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Next week is all about the Fed. If it announces a larger-than-expected taper, it could create more weakness in gold.

  • Commodities Next Week: All eyes on Washington

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • Commodities Next Week: Syria, Fed & employment

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • Egyptian army soldiers block Salah Salem highway to prevent supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi from crossing during their demonstration in Cairo.

    The United States is unlikely to make significant cuts in assistance to Egypt, despite calls from Congress to do so and a Cabinet-level meeting this week.

  • Mark Mobius: Remain exposed to Egypt

    Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group believes Egypt will pull through the crisis in the long term and remains exposed to the country.