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  • Does the US-Russia plan change the game for Syria?

    Michael Hudson, Director of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore says Syria has been handed a lifeline with the U.S.-Russia chemical weapons plan.

  • Obama: I will not negotiate

    President Obama told Rep. Boehner he is not willing to negotiate on the debt limit. Ari Melber, Nation Magazine; Dan Holler, Heritage Action for America; and Mark Simone, WOR radio talk show host, discuss. "I don't think the President has the upper hand," says Holler.

  • Look at Newport Chemical Depot today

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from Newport Chemical Depot, which is now called Vermillion Rise Mega Park. The site is currently under development to serve as an industrial park.

  • Syrian President Bashar Assad

    With interests in real estate, airlines, energy and telecommunications, the Syrian regime is believed to control a fortune worth billions.

  • Syria strategy: Mission impossible?

    Secretary of State John Kerry has confirmed the use of sarin gas in Syria. Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, and Peter Brooks, Heritage Foundation, discuss whether Syria will show its entire weapons inventory, and if force is the answer.

  • Assad's hidden fortune

    Despite the average income in Syria being about $2,600 a year, President Bashar Assad's personal wealth is estimated at $500 million. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the story.

  • Sec. Kerry makes statements on Syria

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Sec. of State John Kerry confirms sarin gas was used and killed Syrians.

  • Syria diplomacy backed by force?

    Nader Mousavizadeh, geopolitical analyst at Macro Advisory Partners, says the threat of a U.S. strike prompted the deal between Syria and Russia, and explains how Iran is opening the dialogue.

  • Fed Survey: More dovish outlook than the Fed

    With tapering on the way, CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the results from the CNBC Fed Survey, which polls economists and Fed watchers. Komal Sri-Kumar, Sri- Kumar Global Strategies, and Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank, weigh in.

  • Syria & the debt ceiling

    With concerns in Syria still looming, Fed policymakers are having a 2-day meeting on interest rates. CNBC's Steve Liesman has the results of the CNBC Fed survey.

  • Downside to oil price is 'very limited': pro

    Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, says the oil market is "finding its floor" right now and expects prices to rise as global recovery is picking up.

  • Will a UN resolution on Syria be taken?

    Anthony Skinner, director at Maplecroft, says a strict UN resolution on Syria is likely following the latest chemical attack, but that Assad could "pull the carpet from under Obama's feet" again.

  • UN releases report on allegations of chemical weapons in Syria

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera reports the latest details from the United Nations investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

  • How workable is the Syria deal?

    Hadley Gamble discusses the deal between Russia and the US on Syria's chemical weapons and what will happen next.

  • Syria chemical weapons talks

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports the biggest headlines from today including little progress in talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister about chemical weapons in Syria.

  • Syria chemical weapons pledge surpasses U.S. goal?

    Peter Galbraith, Senior Diplomatic Fellow at Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, notes that the threat of U.S. military action was to deter Syria from using chemical weapons again, but by acceding to the global treaty, Syria will have to destroy their stockpiles.

  • From Russia with love: Putin's NYT op-ed

    Russian President Vladimir Putin took to the New York Times to plea for U. S caution in Syria. CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera reports the details. And Charles Kupchan, Georgetown University professor, weighs in on Press Secretary Jay Carney's response to Putin's op-ed.

  • Donald Trump

    Vladimir Putin's editorial admonishing the U.S. to abide by the U.N.'s authority embarrasses President Obama, Donald Trump said Thursday.

  • Russia is cheapest emerging market: Pro

    Russia's market has become "very narrow," and is a place where is the "cheapest emerging market," explains Triogem Asset Management's Tim Seymour.

  • Kerry rejects Assad's 30 day deadline

    Secretary of State John Kerry is rejecting Syrian President Bashar Assad's plan to wait 30 days after signing a chemical weapons ban before submitting data on how many they actually own.