Now that the United Kingdom, Germany and Israel have indicated they will not participate in a military strike in Syria, President Obama must carefully weigh his retaliatory options in the Middle East, reports NBC's Richard Engel.
Alec Young, S&P Capital IQ, provides perspective on how stocks will likely react to an attack on Syria. And Jack De Gan, Harbor Advisory, weighs in on General Electric's plans to spin off its consumer lending operations.
Robert Wexler, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, discusses several options open to President Obama in response to Syria's Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons. And CNBC's John Harwood reveals the latest results of an NBC/WSJ poll on what Americans think about the crisis in Syria.
NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest developments in Syria as a growing number of refugees flee to Jordan and Lebanon, and the United Kingdom and Germany signal they will not participate in a military strike.
Robert Jordan, former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, tells CNBC that Obama has placed the US in box over Syria and has to carry out an attack to maintain credibility.
Brooks Newmark, a Member of Parliament who has worked extensively in Syria, tells CNBC that the vote on Syria is a turning point on UK foreign policy and the US can no longer rely on them militarily.
The Dow closed higher today by 16 points, S&P 500 up 27 points, and the Nasdaq up 3 points. Jeff Kleintop, LPL Financial, weighs in on the impact of concerns in Syria on the markets. CNBC's Dominic Chu reports on the action in the defense sector.
UN inspectors conducted their 3rd day of investigations into Syria's alleged chemical weapons attack. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest. Also, Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA); Rep. Zoe Lofgren, (D-CA); and Marc Ginsberg, former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco discuss.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer discusses investment strategies if things turn sour in Syria, and how other current events like the debt ceiling are impacting the markets.
"[T]he British Parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action," UK Prime Minister Cameron said.
The oil market is reacting to a potential U.S. military strike in Syria. John Woods, JJ Woods & Associates, discusses what could happen to oil prices if there is a strike, and how to play BP when the heat settles.
Stocks finished in positive territory Thursday but closed off session highs as lingering worries over Syria put a damper on gains.
Prices for U.S. Treasurys advanced on Thursday as investors began positioning themselves for the month-end and the long holiday weekend, with underlying worries about a possible military strike against Syria supporting safe-haven purchases.
UN inspectors continue their chemical investigation in Syria for the 3rd day, reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin. And Jon Alterman, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and David Gordon, Eurasia Group, discuss the impact Syria could have on the U.S. economy.
Heather Hughes, SunAmerica Funds; Greg Ip, The Economist; and Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, discuss markets with tapering in question on Syrian concerns.
NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin provides the latest details from Syria. U.S. officials say a possible strike could be sea-based. And Philip Coyle, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation; and Gen. Barry McCaffrey, MSNBC Military analyst, discuss what's the next move for America.
Concerns of fighting in Syria could re-spark factional fighting in Iraq potentially putting 3 million barrels of oil a day at risk. Former U.S. State Department senior banking and finance advisor to the government of Iraq Burdin Hickok provides insight into the global oil market.
CNBC's Dominic Chu focuses on defense stocks while tensions in Syria heighten.
NBC's Ayman Moheyldin reports anxiety has gripped the country of Syria in anticipation of a possible U.S. military strike, and there has been a high amount of shortages of food.
NBC News' Richard Engel reports UN inspectors are still on the ground in Syria conducting inspections, and likely to leave the country on Sunday. Egypt and The Red Cross say they do not support any kind of military action.