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  • A spike in oil prices just around the corner: Pro

    Jonathan Barratt, founder of Barratt's Bulletin, says a spike in oil prices is imminent because of the Syrian crisis and the U.S. hurricane season.

  • U.S. military and national security advisers huddled with President Barack Obama at the White House on Saturday to consider options for responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government this week.

  • Did Syria cross red line?

    NBC's Steve Handelsman reports critics in Washington are complaining that President Obama's delay of any U.S. military response is giving Syria a green light to use weapons again. Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Huffington Post; Avik Roy, Manhattan Institute; and Mark Simone, WOR radio talk show host, share their opinions on what they want President Obama to do.

  • What's the end game for Syria?

    Richard Mallinson, chief policy analyst at Energy Aspects, tells CNBC that a confirmation of chemical weapons in Syria would put a lot of pressure on Obama.

  • Will UN inspectors be allowed access to chemical site?

    The United Nations has urged Syria to allow weapons inspectors into the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack. Yousef Gamal El-Din has more.

  • Obama unveils plan to lower college tuition

    President Obama wants to roll out a new rating system for colleges, and the President has also asked U.S. intelligence to investigate Wednesday's attack in Syria. CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on tonight's headlines.

  • Hard to prove chemical weapons in Syria: pro

    Dan Kaszeta, managing director at Strongpoint Security, says the use of chemical weapons in Syria will be difficult to prove, due to the nature of the weapon, and that the advantages of using chemical over traditional weapons are very limited.

  • Syrian rebels demand chemical attack investigation

    Syria's opposition is demanding United Nations inspectors immediately begin investigating an alleged chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds of people yesterday, reports NBC's Richard Engel.

  • Instability in the Middle East spreading

    Robert Hormats, former State Department undersecretary, discusses the Bo Xilai trial in China, and the growing unrest in Egypt, as tensions mount in Syria over chemical attack allegations.

  • Syria: there is a lot at stakes

    The international response to the events in Syria has been varied reports CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din, as the U.S. have said they would only get involved with their international partners.

  •  Chemical weapons will not change Syria's status quo: Pro

    Firas Abi Ali, senior manager for Middle East and Africa at IHS Global Insight, tells CNBC that we are probably not going to see any action over the Syria chemical attack.

  • Blame game continues over Syria chemical attack

    The blame game continues in Syria with both sides blaming each other for the attack. Yousef Gamal El-Din has more.

  • Manning sentenced to 35 years

    Army Pfc Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in a military prison, and France and Britain are demanding UN inspectors should be allowed to the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. CNBC's Josh Lipton has all the details.

  • Chemical attack killed hundreds in Syria: Rebels

    Activists and rebels claim hundreds have been killed in a poisonous gas attack. NBC's Richard Engel offers insight on the news.

  • Egypt: Mubarak to be released shortly?

    CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports on the EU's decision to review its aid to Egypt, the possible release of former president Hosni Mubarak, and the latest developments in Syria.

  • Possible chemical attacks in Syria

    There are claims that hundreds were killed by a series of chemical weapons attacks by Syria, reports NBC's Richard Engel.

  • Syria: has the conflict escalated to a new level?

    CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports from Cairo on the attacks in Syria for which neither the death toll or perpetrator have been independently verified and on Europe's aid to Egypt.

  • The average price of gasoline in the United States dipped over the past two weeks thanks to large falls in Midwestern states, a survey issued on Sunday showed.

  • Investing Outside the US

    Is there any reason to invest outside of the U.S.? David Riedel, Riedel Research Group, and Michael Purves, Weeden & Co., share their opinions.

  • Even as President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is proclaiming battlefield momentum against the insurgency with the help of his Hezbollah ally, he appears to be facing a new threat: a rapidly weakening currency that has unnerved many Syrians, the NYT reports.