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  • Cohen on Striking Syria

    The U.S. is on the brink of taking action against Syria for its alleged chemical attack against its own people last month. President Barack Obama is pushing Congress and our allies to support a limited strike, while Russian President Vladimir Putin is promising to assist Syria if it suffers an outside attack. Is the U.S. ready to engage in potentially another war? Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen puts into perspective the costs and benefits of reprimanding Syria.

  • Markets & military action

    What can investors expect from the markets days before a military attack? Jeffrey Kleintop, LPL Financial, and Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter, look at patterns that go back to World War II.

  • Cashin: Volume may pick up Friday

    If 10-year Treasurys reach a certain yield, it could be a "trip wire" for markets with the potential to blunt buying in equities, said Art Cashin.

  • Obama tries to bolster support for Syria

    President Obama is meeting world leaders in Russia at the G-20 Summit today to hopefully gain support for military action in Syria. NBC's Chick Todd is in St. Petersburg, Russia with the latest.

  • President Obama arrives at G-20

    President Obama came face to face with Russia's Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit, reports CNBC's Steve Sedgwick.

  • Is the oil market overdoing Syria fears?

    Abhishek Deshpande, oil markets analyst at Natixis, discusses the political premium attached to oil prices and says they will only spike to $150 if the situation in Syria spreads to other countries.

  • Obama to explain 'current thinking' at G-20

    President Obama has arrived at St. Petersburg in Russia to attend the G-20 event, NBC's Steve Sedgwick reports.

  • Traders buy the dip in oil

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports energy and metals are have rebounded after a rough open yesterday.

  • Before the open with Art Cashin

    Art Cashin, UBS, shares what to watch for ahead of the market's open including oil and gas as military action in Syria remains imminent.

  • ECB's Draghi: We stand ready to act

    Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, says the central bank is ready to act if Syria or emerging markets weaken euro zone growth but there has been no discussion of co-ordinated action.

  • Obama and Putin shake hands

    President Obama is greeted in Russia by President Vladimir Putin.

  • Full-fledged air war in Syria?

    Christopher Dickey, MidEast editor, Newsweek and the Daily Beast, says an all-out air war could bring Syria's Assad to the negotiating table, but could also cost a lot of Syrian lives.

  • China warned military action in Syria would hurt the world economy and push up oil prices, reinforcing Vladimir Putin's attempts to talk President Barack Obama out of air strikes.

  • The Syria problem, the Obama solution

    CNBC's Eamon Javers provides an update on Congressional debate over the situation in Syria, and Bill Burton, co-founder, Priorities USA Action, expresses his support for U.S. action in that country.

  • Syria: Should we, shouldn't we?

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest news from the Congressional debate over U.S. involvement in Syria.

  • What would a U.S. strike in Syria look like

    A U.S. military strike in Syria would aim to only weaken President Assad and not topple him reports NBC's Jim Maceda from Turkey.

  • Who owns the 'red line?'

    President Obama said "I didn't set a red line, the world set a red line." Carrie Wofford, Wofford Strategies; Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review; and Peter Costa, National Review, provide perspective.

  • Can't ask military to do more with less: Rep. McKeon

    Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA), offers insight on Obama's plan for Syria and discusses costs in Washington. NBC's Steve Handelsman reports.

  • House and Senate considering military action

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved a resolution on Syria. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), provides reaction as the vote now moves to the Senate floor.

  • Syria: Hearings on the Hill

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest from the congressional hearings on Capitol Hill deciding military action in Syria.