The price of oil could go sharply higher, depending on the duration of the disruption at Saudi oil facilities and whether there is a military response.Powering the Futureread more
Energy stocks, one of the worst-performing sector this year, spiked on Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabia's heart of oil production Saturday sent oil prices soaring.Marketsread more
The Saudi-led military coalition battling Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday that the attack on Saudi oil plants was carried out by Iranian weapons and did not originate...Oilread more
President Donald Trump said Monday he's in no rush to respond to a coordinated attack that hit Saudi Arabia's oil industry over the weekend.Marketsread more
"The United States military, with our interagency team, is working with our partners to address this unprecedented attack and defend the international rules-based order that...Politicsread more
Traders in the fed funds futures market on Monday were pricing in a 34% chance that the Fed will stay put on rates.The Fedread more
Gas prices could rise by about 20 cents per gallon "starting tomorrow," oil analyst Andy Lipow says Monday.Oil and Gasread more
Some operators are cashing in on the CBD craze by substituting cheap and illegal synthetic marijuana for natural CBD in vapes and edibles such as gummy bears, an AP...Health and Scienceread more
Attack on Saudi oil facilities shows that 'risk is real', Chevron CEO Michael Wirth said on CNBC's "Closing Bell" Monday.Marketsread more
J.P. Morgan's chief quant says oil prices would start to hurt stock prices when they hit the $80 to $85 range.Market Insiderread more
Walmart said Monday it's relaunching the once-beloved trendy New York fashion brand, Scoop NYC, on its website nationwide and in select stores.Retailread more
Giving to charity doesn't always mean that those in need will be on the receiving end of that money.
The average American donates about $2,500 a year to charity, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Households earning more than $200,000 a year give much more—roughly $14,000. But if you don't give wisely, not much of that money may make it to those in need.
With an uncertain economy, experts say charities could feel the pinch this year. A recent survey of 88 groups by The Chronicle of Philanthropy forecast a 1 percent drop in donations. (Last year, donations to the 400 largest nonprofits saw a 4 percent increase, they report.)
"I think it's going to be a flat year," said Sandra Miniutti, vice president of marketing for Charity Navigator. Early indications from donors are that they plan to give at about the same levels as last year, she said.
Whether you can afford to give a little or a lot, maximize your donation by picking the right charity. Check out ratings from sites such as the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance and CharityNavigator.org. They evaluate groups on standards including financial stability and governing practices. That way, you'll know a particular charity is legit, and that it's making an impact.
"You want to look for a charity that is financially sound and putting most of its money into its programs, not telemarketing firms," Miniutti said.
—By CNBC's Kelli B. Grant. Follow her on Twitter @kelligrant