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  • The Year Ahead for the Oil Market

    Peter Hutton, energy analyst at RBC Capital Markets, tells CNBC that oil prices are likely to remain at current levels due to the falling supply out of Iran.

  • Tehran, Iran

    Iran captured a U.S. drone that was flying in the country's airspace, its media reported on Tuesday. Iran said the aircraft had entered its airspace and would respond "decisively" to any encroachments into its airspace.

  • Oil held around $111 per barrel on Monday on signs China's economic growth was beginning to recover.

  • Oil Price Is Likely to Rise: Expert

    Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, tells CNBC if sanctions tighten on Iran there will be less capacity in the market and it is more likely to be upwardly price sensitive.

  • A Closer Look At Susan Rice's Portfolio

    A new report says Susan Rice's portfolio includes companies doing business with Iran, with Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute.

  • Israel Could Make Things Worse for Israel: Analyst

    Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst, Nomura says that the polls are close ahead of Israel's elections next month and that there's a risk that Tel Aviv could cut off tax revenue from Palestine.

  • Most Expensive Military Programs

    Read ahead to see the most expensive U.S. military programs currently under way.

  • Iran in Position to Threaten Oil lanes

    In December, the U.S. military will have only one aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf for the first time in two years. The Iranian navy said it was kicking off a military exercise in the region at that time.  If talks scheduled between Tehran and the IAEA turn sour, there's potential for Iran to exploit the security vacuum for geopolitical gain.

  • New Plan For Afghanistan?

    Are Afghans perfectly capable of defending themselves like the President says they are? Bing West, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense, weighs in. "President Obama has an uphill climb ahead of him if he going to get back to a position of power in the Israel-Arab dynamic," he says.

  • Has Gaza Affected Oil Markets?

    Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects Ltd., tells CNBC that although there has been no physical disruption in the oil market during the Gaza conflict, there is fear that regional tensions between countries like Israel and Iran could lead to trouble.

  • A four-day gain in the S&P 500 greeted investors ahead of Thanksgiving, but the rally might not have much room to run, the CNBC “Fast Money” pros said Wednesday.

  • Is Oil’s Slide Done?

    Rich Ilczyszyn, a "Futures Now" trader and founder of iiTrader, explains why he's selling oil now.

  • Push for Ceasefire in Mideast

    Secretary of State Clinton is making the rounds today in Jerusalem, Ramallah and Cairo, pursuing a ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with NBC's Stephanie Gosk.

  • Regional Players Are Key to Gaza Crisis: Expert

    Jane Kinninmont, senior research fellow at Chatham House tells CNBC that the current conflict in Gaza is exposing the inadequacy of the existing UN system with regional players coming to the forefront instead.

  • Oil Markets Taking Gaza in Stride: Pro

    Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, tells CNBC that neither oil production areas nor transit points have been affected by the escalating conflict in Gaza.

  • In Worst Case Brent Could Rise to 150: Expert

    Lars Steffensen, executive managing director at Ebullio Capital talks to CNBC about whether the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza will have a wider impact on the oil price.

  • Commodities Next Week: Eye on the Middle East

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks ahead to where oil and precious metals are likely headed next week.

  • Oil Traders Eyeing Iran's Nuke Progress

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports there was no oil spillage in the Gulf of Mexico from the rig explosion, but traders are keeping an eye on reports Iran is doubling its uranium production.

  • Iran Doubling Production of Material for Nuclear Weapon

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on an explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and news Iran is doubling its production of the material used for nuclear weapons.