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    The volatility switch has flipped in the energy sector, creating opportunities for investors ready to buy at increasingly attractive entry points in what may be a repeat of the 2008 mega-rally.

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    President Barack Obama told Americans on Monday the United States would work with its allies to hasten the day when Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi leaves power, but would not use force to topple him.

  • Word on the Street

    Oil pulls back on Libyan rebel successes, while explorers and refineries rise. At the same time, coal stocks slide after Goldman downgrades Peabody. And smaller telecom stocks make a big comeback after the AT&T/T-Mobile marriage, with Will Power, RW Paird analyst, CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.

  • Libyan rebels progress westward from the town of Bin Jawad towards Muammar Gaddafi's home town of Sirte on March 28, 2011 as NATO finally agreed to take over full command of military operations to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya from a US-led coalition.

    Libyan rebels in Benghazi say they have formed their own central bank.

  • Young Indian Muslims pose with placards during a protest rally against the ongoing political turmoil in Bahrain, Libya, and Yemen.

    Fresh reports of violent clashes and midnight raids taking place over the weekend did nothing to stifle a steady stream of traffic through Bahrain's financial district Monday, nor did the continued presence of foreign troops and tanks keep business from re-opening their doors.

  • Middle East Unrest & Oil

    An outlook on the oil market as the unrest in the Middle East shows no signs of calming down, with John Hofmeister, former Shell Oil president/CEO, U.S. Operations.

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    The twin shocks of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the rise in oil prices will not greatly alter growth prospects for 2011 and 2012, according to Willem Buiter, chief economist at Citigroup.

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    Instability has spread to nations that the United States considers vital to its interests and to chances for peace in the Middle East, the New York Times reports.

  • This footage purportedly show protests in the southwestern town of Daraa on 18th March 2011.

    Protests spread across Syria on Friday, challenging the rule of the Assad family after their forces killed dozens of demonstrators in the south.

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    The world is currently in the middle of historic change that will have as big an impact as the industrial revolution on feudal society, an author told CNBC.com.

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    Gold, oil and copper prices still have room to increase because of the current turmoil in the Middle East, weak economic data from the United States and strong demand from emerging markets, Michael Widmer, metals strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research told CNBC.

  • These three stocks are in the best position to benefit from increased oil prices, the "Mad Money" host said.

  • The "Mad Money" host explains why the markets closed up on Thursday.

  • Executive Decision: Enbridge Energy CEO

    Enbridge Energy CEO Patrick Daniel discusses pipelines and energy infrastructure, as well as the best ways to move oil around the U.S. and Canada, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Gartman: Central Banks Boosting Commodities?

    Reserves injected by the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank are going to gold and equities, rather than being used for timber, steel and copper down the road. Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, explains why it's happening.

  • As crude oil prices power higher, they are bringing the Norwegian Krone along with them. The dollar is another story.

  • Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi

    Since the United States reopened trade with Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s government in 2004, businesses have seen a Libyan culture rife with corruption, the New York Times reports.

  • Libyan rebels plan to set up a national oil company and central bank based in Benghazi as an alternative to the institutions of President Muammar Gaddafi, the Gulf newspaper The Nation reported Thursday.

  • Satyajit Das, the author of "Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives," is not one of the world’s great optimists. But what is clear from his work is that he understands risk.