Oct 4, 2012 As the European Union prepares to impose a ban on natural gas imports from Iran, the country's currency has already fallen sharply because of international sanctions.
Oct 3, 2012 Today police in Iran fought with money lenders and other protesters in front of the country's central bank. Inflation in Iran is running at a shocking clip: the Iranian Rial is down 25% against the dollar in just the past week.
Oct 2, 2012 American Crossroads makes political hay out of attacks in Libya
Oct 1, 2012 The Strategic Petroleum Reserve was established to protect the economy from an embargo. But just the threat of releasing oil into the market can rein in speculation in oil futures, too.
Sep 30, 2012 The United States has the most crude oil stashed away and ready-to-go of any nation on earth in its Strategic Petroleum Reserve. But you can't see the oil. It's underground in salt domes.
Sep 27, 2012 With all this information technology at our disposal, it's striking how getting to the truth of a matter can still be so tough. Two tech stories from opposite sides of the world today remind us how even in 2012 the flow of information is still tightly controlled.
Sep 24, 2012 Over the weekend, Iran's government announced it was turning off Google. Officials also said plans are moving ahead to place the country's web users on a walled off intranet -- as opposed to the global Internet the rest of us use.
Sep 24, 2012 As world leaders gather to discuss the oil santions against Iran, that country is selling only half the volume of a year ago. But its reduced production is raising oil prices around the world.
Aug 7, 2012 Shares of the British bank Standard Chartered are tanking in London this morning -- down some 25 percent. New York financial regulators say the bank concealed billions of dollars of illegal transactions for Iranian customers.
Aug 7, 2012 Standard Chartered could soon have its banking license revoked in the nation's financial center, because of allegations that the bank has been hiding tens of thousands of secret transactions with Iran.