May 29, 2012 The U.S., Britain and other nations will expel Syrian diplomats after a weekend massacre in the country, but sanctions so far haven’t been effective.
May 22, 2012 The top nuclear official at the United Nations said today that a deal has been reached with Iran to allow the U.N.’s investigation into Iran’s nuclear program to continue. So what does this mean for the price of oil, which spiked earlier this year because of tensions with Iran?
May 21, 2012 President Obama will be with world leaders in Chicago today after meetings at Camp David over the weekend. The takeaway from those meetings is that there should be more of a focus on growth rather than austerity as Europe grapples with another flare up in the debt crisis.
Apr 24, 2012 President Obama has announced a new policy aimed at punishing countries like Syria and Iran that practice violence after gathering information about citizens online.
Apr 4, 2012 India is a U.S. ally but also one of the top importers of Iranian oil. It could face U.S. sanctions unless it curbs these oil purchases.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 4, 2012 The economic and social unrest in Syria is making it difficult for foreign businesses, like KFC, Cinnabon and United Colors of Benetton, to expand there.
Mar 21, 2012 The president might be able to do little to really bring down short term gas prices. But reporter Scott Tong outlines some things that actually would affect the price.
Mar 15, 2012 Iran is feeling the effects of U.S. sanctions over its nuclear program. The International Energy Agency says Iranian oil exports have fallen to a ten-year low.
Mar 6, 2012 Oil prices fell today on the possible resumption of nuclear talks between Iran, the U.S. and its allies. But would prices stay down for long?