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Iran economy weak even before new sanctions

Jan 6, 2012
While Iran faces off against the international community, it faces a crisis of economic confidence at home.
Posted In: Iran, sanctions

European leaders agree to oil sanctions for Iran

Jan 5, 2012
European officials meeting in Brussels today have reportedly agreed to an Iranian oil embargo. It's the latest move by the west to punish Iran for its nuclear ambitions.
Posted In: Oil, Iran, sanctions

Iranian oil: To ban or not to ban?

Jan 5, 2012
The European Union has threatened to embargo oil from Iran. Iran snapped back, saying if that happens, it won't let any oil ships pass through the Strait of Hormuz. How might this affect Europe and the U.S.?
Posted In: Oil, Iran, Strait of Hormuz

Europe likely to impose oil sanctions on Iran

Jan 5, 2012
European officials are meeting in Brussels today to discuss an oil embargo against Iran in reaction to the country's nuclear program.
Posted In: Oil, Iran, Europe

PODCAST: Central Time takes center stage

Jan 3, 2012
Today's Iowa caucuses mark the start of the 2012 election season. While the car brand Cadillac is expecting a strong year ahead, with a focus on becoming a global brand -- but Ford's Lincoln isn't going to be quite so lucky. Manufacturing hiring is finally picking up, but this time around companies are looking for more skilled workers. And Steve Chiotakis heads to the junk yard with Paddy Hirsch to understand junk bonds.
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, Iran, fracking

Other nations promise help if Iran cuts off oil supply

Dec 28, 2011
Oil prices are down a bit this morning after a Saudi oil official said his country would pump more crude. That follows Iran's threat to block the Strait of Hormuz, where about one fifth of the world's oil passes through.
Posted In: Oil, Saudi Arabia, Iran

What the Strait of Hormuz means for world oil

Dec 28, 2011
Iran's navy chief said today his country could very easily close the world's most important oil transit channel. The threat to close it comes after the West imposed more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.
Posted In: Iran, Oil

Iran reacts to U.S. threat of nuclear sanction

Dec 28, 2011
Iran has threatened to send military ships to block the Strait of Hormuz if President Obama signs a bill to impose sanctions to keep Iran from making nuclear weapons.
Posted In: Iran, Oil

Italian bond sale, Iranian threat impacting markets

Dec 28, 2011
Iran has repeated its threat to block the Straight of Hormuz where about a-fifth of the world's oil passes through. In Italy today, investors seemed happy to buy up the country's debt.
Posted In: italy, bonds, Iran

Blocking Strait of Hormuz would affect gas prices immediately

Dec 28, 2011
Iran has threatened to block the strait if President Obama signs a bill to impose sanctions to keep it from making nuclear weapons. The impact on oil prices worldwide would be major and immediate.
Posted In: gas, Strait of Hormuz, Iran

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