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Chart: Global oil supply disruptions through history

Mar 2, 2011
Oil is up to $100 a barrel. Gas prices are well above $3 a gallon. And we're paying a premium because of our dependency on foreign oil. We should...
Posted In: gas prices, Libya, middle east, Oil, oil price

Reporter's Notebook: Egypt's Tahrir Square by day and night

Feb 28, 2011
Tahrir Square, in the center of downtown Cairo, is now the heart of Egypt's revolution. And like Paris's Bastille and Beijing's Tiananmen, it's...
Posted In: Egypt, middle east, protests

MID-DAY UPDATE: Violence escalates in Libya, concerns mount over rising oil prices

Feb 25, 2011
Violent protests continue today in Libya. After reports of mass killings of anti-government protesters, the United Nations top human rights office...
Posted In: bailout, BP, CBS, deep water drilling, Gaddafi, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf oil spill, Ireland, Libya, mid-day update, middle east, NATO, North Africa, Oil, protests, television, United Nations, violence

On rich and poor in Egypt...

Feb 23, 2011
We hear a pounding drumbeat that 'economic disparity' is at the root of the peoples' revolutions sweeping the Middle East. And it's true, to a ...
Posted In: Egypt, middle east

MID-DAY UPDATE: U.S. reviews Middle East arms deals, China moves to discourage protests

Feb 23, 2011
As the unrest in the Middle East continues to escalate today, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Obama administration has launched a...
Posted In: censor, China, defense contractors, Internet, mid-day update, middle east, North Africa, turmoil, unrest, Wall Street Journal

Ironic words from Moammar Gadhafi's son

Feb 22, 2011
This final note today. I'm going to read you something -- you try to tell me who wrote it, all right?...
Posted In: Libya, middle east

What an Arab revolution looks like-up close

Feb 17, 2011
The Bangles' "Walk Like an Egyptian" is playing at my favorite pizza joint in Portland as I tell my kids, age 10 and 13, that I'm going to Cairo....
Posted In: Egypt, middle east

MID-DAY UPDATE: Dodd-Frank, budget cuts, Middle East and Lap-Band

Feb 17, 2011
The Senate banking committee today is questioning regulators of the Dodd-Frank law to gauge how much they've improved the financial system. The law...
Posted In: afghanistan, Bahrain, budget, deficit-cutting, deficits, Dodd-Frank law, FDA, Kabul Bank, Lap-band, mid-day update, middle east, protests, regulation, Senate, weight loss

MAP: U.S. foreign aid to the Middle East and South Asia

Feb 16, 2011
Since the end of World War II, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has worked to further America's foreign policy inte...
Posted In: Egypt, foreign aid, Israel, maps, middle east, picture this

MID-DAY UPDATE: Jobless claims, Suez Canal workers' strike, NYSE merger

Feb 10, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department this morning announced weekly jobless claims fell to 383,000, the lowest level in nearly three years....
Posted In: Amman, corporate profits, energy, jobless, Jordan, labor, mid-day update, middle east, NYSE, protests, stock market, strike, Suez Canal, UPS, weekly jobless, Wells Fargo

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