Egypt's Suez Canal isn't oil industry prize

Jul 3, 2013
As Egypt grapples with political unrest, many economic analysts are worried about the price of oil. But Egypt's Suez Canal isn't as important as you'd think.
An Egyptian woman takes a photo a container ship as it sails through the Suez Canal.
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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....

MID-DAY UPDATE: Global wheat supply, the Suez Canal, and Atlanta's grease goldmine

Feb 1, 2011
As protests continue today in Egypt, the global business community focuses on spikes in oil and wheat prices. The World Bank says 30 million...

MID-DAY UPDATE: Protests in Egypt, and the new iPad newspaper

Jan 31, 2011
The ongoing protests in Egypt have raised economic concerns worldwide. Moody's Investors Service has cut Egypt's credit rating and revised its...