In our news wrap Thursday, Iran threatened an “all-out war” if attacked by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia. From the United Arab Emirates, Sec. of State Mike Pompeo said he hoped for a “peaceful resolution” of the tense situation. Also,…
In Riyadh on Wednesday, Saudi Arabia showcased evidence it says proves Iran’s involvement in weekend airstrikes on two major Saudi oil facilities. Iran denies the claim, and given the strained relations between the two countries, how should the U.S. respond?…
In our news wrap Tuesday, Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 48 people and wounded scores more in two separate attacks in Afghanistan, one of which targeted President Ashraf Ghani’s election rally. The second deadly blast occurred near the U.S.
In our news wrap Monday, besieged drugmaker Purdue Pharma has filed for federal bankruptcy protection. The move was part of a plan by the manufacturer of OxyContin to settle thousands of lawsuits stemming from the opioid crisis. Also, after more…
Airstrikes on Saudi oil facilities over the weekend disrupted markets and increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The U.S. blames Tehran for the attacks and has reportedly shared intelligence with Saudi Arabia to back up the assertion. Lisa Desjardins…
By Kiyoko Metzler, Carlo Piovano, Associated Press
Crude prices have been falling since October because major producers are pumping oil at high rates and due to fears that weaker economic growth could dampen energy demand.
By Thomas Maxwell
Despite lower prices at the gas pump -- welcome news for the millions of travelers hitting the road during the holiday season -- the drop is unlikely to be a net gain for the U.S. economy.
By Vikram Mansharamani
Since Nigeria’s central bank announced it would abandon its currency’s dollar peg, the naira has fallen 61 percent against the U.S. dollar.
By PBS NewsHour
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