IRAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM

UK Bank That Hid Iran Dealings Is Fed Up With 'F---ing Americans'

From 2001 to 2010, British bank Standard Chartered conspired with Iran to hide roughly 60,000 transactions involving at least $250 billion. And when they were called out by New York regulators for the possibility that this might have been illegal, their response was blunt ... and profane.

Iran Cut Off From Global Financial System

Iran was largely cut off from global commerce on Thursday, when the company that handles financial transactions said it was severing ties with many Iranian banks %u2014 part of an international effort to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. The action is meant to enforce European Union sanctions, as global financial transactions are impossible without using SWIFT, and will go a long way toward isolating Iran financially.

5 Reasons We'll See $4 Gas by Memorial Day

Gas prices dropped at a pretty good clip in the latter half of 2011 -- down around 20% to about $3.25. Hope you enjoyed it while it lasted, because gas is back on the rise. It's near $3.50 now, and the key trends all signal that it'll keep going higher.

3 Reasons Oil Prices Are Headed Higher in 2012

Americans have grown used to oil at $100 a barrel and paying more than $3 per gallon for gas at the pump. But don't get too comfy -- the price of filling up is probably going up in 2012.