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  • MOSCOW, April 1- The United States has de-facto suspended talks with Russia about exchanging information on taxes under 2010' s Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, in a sign of a deepening rift over Moscow's actions in Ukraine, Vedomosti daily reported on Tuesday.

  • BRUSSELS, March 31- As Moscow and the West dig in for a prolonged stand-off over Russia's annexation of Crimea, risking spillover to other former Soviet republics and beyond, here are 10 ways in which the Ukraine crisis could change attitudes and policy around the world.

  • Time to invest in Russia? Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 2:19 PM ET
    An elderly customer counts ruble currency banknotes at a supermarket in Moscow, Russia.

    Beaten-down Russian market looking attractive? Michael Yoshikami offers a few points to keep in mind before investing.

  • *Russia says battalion withdrawing from near Ukraine border. NEW YORK, March 31- Crude futures dipped in volatile end-of-quarter trading on Monday, pressured by news Russia was withdrawing some troops on the Ukrainian border and concerns about the struggling U.S. labor market voiced by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

  • Russia flaunts grip on Crimea with PM's visit Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 12:28 PM ET
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

    Ukraine on Monday denounced the visit of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Crimea.

  • *Ukraine denounces visit as "crude violation". *Putin, Merkel discuss Ukraine, Moldova by phone. SIMFEROPOL, Crimea, March 31- Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev flaunted Russia's grip on Crimea by flying to the region and holding a government meeting there on Monday, angering Ukraine and defying Western demands to hand the peninsula back to Kiev.

  • Santelli Exchange: Politics & debt warfare     Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Robert Peston, BBC economics editor, discusses his documentary about China and the 2008 banking crisis.

  • No free lunch from the Fed: Expert     Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    Ian Shepherdson, Pantheon Macroeconomics, shares his thoughts on Fed policy and its impact on the U.S. economy.

  • SIMFEROPOL, Crimea, March 31- Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev flaunted Russia's grip on Crimea on Monday by flying to the region and announcing plans to turn it into a special economic zone, defying Western demands to hand the region back to Ukraine.

  • High frequency trading has issues: Pro     Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    Rob Cox, Reuters Breakingviews; Ian Shepherdson, Pantheon Macroeconomics, and Ben White, POLITICO, share their views on whether high frequency trading is fair. The question you have to ask is does it endanger the small investor, says Cox.

  • SIMFEROPOL, Crimea, March 31- Russia will make Crimea a special economic zone offering tax breaks and reduced bureaucracy to attract investors, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday.

  • "Our aim is to make the peninsula as attractive as possible to investors, so that it can generate sufficient income for its own development," Medvedev told a Russian government meeting on the Black Sea peninsula, which Moscow has annexed from Ukraine.

  • *Iraq starts production at giant West Qurna-2 field. LONDON, March 31- Brent crude oil traded near a two-week high around $108 a barrel on Monday as tension between Russia and the West offset a rise in oil supply from OPEC's second-largest producer Iraq.

  • Positions held by the different parties, the EU, U.S. and Russia on Ukraine are a bit clearer following the meeting between John Kerry and Russia's Lavrov, says Joseph Dayan, head of markets at BCS Financial Group.

  • *Iraq starts production at giant West Qurna-2 field. SINGAPORE, March 31- Brent crude traded near a two-week high at above $107 a barrel on Monday as simmering tensions between Russia and the West offset a rise in oil supply from OPEC's second-largest producer Iraq.

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 29- When General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra faces Congress next week she will have to explain how the top brass at the biggest U.S. automaker can say they knew nothing for more than a decade about a faulty ignition switch linked to crashes and at least 12 deaths.

  • MOSCOW, March 29- Russia said on Saturday it had "no intention" of invading eastern Ukraine, responding to Western warnings over a military buildup on the border following Moscow's annexation of the Crimean peninsula.

  • MOSCOW, March 29- Russia said on Saturday it had "no intention" of invading eastern Ukraine, responding to Western warnings over a military buildup on the border following Moscow's annexation of the Crimean peninsula.

  • MOSCOW, March 29- Russian said on Saturday it had no intention of sending its armed forces into Ukraine, signalling Moscow wants to ease tensions in the worst East-West standoff since the Cold war.

  • March 28- Moody's Investors Service on Friday placed Russia's government bond rating of' Baa1' on review for a downgrade as the conflict with Ukraine weighs on the country's economic outlook.