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  • *Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates. NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. stocks trimmed earlier gains on Friday's jobs data to trade little changed by midday as investors turned cautious before the weekend, with the S&P 500 near record highs and a simmering crisis in Ukraine.

  • Global grain prices, along with domestic ones on Ukraine's physical market, have rallied this week on the rising tensions in one of the world's top grain exporters.

  • CNBC's Steve Sedgwick spoke with the Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk about the Crimean referendum.

  • Global grain prices, along with domestic ones on Ukraine's physical market, have rallied this week on the rising tensions in one of the world's top grain exporters.

  • The new emerging market hotspot: Ukraine? Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 12:09 PM ET
    Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management's Emerging Markets Group.

    Veteran emerging markets investor Mark Mobius said he remained interested in some Ukrainian stocks, after surprising gains in the market this year.

  • *Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates. NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. oil rose more than $1 a barrel on Friday as tensions lingered in Ukraine and a report that U.S. job growth accelerated by more than expected in February offset a seasonal slowdown in demand for crude. The Ukraine crisis escalated as President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from U.S.

  • NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. equities and other risk assets pared gains on Friday as uncertainty over Ukraine tensions outweighed stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs growth, leading investors to pull money before the weekend.

  • Ukrainian PM: Started process of diplomacy     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick spoke with the Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk about the progress in Ukraine and Russia.

  • BERLIN, March 7- A German business group says the imposition of economic sanctions on Russia should the Ukraine crisis worsen would have a huge effect on the global economy. Some 6,200 German firms are active in Russia, and have invested 20 billion euros in the country, while 300,000 German jobs are dependent on trade with Russia, Cordes said.

  • *Gold still heads for weekly gain on Ukraine tensions. LONDON, March 7- Gold tumbled more than 1 percent on Friday after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data helped soothe fears of an abrupt slowdown in the world's biggest economy. Gold futures for April delivery fell $16.70 to $1,335.00 an ounce.

  • *Gazprom hints gas flows cuts to Ukraine and Europe may be repeated. *Ukraine failed to pay for Feb gas supplies on time- Gazprom.

  • *Cerberus Capital to buy Safeway; Safeway shares slip. NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Friday after an unexpectedly strong payrolls report in February, although gains were curbed by lingering tensions in Ukraine, with the S&P 500 at record highs.

  • Ukrainian PM: There will be no referendum     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The Crimea Assembly is ready for secession from Ukraine.

  • *Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates. LONDON, March 7- Oil edged above $108 a barrel on Friday as supply concerns arising from the Ukraine crisis and a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report offset a seasonal slowdown in demand for crude. The Ukraine crisis escalated as President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from U.S.

  • MOSCOW, March 7- Russia's central bank is taking steps to prevent the bankruptcy of the Moscow subsidiary of Ukraine's Privatbank, the Bank of Russia said on Friday, after Privatbank accused it of putting Moskomprivatbank under administration for political reasons.

  • LONDON/ BOSTON, March 7- A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyber espionage programs uncovered to date.

  • *Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates. LONDON, March 7- Oil was steady around $108 a barrel on Friday as supply concerns arising from the Ukraine crisis and a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report offset a seasonal slowdown in demand for crude. The Ukraine crisis escalated as President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from U.S.

  • *FireEye shares decline after secondary offering. *Cerberus Capital to buy Safeway; Safeway shares slip. NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. stocks were set for a higher open on Friday after more jobs than expected were created in February, with traders keeping an eye on lingering tensions in Ukraine.

  • Greenspan: This is the only way to stop Putin Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve Chairman

    Putin is trying to rebuild Soviet Union, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan tells CNBC.

  • Ukraine PM: 'No concessions' on Crimea     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk talks to CNBC's Steve Sedgwick about attempts to get Crimea to succeed from Ukraine.