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  • *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.

  • *FireEye shares decline after secondary offering. *Cerberus Capital to buy Safeway; Safeway shares slip. President Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying Russia could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers in Ukraine.

  • Greenspan 'pessimistic' on Ukraine outcome     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

    Diplomacy is far less important than stock movements in Russia, says Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, sharing his thoughts on the growing crisis in Ukraine and its impact on the Russian economy.

  • *Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates. LONDON, March 7- Oil held around $108 a barrel on Friday as investors balanced supply concerns arising from the Ukraine crisis with seasonally slowing crude demand and forecasts for only modest U.S. jobs growth in February.

  • *Putin harnesses Russian Orthodox Church to support Ukraine policy. MOSCOW, March 7- As troops loyal to Russian President Vladimir Putin were seizing control of Crimea, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow deduced that an "internal political crisis" in Ukraine was threatening its territorial integrity.

  • Ukraine’s PM: No concessions on Crimea Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 7:18 AM ET
    People hold placards and Ukrainian flags during a rally in front of the White House in Washington.

    Ukraine Prime Minister Yatsenyuk told CNBC his country is not prepared to make concessions over Crimea, the region at the center of tensions between Russia and the West.

  • Obama has 1-hour phone call with Putin     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides perspective on the likely conversation between President Obama and Russian President Putin on the growing crisis in Ukraine

  • CNBC's Steve Sedgwick provides highlights of his interview with Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

  • *Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates. LONDON, March 7- Oil edged lower to around $108 a barrel on Friday as seasonally slowing crude demand and forecasts for only modest U.S. jobs growth in February trumped supply concerns arising from the Ukraine crisis.

  • But there was some relaxation in recent market tensions over Ukraine, where many had feared the outbreak of fully-fledged war with Russia.