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  • Crimea vote: Positive reaction in Moscow     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    News of the Crimean referendum on joining Russian was well-received in Moscow, reports NBC's Jim Maceda.will respond to the latest developments.

  • *Stocks rise on efforts to resolve Ukraine crisis. NEW YORK, March 6- World share markets rose on Thursday, supported by hopes diplomatic efforts would cool the crisis in Ukraine, while the euro advanced to its highest level of the year after the European Central Bank signaled its economy needs no additional stimulus.

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the freezing of U.S. assets and a ban on travel into the United States of those involved in the Russian military intervention into Ukraine's Crimea region.

  • Russians & Ukrainians not talking     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    The Crimean parliament has approved a March 16 referendum on becoming part of Russia. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports the Russians aren't recognizing the Kiev government, and the Kiev government isn't recognizing the Crimean government.

  • *Europe also may have insufficient reserve gas for Ukraine. PRAGUE/ LONDON, March 6- Directing natural gas from the European Union to Ukraine if Russia stops supplying its western neighbour would fail to keep up with demand for long as capacity between the EU and Ukraine is too small, analysts said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON/ MOSCOW, March 6- Russian officials are pushing for the International Monetary Fund to move ahead with planned reforms without the United States, which could mean the loss of the U.S. veto over major decisions at the global lender, sources said.

  • US STOCKS-Data, ECB move support stocks; Ukraine eyed Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    *Staples, Costco shares down after results. *Crimea's parliament votes to join Russia. Crimea's parliament voted on Thursday to join Russia and its Moscow- backed government set a referendum for March 16 on the decision, in an escalation of the crisis between Russia and the West over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.

  • UPDATE 6-Brent steady around $108 after Crimea vote Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    *Crimean parliament votes to join Russia. Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia and the United States announced asset freezes and travel bans on those involved in Russia's military intervention. "There's no strong appetite to go head to head with Russia.

  • The United States imposed a ban on the visas of Ukrainian and Russian officials who are responsible for threatening the sovereignty of Ukraine. CNBC's John Harwood has the details.

  • Crimea's future in question     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    The Crimean parliament approved a March 16th referendum on becoming part of Russia, reports NBC's Jim Maceda.

  • Hedge funds buy war insurance on Ukraine conflict Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    Investment firms have sharply increased the protection they buy to protect against macroeconomic shocks.

  • *Staples, Costco shares down after results; Kroger up. *Crimea's parliament voted on Thursday to join Russia and its Moscow- backed government set a referendum for March 16 on the decision, in a dramatic escalation of the crisis between Russia and the West over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.

  • Why US can export nat gas without raising prices Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    A LNG tanker sails through the Houston Ship channel.

    Energy experts at IHS Ceraweek say market dynamics will keep the lid on prices of U.S. natural gas even if more expensive techniques are used to extract it.

  • FRANKFURT, March 6- European Commission President Mario Draghi said on Thursday that from a purely financial standpoint the crisis in Ukraine should not have much impact on the euro zone. But he added that there was potential for far greater instability spreading from the nearby region if the situation escalates.

  • Crimean lawmakers voted in favor of a referendum on whether the region should join Russia, a move that Kiev has declared illegal, reports NBC's Jim Maceda.

  • LONDON, March 6- Ukrainian and Russian assets fell on Thursday after Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia and the United States ordered sanctions on those involved in undermining democracy in the region. "Markets are still very sensitive to Russia/ Ukraine related headlines," said Luis Costa, emerging markets strategist at Citi, in a client note.

  • Draghi comments pushes euro higher     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 9:12 AM ET

    The euro rose to its highest level since December after comments from the ECB's Mario Draghi, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • *Crimean Parliament votes in favour of region joining Russia. MOSCOW, March 6- Moscow stocks fell on Thursday for the second day this week after Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia and the United States ordered an asset freeze and visa bans against those involved in Russia's military intervention in the Ukrainian region.

  • *Staples, Costco shares down after results; Kroger up. *Crimea's parliament voted on Thursday to join Russia and its Moscow- backed government set a referendum for March 16 on the decision, in a dramatic escalation of the crisis between Russia and the West over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.

  • MOSCOW, March 6- Ukraine's state energy company Naftogaz said on Thursday it had fully paid for January's Russian gas supplies and is in talks with Gazprom on settling other payments to safeguard gas deliveries, though it has yet to pay off all debts.