• In "propaganda" war, Crimeans hear different reality Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    KIEV/ SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, March 4- Two days before Russian forces began the operation to seize Crimea, somebody threw two Molotov cocktails through the window of Black Sea TV. "It was a warning to us, so that we would stop," recalls Alexandra Kvitko, editor-in-chief of the only independent television station in the southern Ukrainian region.

  • More complacent forward looking market: Pro     Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    Discussing which companies with cash flow to own right now, with Matthew Mclennan of First Eagle. His firm thinks gold is "nature's currency."

  • Technicals really positive now: Pro     Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    Kenny Polcari of O'Neil Securities, provides perspective on light volumes in Tuesday's trading amid geopolitical uncertainty. The FMHR break down what investors should focus on.

  • CNBC's John Harwood recaps President Obama's and Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks on the Ukrainian crisis.

  • President Barack Obama announces a loan to Ukraine of $1 billion to give them technical assistance needed to repair its economy and provide assistance in planning for its upcoming elections.

  • Welcome words from Kerry & Obama     Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Ian Williams reacts to Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama's comments regarding the conflict in Ukraine. The two offered a "comprehensive rebuttal" of Putin's earlier statement, says Williams.

  • Kerry condemns Russia, pledges $1 bln for Ukraine Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry gestures as he arrives in Kiev on March 4, 2014.

    "(The) Russian government ... has chosen aggression and intimidation as a first resort," Kerry said in a news conference in Ukraine's capital.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry says the people of Ukraine have the right not to go back to life as it was under former President Viktor Yanukovych and the United States stands with the people of Ukraine. The U.S. has offered $1 billion in a loan guarantee to support Ukraine's recovery.

  • White House on Ukraine     Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses what kind of assistance the U.S. is prepared to offer Ukraine.

  • KIEV/ LONDON, March 4- Steel and grain exports continue to flow from key global supplier Ukraine via Black Sea terminals with ports operating normal schedules, despite concerns raised by the tense political backdrop, officials and traders said on Tuesday.

  • Cashin: Why stocks surged at today's open Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    Art Cashin

    Traders heaved a "sigh of relief" after Russian President Putin ceased military exercises along the Ukrainian border Tuesday, UBS' Art Cashin told CNBC.

  • Why Putin 'blinked' militarily     Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses how the global markets are reacting to Vladimir Putin's comments on Ukraine and what options the Russian president has going forward.

  • Russian markets reflect relief     Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    Vladimir Putin has announced the end of the "war games" on Ukraine's border. CNBC's Jim Maceda reports the latest from the region.

  • LONDON, March 4- Drilling for oil and gas deposits outside North America has hit the highest level in three decades, led by big exploration and production programmes in the Middle East and Africa. The boom is being led by the Middle East, where the number of rigs operating has tripled since 1999, and Africa, where the rig count is up almost four times.

  • *Investors wary of economic effect of Ukraine crisis. MOSCOW, March 4- Russian assets rebounded on Tuesday as President Vladimir Putin said he would only use force in neighbouring Ukraine as a last resort.

  • MOSCOW, March 4- Russian companies are putting plans for bond deals on hold while banks assess the impact on investor demand of a slump in financial markets following Russia's military intervention in Ukraine. Russia paid a heavy financial price on Monday for its military action in Ukraine, with stocks, bonds and the rouble plunging.

  • *RadioShack will close stores, shares pummeled. NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. stocks were set to open sharply higher on Tuesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops involved in a military exercise near the Russian border with Ukraine back to their bases, easing fears of a possible war in the region.

  • Vladimir Putin says Russia is not considering the annexation of Crimea. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports the latest from Ukraine.

  • Markets may have made Putin blink: Pro Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    As global stocks stage a big rebound, one market watcher says the initial plunge was a major pressure point for Russia's Vladimir Putin concerning Ukraine.

  • Wall Street recovers as Ukraine drama plays out Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    Despite the ongoing turmoil in Ukraine, Wall Street looked set to rebound on Tuesday, following the worst day for markets in a month.