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  • HRABOVE, Ukraine, July 18- World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine in a tragedy that could mark a pivotal moment in the worst crisis between Russia and the West since the Cold War.

  • *Ukraine says rebel missile shoots down Boeing 777 with 298 aboard. HRABOVE, Ukraine, July 18- World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in which all 298 people on board were killed, a tragedy that could further heighten tensions between Russia and the West.

  • *Ukraine says rebel missile shoots down Boeing 777 with 298 aboard. HRABOVE, Ukraine, July 18- The United States believes a surface-to-air missile brought down a Malaysian airliner that crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 298 people on board, an incident that sharply raises the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro- Moscow rebels.

  • Experts brace for harsh—but brief—Street reaction Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:03 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine and Israel's ground offensive in Gaza could lead to a bigger stock market pullback but the impact could be temporary.

  • Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday it appeared that the downing of a Malaysian airliner near the Ukraine- Russia border was not an accident and that the passenger jet apparently was "blown out of the sky." "This is truly a grave situation," Biden said in a speech in Detroit. He spoke by phone to Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko.

  • *Malaysian airliner downed over eastern Ukraine. SAN FRANCISCO, July 17- U.S. crude oil jumped by more than $2 on Thursday after a Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine, dramatically escalating the crisis between Russia and the West one day after the U.S. ratcheted up sanctions against Moscow.

  • *Malaysian airliner downed over eastern Ukraine. SAN FRANCISCO, July 17- U.S. crude oil jumped by more than $2 on Thursday after a Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine, dramatically escalating the crisis between Russia and the West one day after the U.S. ratcheted up sanctions against Moscow.

  • U.S. Vice President Joe Biden addressed the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet MH17 which was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports investigations are working to find out who fired this missile, and why.

  • Biden says downed jet was "blown out of the sky" Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the downing of a Malaysian airliner near the Ukraine- Russia border apparently was "not an accident" and that the passenger jet was "blown out of the sky." Biden, in a speech in Detroit, said there may have been Americans on board and determining that was the first priority for the United States.

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- Vice President Joe Biden encouraged Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday to pursue talks that could lead to a ceasefire with rebels and said Washington continued to pursue efforts to raise pressure on Russia, the White House said.

  • Sanction Russia? German companies say, Nein! Friday, 16 May 2014 | 4:30 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a press conference following a meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on May 13, 2014.

    German businesses have toned down public criticism, but are quietly warning politicians that sanctions will simply drive Russia to Asia.

  • Obama lists assets worth up to $7.15 million Friday, 16 May 2014 | 7:01 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama lists assets worth between $1.95 million and $7.15 million, of which $1 million to $5 million were in Treasury notes.

  • Biden's son lands job at Ukraine gas company Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    Hunter Biden and Vice President Joe Biden

    Ukraine's largest private gas producer appoints R. Hunter Biden, the son of U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, to its board.

  • US to help Ukraine fight corruption 'cancer': Biden Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 9:43 AM ET
    Vice President Joe Biden waves after landing at the Boryspil airport in Kiev on April 21, 21014. US Vice President Joe Biden arrive for a two-day visit to Ukraine, hours after a fragile Easter truce was shattered and pro-Kremlin rebels in the country's east appealed for help from Russian 'peacekeepers'.

    Vice President Joe Biden told Ukrainian presidential candidates and Parliament that the U.S. was ready to help Ukraine and they must fight corruption.

  • Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:01 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur job creation.

  • Casualties reported as Ukraine readies offensive Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    U.N. Security Council has called an emergency meeting at Russia's request to discuss the growing crisis

  • A deluge of health insurance shoppers flooded Obamacare exchanges over the weekend and into Monday, rushing to beat the midnight enrollment deadline.

  • Biden warns Russia on 'costs of naked aggression' Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 9:17 AM ET
    Latvian President Andris Berzins (L), and Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite pose with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden prior to a meeting in Vilnius on March 19, 2014.

    Vice President Joe Biden warns Russia that the United States will respond to any aggression against NATO allies.

  • Defying sanctions, Putin signs treaty to annex Crimea Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 6:15 PM ET
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin (2nd R), Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov (L), Crimean parliament speaker Vladimir Konstantionov (2nd L) and Alexei Chaly, Sevastopol's new de facto mayor (R), sign a treaty on the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula becoming part of Russia, in the Kremlin, Moscow, March 18, 2014.

    Defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty in Moscow on Tuesday making Crimea part of Russia.

  • Obama will seek broad expansion of overtime pay Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 6:13 AM ET
    President Barack Obama repeats his message from his State of the Union address to raise the minimum wage at a Costco Store in Lanham, Md.

    President Obama this week will direct the Labor Department to revamp its regulations to require overtime pay for millions of workers.