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  • Senator banned by Putin: But my Siberian vacation! Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind.

    Sen. Dan Coats found himself on a Russian sanctions list, and responded in the only way he knew how: cracking some jokes at Vladimir Putin's expense.

  • James Stewart, The New York Times columnist, discusses his column "Why Russia Can't Afford Another Cold War" and shares his views on Russia's power base.

  • LONDON, March 21- Oil companies reviewed their dealings with Russian trader Gunvor but did not yet alter business links, industry sources said on Friday, after the United States imposed sanctions on its billionaire co-founder.

  • PARIS/ MOSCOW, March 21- U.S. and European sanctions against Russia are already having a ripple effect beyond their immediate targets, with Visa and MasterCard halting payment transaction services for clients of a bank not even on the blacklist. The lender described the move by Visa and MasterCard as unlawful.

  • *Palladium hits highest since Aug. 2011. LONDON, March 21- Gold rose on Friday ahead of a series of speeches by U.S. Fed officials including Richard Fisher, James Bullard and Narayana Kocherlakota are due to speak later on Friday after Fed Chair Janet Yellen surprised markets mid-week by suggesting the possibility of raising interest rates early next year.

  • *Nike shares fall in premarket after outlook. NEW YORK, March 21- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Friday, with major indexes on track for a week of strong gains, though geopolitical concerns remained in view as the tenuous situation in Ukraine continued.

  • *Premier Li Keqiang says China to speed up investment, construction plans. LONDON, March 21- Copper rose on Friday and was set to close the week flat after falling more than 4 percent last week, steadying as worries abated about credit conditions and the economy in China.

  • Putin promised to protect a bank partly owned by an old ally, which Washington has blacklisted, and his spokesman said Russia would respond in kind to the financial and visa curbs.

  • Rubenstein: Tax everyone the same     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group, shares his thoughts on proposed changes in the carried interest tax.

  • Russian shares tumble on US sanctions     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    President Putin signs bills officially annexing Crimea and bans some U.S. officials and lawmakers in retaliation, reports NBC's Richard Engel with the latest developments on the Ukraine crisis.

  • Russia's Putin signs laws to annex Crimea Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 7:37 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, March 5, 2014.

    President Vladimir Putin signed legislation on Friday that completed the process of absorbing Crimea into Russia.

  • *Nike shares fall in premarket after outlook. NEW YORK, March 21- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, with major indexes on track for a week of strong gains, though geopolitical concerns remained in view as the tenuous situation in Ukraine continued.

  • David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group, shares his thoughts on investing in new technology and explains why his firm does not engage in venture capital projects.

  • Private equity eyes emerging market plays     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    I think three percent growth is not unrealistic this year, says David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group, sharing his outlook on the U.S. economy and where he is seeing the best investment opportunities.

  • MOSCOW, March 21- Following are biographical details of some of the 20 Russians targeted on an expanded U.S. sanctions list announced by President Barack Obama on Thursday. SERGEI IVANOV, 61, is a former senior foreign intelligence officer who held the posts of Defence Minister and Deputy Prime Minister under Putin.

  • *EU signs political deal with Ukraine, pledges financial support. MOSCOW/ BRUSSELS, March 21- Russian shares fell sharply on Friday as investors took fright at tougher than expected U.S. sanctions against President Vladimir Putin's inner circle over Moscow's seizure of Crimea from Ukraine.

  • LONDON, March 21- Russian stocks dropped 3 percent on Friday as concerns grew over the impact of possible U.S. sanctions on Russia's economy, but Chinese stocks rose sharply on news of looser finance restrictions for property developers.

  • MOSCOW, March 21- Russian Prime Minister Medvedev said in a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Friday that in total Ukraine owes Russia $16 billion, local news agencies reported.

  • LONDON, March 21- Brent crude rose towards $107 per barrel on Friday as fresh U.S. sanctions against Russia, the world's second-largest oil exporter, increased fears of a disruption to supplies.

  • MOSCOW, March 21- President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia should for the time being refrain from imposing sanctions on Americans in retaliation for punitive measures announced by the United States, Russian news agencies reported.

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