BRUSSELS/ MOSCOW- The European Union seeks to reassure Russia that a free-trade pact with Ukraine is not aimed at hurting Moscow, but rejects calls to postpone implementation, offering more talks instead.» Read More
CNBC's Diana Olick has an update on the real estate market, including a plunge in February new home, inventories at an 8.9 month supply, and mortgage and refi applications up 2.7 percent in the last week.
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PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian shared his thoughts on Japan's economy, following the tragic earthquake and tsunami that hit that nation Friday. El-Erian wrote that five factors will dominate the economic outlook, as the whole world is hoping the tragedies will soon give way to stories of rescues and recovery of a society that is suffering enormous pain and disrupting uncertainties.