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  • Russia invests in US Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    Russia invests in US

    Russians are now more interested in commercial real estate, explains Edward Mermelstein, Rheem, Bell & Mermelstein partner, in discussing where Russians are investing in the U.S.

  • Rich Russians say: Forget the yacht, we want income! Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 12:52 PM ET
    Roman Abramovich's yacht "Eclipse" arrives in Bodrum, Turkey, on Nov. 1, 2013.

    When wealthy Russians shopped for assets in the West in the past decade, they usually looked for status. Now they're hunting for something else.

  • Washington's next steps on Ukraine crisis Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 12:16 PM ET
    Washington's next steps on Ukraine crisis

    Ukrainian leaders are threatening to blockade pro-Russian forces that have inserted themselves in Ukrainian cities, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers. The FMHR traders don't think geopolitics are driving the market.

  • Cashin says Ukraine crisis worries markets Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Cashin says Ukraine crisis worries markets

    Globalization is going to teach us a lesson, says UBS' Art Cashin, talking to CNBC's Bob Pisani about what's prompting the pullback in stocks as tension mount between Russia and Ukraine.

  • Ukraine: the new Cold War? Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    Ukraine: the new Cold War?

    Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, says the crisis in Ukraine has escalated "dramatically" as "Cold War rhetoric" is being used.

  • Who's who in the Russia-Ukraine standoff Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 8:49 AM ET
    Russian paramilitaries stand guard outside of a Ukrainian military base in the town of Perevevalne near the Crimean city of Simferopol on March 11, 2014 in Perevevalne, Ukraine.

    As tensions continue to rise between Ukraine and Russia, here is a look at the people at the center of the conflict.

  • Obama to call EU leaders in Russia sanctions push Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 5:35 AM ET

    President Obama wants to nudge the EU toward fresh sanctions against Russia over Ukraine.

  • Baltics to be hit by Ukraine crisis: SEB CEO Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 5:20 AM ET
    Baltics to be hit by Ukraine crisis: SEB CEO

    Annika Falkengren, CEO of SEB Bank, comments on the bank's activity in Ukraine, Russia and the Baltic countries, and says activity in Sweden and Germany is picking up.

  • Why S&P downgraded Russia's credit rating Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    Why S&P downgraded Russia's credit rating

    Christian Esters, senior director for sovereign ratings at Standard and Poor's Ratings Services, says the reasons behind Russia's credit rating downgrade include capital outflows and increased risks of slower growth.

  • Investment confidence in Russia will end: IHS CEO Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 3:30 AM ET
    Investment in Russia will end: IHS CEO

    Scott Key, CEO of IHS, says investment confidence in Russia will end as companies look to less risky markets.

  • Putin's rule more 'fragile' than Iron Curtain days: Pro

    Andrew Wood, former British ambassador to Moscow, says the rule of Russian president Vladimir Putin is more "fragile" than the Communist party's during the Iron Curtain days.

  • John Kerry warns Russia of further sanctions Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 6:25 PM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry.

    Kerry's statement came as tensions escalated in Ukraine and the recent agreement in Geneva teetered on the verge of falling apart.

  • The other major threat to Europe’s energy security Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 3:13 PM ET
    Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika casts his vote in the country's recent presidential elections in el-Biar suburb of Algiers on April 17, 2014.

    Disruption from the Russia-Ukraine conflict is not the only threat to Europe's energy supplies—there's also Algeria.

  • Crisis in Ukraine could ‘explode’ gold: RBC expert Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    There's something that everyone's missing about gold and the situation in Ukraine.

  • Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, addresses a meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) during Russia Business Week in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

    Ukrainian forces killed pro-Moscow rebels as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east and Russia launched army drills near the border in response.

  • Nuclear power's hunt for an unlikely new ally Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    The big environmental argument for nuclear energy: Its carbon emissions are the lowest among major power sources.

  • Moscow property is very profitable: Pro Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Moscow property is very profitable: Pro

    Eduard Zehetner, CEO of Immofinanz, explains that he wrote off exposure to Ukraine property five years ago, but that investments in Moscow property are the most profitable he has in his portfolio.

  • Putin: Ukraine military force will have consequences Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Putin: Ukraine military force will have consequences

    Russia's defense minister announces new military exercises, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera on events taking place in Eastern Ukraine.

  • Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up' Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 6:12 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Warning Russia that new sanctions are "teed up," President Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement to ease tensions in Ukraine.

  • Obama poised for new sanctions on Russia Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 5:17 AM ET

    U.S. President Barack Obama said he was poised to impose new sanctions on Moscow if it does not act fast to end an armed stand-off in Ukraine.