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  • Don't want economic war with Russia: Pro

    William George, Harvard Business School professor and former Medtronic Chairman & CEO, discusses Russia sanctions and avoiding military escalation and conflicts.

  • Buy geopolitical concern dip: Pro

    Discussing how to trade geopolitical concerns, with Jack Bouroudjian, Index Financial Partners, and Kenneth Heebner, Capital Growth Management. Bouroudjian calls today selloff a large global margin call.

  • Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Tensions around Ukraine will dominate markets Friday as diplomatic efforts are expected to generate buzz ahead of Sunday's referendum in Crimea.

  • Examining Wall Street's decline on Thursday

    Weakness in German stocks on Thursday was a wake-up call for U.S. investors, who were 'disillusioned' about China's slowdown and the Ukraine-Russia standoff, resulting in a plunge on Wall Street, says Peter Boockvar, Chief Market Analyst at The Lindsey Group.

  • Ukraine braces for Crimea referendum

    As we countdown to the contentious Crimea referendum set for Sunday 16 March, events continue to move apace. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports from Kiev with the latest.

  • Art Cashin

    On a tough day for stocks, Art Cashin of UBS explains what will make the market vulnerable to further selling.

  • A man walks past a poster in Sevastopol on March 11, 2014 depicting Crimea in the colors of the Russian flag.

    Billions of Western dollars in aid to Ukraine will likely end up in the coffers of the Russian government thanks to a bond clause.

  • A man walks past a branch of Sberbank Rossii on March 7, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine.

    The possibility that Crimea will join Russia has sparked such fear among customers, banks have had to impose withdrawal limits.

  • The American dream is still alive: Welch

    Jack Welch, Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, shares his thoughts on jobs creation in the U.S.

  • Get Harry Reid's butt out of there:  Welch

    The Republicans have one mission and that is to win the Senate, says Jack Welch, Jack Welch Management Institute, sharing his thoughts on what the GOP needs to do to recapture the majority in the Senate.

  • This has to happen for 3% economy: Welch

    The commercial industrial business needs to come back, says Jack Welch, executive chairman of the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University.

  • Russia's $3B Ukraine loan contains rare clause

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details of Russia's $3 billion debt agreement to Ukraine where the bonds were issued in U.S. dollars, and governed by United Kingdom laws and courts.

  • Hard to justify 3% GDP: Pro

    Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee, shares her outlook on economic growth. And David Joy, Ameriprise Financial, explains why weather is the most likely culprit in soft economic data.

  • Russia to retaliate with 'symmetric sanctions'

    Putin has warned that Russia would retaliate with "symmetric sanctions" after the E.U. announced sanctions believed to include asset freezes and visa bans. NBC's Jim Maceda reports.

  • EU and US step up pressure on Russia over Crimea

    NBC's foreign correspondent Jim Maceda, reports on U.S. President Barack Obama's meeting with Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and the European Union's sanction plan for Russia.

  • Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk will 'never surrender'

    President Obama hosts Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the White House. Yatsenyuk says his country feels the United States stands by his people.

  • Pres. Obama offers support to Ukraine

    President Obama hosts Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the White House to address solutions to the Ukraine crisis, as well as the Ukraine economy.

  • Pres. Obama meets with Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk

    President Obama welcomes Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to the White House to discuss a way to head off the crisis in Ukraine and to ensure that the Ukrainian people can choose their direction for the future.

  • Putin wants 'seat at table' in Ukraine policy: Pro

    David Hauner, head of EEMEA fixed income and economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says Russian president Vladimir Putin's move into the Crimea is "defensive" and he is interested in maintaining influence in Ukraine.

  • Ukraine PM 'abandoned his post'

    Sweden's foreign minister, Carl Bildt, discusses the West-versus-Russia confrontation ongoing in Ukraine's Crimea region.