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  • John McCain: Crimea referendum is a facade

    Calling Sunday's referendum a 'facade and a joke', U.S. Senator John McCain says the next long term goal for the U.S. is to help Ukraine regain Crimea. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports.

  • Crimea exit polls not a surprise: Motley Fool

    David Kuo, CEO at the Motley Fool Singapore, discusses preliminary results from Sunday's referendum that showed Crimea voting overwhelmingly to join Russia.

  • Russian economy heavily energy dependent: Pro

    Boyden Gray, Boyden Gray & Associates founding partner; Paula Dobriansky, former Under Secretary of State; and Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chairman, discuss how sanctions will impact the Russian economy.

  • Oligarch sanctions very effective to Russia: Pro

    Discussing which sanctions will have the most impact against Russia, with Boyden Gray, Boyden Gray & Associates founding partner, and Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chairman.

  • Not likely Russia will give up Crimea: Pro

    Discussing Crimea's referendum, with Boyden Gray, Boyden Gray & Associates founding partner; Paula Dobriansky, former Under Secretary of State; and Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chairman.

  • David Gregory: Putin not bending

    "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory discusses how sanctions and Crimea's referendum would impact Russia's economy. Gregory says the status quo is Crimea in Russia's hands.

  • Putin's end game & what sanctions can do

    Terry Miller, The Heritage Foundation, discusses the potential for economic sanctions against Russia if Crimea splits off from Ukraine and joins Russia as expected.

  • Crimea braces for Russian annexation

    Russian stocks hit a four and a half year low ahead of this weekend's pivotal referendum in Crimea to split off from Ukraine, NBC's Ian Williams reports the latest developments on the crisis.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    The Fed's custody holdings report is usually a sleeper, but this week there was a whopping withdrawal by a central bank. Speculation is it was Russia.

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Geopolitical uncertainty & US stocks

    Discussing the Crimean referendum and how China and Ukraine are impacting the U.S. stock market, with Diane Garnick, Clear Alternatives; Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities; Bill Smith, SAM Advisors; Jason Pride, Glenmede; and CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Art Cashin of UBS Financial Services explains why investors should be ready for increased volatility near Friday's stock market close.

  • In oversold conditions: Trader

    Is it time to buy Russian stocks? CNBC contributor Tim Seymour provides perspective.

  • Stocks can outperform bonds: Pro

    Carol Schleif, Abbot Downing, and Russ Koesterich, BlackRock, discuss how liquidity helps tame volatility and uncertainties in the market.

  • Putin belligerent, not stupid

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides reasons why geopolitical concerns for Russia and China will not impact the U.S economy too largely.

  • Betting on volatility

    "China is a bigger, longer term worry," says Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services director, with Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial founder & CEO, discussing how to play geopolitical threats to the U.S. stock market.

  • Ukraine PM speaks on referendum vote

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera spoke to Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk about the Crimea's referendum vote this weekend.

  • Monetary pressures build on Kremlin

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on questions over the Crimea ballot, and the threats of military action on the Crimean border.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to discuss the Ukrainian crisis situation ahead of a disputed referendum in Crimea.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday said Russia's President Vladimir Putin won't make decisions on Crimea until after this weekend's referendum, following a "constructive dialogue" with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

  • Ukraine: Why oil prices are 'steady'

    Antoine Halff, head of oil industry and markets at IEA, says that the oil market is "concerned but quiet" on the developments in Ukraine, because the country is not a major transit area for oil.

  • Sec. Kerry: Crimea referendum illegitimate

    Secretary of State John Kerry had an in-depth conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on how to best resolve the Ukraine crisis. Kerry said, "We believe the referendum is contrary to the constitution of Ukraine and a violation of international law."