Voting has begun in the Crimean referendum to decide if the region leaves the Ukraine to become part of Russia. The referendum has already been dismissed as illegitimate by President Obama
The Crimea is predominantly ethnic Russian, and many of its residents say they fear that the new Ukrainian government, who took power after the ousting of pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych, will oppress them. Follow the live blog
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President Barack Obama is set to make his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, his second since winning re-election. We’ll carry the speech in full on an NBC News Special Report beginning at 9 p.m. ET and anchored by NBC’s Brian Williams, along with live analysis and reaction immediately after.
Today, Twitter goes public.
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For more on the Twitter IPO, tune in to CNBC starting with Worldwide Exchange at 5a ET, where CNBC’s Julia Boorstin will have an exclusive sit-down interview with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.
This is where Twitter will go public tomorrow on the floor of the NYSE. The social media company has hired Barclays Capital as a “designated market maker,” a critical role when a stock first trades.
What the heck is a cashtag? If you’re thinking about investing in the #TwitterIPO later this week, it’s time to study up. Lucky for you, CNBC’s social media teamed joined forces with technology editor Cadie Thompson to put together this Twitter 101 video series.
Seen here, a scrolling message outside Morgan Stanley, welcoming @Twitter.
No more secrets: Twitter IPO filing is now public. http://cnb.cx/19ocyCk
Twitter has filed confidentially with the SEC for an IPO. Latest info: http://cnb.cx/15YifGp
Portuguese police reopening Madeleine McCann investigation
Prosecutors in Portugal are reopening the police investigation into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann, after a review of evidence found new leads, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa reports.
McCann’s parents Kate and Gerry say they are “very pleased” at the decision and hope it will uncover “the answers we so desperately need,” Sky News reports.
Additional updates are available on BreakingNews.com.
Photo: An undated photo shows Madeleine McCann, who was allegedly abducted in May 2007 from the resort apartment where she was staying on vacation with her family. (Real Madrid TV / Handout / EPA)
Teachers’ march in Brazil
Thousands marched in Rio de Janeiro to support teachers seeking pay hikes before masked anarchists turned to violence, setting fires, breaking into buildings and smashing a City Hall gate. (AFP)
politic protest june 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The largest full moon of 2013, a “super moon” scientifically known as a “perigee moon”, rises over the Tien Shan mountains and the monument to 18th century military commander Nauryzbai Batyr near the town of Kaskelen in Kazakhstan, June 23, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
Check out more images of the super moon here.