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The U.S. imposed sanctions Thursday on three individuals and nine entities over Moscow's occupation of Crimea. "Treasury remains committed to targeting Russian-backed entities that seek to profit from Russia's illegal annexation and occupation of Crimea," said Sigal Mandelker, Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence. The entities include Limited Liability Company Southern Project, which Treasury said is linked to Bank Rossiya. The sanctions freeze property that is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.