Russia's intervention in Ukraine signals trouble for OAO Rosneft's bid to buy Morgan Stanley's oil-trading unit, according to people involved in the deal and others familiar with the U.S. government's approval process.
Silicon Valley startup Xapo, one of a handful of young companies trying to become the Fort Knox of the digital currency bitcoin, raised $20 million in a funding round led by venture-capital firm Benchmark Capital.
Lions Gate Entertainment has agreed to pay $7.5 million and admitted wrongdoing to settle charges by the SEC that it failed to properly disclose to investors a critical aspect of its efforts to thwart a hostile takeover bid in 2010.
Cotton futures hit a nearly one-year high Thursday, juiced by a government report showing continued exports for the fiber even as costs rise. But some investors say the latest gains pushed prices into a range that could cool demand.