Pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine refused to lay down their arms even as the government in Kiev pledged to abide by an accord reached in Geneva, testing anew Russia’s willingness to help defuse the crisis.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers, seeking to spare him from the death penalty, lost a bid to force the U.S. to turn over evidence that may show his older brother radicalized him and led the attack.
Banking-industry groups urged the Federal Reserve not to write new rules restricting their involvement in physical commodity businesses, arguing that the benefits they provide outweigh risks highlighted by lawmakers.
LendingClub Corp., the largest U.S. peer-to-peer lender, is taking steps to become the one-stop shop for online loans as it plans for an initial public offering. It’s also now valued at almost $3.8 billion.