Mt. Gox Co., the Bitcoin exchange that filed for bankruptcy in Tokyo after millions of dollars’ worth of virtual currency vanished from customer accounts, won a temporary halt to lawsuits it faces in the U.S.
U.S. stocks declined with emerging- market equities while base metals drove commodities lower as an unexpected drop in Chinese exports fueled concern that growth in the world’s second-largest economy is moderating.
West Texas Intermediate crude fell to a three-week low and Brent decreased after Chinese exports unexpectedly sank, bolstering concern that economic growth in the world’s second-biggest oil consuming nation will slow.
Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents revealing the surveillance activities of the National Security Agency, said technology companies need to take a leadership role in protecting users’ privacy.