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  • Nov 6- The government's investigation of mortgage-related practices at Wells Fargo& Co includes the making and packaging of home loans by its Wachovia unit, the bank said in a filing Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- Prices of U.S.

  • The most recent Reuters/ Ipsos tracking poll shows a tight national race, with Democratic President Barack Obama up two points against his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, at 48 percent to 46 percent. Polling averages also show Obama with small but critical leads in Ohio, Virginia and Iowa.

  • The most recent Reuters/ Ipsos tracking poll shows a tight national race, with Democratic President Barack Obama up two points against his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, at 48 percent to 46 percent. Polling averages also show Obama with small but critical leads in Ohio, Virginia and Iowa.

  • *Some big-name Romney backers will be watching from Boston. Now, some heavyweights of the $2 trillion industry plan to break out the champagne and party in style Tuesday night as they cheer on their man at events in Boston, New York and even Las Vegas, according to people familiar with the Romney campaign and some of the big contributors.

  • LONDON, Nov 6- Dealers on Europe's energy market commonly trade coal, gas or power at a loss to push up profits on futures prices, industry sources say, a practice that regulators want to stop.

  • LONDON, Nov 6- British microprocessing firm Imagination Technologies is to buy the operating business of MIPS Technologies for $60 million in a bid to step up its challenge to an increasingly dominant ARM Holdings.

  • The most recent Reuters/ Ipsos tracking poll shows a tight national race, with Democratic President Barack Obama up two points against his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, at 48 percent to 46 percent. Polling averages also show Obama with small but critical leads in Ohio, Virginia and Iowa.

  • IRVINE, Calif., Nov 5- The U.S. John Williams, president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, did not advocate for the purchase of more long-term Treasuries, which it is currently buying at a rate of about $85 billion a month. But in remarks over dessert on the University of California, Irvine campus, Williams said it certainly had room to increase purchases.

  • *Romney has said will declare China currency manipulator on ``day one''. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney would lack the legal power to label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office should he win Tuesday's election, offering him a way out of what experts say is the weakest claim on the issue for years.

  • *Transocean shares up after results, Time Warner off on video demand. *Apple's stock gains 1.4 pct and bolsters the Nasdaq. The Nasdaq was the strongest of the three major U.S. stock indexes, helped by a rally in Apple Inc, the most valuable publicly traded U.S. company.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 5- Taking a daily multivitamin does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease for older men, according to a study presented on Monday. About half of U.S. adults take at least one daily dietary supplement, the most popular being a multivitamin, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Nov 5- Stifel Financial Corp said on Monday it would buy smaller rival KBW Inc in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $575 million, creating a middle-market investment bank focused on the financial services industry.

  • *Apple mini sales look set to exceed analysts' views. SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Nov 5- Apple Inc sold 3 million of its new iPads in the first three days the tablet computers were available, driving optimism for a strong holiday quarter despite intensifying competition.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1230 GMT / 07.30 AM ET Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    LONDON- A U.S. fine for anti-money laundering rule breaches could cost HSBC significantly more than $1.5 billion and is likely to lead to criminal charges, Europe's biggest bank says. ( HSBC/, expect 1715 GMT/ 12.15 PM ET, by Steve Slater and Matt Scuffham, 870 words).

  • Nov 5- Tesla Motors Inc reported a bigger third-quarter loss on Monday as it ramped up production of its Model S sedan, and the electric carmaker maintained its 2012 revenue outlook. Tesla said its third-quarter loss had widened to $110.8 million, or $1.05 per share, from $65.1 million, or 63 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- On the 19th floor of Consolidated Edison's Manhattan headquarters, the veteran lineman briefing a roomful of 100 out-of-town utility workers had a lot of advice, from the practical to the profane. It was familiar patter for Glenn Nicholas and his co-workers from New Orleans, who had been to New York before to train with Con Edison.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 0930 GMT / 04.30 AM ET Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 9:54 AM ET

    HSBC profit hit by $800 mln charge for U.S. fine. LONDON- HSBC sets aside $1.5 billion to cover potential U.S. fines for lax anti-money laundering controls and the final bill could be significantly higher. ( HSBC/, expect by 1000 GMT/ 5 AM ET, by Steve Slater and Matt Scuffham, 400 words).

  • LAGOS, Nov 5- Passengers arriving at Murtala Mohammed airport in Lagos could be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled into a refugee camp. 'Last flight to Abuja', a film about a plane crash caused by mechanical failure, is the longest running box office smash in' Nollywood', Africa's answer to Hollywood and the world's third biggest film industry.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- On the 19th floor of Consolidated Edison's Manhattan headquarters, the veteran lineman briefing a roomful of 100 out-of-town utility workers had a lot of advice, from the practical to the profane. It was familiar patter for Glenn Nicholas and his co-workers from New Orleans, who had been to New York before to train with Con Edison.