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MOSCOW, Dec 13- Sberbank, Russia's largest bank, sees no threat to its business from the political upheaval in Ukraine for now and will be able to absorb losses there thanks to its strong capital base, Chief Executive German Gref told Reuters.
*Lawsuit stems from pollution costs that pushed Tronox into Chapter 11. NEW YORK, Dec 12- Anadarko Petroleum Corp and its Kerr-McGee unit acted with "intent to hinder" when they spun off Tronox, the paint materials company that later went bankrupt, and should pay billions of dollars in environmental cleanup costs, a judge ruled on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Dec 12- The Democratic-led U.S. Senate on Thursday approved six of President Barack Obama's nominees, including four judges, on the second day of its around-the-clock confirmation marathon that Republicans were unable to stop because of a rule change.
IBM lobbied Congress hard to pass a law letting it share personal data of customers in China and elsewhere with the U.S. National Security Agency in a bid to protect its intellectual property rights, according to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
Dec 12- United Technologies Corp, the world's largest maker of elevators and air conditioners, on Thursday projected earnings to rise 7 percent to 11 percent next year, barely meeting analysts' targets, and gave a revenue view that fell short of Wall Street expectations.
NEW YORK, Dec 12- Anadarko Petroleum Corp and its Kerr-McGee unit acted with "intent to hinder" when they spun off Tronox, the paint materials company that later went bankrupt, and should pay billions of dollars in environmental cleanup costs, a judge ruled on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Dec 12- The Obama administration asked insurers on Thursday to be flexible with Americans trying to buy new health policies through the federal website HealthCare.gov, as officials race to fix problems still plaguing the enrollment process.
Other share markets in Asia took their lead from a soft finish on Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was off 0.2 percent in early trade, while Korea's KOSPI dipped 0.5 percent.
WASHINGTON, Dec 12- The Democratic-led U.S. Senate on Thursday approved five of President Barack Obama's nominees, including three judges, as an around-the-clock confirmation marathon entered its second day with Republicans unable to stop it because of a rule change.
NEW YORK, Dec 12- IBM Corp has been sued by a shareholder who accused it of concealing how its ties to what became a major U.S. spying scandal reduced business in China and ultimately caused its market value to plunge more than $12 billion.
*Gold slumps to lowest since late June. SYDNEY, Dec 13- Asian markets are likely to stay under pressure on Friday as investors fret over the outlook for U.S. policy stimulus, though Japanese stocks could draw comfort from a reversal in the yen against the dollar.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 29 or. 7 percent, to $40.76. DuPont Co. fell$. 34 or. 6 percent, to $59.95.
Ameriana BanCorp: Approximately shares changed hands, a 100.0 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Asure Software Inc.: Approximately 600 shares changed hands, a 95.7 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 01 or. 2 percent to $5.29.
ConAgra Foods Inc. fell$. 37 or 1.1 percent, to $32.15. General Mills Inc. fell $1.02 or 2.0 percent, to $49.57. Hormel Foods Corp. fell$. 39 or. 9 percent, to $44.60.
Canadian National Railway Co. rose$. 38 or. 7 percent, to $54.87. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose$. 29 or. 2 percent, to $150.28. Kansas City Southern rose$. 04 or percent, to $117.05.
Apple Inc. fell$. 82 or. 1 percent, to $560.54. Hewlett Packard Co. fell$. 39 or 1.4 percent, to $26.60. International Business Machines Corp. fell $1.83 or 1.0 percent, to $173.37.
AmTrust Finl Svcs: Approximately 9,119,000 shares changed hands, a 1,842.5 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell $4.63 or 12.1 percent to $33.67. Baxano Surgical: Approximately 2,856,500 shares changed hands, a 2,352.2 percent increase over its 65- day average volume.
Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 08 or. 5 percent, to $16.46. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell$. 12 or 3.3 percent, to $3.51. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 19 or. 8 percent, to $23.28.
BP PLC fell$. 53 or 1.1 percent, to $46.17. ConocoPhillips rose$. 37 or. 5 percent, to $69.48. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose $1.10 or 1.2 percent, to $95.36.
Arch Coal fell$. 16 or 3.7 percent, to $4.15. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 13 or. 4 percent, to $36.84. Peabody Energy fell$. 16 or. 9 percent, to $18.33.