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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.
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.
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.
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.
*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.
Comcast Corp. rose$. 01 or percent, to $48.67. Walt Disney Co. fell$. 03 or percent, to $69.63. Gannett fell$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $25.91.
Kelly Services Inc. class A rose$. 21 or. 9 percent, to $23.00. Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose$. 47 or 2.0 percent, to $24.38. ManpowerGroup rose$. 67 or. 8 percent, to $81.68.
General Electric Co. fell$. 04 or. 2 percent, to $26.54. Snap-On fell$. 25 or. 2 percent, to $103.19. Whirlpool Corp. rose$. 74 or. 5 percent, to $148.63.
Allergan rose $1.18 or 1.2 percent, to $96.83. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 42 or. 6 percent, to $66.55. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 30 or 2.7 percent, to $11.48.
Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 35 or. 3 percent, to $118.22. Target fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $62.89. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 59 or. 7 percent, to $78.50.
American Electric Power Co. rose$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $45.89. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $54.40. Southern Co. fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $40.20.
Apollo Group rose$. 09 or. 4 percent, to $24.96. Career Education Corp. rose$. 08 or 1.7 percent, to $4.68. Strayer Education Inc. fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $33.94.
Caterpillar rose$. 29 or. 3 percent, to $85.57. Deere& Co. fell$. 44 or. 5 percent, to $86.84. Terex rose$. 37 or 1.0 percent, to $37.87.
NEW YORK-- Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 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.