*India cenbank gov says tackling inflation a priority. NEW DELHI, Dec 11- Tackling inflation will be a key priority, India's finance minister and central bank governor said on Wednesday, after high consumer prices contributed to painful losses for the ruling Congress Party in recent state elections.» Read More
Brent crude settled 55 cents higher at $106.02 per barrel after trading as high as $106.24. Front-month U.S. crude oil futures finished 67 cents higher at $98.44 per barrel, after reaching $98.61. The benchmark three-month futures contract in London ended at $7,005 a tonne, down from Monday's close of $7,082.
RIO DE JANEIRO, June 18- Brazil, a major producer of iron ore, gold, copper and other metals, unveiled a long-awaited bill to reform its 46- year-old mining code on Tuesday, proposing a doubling of the current top royalty rate and stricter rules for opening new mines.
WASHINGTON, June 18- Enroll America, a nonprofit group at the center of the political fight over President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, launched a multi-state grassroots campaign on Tuesday to help sign up millions of uninsured Americans for health coverage in the coming months.
NEW YORK, June 18- Deloitte LLP's financial advisory unit will pay $10 million and refrain for one year from new business with certain New York banks to settle accusations over its review of money laundering controls at Standard Chartered Bank.
SEATTLE, June 18- Google Inc asked the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Tuesday to allow it to publish aggregate numbers of national security requests it receives separately from criminal requests, on First Amendment grounds.
RIO DE JANEIRO, June 18- Brazil, the world's second-largest producer of iron ore, unveiled a long-awaited bill to reform the country's 46- year-old mining code on Tuesday, proposing royalties of up to 4 percent, double the current rate. Murilo Ferreira, chief executive of Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore exporter, said the bill would hit miners hard.
WASHINGTON, June 18- A bipartisan group of more than 170 U.S. lawmakers joined with a coalition of U.S. business groups on Tuesday to demand increased U.S. pressure on India to change policies that they said threaten American exports, jobs and innovation. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to India for the fourth annual U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 18- Nvidia Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang said he will license graphics technology to other companies, a new model for the chipmaker that could lead to new business with Apple, Samsung and other mobile device makers.
June 18- A stunt double for Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has sued News Corp over allegations its British newspapers hacked her phone, the first lawsuit in the United States against the company since the scandal broke two years ago.
The thought of any high-pressure ridge- the market is very sensitive to that right now, after what happened last year, "said Sterling Smith, futures specialist with Citigroup in Chicago, alluding to the historic Midwest drought that slashed corn yields in 2012. Soybeans ended mixed, with back months gaining against the nearby July contract, and wheat firmed on bargain-buying following recent declines.
WASHINGTON, June 18- A manager from a U.S. Internal Revenue Service office in Cincinnati where staff have been accused of unfairly subjecting conservative groups to extra scrutiny has said his agents were not influenced by any political agenda.
RIO DE JANEIRO, June 18- When more than 200,000 protesters took to the streets across Brazil on Monday night, they demanded a dizzying array of improvements- from halting the fast rise of prices to cleaning up government corruption. Until recently, Brazil was one of the world's most envied economies. But vast economic differences still divide Brazil.
Industrial and tech shares rally, 3 M at 52- week high. *Boeing shares hit 5 1/ 2- year high. NEW YORK, June 18- U.S. stocks advanced for a second straight day on Tuesday as investors bet the Federal Reserve would temper statements which were interpreted to mean a sooner-than-expected winding down of stimulus efforts.
*Convicted of illegally trading Dell, Nvidia shares. Todd Newman, a former portfolio manager at hedge fund Diamondback Capital Management, and Anthony Chiasson, co-founder of hedge fund Level Global Investors, had been set to begin prison sentences later this summer.
June 18- Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it now has 1 million active advertisers globally who used the platform in the last 28 days, a milestone for the company that is seeking to revive its revenue growth.
SEATTLE, June 18- Google Inc said on Tuesday it has asked the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to allow the Internet company to publish aggregate numbers of national security requests, including disclosures under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, separately from criminal requests.
DETROIT, June 18- Chrysler Group LLC said it would recall 2.7 million older Jeep models after initially fighting a recall request from U.S. regulators in a dispute over crash protection for their fuel tanks.
TORONTO, June 18- Canada's Tim Hortons Inc is under mounting pressure from activist investors to boost shareholder value a few weeks before a new CEO takes over after a second hedge fund said it had amassed a big stake in the coffee and doughnut chain.
NEW YORK, June 18- Chinese network equipment and cellphone maker Huawei Technologies Co said it "has no plans to acquire Nokia", responding to a Financial Times report that it would consider buying the Finish phone maker.
NEW YORK, June 18- Most U.S. The Fed's policy statement, to be released after the close of the meeting on Wednesday afternoon, could affirm remarks by Chairman Ben Bernanke last month that the U.S. central bank may decide to trim the amount of bond purchases in the next few meetings if the economic recovery maintains momentum. "