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*USDA raises U.S., global stocks forecasts. *Corn choppy after USDA leaves US stocks view unchanged. *Soy mixed after USDA cuts US stocks forecast as expected.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- The U.S. Justice Department filed a felony criminal information against HSBC Holdings Plc's HSBC Bank USA in federal court in News York's Brooklyn on Tuesday.
NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Dec 11- India's government said it was prepared to launch an inquiry into lobbying by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., buckling under an opposition campaign to discredit a flagship economic policy.
Dec 11- Farming equipment maker AGCO Corp forecast a 2013 profit mostly above Wall Street's expectations, citing growing sales in South America. The company, which competes fiercely with rival Deere& Co, expects 2013 earnings per share of $5.50 to $5.75 per share.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- U.S. wholesale inventories rose more than expected in October as sales fell for the first time in three months, according to a government report on Tuesday that hinted at some piling up of goods in warehouses.
NEW YORK, Dec 11- U.S. stocks extended gains on Tuesday with the Nasdaq rising more than 1 percent, after unexpectedly cheery data out of Europe and as the Federal Reserve was set to kick off a two-day policy meeting. Leading the technology sector higher, Apple shares rose 2.5 percent to $543.01 in early trading.
MOSCOW, Dec 11- Roman Abramovich, the Kremlin's enforcer on a peace deal at Norilsk Nickel, will pay cash straight to the Arctic giant's two main oligarch owners for a stake in the company, depriving other investors of the windfall from an end a billionaires' feud.
OTTAWA, Dec 11- The Bank of Canada needs to fill a vacancy on its rate-setting council to replace Jean Boivin who stepped down as deputy governor in October, in a final hiring decision before Governor Mark Carney leaves to head the Bank of England. *DAVID WOLF, ADVISER, BANK OF CANADA: Joined the bank in 2009 when he was appointed as an adviser.
*Michigan would become 24th "right-to-work" state. LANSING, Mich., Dec 11- Workers from throughout Michigan and the U.S.
*Record world rice crop helped by Vietnam, North Korea. WASHINGTON, Dec 11- The U.S. wheat stockpile for the current season will be above market expectations due to a slump in exports, while corn ending stocks will remain tight as lower prices make the grain more affordable for feeders, processors and exporters, the government said on Tuesday.
Dec 11- Insurer Hartford Financial Services Group Inc said on Tuesday it expects pretax losses of $370 million from Superstorm Sandy, which ravaged New York and New Jersey in October. The Hartford said 60 percent of the losses were in commercial segments and 40 percent in consumer.
Here are some key facts about Michigan and right-to-work:. **Michigan would be 24th of the 50 U.S. states to pass laws making it right-to-work, and the second in the industrial heartland of the country after Indiana passed such legislation earlier in 2012. Most other right-to-work states are in the South and Plains regions.
NEW YORK, Dec 11- Wall Street rose on Tuesday after unexpectedly cheery data out of Europe and as the Federal Reserve was set to kick off a two-day policy meeting. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 50.99 points, or 0.39 percent, at 13,220.87. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 18.42 points, or 0.62 percent, at 3,005.38.
Dec 11- Billionaire John Malone's Liberty Interactive Corp said it took control of travel information site TripAdvisor Inc after it bought about 5 million shares in the company from media veteran Barry Diller. The transaction gives Liberty control of about 22 percent of TripAdvisor's common stock and 57 percent of its voting stock.
*Trade deficit widens to $42.2 billion in October. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday the trade gap increased 4.9 percent to $42.2 billion. "The report tells a tale of weakening economic growth momentum both domestically and globally," said Millan Mulraine, a senior economist at TD Securities in New York.
LONDON, Dec 10- A legal clause as the key to smoothing future debt restructurings could be undermined by a U.S. court ruling that Argentina must pay creditors holding its defaulted debt. But' Argentina vs NML Capital' revives the threat that such holdouts will stall future debt restructurings.
NEW YORK, Dec 11- U.S. Investors were also pushing for price concessions heading into $66 billion of U.S. government debt auctions this week, while Wall Street was on target to open higher, which undermined the safe-haven allure of Treasuries.
*Petrol bombs thrown; police cars surround Tahrir Square. CAIRO, Dec 11- A vital $4.8 billion International Monetary Fund loan to Egypt will be delayed until next month, its finance minister said on Tuesday, intensifying the political crisis gripping the Arab world's most populous nation.
*Developments in Egypt, Syria, Yemen lend support. *Eyes on Wednesday's OPEC meeting, U.S. LONDON, Dec 11- Brent crude oil rose above $108 a barrel on Tuesday after OPEC said its production declined in November, while a weaker dollar and Middle East unrest also supported prices.
For corn, the USDA stuck to its forecast for ending stocks of 647 million bushels, the smallest in 17 years. The USDA lowered its forecast for corn prices by 3 percent, or 20 cents a bushel, from last month.