7.-- Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) agreed to pay $36.5 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve allegations it bribed officials in Ukraine to win tax refunds, Bloomberg reported.

8.-- National leaders of the Machinists union are scheduling a vote on a proposed contract between Boeing (BA) and Puget Sound machinists, despite objections from local union officials who have already rejected the company's latest offer. 

The lead negotiator for the union's national headquarters, Rich Michalski, told The Seattle Times that a vote is set for Jan. 3.

The contract would secure work on Boeing's new 777X airplane at a time when 22 states are vying for those jobs. Boeing, the aerospace giant, said it expects to pick a location early next year.

9.-- Tiffany (TIF) has been ordered by the Netherlands Arbitration Institute to pay Swatch, the Swiss watchmaker, $449.5 million in damages related to a failed partnership that was formed in 2007.

"We were shocked and extremely disappointed with the decision of the majority of the arbitral panel," Tiffany CEO Michael J. Kowalski said in a statement. 

Swatch canceled the alliance with Tiffany in 2011, saying that Tiffany was in breach of contract because it was trying to "block and delay" the companies' joint venture.

10.-- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues to win the box office battle over a busy pre-Christmas weekend.

Peter Jackson's Hobbit sequel took in $31.5 million in its second weekend of release for Warner Bros., according to studio estimates Sunday. That topped Will Ferrell's Anchorman sequel, opened strongly in second place.