Financial news on April 01, 2015

Business and Financial news
Andreessen Horowitz Invests Another $52 Million in Network Start-Up Tanium

The new investment values the start-up at about $1.75 billion, or nearly double the valuation attached to its financing round last summer. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

Another Arrangement

Timothy Polin and Joe Krozel collaborate on a wordy puzzle, and highlights from Puzzle 7 of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Carlos Falchi, 70, Dies; Turned Exotic Animal Skins Into Coveted Handbags

Carlos Falchi, a Brazillian-born accessories designer famous for his highly coveted handbags made of the skins of exotic animals, dies at age 70. Read more..

By MARGALIT FOX - The New York Times

Charter’s Deal May Not Be the Last Word on Bright House

With Comcast-Time Warner Cable still in play, the cable landscape could still realign again. Read more..

By JEFFREY GOLDFARB - The New York Times

Endurance Specialty Holdings to Acquire Bermuda Reinsurer

Endurance Specialty Holdings agrees to acquire reinsurer Montpelier Re Holdings for $1.83 billion. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

Etsy Sets Price Range for Its I.P.O.

At the midpoint of the range, the online marketplace beloved by makers of handmade jewelry and yoga bags would be valued at $1.2 billion. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

Seeing a Tax Refund as a Financial Opportunity

The lump sum from a federal tax refund can help pay off credit card debt or add to savings. Read more..

By ANN CARRNS - The New York Times

The False Hope of a Limited Government, Built on Tax Breaks

Eduardo Porter Economic Scene column examines decades-old system of tax breaks, including those for employer-provided insurance, mortgages and charity, arguing it hides function of government and shields it from public debate; observes credits are justified as alternatives to expansion of government but argues instead that system amounts to Rube Goldberg contraption excluding many in middle and working classes, with little valid claim to social purpose. Read more..

By EDUARDO PORTER - The New York Times

Won’t Get Fooled Again

Welcome to the April 2015 Times Insider crossword puzzle post. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Yoox to Merge With Net-a-Porter in All-Share Deal

Yoox group announces merger with e-commerce rival Net-a-Porter; all-share deal would create luxury fashion retailer with combined revenue of 1.3 million euros, or about $1.4 billion, for 2014. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY and VANESSA FRIEDMAN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 124.82 125.12 123.10 124.25 40.6M
General Electric GE 24.72 24.92 24.57 24.84 38.7M
Microsoft MSFT 40.60 40.76 40.31 40.72 36.9M
Pfizer PFE 34.84 34.84 34.11 34.33 32.2M
Intel INTC 31.13 31.32 30.65 30.81 31.5M
AT&T Inc. T 32.62 32.91 32.54 32.89 25.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 27.31 27.64 27.10 27.25 22.4M
Facebook FB 82.50 82.72 80.87 81.67 22.1M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 60.41 60.57 59.73 59.95 18.1M
General Motors GM 37.27 37.37 36.56 36.74 16.6M
Comcast CMCSA 56.79 57.08 56.05 57.06 15.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 31.85 31.86 31.22 31.29 15.5M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 54.42 54.42 53.78 53.94 15.4M
Gilead Sciences GILD 98.16 98.16 95.38 97.72 15.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 85.70 86.00 84.26 84.46 14.5M
Coca-Cola KO 40.79 40.81 40.23 40.68 14.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 48.45 49.27 48.43 48.92 13.6M
Merck MRK 57.26 57.32 56.22 56.86 12.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 42.99 43.12 42.72 42.94 12.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 100.46 100.46 98.61 99.15 11.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 62.71 63.49 62.64 63.02 8.94M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 64.20 64.20 62.88 63.56 8.84M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 82.28 82.28 80.43 80.71 8.31M
Schlumberger SLB 84.00 84.80 83.60 84.28 7.81M
Altria MO 50.16 50.40 49.55 50.30 7.77M
Visa V 65.45 65.52 64.45 65.18 7.63M
McDonald's MCD 96.81 97.02 96.00 96.29 7.48M
Procter & Gamble PG 82.44 82.45 81.45 82.32 7.4M
Chevron CVX 105.77 106.22 104.50 104.79 7.35M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 46.33 46.37 45.55 45.89 6.37M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 105.43 106.00 104.25 105.44 6.12M
Union Pacific UNP 107.76 108.15 106.38 107.34 5.28M
Amgen AMGN 159.37 159.39 154.64 157.10 5.13M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 119.52 119.52 116.54 117.45 4.83M
Home Depot HD 113.88 114.00 112.43 113.13 4.74M
Pepsico PEP 95.16 95.28 94.17 95.09 4.24M
Boeing BA 149.97 150.02 146.82 148.64 4.17M
International Business Machines IBM 160.23 160.62 158.39 159.18 3.7M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 144.34 144.63 143.39 143.45 3.7M
United Technologies UTX 117.37 117.48 115.36 115.92 3.43M
Amazon AMZN 372.10 373.16 368.34 370.26 2.46M
3M MMM 164.29 164.54 161.90 162.52 2.15M
Alphabet GOOGL 554.83 558.50 546.03 549.49 1.95M
Exchange Rates of April 01, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.928 EUR 1 EUR = 1.077 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 119.657 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.674 GBP 1 GBP = 1.483 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.316 AUD 1 AUD = 0.760 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.262 CAD 1 CAD = 0.793 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.966 CHF 1 CHF = 1.035 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.199 CNY 1 CNY = 0.161 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 15.135 MXN 1 MXN = 0.066 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.655 SEK 1 SEK = 0.116 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 128.859 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.726 GBP 1 GBP = 1.377 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.417 AUD 1 AUD = 0.706 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.359 CAD 1 CAD = 0.736 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.041 CHF 1 CHF = 0.961 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 6.675 CNY 1 CNY = 0.150 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 16.302 MXN 1 MXN = 0.061 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.322 SEK 1 SEK = 0.107 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.006 GBP 1 GBP = 178.571 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.011 AUD 1 AUD = 90.909 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.011 CAD 1 CAD = 95.238 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.008 CHF 1 CHF = 123.457 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.052 CNY 1 CNY = 19.342 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.127 MXN 1 MXN = 7.905 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.072 SEK 1 SEK = 13.831 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.951 AUD 1 AUD = 0.513 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.871 CAD 1 CAD = 0.535 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.433 CHF 1 CHF = 0.698 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.190 CNY 1 CNY = 0.109 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 22.444 MXN 1 MXN = 0.045 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 12.834 SEK 1 SEK = 0.078 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.959 CAD 1 CAD = 1.043 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.734 CHF 1 CHF = 1.362 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.712 CNY 1 CNY = 0.212 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 11.503 MXN 1 MXN = 0.087 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.577 SEK 1 SEK = 0.152 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.766 CHF 1 CHF = 1.306 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 4.912 CNY 1 CNY = 0.204 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 11.995 MXN 1 MXN = 0.083 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.857 SEK 1 SEK = 0.146 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.413 CNY 1 CNY = 0.156 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 15.666 MXN 1 MXN = 0.064 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.954 SEK 1 SEK = 0.112 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1.391 SEK 1 SEK = 0.719 CNY

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