Financial news on August 01, 2016

Business and Financial news
‘Beavis & Butt-head’ to Return on a Rebranded VH1 Classic

MTV network will rebrand VH1 Classic into MTV Classic, new channel offering programming from 1990s to early 2000s; network, which targets 18 to 24 year-olds, says it hopes nostalgia will reverse declining viewership. Read more..

By MIKE McPHATE - The New York Times

Clinton? Trump? Either Way, Count on Deficit Spending to Rise

Experts evaluate economic proposals made by presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, saying both would likely lead way to higher deficit. Read more..

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ - The New York Times

Dave Schwartz, 63, Dies; Was Weather Channel Meteorologist

Dave Schwartz, popular Weather Channel meteorologist who publicly revealed his battle against cancer on-air to viewers, dies at age 63. Read more..

By WILLIAM McDONALD - The New York Times

HBO Gives ‘Game of Thrones’ an End Date

HBO's new programming president Casey Bloys makes announcements at Television Critics Assn event in Beverly Hills, Calif; says hit series Game of Thrones will end after eight seasons and addresses concerns regarding gratuitous scenes of sexual violence against women in network's shows. Read more..

By JOHN KOBLIN - The New York Times

Her Husband’s Death Motivates Sheryl Sandberg to Write Another Book

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is writing book about resilience, co-authored by Adam Grant and tentatively titled Option B; Sandberg’s husband David Goldberg died suddenly in 2015. Read more..

By MIKE ISAAC - The New York Times

Putting Your Baby to Sleep: Some Advice and Good News

Research shows that almost all interventions work, with little chance of long-term problems. Read more..

By AARON E. CARROLL - The New York Times

Theranos Damage Control, Tesla Earnings and the Jobs Report

Coming up: In an effort to restore Theranos’s credibility, Elizabeth Holmes will present data; and Tesla is expected to report another quarterly loss. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Why Monthly Auto Sales Numbers May Not Be What They Seem

Analysts predict slight gains or flat performance for July automobile sales report, expressing doubt over whether industry can sustain past record breaking figures in current market where consumer demand is leveling off; say manufacturers are relying more on sales to rental-car fleets as way to reduce inventories and expect them to roll out cut-rate financing deals to stimulate demand. Read more..

By BILL VLASIC and NEAL E. BOUDETTE - The New York Times

‘You Need to Instill Some Confidence’

“Work hard and learn fast,” is the advice of Olivier Jolivet of Aman Resorts for new managers. “In the meantime, at least look like you know.” Read more..

By SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 104.41 106.15 104.41 106.05 38.2M
General Electric GE 31.12 31.22 31.02 31.15 31.2M
Pfizer PFE 37.02 37.39 36.98 37.31 28.4M
Microsoft MSFT 56.60 56.75 56.14 56.58 26M
Facebook FB 123.85 124.58 122.86 124.31 25M
ExxonMobil XOM 88.08 88.15 85.59 85.86 22.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 30.70 30.75 30.36 30.73 22.4M
AT&T Inc. T 43.25 43.50 43.11 43.18 20.6M
Intel INTC 34.82 34.91 34.56 34.85 18.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 55.58 55.82 54.37 54.50 17.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 47.98 48.05 47.63 47.81 16M
Gilead Sciences GILD 79.81 81.21 79.51 80.46 14.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 14.06 14.24 14.02 14.18 13.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 40.91 41.27 40.91 41.15 12.4M
Coca-Cola KO 43.69 43.83 43.43 43.45 12.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 44.75 45.58 44.72 45.29 12.2M
Chevron CVX 101.33 102.10 98.62 99.11 11.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 64.15 64.31 63.61 63.80 11.4M
General Motors GM 31.54 31.62 31.20 31.30 11.2M
Procter & Gamble PG 85.44 86.58 85.42 86.41 10.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 40.41 40.43 39.42 39.61 9.59M
Visa V 78.31 78.53 77.73 78.26 8.91M
Merck MRK 58.83 59.00 58.50 58.66 8.87M
Schlumberger SLB 79.79 79.88 78.08 78.46 8.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 96.15 96.20 95.08 95.54 7.13M
Comcast CMCSA 67.40 67.75 67.34 67.54 6.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 72.81 73.99 72.81 73.78 5.87M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 75.13 76.30 74.89 76.19 5.08M
Altria MO 67.66 68.00 67.23 67.65 5.04M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 125.31 125.71 125.10 125.40 4.61M
McDonald's MCD 117.88 118.39 117.74 118.01 4.21M
Pepsico PEP 108.72 109.09 108.34 108.93 3.88M
Amazon AMZN 759.87 770.50 757.06 767.74 3.58M
Amgen AMGN 172.91 174.98 172.28 174.16 3.57M
Home Depot HD 138.06 138.94 137.85 138.77 3.16M
Boeing BA 133.21 134.23 132.70 133.21 3.07M
United Technologies UTX 107.46 107.65 106.50 106.94 3.06M
Alphabet GOOGL 786.67 807.49 785.04 800.94 3.03M
International Business Machines IBM 160.65 161.65 159.84 161.45 2.82M
Union Pacific UNP 92.92 93.65 92.41 93.06 2.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 143.42 144.16 143.04 143.51 2.49M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 144.62 144.77 143.58 143.93 2.05M
3M MMM 177.08 178.54 177.08 178.29 1.6M
Exchange Rates of August 01, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.895 EUR 1 EUR = 1.117 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 102.400 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.758 GBP 1 GBP = 1.319 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.329 AUD 1 AUD = 0.753 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.312 CAD 1 CAD = 0.762 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.968 CHF 1 CHF = 1.033 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.642 CNY 1 CNY = 0.151 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 18.861 MXN 1 MXN = 0.053 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.591 SEK 1 SEK = 0.116 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 114.344 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.847 GBP 1 GBP = 1.181 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.484 AUD 1 AUD = 0.674 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.466 CAD 1 CAD = 0.682 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.081 CHF 1 CHF = 0.925 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.414 CNY 1 CNY = 0.135 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 21.057 MXN 1 MXN = 0.047 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.593 SEK 1 SEK = 0.104 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.007 GBP 1 GBP = 135.135 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.013 AUD 1 AUD = 76.923 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.013 CAD 1 CAD = 78.125 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.010 CHF 1 CHF = 105.263 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.065 CNY 1 CNY = 15.432 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.184 MXN 1 MXN = 5.429 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.084 SEK 1 SEK = 11.933 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.752 AUD 1 AUD = 0.571 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.730 CAD 1 CAD = 0.578 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.277 CHF 1 CHF = 0.783 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 8.760 CNY 1 CNY = 0.114 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 24.861 MXN 1 MXN = 0.040 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 11.325 SEK 1 SEK = 0.088 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.988 CAD 1 CAD = 1.013 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.729 CHF 1 CHF = 1.372 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.001 CNY 1 CNY = 0.200 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 14.203 MXN 1 MXN = 0.070 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.464 SEK 1 SEK = 0.155 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.738 CHF 1 CHF = 1.356 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.061 CNY 1 CNY = 0.198 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 14.373 MXN 1 MXN = 0.070 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.538 SEK 1 SEK = 0.153 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.859 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 19.473 MXN 1 MXN = 0.051 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.863 SEK 1 SEK = 0.113 CHF

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