Financial news on November 02, 2016

Business and Financial news
Broadcom to Buy Brocade Communications for $5.5 Billion

It is the latest deal in the rapidly consolidating semiconductor sector, where companies are seeking greater scale and a larger array of products. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

Comparing Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

Experts advise those covered by Medicare to check the changes in their prescription drug plans and consider changing plans before the Dec. 7 deadline. Read more..

By ANN CARRNS - The New York Times

Daily Report: How to Think About ‘Thinking’ Machines

One of the country’s top universities gets $10 million to work on the ethics of artificial intelligence. As always, it’s a question about the ethics of humans. Read more..

By QUENTIN HARDY - The New York Times

Facebook Defies Social Media Gravity With User and Profit Growth

The social network remained strong, topping 1.79 billion monthly visitors and nearly tripling its profit, to $2.38 billion, in the third quarter. Read more..

By MIKE ISAAC - The New York Times

Former BlackRock Fund Manager Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading

Mark Lyttleton, who left BlackRock, the world’s largest investment firm, in 2013, was accused by British authorities of trading two stocks using inside information. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth

A wider variety of news sources was supposed to be the bulwark of a rational age. Instead, we are roiled by biases, gorging on what confirms our ideas and shunning what does not. Read more..

By FARHAD MANJOO - The New York Times

Morning Agenda: Wells Fargo Hit Again, Bygone Times

Wells Fargo has been hit with a $50 million payment to settle a class-action lawsuit for the overcharging of home appraisals. Read more..

By AMIE TSANG - The New York Times

New Research Center to Explore Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

The president of Carnegie Mellon University, which will establish the center, said injecting ethical discussions into A.I. is necessary as the technology advances. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

Nonprofit Employees, Already Underpaid, Face Special Challenges in Retirement

Short on time and money, small nonprofits often have little of either left for researching and adopting the best savings vehicles for their workers. Read more..

By RON LIEBER - The New York Times

Start-Ups for the End of Life

A crop of tech start-ups is looking to capture a slice of the funeral sector and end-of-life care. Many of them are founded by millennials, who have grown up online. Read more..

By EILENE ZIMMERMAN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Facebook FB 130.23 130.23 126.28 127.17 50.2M
Pfizer PFE 30.99 31.04 30.36 30.63 36.1M
General Electric GE 28.86 28.86 28.40 28.49 30.9M
Apple AAPL 111.40 112.35 111.23 111.59 28.3M
AT&T Inc. T 36.60 36.70 36.30 36.37 26M
HP Inc. HPQ 14.28 14.83 14.28 14.65 22.3M
Microsoft MSFT 59.82 59.93 59.30 59.43 22.1M
Intel INTC 34.60 34.90 34.47 34.60 21.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 45.38 45.51 45.07 45.24 19.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 30.43 30.68 30.23 30.39 19.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 47.75 47.75 46.86 46.94 16.5M
Gilead Sciences GILD 74.00 74.35 72.45 72.51 14.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 68.65 68.85 68.01 68.68 12.4M
Coca-Cola KO 42.10 42.34 42.01 42.05 12M
General Motors GM 31.33 31.72 31.31 31.45 11.8M
Comcast CMCSA 61.36 61.63 61.10 61.47 11.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 83.30 83.88 82.94 83.45 11.2M
Merck MRK 59.06 59.51 58.75 58.84 10.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 38.46 38.49 37.98 38.03 9.49M
Visa V 80.89 81.38 80.52 80.58 9.17M
Chevron CVX 105.65 106.05 104.25 105.39 8.4M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 50.93 50.98 50.53 50.57 8.2M
Procter & Gamble PG 86.77 87.41 86.56 86.74 7.77M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 69.20 69.97 69.20 69.45 7.65M
ConocoPhillips COP 42.92 43.56 42.35 43.23 7.5M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 91.91 92.56 91.69 91.91 6.72M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 115.52 115.76 114.83 114.86 6.59M
Schlumberger SLB 78.08 78.22 76.92 77.76 6.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 39.05 39.22 38.70 38.70 6.32M
Amazon AMZN 783.93 784.75 763.55 765.56 5.03M
Home Depot HD 119.93 121.29 119.82 120.29 4.85M
Altria MO 65.28 65.81 65.11 65.12 4.76M
Amgen AMGN 140.31 140.61 138.64 138.70 4.62M
Union Pacific UNP 88.08 89.31 87.74 88.69 4.44M
United Technologies UTX 101.85 102.56 101.16 101.54 4.12M
Pepsico PEP 106.68 107.44 106.61 106.71 3.68M
McDonald's MCD 112.10 112.77 111.82 112.39 3.51M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 143.18 143.86 142.91 143.19 3.18M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 139.02 141.23 138.93 138.98 3.15M
International Business Machines IBM 152.48 153.35 151.67 151.95 3.07M
Boeing BA 142.00 142.87 140.59 140.75 2.78M
Alphabet GOOGL 806.76 806.76 785.00 788.42 2.35M
3M MMM 164.70 166.37 163.91 165.73 2.23M
Exchange Rates of November 02, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.901 EUR 1 EUR = 1.110 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 103.341 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.813 GBP 1 GBP = 1.230 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.306 AUD 1 AUD = 0.766 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.339 CAD 1 CAD = 0.747 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.973 CHF 1 CHF = 1.028 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.754 CNY 1 CNY = 0.148 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 19.374 MXN 1 MXN = 0.052 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.919 SEK 1 SEK = 0.112 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 114.687 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.902 GBP 1 GBP = 1.109 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.449 AUD 1 AUD = 0.690 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.486 CAD 1 CAD = 0.673 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.080 CHF 1 CHF = 0.926 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.506 CNY 1 CNY = 0.133 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 21.500 MXN 1 MXN = 0.047 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.899 SEK 1 SEK = 0.101 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.008 GBP 1 GBP = 126.582 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.013 AUD 1 AUD = 79.365 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.013 CAD 1 CAD = 77.519 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.009 CHF 1 CHF = 106.383 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.065 CNY 1 CNY = 15.314 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.188 MXN 1 MXN = 5.333 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.086 SEK 1 SEK = 11.601 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.607 AUD 1 AUD = 0.622 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.647 CAD 1 CAD = 0.607 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.197 CHF 1 CHF = 0.835 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 8.309 CNY 1 CNY = 0.120 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 23.830 MXN 1 MXN = 0.042 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 10.971 SEK 1 SEK = 0.091 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1.025 CAD 1 CAD = 0.975 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.745 CHF 1 CHF = 1.342 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.171 CNY 1 CNY = 0.193 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 14.838 MXN 1 MXN = 0.067 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.820 SEK 1 SEK = 0.147 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.727 CHF 1 CHF = 1.376 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.043 CNY 1 CNY = 0.198 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 14.470 MXN 1 MXN = 0.069 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.654 SEK 1 SEK = 0.150 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.939 CNY 1 CNY = 0.144 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 19.904 MXN 1 MXN = 0.050 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 9.155 SEK 1 SEK = 0.109 CHF

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