Financial news on February 3rd, 2014

Business and Financial news
Accounts and People of Note in the Advertising Industry

DirecTV and Dish Network announced a partnership to offer an advertising platform for political campaigns that can reach more than 20 million homes. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Airline Sets Deadline on Talks With Alitalia

Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi says its discussions with Alitalia over possible investment in troubled Italian airline are nearing end; sets 30-day deadline to wrap up deal and devise common strategy. Read more..

By NICOLA CLARK - The New York Times

Closing Arguments in Martoma Trial

The jury is expected to start deliberating on Tuesday in the trial of the former portfolio manager accused of using insider information to make trades. Read more..


Don't Treat People as Tools

Stephen Green, a former British trade minister and former chairman of HSBC, emphasizes the need to elicit the creative efforts of everyone on one's team. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Full Picture of Airlines’ Punctuality Is Elusive

Statistics exclude segments of the industry that have grown in recent years, and a proposed rule that would require more accuracy remains delayed. Read more..

By SUSAN STELLIN - The New York Times

Gyora Benedek's Hidato

“Find the Path… Solve the Puzzle!” Give Hidato a try. Read more..

By GARY ANTONICK - The New York Times

New Ads Urge Northerners to Follow the Sun

A campaign for the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention and Visitors Bureau focuses on Chicago, New York and Toronto in trying to entice tourists to Florida. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Q. and A. With Stuart Elliott

A Sony commercial with a famous cast, and Jeffrey Tambor goes visual for Sabra. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Taking Aim at Android, After a Jilting at Nokia

Former Nokia executives aim to compete with Google's dominant Android mobile operating system with new smartphone built using open-source software; Jolla was formed to develop operating system that Nokia discarded when it ended plans for its own software and teamed with Microsoft to focus on Windows-based phones. Read more..

By MARK SCOTT - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE25.1325.2124.3224.3575.5M
AT&T Inc.T33.3233.3231.9031.9568M
Cisco SystemsCSCO21.9321.9521.4621.5560.7M
General MotorsGM36.2736.3134.9135.2539M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ47.2248.0246.2246.4136.1M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC45.3145.6244.3244.4329.5M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM55.5055.9254.2054.3128.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL37.0937.0935.8235.8421.3M
HP Inc.HPQ29.0629.2927.9628.0414.7M
Gilead SciencesGILD81.7781.8778.5978.8314.3M
Procter & GamblePG76.6976.7675.6075.7014.3M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ88.7588.7886.6186.7813.9M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT36.5836.9535.8035.8512.2M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS72.6672.7369.8569.9912M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT74.1974.5072.5472.6610.4M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY50.1350.2948.5448.6410.1M
Home DepotHD76.6476.7374.9375.099.53M
International Business MachinesIBM176.02176.02172.72172.907.19M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B112.11112.11108.84108.997.07M
United TechnologiesUTX114.11114.74110.11110.165.26M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH72.1472.2170.6470.744.53M
Union PacificUNP174.60175.81171.12171.743.4M
Exchange Rates of February 3rd, 2014
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 100.950 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.111 CAD1 CAD = 0.900 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0.901 CHF1 CHF = 1.110 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 136.540 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.829 GBP1 GBP = 1.206 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.545 AUD1 AUD = 0.647 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.503 CAD1 CAD = 0.665 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.218 CHF1 CHF = 0.821 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8.196 CNY1 CNY = 0.122 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.607 GBP1 GBP = 1.647 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.131 AUD1 AUD = 0.884 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.100 CAD1 CAD = 0.909 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.892 CHF1 CHF = 1.121 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.862 AUD1 AUD = 0.537 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.812 CAD1 CAD = 0.552 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.469 CHF1 CHF = 0.681 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9.880 CNY1 CNY = 0.101 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.973 CAD1 CAD = 1.028 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.788 CHF1 CHF = 1.268 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.304 CNY1 CNY = 0.189 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.810 CHF1 CHF = 1.235 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.450 CNY1 CNY = 0.183 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.728 CNY1 CNY = 0.149 CHF

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