Financial news on February 03, 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..

By ALEXANDRA STEVENSON - The New York Times

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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 25.13 25.21 24.32 24.35 75.5M
Facebook FB 63.03 63.77 60.70 61.48 74.9M
AT&T Inc. T 33.32 33.32 31.90 31.95 68M
Microsoft MSFT 37.74 37.99 36.43 36.48 64.1M
Pfizer PFE 31.03 31.69 30.57 30.60 61.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21.93 21.95 21.46 21.55 60.7M
Intel INTC 24.50 24.51 23.89 23.95 52.9M
General Motors GM 36.27 36.31 34.91 35.25 39M
Verizon Communications VZ 47.22 48.02 46.22 46.41 36.1M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 45.31 45.62 44.32 44.43 29.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 55.50 55.92 54.20 54.31 28.5M
Coca-Cola KO 38.02 38.02 37.10 37.20 23.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 37.09 37.09 35.82 35.84 21.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 91.92 92.31 89.64 90.05 20.4M
Comcast CMCSA 54.74 54.96 52.53 52.77 19.2M
Altria MO 35.17 35.18 34.08 34.11 16.1M
Merck MRK 52.91 53.15 51.92 52.08 15.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 29.06 29.29 27.96 28.04 14.7M
Apple AAPL 502.61 507.73 499.30 501.53 14.3M
Gilead Sciences GILD 81.77 81.87 78.59 78.83 14.3M
Procter & Gamble PG 76.69 76.76 75.60 75.70 14.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 88.75 88.78 86.61 86.78 13.9M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 36.58 36.95 35.80 35.85 12.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 72.66 72.73 69.85 69.99 12M
Chevron CVX 112.35 112.46 110.54 111.14 11.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 74.19 74.50 72.54 72.66 10.4M
Amazon AMZN 358.98 360.85 340.10 346.15 10.3M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 50.13 50.29 48.54 48.64 10.1M
Home Depot HD 76.64 76.73 74.93 75.09 9.53M
Boeing BA 124.24 126.52 122.75 123.08 9.31M
Alphabet GOOGL 1179.20 1181.72 1132.00 1133.43 9.13M
ConocoPhillips COP 65.10 65.39 63.77 63.86 7.77M
Schlumberger SLB 87.80 88.00 85.89 86.23 7.21M
International Business Machines IBM 176.02 176.02 172.72 172.90 7.19M
Pepsico PEP 80.35 80.51 78.52 78.57 7.07M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 112.11 112.11 108.84 108.99 7.07M
McDonald's MCD 94.54 94.74 92.91 93.02 6.9M
Visa V 216.51 217.84 212.07 213.47 5.42M
United Technologies UTX 114.11 114.74 110.11 110.16 5.26M
Amgen AMGN 119.68 120.50 116.47 116.75 5.05M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 72.14 72.21 70.64 70.74 4.53M
3M MMM 128.22 128.59 123.61 123.90 4.25M
Union Pacific UNP 174.60 175.81 171.12 171.74 3.4M
Exchange Rates of February 03, 2014
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 100.950 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.111 CAD 1 CAD = 0.900 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.901 CHF 1 CHF = 1.110 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 136.540 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.829 GBP 1 GBP = 1.206 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.545 AUD 1 AUD = 0.647 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.503 CAD 1 CAD = 0.665 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.218 CHF 1 CHF = 0.821 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.196 CNY 1 CNY = 0.122 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.607 GBP 1 GBP = 1.647 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.131 AUD 1 AUD = 0.884 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.100 CAD 1 CAD = 0.909 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.892 CHF 1 CHF = 1.121 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.862 AUD 1 AUD = 0.537 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.812 CAD 1 CAD = 0.552 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.469 CHF 1 CHF = 0.681 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.880 CNY 1 CNY = 0.101 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.973 CAD 1 CAD = 1.028 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.788 CHF 1 CHF = 1.268 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.304 CNY 1 CNY = 0.189 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.810 CHF 1 CHF = 1.235 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.450 CNY 1 CNY = 0.183 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.728 CNY 1 CNY = 0.149 CHF

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