Financial news on December 04, 2013

Business and Financial news
Court Blocks Labor Board on Lawsuits

United States Court of Appeals rules employers can require their workers to sign arbitration agreements waiving all rights to class-action lawsuits over workplace grievances; ruling, overturning National Labor Relations Board decision, limits the legal exposure of companies from the rising cost of suits over unpaid overtime and other wage violations. Read more..

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - The New York Times

Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android

Led by Andy Rubin, who built the Android software, Google has acquired seven companies with hopes to automate manufacturing and even rival Amazon in retail delivery. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

Nonprofits With Sought-After Buildings Take Advantage of a Hot Market

United Cerebral Palsy of New York City is selling its Gramercy Park headquarters for $135 million and is following trend of nonprofits moving from owning a building to leasing space. Read more..

By JULIE SATOW - The New York Times

Optimism Over Vietnam Property, With Caveats

Vietnam’s beleaguered property market is bottoming out, and the government is pledging to reform the banking sector, but doubts remain over whether it can hit pre-2008 peaks. Read more..

By MIKE IVES - The New York Times

Rare Cancer Treatments, Cleared by F.D.A. but Not Subject to Scrutiny

Little-known Food and Drug Administration regulation, known as the humanitarian device exemption, allows sale of some devices to treat small groups of patients without requiring proof that the devices work, or any rigorous study of the medical results; critics say ineffective products approved under exemption can be sold for years while potentially lifesaving ones may never prove their worth. Read more..

By BARRY MEIER - The New York Times

Recent Commercial Real Estate

Notable properties that have been recently listed for sale, sold or leased. Read more..

By ROSALIE R. RADOMSKY - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Facebook FB 46.46 48.77 46.26 48.62 60.9M
Microsoft MSFT 38.21 38.98 38.12 38.94 52M
General Electric GE 26.34 26.66 26.20 26.64 44.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21.09 21.35 21.07 21.25 44.5M
Intel INTC 23.54 23.85 23.52 23.74 43.5M
General Motors GM 38.53 39.62 38.12 38.71 39.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 28.05 28.70 27.99 28.13 34.1M
AT&T Inc. T 34.34 34.65 34.20 34.60 27.2M
Pfizer PFE 31.11 31.43 31.00 31.27 23.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 56.44 57.47 56.21 57.19 20.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 34.90 35.18 34.82 35.07 20M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 43.40 44.07 43.34 43.75 18M
Apple AAPL 565.50 569.19 560.82 565.00 13.5M
Coca-Cola KO 40.20 40.47 39.94 40.37 13.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 94.19 94.90 93.92 94.67 13.1M
Merck MRK 49.60 49.65 48.82 49.31 11.5M
Gilead Sciences GILD 72.02 72.89 71.50 72.47 11.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 49.32 49.79 49.10 49.37 10.7M
Comcast CMCSA 48.71 49.25 48.25 48.88 9.69M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 50.65 51.54 50.52 51.08 8.18M
Altria MO 37.00 37.33 36.92 37.23 7.98M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 80.64 81.37 79.91 80.22 7.64M
Home Depot HD 78.15 78.75 77.70 78.40 7.15M
Pepsico PEP 83.02 83.02 82.11 82.65 6.82M
Procter & Gamble PG 83.38 83.49 82.59 83.35 6.81M
Schlumberger SLB 87.37 87.90 86.50 87.28 6.69M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 93.76 94.25 93.13 93.63 6.22M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 73.02 74.41 72.54 73.65 5.55M
ConocoPhillips COP 72.34 72.62 71.12 71.41 5.4M
International Business Machines IBM 175.37 177.50 175.16 175.74 5.27M
Boeing BA 131.73 132.15 130.55 131.50 5.14M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 37.35 37.85 37.08 37.36 5.09M
McDonald's MCD 95.66 96.13 95.36 95.71 4.95M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 69.42 70.48 69.32 69.97 4.88M
Chevron CVX 122.10 122.83 121.19 121.77 4.39M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 114.35 115.58 114.00 115.30 3.68M
3M MMM 125.95 127.59 125.49 126.46 3.45M
Visa V 201.78 203.33 201.08 202.74 2.93M
United Technologies UTX 109.34 109.56 107.99 108.94 2.51M
Amgen AMGN 112.74 113.54 112.04 113.07 2.43M
Alphabet GOOGL 1051.37 1063.98 1050.00 1058.18 2.38M
Amazon AMZN 383.50 389.69 381.49 385.96 2.36M
Union Pacific UNP 162.07 162.86 160.02 161.39 1.5M
Exchange Rates of December 04, 2013
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 102.340 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.068 CAD 1 CAD = 0.936 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.902 CHF 1 CHF = 1.108 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.092 CNY 1 CNY = 0.164 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 139.110 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.830 GBP 1 GBP = 1.205 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.505 AUD 1 AUD = 0.664 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.452 CAD 1 CAD = 0.689 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.227 CHF 1 CHF = 0.815 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.279 CNY 1 CNY = 0.121 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.596 GBP 1 GBP = 1.678 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.081 AUD 1 AUD = 0.925 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.043 CAD 1 CAD = 0.958 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.882 CHF 1 CHF = 1.134 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.814 AUD 1 AUD = 0.551 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.750 CAD 1 CAD = 0.572 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.478 CHF 1 CHF = 0.677 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.979 CNY 1 CNY = 0.100 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.965 CAD 1 CAD = 1.037 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.815 CHF 1 CHF = 1.228 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.500 CNY 1 CNY = 0.182 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.844 CHF 1 CHF = 1.185 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.702 CNY 1 CNY = 0.175 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.750 CNY 1 CNY = 0.148 CHF

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