Financial news on February 04, 2014

Business and Financial news
Auto Sales for January Held Down by Harsh Winter Weather

Automakers report sharp declines in United States sales in January as harsh freeze and winter storms thwart purchases across much of country; Autodata reports sales fell 3.1 percent to just over one million vehicles. Read more..

By JACLYN TROP - The New York Times

December Freeze Hurt California Citrus Industry

Industry group California Citrus Mutual estimates that a week of freezing temperatures in early December cost California’s $2 billion citrus industry about $441 million in ruined fruit. Read more..

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - The New York Times

Dull Super Bowl Made ‘Downton Abbey’ a Thrill, as Nearly 7 Million Watched

The British drama, perfect counterprogramming by PBS, was the second-most-watched show on Sunday night with 6.8 million viewers, a 3 percent rise from last year. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Fast Internet Is Chattanooga’s New Locomotive

Chattanooga, Tenn, has what city officials and analysts say is one of the fastest and least expensive, high-speed Internet services in United States; service has attracted high-tech businesses, talent and capital. Read more..

By EDWARD WYATT - The New York Times

Fiat-Chrysler Merger Spawns New Logo

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is keeping its new logo simple and to the point. Read more..

By PHIL PATTON - The New York Times

Microsoft Names New Chief; Gates Becomes Adviser

The choice of Satya Nadella, an engineering executive, suggested that Microsoft viewed technical skill as critical for its next leader. Bill Gates will advise Mr. Nadella. Read more..

By NICK WINGFIELD - The New York Times

Monday Motorsports: Nascar Announces Sprint Cup Chase Changes

Nascar again shuffles rules for end-of-season Chase for the Championship; five men are inducted into the Nascar Hall of Fame. Read more..

By JERRY GARRETT - The New York Times

Paying the Rent on Time Can Enhance Your Credit Report

A record of rental payments is a good way for young people without credit cards to build a credit history. Read more..

By ANN CARRNS - The New York Times

Take the Road Less Traveled; It May Lead to Barbecue

Frequent Flier column features features Clothing Arts founder Adam Rapp discussing his flying experiences. Read more..

By ADAM RAPP - The New York Times

Toyota Is Reported With Most Recalls in 2013

Toyota, for the second year in a row, led the nation with the most vehicles recalled: nearly 5.3 million in 2013. Read more..

By CHERYL JENSEN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 36.97 37.19 36.25 36.35 54.7M
Intel INTC 23.99 24.04 23.58 23.82 50.8M
Pfizer PFE 31.64 32.00 30.60 31.44 47.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21.58 21.82 21.40 21.80 46.6M
Facebook FB 62.05 63.14 61.82 62.75 46M
General Electric GE 24.53 24.78 24.40 24.57 45.9M
AT&T Inc. T 32.08 32.45 32.00 32.45 35.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 46.29 46.83 46.11 46.82 22.7M
General Motors GM 35.47 35.98 35.25 35.82 20.9M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 44.57 44.82 44.23 44.77 20.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 54.72 55.35 54.60 54.95 20.7M
Merck MRK 52.59 53.52 52.40 53.51 18.2M
Coca-Cola KO 37.44 37.55 37.21 37.48 17.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 90.37 90.64 89.39 90.02 17.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 35.65 36.02 35.44 35.96 16.2M
Gilead Sciences GILD 80.18 82.06 79.85 82.02 15.5M
Comcast CMCSA 52.92 53.60 52.19 53.52 14M
Apple AAPL 505.85 509.46 502.76 508.79 13.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 76.00 76.39 75.40 76.09 12.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 86.93 87.28 86.09 86.62 11.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 70.94 71.25 69.88 71.05 11.3M
Altria MO 34.30 34.58 34.15 34.43 9.86M
United Technologies UTX 108.37 110.02 107.50 109.10 9.76M
Chevron CVX 111.86 112.04 110.49 110.83 9.72M
HP Inc. HPQ 28.14 28.41 27.89 28.33 9.58M
Home Depot HD 75.51 75.85 74.17 74.97 9.57M
Boeing BA 123.07 123.80 120.53 122.04 9.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 35.90 36.44 35.85 36.25 8.24M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 72.67 73.10 72.30 72.73 7.76M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 48.78 49.38 48.51 48.94 7.64M
3M MMM 126.09 127.64 124.12 126.72 7.41M
ConocoPhillips COP 64.02 64.08 63.45 63.71 6.54M
McDonald's MCD 92.86 93.47 92.59 93.09 6.3M
Schlumberger SLB 86.35 87.83 86.21 87.19 6.29M
Alphabet GOOGL 1137.99 1155.00 1137.01 1138.16 5.62M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 109.42 109.59 108.60 109.13 5.59M
Pepsico PEP 78.97 79.17 78.28 78.82 5.43M
Amgen AMGN 117.69 117.73 115.71 115.78 5.09M
Amazon AMZN 349.59 354.00 344.02 347.95 4.81M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 70.80 71.00 69.80 70.51 4.65M
International Business Machines IBM 173.53 173.75 172.36 172.84 4.35M
Visa V 214.16 215.88 211.38 214.54 3.73M
Union Pacific UNP 173.07 173.66 171.44 173.25 2.03M
Exchange Rates of February 04, 2014
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 101.630 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.108 CAD 1 CAD = 0.902 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.904 CHF 1 CHF = 1.107 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 137.340 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.828 GBP 1 GBP = 1.208 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.514 AUD 1 AUD = 0.660 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.498 CAD 1 CAD = 0.668 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.221 CHF 1 CHF = 0.819 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.192 CNY 1 CNY = 0.122 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.602 GBP 1 GBP = 1.660 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.101 AUD 1 AUD = 0.908 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.090 CAD 1 CAD = 0.918 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.889 CHF 1 CHF = 1.125 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.829 AUD 1 AUD = 0.547 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.809 CAD 1 CAD = 0.553 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.475 CHF 1 CHF = 0.678 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.893 CNY 1 CNY = 0.101 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.989 CAD 1 CAD = 1.011 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.806 CHF 1 CHF = 1.240 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.409 CNY 1 CNY = 0.185 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.815 CHF 1 CHF = 1.227 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.468 CNY 1 CNY = 0.183 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.705 CNY 1 CNY = 0.149 CHF

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