Financial news on July 04, 2015

Business and Financial news
Aetna Agrees to Acquire Humana for $37 Billion in Cash and Stock

Aetna reports agreement to buy rival Humana for $37 billion. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY and REED ABELSON - The New York Times

Alibaba’s Financial Affiliate Is Said to Close Private Placement of Shares

The move values Ant Financial Services at more than $45 billion and makes the Chinese government a stakeholder, according to people familiar with the transaction. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA - The New York Times

Heads of State

A rock-solid puzzle by Elizabeth C. Gorski. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Lawrence Herkimer, Grandfather of Modern Cheerleading, Dies at 89

Lawrence R Herkimer, grandfather of modern cheerleading who elevated the activity into an aspirational goal for generations of youth and a highly successful business for himself, dies at age 89. Read more..

By SAM ROBERTS - The New York Times

Logistics and Lizards Disrupt Chevron’s Project Off Australia

Chevron's Gorgon liquefied gas-processing plant on Australia's Barrow Island deals with strict environmental regulations to protect island's unique wildlife; logistics have boosted original plant cost of $37 billion to $54 billion; Chevron says it underestimated complexity of getting equipment to site. Read more..

By A. ODYSSEUS PATRICK - The New York Times

Mindful of Greece, Ukraine Is in a Rush to Line Up Debt Relief

Ukrainian government, hastening to secure debt relief with support of International Monetary Fund, is strongly urging reluctant investors to accept big losses to gain bailout; Ukrainian authorities, observing events in Greece, do not want to end up in a similar, seemingly endless, struggle with creditors. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

Opting Out of Automatic Portraits in Sony Cameras

Some people may find Auto Portrait Framing useful or educational, but for those who find it a waste of space, the feature can be easily turned off. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Potash Corporation Still Interested in K&S After $8.6 Billion Offer Is Rejected

Potash of Canada said it believed that it could address the concerns of K&S, the German owner of Morton Salt, and that its bid was not based on closing mines or shedding jobs. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

Variety: Cryptic Crossword Puzzle

Rich Silvestri offers us a tough, but fair, cryptic crossword puzzle. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Exchange Rates of July 04, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1,331 AUD 1 AUD = 0,751 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,257 CAD 1 CAD = 0,796 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 15,705 MXN 1 MXN = 0,064 USD
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,943 CAD 1 CAD = 1,060 AUD

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