Financial news on September 05, 2014

Business and Financial news
Dollar General's Next Move After Family Dollar's Rejection

Family Dollar is setting up an argument that Dollar General can never satisfy the Family Dollar board. That may not be the case, Steven Davidoff Solomon writes in the Deal Professor column. Read more..

By STEVEN DAVIDOFF SOLOMON - The New York Times

F.D.A. Allows First Use of a Novel Cancer Drug

Food and Drug Administration approves Keytruda, first of eagerly awaited new class of cancer drugs that unleashes the body's immune system to fight tumors; manufactured by Merck, drug is approved for patients with advanced melanoma who have exhausted other therapies. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

Hiring in Services Sector Points to Growth

Payroll processing firm ADP reports that private sector payrolls increased by 204,000 in August, showing that American businesses hired workers at a steady clip; Labor Dept reports that weekly claims for unemployment benefits rose by 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000. Read more..

By REUTERS - The New York Times

Mazda Reveals Little About the 2016 Miata

For months, Mazda has kept all details about its fourth-generation MX-5 secret, and although its looks are now public, not much else is. Read more..

By VINDU GOEL - The New York Times

Motorola's Moto 360: An Elegant Smartwatch Worthy of Attention

Motorola’s new device is the rare smartwatch that looks like a fashion accessory. Though it has some shortcomings, it might the best option available, for now. Read more..

By MOLLY WOOD - The New York Times

Revenue Soars at Lego in First Half of Year

The Danish toymaker Lego said revenue soared 11 percent in the first six months of 2014, mostly because of the success of “The Lego Movie.” Read more..

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - The New York Times

S.E.C. Names First Ombudsman

The Securities and Exchange Commission has chosen Tracey L. McNeil, an agency veteran and former corporate lawyer, to “act as a liaison in resolving problems that retail investors may have” with the agency. Read more..

By BEN PROTESS - The New York Times

The Question of Coverage for Ride Service Drivers

Two companies that bring together drivers of private cars and potential passengers have been battling over who provides insurance, and when. Read more..

By RON LIEBER - The New York Times

Vice Media Employs Old-School Traits in Fund-Raising

Vice Media’s latest money raising suggests that the company aimed at a younger audience values its elders in the media industry, writes Jeffrey Goldfarb in Reuters Breakingviews. Read more..

By JEFFREY GOLDFARB - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 98.80 99.39 98.31 98.97 58.4M
Microsoft MSFT 45.11 45.93 45.11 45.91 36.9M
Gilead Sciences GILD 106.40 106.50 97.54 105.36 36.1M
Facebook FB 76.10 77.38 75.60 77.26 29.4M
General Electric GE 25.90 26.10 25.80 26.10 21M
Intel INTC 34.92 35.12 34.83 35.00 20.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24.86 25.07 24.86 25.00 19.9M
AT&T Inc. T 34.95 35.26 34.88 35.15 17.8M
Pfizer PFE 29.30 29.66 29.21 29.65 17.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 41.61 41.76 41.26 41.27 15.2M
Comcast CMCSA 55.00 55.79 54.87 55.70 14.2M
General Motors GM 34.59 34.61 34.23 34.58 13.7M
Coca-Cola KO 41.86 41.86 41.61 41.84 12.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 51.38 51.65 51.16 51.65 12.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 49.73 50.03 49.56 49.94 11.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 37.59 37.66 37.18 37.58 11.3M
Merck MRK 60.42 61.18 60.15 61.18 10.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 59.62 59.91 59.22 59.91 9.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 98.74 99.30 98.11 99.26 9.48M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 76.52 77.73 76.48 77.51 7.84M
Home Depot HD 89.66 91.64 89.28 91.61 7.75M
Schlumberger SLB 106.03 106.79 104.89 106.76 5.97M
Procter & Gamble PG 83.44 83.80 83.07 83.77 5.89M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 103.92 104.42 103.34 104.42 5.74M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 50.60 51.14 50.34 51.12 5.72M
Chevron CVX 127.15 127.44 126.16 127.40 5.04M
Altria MO 43.13 43.41 43.08 43.39 4.95M
Boeing BA 125.43 125.55 124.10 124.69 4.91M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 90.14 90.94 90.10 90.94 4.6M
McDonald's MCD 93.10 93.12 92.80 93.07 4M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 86.95 87.80 86.74 87.75 3.87M
Union Pacific UNP 107.22 107.88 106.81 107.69 3.66M
ConocoPhillips COP 79.78 80.49 79.47 80.35 3.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 42.88 42.96 42.45 42.95 3.48M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 137.71 138.35 137.34 138.07 3.48M
Amgen AMGN 138.22 138.33 135.63 137.88 3.36M
Pepsico PEP 91.85 91.85 91.39 91.75 3.15M
United Technologies UTX 109.51 109.51 108.38 108.70 2.79M
International Business Machines IBM 190.53 191.75 190.09 191.20 2.26M
Amazon AMZN 346.30 346.83 342.50 346.38 2.11M
Visa V 214.36 214.37 213.10 214.21 2.05M
3M MMM 143.64 144.32 143.15 144.20 1.99M
Alphabet GOOGL 595.13 598.50 593.55 597.78 1.8M
Exchange Rates of September 05, 2014
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 105.060 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.088 CAD 1 CAD = 0.919 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.931 CHF 1 CHF = 1.074 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.140 CNY 1 CNY = 0.163 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 136.100 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.793 GBP 1 GBP = 1.261 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.380 AUD 1 AUD = 0.725 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.409 CAD 1 CAD = 0.710 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.206 CHF 1 CHF = 0.830 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.952 CNY 1 CNY = 0.126 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.583 GBP 1 GBP = 1.717 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.014 AUD 1 AUD = 0.986 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.035 CAD 1 CAD = 0.966 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.886 CHF 1 CHF = 1.129 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.741 AUD 1 AUD = 0.574 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.777 CAD 1 CAD = 0.563 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.520 CHF 1 CHF = 0.658 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.024 CNY 1 CNY = 0.100 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1.019 CAD 1 CAD = 0.981 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.873 CHF 1 CHF = 1.146 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.759 CNY 1 CNY = 0.174 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.854 CHF 1 CHF = 1.171 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.641 CNY 1 CNY = 0.177 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.593 CNY 1 CNY = 0.152 CHF

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