Financial news on April 06, 2015

Business and Financial news
China Escalates Hollywood Partnerships, Aiming to Compete One Day

DreamWorks Animation is collaborating for first time with its Chinese partner, Oriental DreamWorks, to produce Kung Fu Panda 3, sign of Chinese studios' eagerness to have bigger role in creative process; Oriental is owned by government investment fund and private equity firm China Media Capital, which is making broad push into entertainment business; rapidly growing entertainment market in China is reshaping relationship between Hollywood and China. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA - The New York Times

Complete Without a Break

A debut by David Lieb. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Condé Nast Traveler Magazine Grows Voluptuous in Lean Times

Luxury travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler will increase size and heft of magazine beginning in September, significant print investment at time when many publications are focusing on digital; larger pages will not only allow for better showcasing of magazine's photography, but also will offer more space to advertisers. Read more..

By SYDNEY EMBER - The New York Times

Fed Minutes, Greek Debt Talks and Samsung Earnings

The Federal Reserve will release minutes from its March meeting on Wednesday; Samsung posts results on Tuesday. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Greece and I.M.F. Hold Talks on Crucial Debt Payment

Greek Finance Min Yanis Varoufakis's abrupt decision to meet with International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagard adds to investor concerns that Greece may default on its loan; country must pay 458 million euros, about $503 million, to IMF on April 9; Varoufakis says Greece plans to meet all its obligations, but it is unclear how country can secure funds. Read more..

By LANDON THOMAS Jr - The New York Times

In Report on Rolling Stone, a Case Study in Failed Journalism

News Analysis; report released by Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism finds that Rolling Stone article written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely about alleged gang rape at University of Virginia is case study in failure to follow basic journalistic practices; report details how errors were made at every level of editorial process, and raises questions about why article came to be published. Read more..

By JONATHAN MAHLER - The New York Times

Kris Bryant, the Baseball Players’ Union and a Lesson for Labor

Labor might do well to heed baseball, where solidarity between its stars and lesser players has been critical to bargaining success since the mid-’60s. Read more..

By NOAM SCHEIBER - The New York Times

Picciotto-Hamilton Rainbow Squares

Can you help a band of leprechauns paint a series of rainbows? A math challenge by educators Henri Picciotto and Gordon Hamilton. Read more..

By GARY ANTONICK - The New York Times

Publication of New Net Neutrality Rules to Prompt Cheers and Challenges

The F.C.C. regulations are expected to appear in the Federal Register as early as this week, starting two 60-day countdowns: one until they take effect and the other until a deadline for lawsuits. Read more..

By REBECCA R. RUIZ - The New York Times

‘Twin Peaks’ Return in Doubt as Director Lynch Backs Out

David Lynch, co-creator of television series Twin Peaks, announces that he will not direct any episodes of Showtime's revival due to disagreement over budget. Read more..

By JOHN KOBLIN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 40.34 41.78 40.18 41.55 39.2M
Apple AAPL 124.47 127.51 124.33 127.35 37.2M
General Electric GE 24.90 25.41 24.79 25.18 33.4M
AT&T Inc. T 33.15 33.41 33.06 33.33 23M
Intel INTC 30.81 31.25 30.45 31.04 21.5M
Pfizer PFE 34.42 34.81 34.23 34.48 21.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26.96 27.32 26.84 27.22 20M
Coca-Cola KO 40.77 41.61 40.59 41.17 19.8M
Facebook FB 80.80 82.81 80.80 82.44 19.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 49.54 49.82 49.40 49.63 14.1M
General Motors GM 36.26 36.97 36.21 36.66 13M
Merck MRK 56.93 57.34 56.71 57.18 12.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 59.92 60.75 59.65 60.47 12M
ExxonMobil XOM 85.15 85.64 84.20 85.13 10.9M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 53.82 54.37 53.56 54.08 10.8M
Comcast CMCSA 57.64 58.64 57.50 58.21 10.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 63.42 65.88 63.40 65.39 10.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 42.28 43.10 42.21 42.96 9.77M
Gilead Sciences GILD 97.92 98.74 97.19 97.79 9.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 98.84 99.56 98.04 99.16 9.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 31.07 31.88 31.00 31.83 9.23M
Visa V 64.73 65.64 64.41 65.20 8.35M
Schlumberger SLB 84.96 87.04 84.81 85.91 8.09M
Altria MO 51.02 51.91 51.01 51.49 7.58M
Procter & Gamble PG 81.92 83.23 81.51 83.04 6.86M
Chevron CVX 106.03 107.86 105.22 106.92 6.72M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 80.46 81.33 80.15 80.99 6.38M
Union Pacific UNP 106.34 107.54 106.25 106.38 5.25M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 62.74 63.56 62.66 63.00 5.19M
Pepsico PEP 95.53 97.09 95.53 96.48 4.86M
McDonald's MCD 95.75 96.82 95.45 96.28 4.5M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 105.31 106.57 105.04 105.63 4.15M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45.80 46.57 45.65 46.30 4.08M
International Business Machines IBM 159.69 162.80 158.70 162.04 3.47M
Boeing BA 148.15 151.45 148.00 150.93 3.37M
Home Depot HD 113.45 115.55 113.41 114.95 3.25M
Amgen AMGN 154.80 157.27 154.60 155.28 3.19M
Amazon AMZN 370.10 380.20 369.36 377.04 3.05M
United Technologies UTX 115.93 118.71 115.93 117.86 2.86M
3M MMM 161.66 165.99 161.40 165.48 2.56M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 116.02 118.52 115.95 117.70 2.54M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 143.00 144.45 142.57 143.76 2.45M
Alphabet GOOGL 538.84 545.54 535.70 543.95 1.69M
Exchange Rates of April 06, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.914 EUR 1 EUR = 1.094 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 119.507 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.671 GBP 1 GBP = 1.489 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.317 AUD 1 AUD = 0.760 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.247 CAD 1 CAD = 0.802 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.958 CHF 1 CHF = 1.044 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 14.900 MXN 1 MXN = 0.067 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.565 SEK 1 SEK = 0.117 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 130.631 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.734 GBP 1 GBP = 1.362 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.439 AUD 1 AUD = 0.695 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.364 CAD 1 CAD = 0.733 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.048 CHF 1 CHF = 0.955 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 6.770 CNY 1 CNY = 0.148 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 16.287 MXN 1 MXN = 0.061 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.363 SEK 1 SEK = 0.107 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.006 GBP 1 GBP = 178.571 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.011 AUD 1 AUD = 90.909 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.010 CAD 1 CAD = 96.154 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.008 CHF 1 CHF = 125.000 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.052 CNY 1 CNY = 19.305 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.125 MXN 1 MXN = 8.019 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.072 SEK 1 SEK = 13.966 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.960 AUD 1 AUD = 0.510 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.857 CAD 1 CAD = 0.539 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.427 CHF 1 CHF = 0.701 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.220 CNY 1 CNY = 0.108 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 22.180 MXN 1 MXN = 0.045 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 12.749 SEK 1 SEK = 0.078 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.947 CAD 1 CAD = 1.056 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.728 CHF 1 CHF = 1.374 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.710 CNY 1 CNY = 0.212 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 11.326 MXN 1 MXN = 0.088 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.504 SEK 1 SEK = 0.154 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.768 CHF 1 CHF = 1.302 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 4.964 CNY 1 CNY = 0.201 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 11.953 MXN 1 MXN = 0.084 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.863 SEK 1 SEK = 0.146 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.462 CNY 1 CNY = 0.155 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 15.546 MXN 1 MXN = 0.064 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.936 SEK 1 SEK = 0.112 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1.390 SEK 1 SEK = 0.720 CNY

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