Financial news on October 06, 2015

Business and Financial news
Angry Workers Storm Air France Meeting on Job Cuts

Upset Air France workers storm company headquarters as executives meet to discuss cutting more than 2,900 jobs Read more..

By LIZ ALDERMAN - The New York Times

BP Settlement in Gulf Oil Spill Is Raised to $20.8 Billion

Justice Department announces $20.8 billion final settlement with BP for its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill; settlement was raised from $18.7 billion announced in July. Read more..

By CORAL DAVENPORT and JOHN SCHWARTZ - The New York Times

Getting to the Scene, No Matter Where, to Get the Story

Times correspondents have reported from more than 150 countries and territories this year. In an age of instant punditry, we believe that on-the-ground reporting makes our journalism distinctive. Read more..

By JOSEPH KAHN and ALISON MITCHELL - The New York Times

Greece Unveils Tough Draft Budget for 2016

Greece introduces tough draft of 2016 budget, promising number of tax increases and spending cuts to satisfy creditors' conditions for third bailout; proposal portends difficult economy. Read more..

By NIKI KITSANTONIS - The New York Times

In Book, Bernanke Pins Weak Recovery on Congress

Former Federal Reserve chairman, writing in new book The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and its Aftermath, assigns significant blame to Congress for country's weak recovery from 2008 financial crisis. Read more..

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM - The New York Times

Iran Might Not Be an Immediate Bonanza for Oil Firms

Companies are likely to be careful about making large investment plans in Iran until it is clear what the nation has to offer and what will happen to oil prices. Read more..

By STANLEY REED - The New York Times

Multitasking Could Hamper Jack Dorsey at Twitter

Heading two organizations is not impossible, but Twitter and Square face significant challenges. Read more..

By ROBERT CYRAN - The New York Times

Nestlé in Talks to Form Joint Venture With R&R Ice Cream

The Swiss food giant will contribute ice cream businesses in Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Europe and the Philippines to the deal. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

‘Yelp for People’ App Founder Says Peeple Won’t Be ‘Shamed Into Submission’

In what was perhaps a record for dismantling a product that does not yet exist, Peeple has received roundly negative reviews. Read more..

By KATIE ROGERS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 26.99 27.41 26.96 27.29 71.9M
Apple AAPL 110.63 111.74 109.77 111.31 48.9M
Pfizer PFE 33.40 33.60 32.42 32.79 36.6M
Intel INTC 31.16 31.85 31.11 31.74 35.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 27.03 27.47 26.98 27.23 34.6M
AT&T Inc. T 33.50 33.52 33.25 33.31 27.9M
Microsoft MSFT 46.33 47.18 46.22 46.75 27.5M
Facebook FB 94.08 94.17 92.34 92.80 22.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 27.15 28.12 27.11 28.00 21.1M
Chevron CVX 84.18 87.63 84.07 86.99 18.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 76.96 78.56 76.26 77.89 18.8M
Merck MRK 51.39 51.39 49.32 49.80 16.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 53.18 55.53 53.06 55.14 15.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 44.00 44.43 43.98 44.06 15.1M
Gilead Sciences GILD 98.82 98.90 95.05 97.54 15M
Coca-Cola KO 41.04 41.34 40.93 40.96 14.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 52.18 52.54 51.92 52.03 14.5M
General Motors GM 31.81 32.38 31.81 32.22 14.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 37.52 37.85 37.51 37.73 12.4M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 62.11 62.36 61.62 62.05 12.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 41.25 41.34 39.28 39.89 11.7M
Schlumberger SLB 72.30 74.41 71.88 73.94 11.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 61.77 62.13 58.39 59.88 10.1M
Comcast CMCSA 59.40 59.88 58.24 58.97 9.68M
Procter & Gamble PG 73.34 73.78 72.59 73.40 8.85M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 94.52 94.66 92.58 93.42 8.37M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 65.54 65.95 65.18 65.68 7.41M
McDonald's MCD 101.26 102.30 101.16 101.90 7.25M
Pepsico PEP 97.96 98.00 96.73 97.07 7.09M
Visa V 72.22 72.54 71.83 72.08 5.78M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 104.19 104.51 103.21 103.77 5.66M
Altria MO 55.59 55.96 55.25 55.41 5.64M
Home Depot HD 119.10 119.20 117.97 118.68 5.28M
Amgen AMGN 142.12 143.37 138.06 141.22 4.82M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 132.29 132.41 130.94 131.19 4.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 119.46 119.60 114.67 116.05 4.65M
Amazon AMZN 545.50 551.50 533.33 537.48 4.55M
Union Pacific UNP 93.81 94.09 93.16 93.39 3.81M
United Technologies UTX 92.15 92.85 92.01 92.55 3.39M
Boeing BA 134.10 135.54 133.67 134.63 3.06M
International Business Machines IBM 149.06 150.15 148.49 148.78 3.02M
3M MMM 145.99 146.64 145.40 145.79 2.26M
Alphabet GOOGL 669.35 678.80 663.08 671.64 2.16M
Exchange Rates of October 06, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.887 EUR 1 EUR = 1.127 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 120.219 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.657 GBP 1 GBP = 1.523 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.397 AUD 1 AUD = 0.716 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.304 CAD 1 CAD = 0.767 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.967 CHF 1 CHF = 1.034 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 16.653 MXN 1 MXN = 0.060 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.233 SEK 1 SEK = 0.121 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 135.441 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.740 GBP 1 GBP = 1.352 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.574 AUD 1 AUD = 0.635 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.469 CAD 1 CAD = 0.681 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.090 CHF 1 CHF = 0.918 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.161 CNY 1 CNY = 0.140 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 18.759 MXN 1 MXN = 0.053 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.277 SEK 1 SEK = 0.108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.006 GBP 1 GBP = 181.818 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 AUD 1 AUD = 86.207 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.011 CAD 1 CAD = 92.593 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.008 CHF 1 CHF = 125.000 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.053 CNY 1 CNY = 18.939 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.139 MXN 1 MXN = 7.220 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.068 SEK 1 SEK = 14.620 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.127 AUD 1 AUD = 0.470 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.986 CAD 1 CAD = 0.504 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.473 CHF 1 CHF = 0.679 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.680 CNY 1 CNY = 0.103 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 25.356 MXN 1 MXN = 0.039 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 12.538 SEK 1 SEK = 0.080 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.933 CAD 1 CAD = 1.072 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.692 CHF 1 CHF = 1.444 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.550 CNY 1 CNY = 0.220 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 11.923 MXN 1 MXN = 0.084 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 5.892 SEK 1 SEK = 0.170 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.742 CHF 1 CHF = 1.348 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 4.875 CNY 1 CNY = 0.205 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 12.774 MXN 1 MXN = 0.078 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.312 SEK 1 SEK = 0.158 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.570 CNY 1 CNY = 0.152 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 17.208 MXN 1 MXN = 0.058 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.508 SEK 1 SEK = 0.118 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1.295 SEK 1 SEK = 0.772 CNY

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