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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE26.9927.4126.9627.2971.9M
AppleAAPL110.63111.74109.77111.3148.9M
PfizerPFE33.4033.6032.4232.7936.6M
IntelINTC31.1631.8531.1131.7435.5M
Cisco SystemsCSCO27.0327.4726.9827.2334.6M
AT&T Inc.T33.5033.5233.2533.3127.9M
MicrosoftMSFT46.3347.1846.2246.7527.5M
FacebookFB94.0894.1792.3492.8022.5M
HP Inc.HPQ27.1528.1227.1128.0021.1M
ChevronCVX84.1887.6384.0786.9918.9M
ExxonMobilXOM76.9678.5676.2677.8918.8M
MerckMRK51.3951.3949.3249.8016.5M
ConocoPhillipsCOP53.1855.5353.0655.1415.4M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ44.0044.4343.9844.0615.1M
Gilead SciencesGILD98.8298.9095.0597.5415M
Coca-ColaKO41.0441.3440.9340.9614.6M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC52.1852.5451.9252.0314.5M
General MotorsGM31.8132.3831.8132.2214.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL37.5237.8537.5137.7312.4M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM62.1162.3661.6262.0512.1M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT41.2541.3439.2839.8911.7M
SchlumbergerSLB72.3074.4171.8873.9411.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY61.7762.1358.3959.8810.1M
ComcastCMCSA59.4059.8858.2458.979.68M
Procter & GamblePG73.3473.7872.5973.408.85M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ94.5294.6692.5893.428.37M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT65.5465.9565.1865.687.41M
McDonald'sMCD101.26102.30101.16101.907.25M
PepsicoPEP97.9698.0096.7397.077.09M
VisaV72.2272.5471.8372.085.78M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS104.19104.51103.21103.775.66M
AltriaMO55.5955.9655.2555.415.64M
Home DepotHD119.10119.20117.97118.685.28M
AmgenAMGN142.12143.37138.06141.224.82M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B132.29132.41130.94131.194.8M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH119.46119.60114.67116.054.65M
AmazonAMZN545.50551.50533.33537.484.55M
Union PacificUNP93.8194.0993.1693.393.81M
United TechnologiesUTX92.1592.8592.0192.553.39M
BoeingBA134.10135.54133.67134.633.06M
International Business MachinesIBM149.06150.15148.49148.783.02M
3MMMM145.99146.64145.40145.792.26M
AlphabetGOOGL669.35678.80663.08671.642.16M
Exchange Rates of October 06, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarEuro1 USD = 0.887 EUR1 EUR = 1.127 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 120.219 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0.657 GBP1 GBP = 1.523 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1.397 AUD1 AUD = 0.716 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.304 CAD1 CAD = 0.767 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0.967 CHF1 CHF = 1.034 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 16.653 MXN1 MXN = 0.060 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 8.233 SEK1 SEK = 0.121 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 135.441 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.740 GBP1 GBP = 1.352 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.574 AUD1 AUD = 0.635 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.469 CAD1 CAD = 0.681 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.090 CHF1 CHF = 0.918 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7.161 CNY1 CNY = 0.140 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 18.759 MXN1 MXN = 0.053 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9.277 SEK1 SEK = 0.108 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.006 GBP1 GBP = 181.818 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.012 AUD1 AUD = 86.207 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.011 CAD1 CAD = 92.593 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.008 CHF1 CHF = 125.000 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0.053 CNY1 CNY = 18.939 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0.139 MXN1 MXN = 7.220 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0.068 SEK1 SEK = 14.620 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.127 AUD1 AUD = 0.470 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.986 CAD1 CAD = 0.504 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.473 CHF1 CHF = 0.679 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9.680 CNY1 CNY = 0.103 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 25.356 MXN1 MXN = 0.039 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 12.538 SEK1 SEK = 0.080 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.933 CAD1 CAD = 1.072 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.692 CHF1 CHF = 1.444 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.550 CNY1 CNY = 0.220 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 11.923 MXN1 MXN = 0.084 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 5.892 SEK1 SEK = 0.170 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.742 CHF1 CHF = 1.348 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 4.875 CNY1 CNY = 0.205 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 12.774 MXN1 MXN = 0.078 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6.312 SEK1 SEK = 0.158 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.570 CNY1 CNY = 0.152 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 17.208 MXN1 MXN = 0.058 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 8.508 SEK1 SEK = 0.118 CHF
Chinese YuanSwidish Krona1 CNY = 1.295 SEK1 SEK = 0.772 CNY

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