Financial news on January 08, 2016

Business and Financial news
2015 Was a Great Year for Jobs. 2016 Will Have a Hard Time Matching It.

A big question is whether the pace of job growth of the last two years can continue now that we are close to what economists consider full employment. Read more..

By NEIL IRWIN - The New York Times

A Home With a View That Turner Once Loved

A vista that pleased J.M.W. Turner can now be shared by those moving into a development on the site of a former sanctuary for wounded veterans. Read more..

By RICHARD HOLLEDGE - The New York Times

Center of a Defense

A challenging Saturday offering from Jason Flinn. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Daily Report: Samsung Continues Looking for the Big Bump

Samsung has been looking for ways to prod growth for many quarters now. It is still looking. Read more..

By JOSEPH PLAMBECK - The New York Times

How to Add Currency Symbols to Text in Android

Press-and-hold shortcuts will reveal numerous characters on both the ABC and ?123 keyboards, including the symbols for the euro, the peso and the yen. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Media General Agrees to Be Acquired by Nexstar, but Meredith Objects

DealBook Online; Nexstar Broadcasting Group will buy Media General for about $2.3 billion. Read more..

By LESLIE PICKER - The New York Times

My Virtual Life at Tech’s Big Consumer Electronics Show

Repairing robots, driving Rovers across Mars and zapping objects with a laser gun — but doing it all in virtual reality at the International CES in Las Vegas. Read more..

By BRIAN X. CHEN - The New York Times

Robust Hiring in December Caps Solid Year for U.S. Jobs

As the economy added 292,000 jobs last month, the question is whether overall growth will remain strong enough to keep hiring steady. Read more..

By PATRICIA COHEN - The New York Times

Saks Owner Clinches Deal for Gilt Groupe

DealBook Online; Hudson’s Bay Company will acquire Gilt Groupe for $250 million in cash. Read more..

By LESLIE PICKER - The New York Times

VW Refuses to Give American States Documents in Emissions Inquiries

VW has refused to provide emails or other communications to attorneys general in the United States, citing German privacy laws, state officials say. Read more..

By DANNY HAKIM and JACK EWING - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 98.55 99.11 96.76 96.96 70.8M
Microsoft MSFT 52.37 53.28 52.15 52.33 48.8M
Facebook FB 99.88 100.50 97.03 97.33 35.4M
Pfizer PFE 31.55 31.63 30.92 31.00 33.1M
Intel INTC 32.09 32.22 31.43 31.51 30M
Cisco Systems CSCO 25.55 25.63 24.72 24.78 28.6M
AT&T Inc. T 33.77 33.96 33.41 33.54 28.1M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 50.80 50.86 49.46 49.56 23M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 61.13 61.27 58.85 58.92 22.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 35.13 35.28 34.61 34.65 22M
General Electric GE 29.12 29.30 28.34 28.45 21.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 76.35 76.65 74.50 74.69 19M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 65.08 65.41 63.41 63.54 17.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 10.83 10.92 10.55 10.58 17.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 45.66 45.74 44.70 44.83 16.6M
General Motors GM 30.46 30.70 29.42 29.53 16.4M
Coca-Cola KO 41.65 42.12 41.41 41.51 14.6M
Merck MRK 52.51 52.52 50.86 51.08 14.2M
Comcast CMCSA 54.86 56.04 54.57 54.67 14.1M
Gilead Sciences GILD 96.90 97.99 96.41 96.45 12M
Chevron CVX 83.39 83.84 81.22 82.13 11.9M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 100.63 100.92 99.00 99.25 10.7M
Visa V 74.06 74.51 72.75 72.88 9.98M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 99.88 99.94 97.85 98.16 9.77M
Procter & Gamble PG 77.36 77.48 75.67 75.97 9.68M
Schlumberger SLB 66.36 66.81 64.89 65.08 9.66M
ConocoPhillips COP 44.18 44.59 42.87 43.29 9.12M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 65.60 65.79 63.50 63.63 9.07M
Union Pacific UNP 73.56 74.38 73.20 73.86 7.57M
United Technologies UTX 91.57 91.88 90.22 90.40 7.5M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 41.86 41.90 40.54 40.67 7.48M
Home Depot HD 126.44 126.53 123.50 123.90 7.1M
Altria MO 58.30 59.23 58.03 58.24 7.06M
McDonald's MCD 115.75 117.47 115.26 115.48 6.1M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 130.11 130.40 128.21 128.33 6.1M
Boeing BA 133.70 135.10 129.80 129.99 5.78M
Amazon AMZN 619.66 624.14 606.00 607.05 5.51M
Pepsico PEP 97.83 98.63 96.94 97.21 4.85M
International Business Machines IBM 133.18 133.82 131.32 131.63 4.76M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 112.35 113.00 109.76 110.16 4.42M
Amgen AMGN 153.12 154.86 150.46 150.71 4.18M
3M MMM 141.36 142.50 140.22 140.49 2.66M
Alphabet GOOGL 747.80 750.12 728.92 730.91 2.38M
Exchange Rates of January 08, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.915 EUR 1 EUR = 1.093 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 117.234 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.689 GBP 1 GBP = 1.451 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.436 AUD 1 AUD = 0.696 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.417 CAD 1 CAD = 0.706 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.995 CHF 1 CHF = 1.005 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.592 CNY 1 CNY = 0.152 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 17.907 MXN 1 MXN = 0.056 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.505 SEK 1 SEK = 0.118 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 128.060 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.752 GBP 1 GBP = 1.330 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.568 AUD 1 AUD = 0.638 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.546 CAD 1 CAD = 0.647 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.086 CHF 1 CHF = 0.921 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.199 CNY 1 CNY = 0.139 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 19.584 MXN 1 MXN = 0.051 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.286 SEK 1 SEK = 0.108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.006 GBP 1 GBP = 169.492 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 AUD 1 AUD = 81.301 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 CAD 1 CAD = 82.645 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.009 CHF 1 CHF = 117.647 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.056 CNY 1 CNY = 17.794 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.153 MXN 1 MXN = 6.540 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.072 SEK 1 SEK = 13.889 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.087 AUD 1 AUD = 0.479 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.057 CAD 1 CAD = 0.486 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.445 CHF 1 CHF = 0.692 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.573 CNY 1 CNY = 0.104 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 26.040 MXN 1 MXN = 0.038 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 12.339 SEK 1 SEK = 0.081 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.985 CAD 1 CAD = 1.015 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.692 CHF 1 CHF = 1.446 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.587 CNY 1 CNY = 0.218 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 12.478 MXN 1 MXN = 0.080 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 5.912 SEK 1 SEK = 0.169 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.702 CHF 1 CHF = 1.425 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 4.653 CNY 1 CNY = 0.215 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 12.658 MXN 1 MXN = 0.079 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 5.997 SEK 1 SEK = 0.167 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.624 CNY 1 CNY = 0.151 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 18.020 MXN 1 MXN = 0.055 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.546 SEK 1 SEK = 0.117 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1.291 SEK 1 SEK = 0.774 CNY

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