Financial news on October 08, 2015

Business and Financial news
AppDirect, Cloud Software Provider, Raises $140 Million

The fund-raising will push AppDirect into the realm of start-ups worth at least $1 billion. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

Dell Is Said to Be in Talks to Acquire EMC

Dell Inc is in discussions to buy data storage company EMC. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and QUENTIN HARDY - The New York Times

For Goldman, Success in Social Impact Bond That Aids Schoolchildren

Goldman Sachs reaps income from novel social impact bond following success of related kindergarten students in Utah; bonds are seen as tool that people and institutions can feel good about. Read more..

By NATHANIEL POPPER - The New York Times

G.E. to Spin Off New Energy Technologies in One Company

General Electric is will create new spinoff company to house developing energy businesses; new firm, called Current, will provide products and services in energy efficiency, renewable generation and storage. Read more..

By DIANE CARDWELL - The New York Times

Google Announces Service to Speed Loading of News Articles

Google unveils new initiative, Accelerated Mobile Pages, to speed up loading of news articles on web; software is in partnership with Twitter and many publishers. Read more..

By RAVI SOMAIYA - The New York Times

Samsung Electronics Says Its Profit Rose Nearly 80% in Third Quarter

The preliminary third-quarter results, which handily beat analyst expectations, suggested that the company’s emphasis on making microchips was paying off. Read more..

By PAUL MOZUR - The New York Times

Start-Ups Picked by Disney Hint at Future Tech for Children

Roughly half of the companies use data – in one case collected directly from people’s brains – to make products more appealing. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Testimony on U.S. Nutrition Guidelines Reflects a Complex Debate

Congressional testimony about the drafting of federal dietary guidelines highlighted worries over the influence of special interest groups, environmental concerns and private sector bias. Read more..

By CHRISTINE HAUSER - The New York Times

Using Apple Pay at Starbucks, KFC and Chili’s

Apple Pay is getting a lift with its adoption by three restaurant chains: Starbucks, KFC and Chili’s. Read more..

By KATIE BENNER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 110.19 110.19 108.21 109.50 62M
General Electric GE 27.63 28.20 27.43 28.03 51.1M
Microsoft MSFT 46.56 47.52 46.50 47.45 33.8M
Pfizer PFE 32.90 33.24 32.54 33.09 30.1M
Intel INTC 32.23 32.60 31.98 32.52 27.8M
Facebook FB 91.89 93.22 90.47 92.47 27.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 27.51 28.02 27.43 27.91 22.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 27.99 29.20 27.90 29.18 20.1M
AT&T Inc. T 33.11 33.41 32.87 33.40 17.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 52.23 52.59 51.77 52.54 15.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 79.31 80.11 78.54 80.03 14.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 61.85 62.25 61.43 62.13 14M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 37.39 37.99 37.34 37.89 13.2M
Comcast CMCSA 59.40 61.07 59.06 60.98 12.9M
General Motors GM 32.95 33.51 32.86 33.43 12.9M
Merck MRK 50.66 51.19 50.14 51.02 12.5M
Coca-Cola KO 41.26 41.99 41.26 41.98 12M
Gilead Sciences GILD 100.03 101.16 98.07 100.81 11.8M
Chevron CVX 87.89 90.14 87.80 89.91 11.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 43.68 44.31 43.55 44.23 10.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 40.35 41.22 40.05 41.16 9.86M
ConocoPhillips COP 55.00 56.55 54.59 56.28 9.5M
Schlumberger SLB 75.28 76.93 74.41 76.64 8.45M
McDonald's MCD 101.85 103.47 101.77 102.95 8.22M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 103.20 104.89 102.70 104.61 7.5M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 94.71 95.20 93.81 95.08 7.09M
Procter & Gamble PG 73.68 74.44 73.49 74.40 6.86M
Amgen AMGN 147.68 150.99 145.03 149.90 6.64M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 60.20 60.87 59.60 60.51 6.27M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 66.23 66.99 66.15 66.88 5.97M
Visa V 73.00 73.93 72.83 73.90 5.71M
Altria MO 55.87 56.38 55.39 56.37 5.59M
Home Depot HD 119.31 121.23 119.15 121.06 4.96M
International Business Machines IBM 149.69 153.02 149.29 152.28 4.79M
Pepsico PEP 97.60 99.01 97.60 98.97 4.68M
Amazon AMZN 536.71 539.39 519.89 533.16 4.68M
Union Pacific UNP 94.57 97.29 94.49 97.05 4.14M
United Technologies UTX 92.86 94.39 92.84 94.33 4.05M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 116.43 116.94 114.90 116.08 3.65M
Boeing BA 136.66 139.35 136.07 139.04 2.84M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 132.28 134.00 132.24 133.75 2.73M
3M MMM 146.65 149.56 146.59 149.48 2.01M
Alphabet GOOGL 669.45 671.89 654.49 667.00 1.97M
Exchange Rates of October 08, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.886 EUR 1 EUR = 1.129 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 119.908 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.652 GBP 1 GBP = 1.535 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.379 AUD 1 AUD = 0.725 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.301 CAD 1 CAD = 0.769 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.966 CHF 1 CHF = 1.036 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.354 CNY 1 CNY = 0.157 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 16.450 MXN 1 MXN = 0.061 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.240 SEK 1 SEK = 0.121 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 135.363 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.735 GBP 1 GBP = 1.360 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.556 AUD 1 AUD = 0.643 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.468 CAD 1 CAD = 0.681 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.090 CHF 1 CHF = 0.917 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.162 CNY 1 CNY = 0.140 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 18.570 MXN 1 MXN = 0.054 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.302 SEK 1 SEK = 0.108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.005 GBP 1 GBP = 185.185 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 AUD 1 AUD = 86.957 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 = 18.904 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.137 MXN 1 MXN = 7.289 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.069 SEK 1 SEK = 14.556 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.116 AUD 1 AUD = 0.473 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.996 CAD 1 CAD = 0.501 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.482 CHF 1 CHF = 0.675 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.749 CNY 1 CNY = 0.103 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 25.248 MXN 1 MXN = 0.040 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 12.649 SEK 1 SEK = 0.079 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.944 CAD 1 CAD = 1.060 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.701 CHF 1 CHF = 1.428 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.609 CNY 1 CNY = 0.217 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 11.929 MXN 1 MXN = 0.084 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 5.976 SEK 1 SEK = 0.167 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.742 CHF 1 CHF = 1.347 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 4.880 CNY 1 CNY = 0.205 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 12.645 MXN 1 MXN = 0.079 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.335 SEK 1 SEK = 0.158 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.575 CNY 1 CNY = 0.152 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 17.030 MXN 1 MXN = 0.059 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.531 SEK 1 SEK = 0.117 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1.295 SEK 1 SEK = 0.772 CNY

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