Financial news on February 09, 2015

Business and Financial news
Advice for McDonald’s

James B. Stewart and Geoffrey Zakarian, a chef and restaurateur, discuss the problems facing McDonald’s with CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla. Read more..

CNBC - CNBC

Icahn to Get Boards Seats in Settlement With Manufacturer Manitowoc

Manitowoc agreed not only to give the activist investor board seats, but also adopt corporate governance rules of its forthcoming spinoff with so-called shareholder friendly provisions. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED - The New York Times

Justice Department Is Seeking Felony Pleas by Big Banks in Foreign Currency Inquiry

The Justice Department is demanding that some of Wall Street’s biggest banks plead guilty to criminal charges that they manipulated the prices of foreign currencies. Read more..

By BEN PROTESS and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG - The New York Times

Sidecar, a Ride-Hailing Start-Up, Pushes Into Package Delivery

Sidecar said it planned to use its fleet of cars to power a package delivery service, delivering items like food and groceries for partner companies. Read more..

By MIKE ISAAC - The New York Times

‘Starters’ Podcast Gains Audience as NBATV Show

National Basketball Assn podcast The Starters is now primarily television program that is growing quickly in popularity; show's audience on NBATV has risen 24 percent and its podcasts downloads are up 22 percent. Read more..

By JONAH BROMWICH - The New York Times

Twitter Reports a Surge in Government Data Requests

The report said total government requests for data rose by 40 percent, to about 2,881, compared with the company’s last report, in July. Read more..

By MIKE ISAAC - The New York Times

Uncovering Security Flaws in Digital Education Products for Schoolchildren

Some technology experts say security weaknesses on education websites, while apparently not exploited by hackers, are indicative of widespread lapses in student data protection throughout education technology area; they warn nonsecure sites could possibly expose students to hacking, identity theft or cyberbullying. Read more..

By NATASHA SINGER - The New York Times

With Paula Schneider as New Chief, American Apparel Shifts Focus

American Apparel's new chief executive Paula Schneider is focused on imposing more order and discipline in wake of frenzied style of founder Dov Charney, who was fired in 2014; she is changing its advertising strategy, among other things; company has not made a profit since 2009. Read more..

By HIROKO TABUCHI - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
AppleAAPL118,55119,84118,43119,7238.9M
MicrosoftMSFT42,2442,7442,2142,3631.4M
IntelINTC33,0033,2432,6732,9328.7M
PfizerPFE32,9833,3632,8533,0728.3M
General ElectricGE24,4724,7524,4524,6427.2M
Cisco SystemsCSCO27,2127,4127,0627,1223.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ49,0549,4748,9849,0921.1M
AT&T Inc.T34,7134,9134,5934,6420.1M
FacebookFB74,0574,8373,4574,4416.2M
General MotorsGM35,7936,1035,5136,0014.8M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM57,4258,1057,2357,8214.4M
Coca-ColaKO41,3841,4541,0441,2313.4M
Oracle Corp.ORCL42,6343,6342,6343,4012.7M
Gilead SciencesGILD97,0198,6796,6396,9012.7M
ExxonMobilXOM91,4092,2991,2491,5611.4M
MerckMRK58,6559,0057,9358,3310M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ101,06101,0699,1099,789.85M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC54,2754,4554,0854,219.74M
Procter & GamblePG85,3185,4384,5985,058.81M
ComcastCMCSA56,8257,2356,5757,098.6M
McDonald'sMCD93,3093,4592,5492,728.2M
ConocoPhillipsCOP67,9768,6167,6467,858.07M
HP Inc.HPQ37,8337,8437,3137,647.97M
SchlumbergerSLB86,1686,8785,5385,827.61M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT45,2145,2144,3044,526.59M
ChevronCVX109,84111,50109,65110,436.4M
AltriaMO53,1653,4952,9153,165.82M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS101,80102,50101,45101,735.46M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT86,9787,1985,6485,915.46M
Home DepotHD108,88109,46108,04108,344.24M
Union PacificUNP121,53122,01118,95119,454.23M
PepsicoPEP96,5896,9195,5995,974.22M
BoeingBA146,16148,16145,63147,584.2M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY59,3259,7558,6558,853.97M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH106,93107,24106,28106,493.91M
AmgenAMGN150,00151,83149,20150,013.24M
International Business MachinesIBM156,00157,50155,40155,753.06M
AmazonAMZN371,00374,41367,20370,562.72M
United TechnologiesUTX119,44119,94118,91119,322.56M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B149,91149,97148,72149,132.43M
3MMMM164,38165,54163,84164,842.07M
VisaV267,41268,34265,28265,461.96M
AlphabetGOOGL531,06533,88527,55529,281.52M
Exchange Rates of February 09, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarEuro1 USD = 0,883 EUR1 EUR = 1,133 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 118,639 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0,657 GBP1 GBP = 1,522 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1,282 AUD1 AUD = 0,780 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,247 CAD1 CAD = 0,802 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0,924 CHF1 CHF = 1,082 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,247 CNY1 CNY = 0,160 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 14,793 MXN1 MXN = 0,068 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 8,361 SEK1 SEK = 0,120 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 134,361 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,744 GBP1 GBP = 1,343 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,453 AUD1 AUD = 0,688 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,412 CAD1 CAD = 0,708 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,047 CHF1 CHF = 0,955 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7,074 CNY1 CNY = 0,141 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 16,736 MXN1 MXN = 0,060 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9,464 SEK1 SEK = 0,106 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,006 GBP1 GBP = 181,818 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0,011 AUD1 AUD = 92,593 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,011 CAD1 CAD = 95,238 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0,008 CHF1 CHF = 128,205 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0,053 CNY1 CNY = 19,011 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0,125 MXN1 MXN = 8,019 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0,070 SEK1 SEK = 14,205 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,951 AUD1 AUD = 0,513 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,897 CAD1 CAD = 0,527 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,406 CHF1 CHF = 0,711 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9,504 CNY1 CNY = 0,105 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 22,510 MXN1 MXN = 0,044 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 12,712 SEK1 SEK = 0,079 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,972 CAD1 CAD = 1,029 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,721 CHF1 CHF = 1,388 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4,869 CNY1 CNY = 0,205 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 11,537 MXN1 MXN = 0,087 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 6,515 SEK1 SEK = 0,153 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,741 CHF1 CHF = 1,350 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5,009 CNY1 CNY = 0,200 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 11,863 MXN1 MXN = 0,084 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6,701 SEK1 SEK = 0,149 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,757 CNY1 CNY = 0,148 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 16,004 MXN1 MXN = 0,062 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 9,036 SEK1 SEK = 0,111 CHF
Chinese YuanSwidish Krona1 CNY = 1,336 SEK1 SEK = 0,748 CNY

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