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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 118.55 119.84 118.43 119.72 38.9M
Microsoft MSFT 42.24 42.74 42.21 42.36 31.4M
Intel INTC 33.00 33.24 32.67 32.93 28.7M
Pfizer PFE 32.98 33.36 32.85 33.07 28.3M
General Electric GE 24.47 24.75 24.45 24.64 27.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 27.21 27.41 27.06 27.12 23.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 49.05 49.47 48.98 49.09 21.1M
AT&T Inc. T 34.71 34.91 34.59 34.64 20.1M
Facebook FB 74.05 74.83 73.45 74.44 16.2M
General Motors GM 35.79 36.10 35.51 36.00 14.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 57.42 58.10 57.23 57.82 14.4M
Coca-Cola KO 41.38 41.45 41.04 41.23 13.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 42.63 43.63 42.63 43.40 12.7M
Gilead Sciences GILD 97.01 98.67 96.63 96.90 12.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 91.40 92.29 91.24 91.56 11.4M
Merck MRK 58.65 59.00 57.93 58.33 10M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 101.06 101.06 99.10 99.78 9.85M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 54.27 54.45 54.08 54.21 9.74M
Procter & Gamble PG 85.31 85.43 84.59 85.05 8.81M
Comcast CMCSA 56.82 57.23 56.57 57.09 8.6M
McDonald's MCD 93.30 93.45 92.54 92.72 8.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 67.97 68.61 67.64 67.85 8.07M
HP Inc. HPQ 37.83 37.84 37.31 37.64 7.97M
Schlumberger SLB 86.16 86.87 85.53 85.82 7.61M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45.21 45.21 44.30 44.52 6.59M
Chevron CVX 109.84 111.50 109.65 110.43 6.4M
Altria MO 53.16 53.49 52.91 53.16 5.82M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 101.80 102.50 101.45 101.73 5.46M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 86.97 87.19 85.64 85.91 5.46M
Home Depot HD 108.88 109.46 108.04 108.34 4.24M
Union Pacific UNP 121.53 122.01 118.95 119.45 4.23M
Pepsico PEP 96.58 96.91 95.59 95.97 4.22M
Boeing BA 146.16 148.16 145.63 147.58 4.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 59.32 59.75 58.65 58.85 3.97M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 106.93 107.24 106.28 106.49 3.91M
Amgen AMGN 150.00 151.83 149.20 150.01 3.24M
International Business Machines IBM 156.00 157.50 155.40 155.75 3.06M
Amazon AMZN 371.00 374.41 367.20 370.56 2.72M
United Technologies UTX 119.44 119.94 118.91 119.32 2.56M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 149.91 149.97 148.72 149.13 2.43M
3M MMM 164.38 165.54 163.84 164.84 2.07M
Visa V 267.41 268.34 265.28 265.46 1.96M
Alphabet GOOGL 531.06 533.88 527.55 529.28 1.52M
Exchange Rates of February 09, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.883 EUR 1 EUR = 1.133 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 118.639 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.657 GBP 1 GBP = 1.522 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.282 AUD 1 AUD = 0.780 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.247 CAD 1 CAD = 0.802 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.924 CHF 1 CHF = 1.082 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.247 CNY 1 CNY = 0.160 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 14.793 MXN 1 MXN = 0.068 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.361 SEK 1 SEK = 0.120 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 134.361 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.744 GBP 1 GBP = 1.343 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.453 AUD 1 AUD = 0.688 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.412 CAD 1 CAD = 0.708 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.047 CHF 1 CHF = 0.955 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.074 CNY 1 CNY = 0.141 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 16.736 MXN 1 MXN = 0.060 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.464 SEK 1 SEK = 0.106 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.006 GBP 1 GBP = 181.818 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.011 AUD 1 AUD = 92.593 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.011 CAD 1 CAD = 95.238 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.008 CHF 1 CHF = 128.205 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.053 CNY 1 CNY = 19.011 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.125 MXN 1 MXN = 8.019 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.070 SEK 1 SEK = 14.205 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.951 AUD 1 AUD = 0.513 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.897 CAD 1 CAD = 0.527 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.406 CHF 1 CHF = 0.711 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.504 CNY 1 CNY = 0.105 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 22.510 MXN 1 MXN = 0.044 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 12.712 SEK 1 SEK = 0.079 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.972 CAD 1 CAD = 1.029 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.721 CHF 1 CHF = 1.388 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.869 CNY 1 CNY = 0.205 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 11.537 MXN 1 MXN = 0.087 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.515 SEK 1 SEK = 0.153 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.741 CHF 1 CHF = 1.350 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.009 CNY 1 CNY = 0.200 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 11.863 MXN 1 MXN = 0.084 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.701 SEK 1 SEK = 0.149 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.757 CNY 1 CNY = 0.148 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 16.004 MXN 1 MXN = 0.062 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 9.036 SEK 1 SEK = 0.111 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1.336 SEK 1 SEK = 0.748 CNY

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