Financial news on October 09, 2015

Business and Financial news
A Love Affair With a Castle in Southwest France

In an area of ruined castles, Chateau St.-Martin de Toques lays claim to being the only totally rebuilt privately owned Cathar castle in existence. Read more..

By KATHLEEN BECKETT - The New York Times

Amazon Building a Tech Business for the Long Haul

Amazon Web Services is building a global method of creating software quickly that could become a standard for how business computing systems are put together. Read more..

By QUENTIN HARDY - The New York Times

Blackstone to Acquire BioMed Realty Trust for $8 Billion

DealBook Online; Blackstone Group agrees to buy BioMed Realty Trust, provider of office space to life science industry, for $8 billion. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

‘Cars 3’ and ‘Toy Story 4’ Swap Release Dates as Disney Changes Film Schedule

Disney set or shifted release dates for 19 big-budget movies — many still untitled – planned through 2020. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Elliott Management Acquires Stakes in Polycom and Mitel

DealBook Online; activist hedge fund Elliott Management says it has bought 6.6 percent stake in Polycom and 6.3 percent stake in Mitel. Read more..

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

Facebook to Test Emoji as Reaction Icons

Facebook announces that it will begin testing six new emotional reactions that user can covey with emoji, in way similar to current 'like' icon. Read more..

By VINDU GOEL - The New York Times

I.M.F. Gathers Experts to Evaluate Global Preparedness for Fiscal Crisis

Financial leaders gather in Lima, Peru, for annual International Monetary Fund meeting; discussions will center on whether IMF still has ability to act effectively if emerging markets begin to crumble under debt load; Read more..

By LANDON THOMAS Jr - The New York Times

Sony Weighs Selling Part of Music Catalog

Sony is reportedly considering selling its share of Sony/ATV, catalog of songs that it owns with estate of Michael Jackson. Read more..

By BEN SISARIO - The New York Times

With VW No Longer an Option, Diesel Buyers Have Few Choices

Wheels column; Volkswagen owners must now decide whether to stay loyal to VW or look for other brands; few competitors can offer long-running, clean vehicles that VW had been associated with. Read more..

By LAWRENCE ULRICH - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
AppleAAPL110.00112.28109.49112.1252.8M
General ElectricGE27.9828.1727.8928.0747.3M
MicrosoftMSFT47.4547.5446.9247.1128.6M
IntelINTC32.3732.5531.9432.1424.2M
HP Inc.HPQ29.1429.7729.0529.3023.8M
Cisco SystemsCSCO28.0128.1527.8227.9122.1M
PfizerPFE33.0633.5832.9233.2420.4M
FacebookFB92.9093.7492.2493.2420M
AT&T Inc.T33.4233.5233.0033.1419.4M
ExxonMobilXOM80.0580.1778.6279.2617.4M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC53.0253.0751.9852.1417M
Oracle Corp.ORCL37.9838.2037.6638.1014.7M
General MotorsGM33.3433.6332.7932.9514.2M
Coca-ColaKO41.8242.1241.7842.0213.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM62.3962.5561.5861.9312.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ44.2844.5344.0044.1612M
MerckMRK50.9951.5150.6950.9510.9M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT41.0741.9840.9441.8910.4M
ChevronCVX90.2090.4088.6789.5710M
ComcastCMCSA60.9661.2360.1360.499.52M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY59.8861.5359.8261.449.49M
ConocoPhillipsCOP56.5956.6955.2156.109.12M
Gilead SciencesGILD101.27101.8099.45100.658.62M
AltriaMO56.6057.5056.5056.818.38M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ95.1495.9694.7895.378.26M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS105.09106.05104.67105.567.34M
Procter & GamblePG74.5974.9174.3274.486.88M
SchlumbergerSLB77.1577.3775.8676.366.84M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT66.9467.0266.5166.696.75M
VisaV74.0474.0973.4073.985.95M
McDonald'sMCD103.00103.44102.27102.765.76M
PepsicoPEP98.9099.6298.8199.475.61M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH115.99119.47115.96119.274.49M
Union PacificUNP97.7598.2896.1797.044.44M
United TechnologiesUTX94.6795.9494.5195.374.1M
Home DepotHD121.27121.50120.47121.333.89M
AmazonAMZN534.48541.79530.27539.803.54M
International Business MachinesIBM152.46153.15151.27152.393.53M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B133.72134.38132.18133.033.2M
AmgenAMGN149.25150.75148.01149.593.08M
BoeingBA139.07140.24138.36139.703.07M
3MMMM149.56150.65149.30149.902.29M
AlphabetGOOGL667.49674.09662.36671.241.61M
Exchange Rates of October 09, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarEuro1 USD = 0.881 EUR1 EUR = 1.136 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 120.246 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0.653 GBP1 GBP = 1.532 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1.362 AUD1 AUD = 0.734 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.294 CAD1 CAD = 0.773 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0.961 CHF1 CHF = 1.040 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.345 CNY1 CNY = 0.158 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 16.420 MXN1 MXN = 0.061 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 8.191 SEK1 SEK = 0.122 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 136.439 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.741 GBP1 GBP = 1.349 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.546 AUD1 AUD = 0.647 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.467 CAD1 CAD = 0.681 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.092 CHF1 CHF = 0.916 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7.206 CNY1 CNY = 0.139 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 18.649 MXN1 MXN = 0.054 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9.305 SEK1 SEK = 0.107 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.005 GBP1 GBP = 185.185 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.011 AUD1 AUD = 88.496 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.011 CAD1 CAD = 93.458 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.008 CHF1 CHF = 125.000 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0.053 CNY1 CNY = 18.975 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0.137 MXN1 MXN = 7.326 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0.068 SEK1 SEK = 14.771 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.086 AUD1 AUD = 0.479 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.982 CAD1 CAD = 0.505 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.473 CHF1 CHF = 0.679 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9.718 CNY1 CNY = 0.103 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 25.161 MXN1 MXN = 0.040 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 12.549 SEK1 SEK = 0.080 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.949 CAD1 CAD = 1.054 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.706 CHF1 CHF = 1.417 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.653 CNY1 CNY = 0.215 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 12.060 MXN1 MXN = 0.083 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 6.013 SEK1 SEK = 0.166 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.743 CHF1 CHF = 1.346 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 4.904 CNY1 CNY = 0.204 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 12.695 MXN1 MXN = 0.079 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6.330 SEK1 SEK = 0.158 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.595 CNY1 CNY = 0.152 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 17.076 MXN1 MXN = 0.059 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 8.520 SEK1 SEK = 0.117 CHF
Chinese YuanSwidish Krona1 CNY = 1.286 SEK1 SEK = 0.777 CNY

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