Financial news on December 10, 2013
Business and Financial news
Joe Sharkey On the Road column; American Express Platinum Card will no longer give cardholders free access to the airport lounges of the merged US Airways and American Airlines; points out that for banks and their airline partners, stakes are very high in hardball financial competition. Read more..
Chrysler issues a recall for the 2013 Ram 1500, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger for a transmission problem; N.H.T.S.A. may expand a Hyundai recall. Read more..
Frequent Flier column features Born Free Foundation chief executive officer Will Travers discussing his flying experiences. Read more..
The decline in October for a second straight month was the latest sign that the engine of the euro zone recovery might not be growing as well as had been expected. Read more..
Mary T. Barra, who has spent 33 years with General Motors, completed a remarkable personal odyssey Tuesday when she was named as its next chief executive. Read more..
Stock market rises slightly, as investors appear to be encouraged by employment reports and news of progress in federal budget talks. Read more..
Advertising column; American Civil Liberties Union will launch campaign to draw further attention to issue of marriage equality for gay couples; campaign is rooted in humor. Read more..
Federal Reserve says household net worth in United States rose 2.6 percent, to $77.3 trillion, from July through September. Read more..
Officials say problem of affordable rental housing has reached crisis proportions nationally, affecting millions of poor Americans; demand for rental units has surged, with credit standards tight and many families without downpayment to buy home; supply has declined, with builders and landlords often targeting upper end of market. Read more..
Martin Sorrell said on Monday that caution remained the watchword for marketer clients of agencies owned by WPP and others. Read more..
Values are reported in US Dollars
|Wells Fargo & Co.||WFC||44.22||44.44||44.05||44.11||14.4M|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||94.58||94.79||93.96||94.14||7.58M|
|Procter & Gamble||PG||84.41||84.43||83.43||83.65||7.37M|
|Walt Disney & Co.||DIS||70.91||71.65||70.90||71.57||7.11M|
|International Business Machines||IBM||176.90||177.67||176.06||177.12||4.13M|
Exchange Rates of December 10, 2013
|US Dollar||Japanese Yen||1 USD = 102.850 JPY||1 JPY = 0.010 USD|
|US Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 USD = 1.060 CAD||1 CAD = 0.943 USD|
|US Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 USD = 0.887 CHF||1 CHF = 1.127 USD|
|US Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 USD = 6.071 CNY||1 CNY = 0.165 USD|
|Euro||Japanese Yen||1 EUR = 141.519 JPY||1 JPY = 0.007 EUR|
|Euro||Pound Sterling||1 EUR = 0.837 GBP||1 GBP = 1.195 EUR|
|Euro||Australian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.504 AUD||1 AUD = 0.665 EUR|
|Euro||Canadian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.459 CAD||1 CAD = 0.686 EUR|
|Euro||Swiss Franc||1 EUR = 1.221 CHF||1 CHF = 0.819 EUR|
|Euro||Chinese Yuan||1 EUR = 8.358 CNY||1 CNY = 0.120 EUR|
|Japanese Yen||Pound Sterling||1 JPY = 0.591 GBP||1 GBP = 1.692 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Australian Dollar||1 JPY = 1.062 AUD||1 AUD = 0.942 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Canadian Dollar||1 JPY = 1.030 CAD||1 CAD = 0.971 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Swiss Franc||1 JPY = 0.863 CHF||1 CHF = 1.159 JPY|
|Pound Sterling||Australian Dollar||1 GBP = 1.797 AUD||1 AUD = 0.556 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Canadian Dollar||1 GBP = 1.743 CAD||1 CAD = 0.574 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Swiss Franc||1 GBP = 1.459 CHF||1 CHF = 0.686 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Chinese Yuan||1 GBP = 9.979 CNY||1 CNY = 0.100 GBP|
|Australian Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 AUD = 0.969 CAD||1 CAD = 1.032 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 AUD = 0.812 CHF||1 CHF = 1.232 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 AUD = 5.555 CNY||1 CNY = 0.180 AUD|
|Canadian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 CAD = 0.837 CHF||1 CHF = 1.195 CAD|
|Canadian Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 CAD = 5.712 CNY||1 CNY = 0.175 CAD|
|Swiss Franc||Chinese Yuan||1 CHF = 6.843 CNY||1 CNY = 0.146 CHF|