Financial news on February 10, 2015

Business and Financial news
Box Toughens Security to Draw Regulated Customers

The online storage and collaboration company is trying to capture things like medical and financial records with a new style of data encryption. Read more..

By QUENTIN HARDY - The New York Times

For Domestic Airlines, Open Skies Have Limits

Joe Sharkey On the Road column notes domestic airlines are lobbying for new restrictions on open skies agreements, which have allowed many foreign carriers to compete on domestic routes; points out consumers may benefit, but domestic lines feel competition pressure. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

Goldman Sachs on Breaking Up Big Banks

Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, shares his thoughts on breaking up big banks. Read more..

CNBC - CNBC

JPMorgan’s Defense Against a Break Up

Responding to a Goldman Sachs report suggesting the bank would be worth more broken up, Jamie Dimon, chief of JPMorgan Chase, said “we will be a port in the next storm. You want me to be a port.” Read more..

CNBC - CNBC

K.K.R. Profit Falls 89% on Turmoil in Energy Sector

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts said its economic net income — a profit measure that includes unrealized gains or losses — was $86.6 million, compared with $789.6 million in the period a year earlier. Read more..

By WILLIAM ALDEN - The New York Times

Morning Agenda: U.S. Presses Banks for Guilty Pleas

The Justice Department is pushing banks to plead guilty to settle a currency inquiry. | A disproportionate number of companies led by women are the targets of activist investors. | Puerto Rico’s debt plan is in jeopardy. | Profit at UBS rises. Read more..

By SYDNEY EMBER - The New York Times

Private Equity Firms in a Frenzied Race to Hire Young Investment Bankers

Junior bankers — some who graduated from college only last year — are being courted for lucrative positions at companies such as Bain Capital and the Carlyle Group. Read more..

By WILLIAM ALDEN and SYDNEY EMBER - The New York Times

Saba Software to Be Taken Private

Vector Capital, a private equity firm, will pay $9 a share for the troubled cloud computing firm, or about $300 million cash. Read more..

By DAVID GELLES - The New York Times

Stressed by Money? Get on the Couch

Paul Sullivan Wealth Matters column highlights nascent field of financial therapy, which delves into psychology of personal finances. Read more..

By PAUL SULLIVAN - The New York Times

Yelp Buys Eat24, an Online Food-Ordering Service, for $134 Million

The move is a departure for Yelp, which has long been a platform for online reviews across many industries, including home services and retail stores. Read more..

By MIKE ISAAC - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 120.17 122.15 120.16 122.02 62M
Pfizer PFE 33.48 34.22 33.41 34.15 59.4M
General Motors GM 37.28 37.55 36.40 37.52 32.4M
Coca-Cola KO 42.91 43.03 42.20 42.40 32.2M
Microsoft MSFT 42.74 42.77 42.18 42.60 29.7M
General Electric GE 24.77 24.80 24.55 24.72 27.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 27.16 27.54 27.15 27.49 22.3M
Intel INTC 33.20 33.73 33.05 33.70 20.2M
AT&T Inc. T 34.86 35.07 34.79 34.85 19.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 58.42 58.71 58.05 58.46 16.4M
Facebook FB 74.85 75.34 74.50 75.19 15.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 49.25 49.56 49.01 49.51 15.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 91.74 91.74 90.30 91.01 13M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 43.79 44.06 43.56 43.99 12.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 54.62 54.71 54.22 54.57 12.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 100.19 100.70 99.43 100.35 12.3M
Gilead Sciences GILD 97.75 98.75 97.12 98.32 11.5M
Merck MRK 59.00 59.34 58.77 58.85 9.54M
Comcast CMCSA 57.14 57.47 56.70 57.41 9.01M
ConocoPhillips COP 67.86 68.11 66.50 67.99 7.88M
HP Inc. HPQ 37.89 38.31 37.66 37.89 7.78M
Schlumberger SLB 85.78 86.10 84.03 85.22 7.22M
Procter & Gamble PG 85.33 85.57 84.82 85.39 7.06M
Chevron CVX 110.52 110.62 108.09 110.18 7.03M
Pepsico PEP 96.73 98.10 96.38 97.99 6.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 86.62 87.41 86.42 87.29 5.73M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 101.96 102.19 101.18 101.92 5.73M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 107.26 109.46 107.13 108.97 5.44M
Home Depot HD 108.79 110.85 108.66 110.67 5.41M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 59.17 59.91 59.13 59.83 5.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 44.68 45.01 44.40 44.92 5.21M
McDonald's MCD 93.33 94.23 92.97 94.02 4.7M
Altria MO 53.50 53.84 53.37 53.77 4.5M
International Business Machines IBM 156.74 158.56 155.08 158.56 4.44M
Amgen AMGN 150.50 152.63 149.05 152.57 4.11M
Boeing BA 148.20 148.71 147.50 148.04 4.03M
Union Pacific UNP 119.78 121.10 118.76 120.87 4.03M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 149.66 150.51 148.90 149.92 2.98M
United Technologies UTX 119.89 120.22 118.92 119.40 2.56M
Alphabet GOOGL 532.15 541.00 529.17 540.16 2.37M
Visa V 266.75 267.87 263.63 264.55 2.35M
Amazon AMZN 371.19 374.30 368.51 373.00 2.29M
3M MMM 165.40 166.14 164.60 165.82 1.89M
Exchange Rates of February 10, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.883 EUR 1 EUR = 1.132 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 119.427 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.655 GBP 1 GBP = 1.526 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.288 AUD 1 AUD = 0.777 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.259 CAD 1 CAD = 0.794 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.927 CHF 1 CHF = 1.079 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.241 CNY 1 CNY = 0.160 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 14.940 MXN 1 MXN = 0.067 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.326 SEK 1 SEK = 0.120 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 135.132 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.742 GBP 1 GBP = 1.348 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.457 AUD 1 AUD = 0.686 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.424 CAD 1 CAD = 0.702 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.049 CHF 1 CHF = 0.953 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.059 CNY 1 CNY = 0.142 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 16.916 MXN 1 MXN = 0.059 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.422 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 = 0.052 CNY 1 CNY = 19.157 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.125 MXN 1 MXN = 7.994 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.070 SEK 1 SEK = 14.347 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.964 AUD 1 AUD = 0.509 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.920 CAD 1 CAD = 0.521 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.414 CHF 1 CHF = 0.707 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.516 CNY 1 CNY = 0.105 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 22.802 MXN 1 MXN = 0.044 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 12.704 SEK 1 SEK = 0.079 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.977 CAD 1 CAD = 1.023 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.720 CHF 1 CHF = 1.389 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.844 CNY 1 CNY = 0.206 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 11.606 MXN 1 MXN = 0.086 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.466 SEK 1 SEK = 0.155 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.736 CHF 1 CHF = 1.359 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 4.955 CNY 1 CNY = 0.202 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 11.874 MXN 1 MXN = 0.084 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.614 SEK 1 SEK = 0.151 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.733 CNY 1 CNY = 0.149 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 16.122 MXN 1 MXN = 0.062 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.979 SEK 1 SEK = 0.111 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1.332 SEK 1 SEK = 0.751 CNY

See what else happened on February 10, 2015