Financial news on February 11, 2015

Business and Financial news
Amy Pascal Keeps Sony’s Marquee Projects in Portfolio, Now as a Producer

Amy Pascal will join producing team for Sony Pictures blockbuster Spider-Man series and several other productions after she steps down as chairwoman of studio's movie operations; deal will make her one of Hollywood's most prominent producers. Read more..


British Revenue Chief Is Faulted on HSBC's Efforts to Aid Tax Evasion

Members of Parliament questioned details involving leaked documents that describe how HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm helped clients like politicians and rock stars hide billions of dollars before 2007. Read more..

By JENNY ANDERSON - The New York Times

Carlyle Profit, Weighed Down by Energy Investments, Beats Expectations

Carlyle, the Washington-based private equity giant, said that its quarterly economic net income — a measure of profit that includes unrealized gains or losses — declined 68 percent, to $180.5 million. Read more..

By WILLIAM ALDEN - The New York Times

Coca-Cola Earnings Plunge 55%

The beverage giant cited currency fluctuations and charges tied to Venezuela, but it is grappling with the larger problem of changing consumer tastes. Read more..

By STEPHANIE STROM - The New York Times

Data Security Gaps in an Industry Student Privacy Pledge

Companies that signed on to an industry student privacy pledge have different interpretations of their obligation to maintain security measures for students’ personal details. Read more..

By NATASHA SINGER - The New York Times

Debate sobre el biocombustible: ¿reducirá el carbono quemar árboles y cosechas?

Muchos gobiernos buscan incorporar la bioenergía a sus combustibles de transportación. Sin embargo, hay un gran problema con esta estrategia. Read more..

Por EDUARDO PORTER - The New York Times

John Malone Takes a Stake and a Board Seat at Lionsgate

Through a complicated stock swap involving the cable channel Starz, Mr. Malone will own 3.43 percent of Lionsgate. Read more..

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

New F.B.I. Headquarters Enters the Bidding Phase

Major commercial real estate developers scramble to prepare bids to construct new 2.1-million-square-feet FBI headquarters in Washington, DC; financial requirements for project include minimum of $1 billion in liquid assets; winning bidder will gain right to tear down aging J Edgar Hoover Building and redevelop its prime real estate, though return will not come for at least a decade. Read more..

By EUGENE L. MEYER - The New York Times

Rite Aid to Buy Pharmacy Benefit Manager EnvisionRx

Rite Aid will pay the private equity firm TPG about $1.8 billion in cash and $200 million in stock for EnvisionRx, making this one of the year’s early successful exits for a buyout firm. Read more..

By DAVID GELLES - The New York Times

Yelp Pays $134 Million for Food-Ordering Service

Yelp acquires online food-ordering start-up Eat24 for $134 million in cash and stock; acquisition marks departure for company amid slowing growth in its traditional review and advertising business. Read more..

By MIKE ISAAC - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO27.6527.6526.9026.9346.2M
AT&T Inc.T34.7934.8334.2534.3931.9M
General ElectricGE24.7124.8224.6024.7724.5M
General MotorsGM37.5137.8637.2837.6722.6M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ49.3949.8849.1649.8119.4M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC54.0654.2653.6653.9018.3M
Gilead SciencesGILD98.63101.2698.4299.9814.5M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM58.0658.6657.8458.3713.1M
Oracle Corp.ORCL43.9644.0043.0943.3612.8M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ100.46100.7999.95100.388.18M
HP Inc.HPQ37.8938.4437.8838.187.95M
Procter & GamblePG85.9586.2085.1485.647.18M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS102.01102.02101.07101.875.87M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT86.6387.1285.9286.345.85M
Home DepotHD110.60110.80109.81110.314.55M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT44.8845.2044.5644.934.3M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY59.6259.9658.8559.314.1M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH108.73110.06108.38109.853.8M
International Business MachinesIBM157.76159.09157.17158.203.63M
Union PacificUNP121.00122.70120.59122.143.38M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B149.84150.27148.80149.682.73M
United TechnologiesUTX118.51119.06117.97118.692.71M
Exchange Rates of February 11, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarEuro1 USD = 0.882 EUR1 EUR = 1.133 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 120.296 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0.656 GBP1 GBP = 1.525 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1.294 AUD1 AUD = 0.773 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.261 CAD1 CAD = 0.793 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0.928 CHF1 CHF = 1.078 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.242 CNY1 CNY = 0.160 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 15.060 MXN1 MXN = 0.066 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 8.382 SEK1 SEK = 0.119 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 136.298 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.743 GBP1 GBP = 1.345 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.467 AUD1 AUD = 0.682 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.429 CAD1 CAD = 0.700 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.052 CHF1 CHF = 0.951 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7.072 CNY1 CNY = 0.141 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 17.057 MXN1 MXN = 0.059 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9.498 SEK1 SEK = 0.105 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.005 GBP1 GBP = 185.185 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.011 AUD1 AUD = 93.458 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.011 CAD1 CAD = 95.238 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.008 CHF1 CHF = 129.870 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0.052 CNY1 CNY = 19.305 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0.125 MXN1 MXN = 7.994 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0.070 SEK1 SEK = 14.368 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.973 AUD1 AUD = 0.507 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.922 CAD1 CAD = 0.520 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.414 CHF1 CHF = 0.707 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9.513 CNY1 CNY = 0.105 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 22.947 MXN1 MXN = 0.044 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 12.776 SEK1 SEK = 0.078 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.974 CAD1 CAD = 1.026 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.717 CHF1 CHF = 1.395 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.822 CNY1 CNY = 0.207 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 11.632 MXN1 MXN = 0.086 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 6.475 SEK1 SEK = 0.154 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.735 CHF1 CHF = 1.361 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 4.947 CNY1 CNY = 0.202 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 11.935 MXN1 MXN = 0.084 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6.647 SEK1 SEK = 0.150 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.723 CNY1 CNY = 0.149 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 16.225 MXN1 MXN = 0.062 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 9.020 SEK1 SEK = 0.111 CHF
Chinese YuanSwidish Krona1 CNY = 1.343 SEK1 SEK = 0.745 CNY

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