Financial news on December 12, 2013

Business and Financial news
An App That Will Never Forget a File

Tool Kit column; app Evernote provides single comprehensive archive of user's digital life, providing one location to store and find practically everything saved on a computer or phone. Read more..

By PAUL BOUTIN - The New York Times

Backing Up a Book With Gmail, and Another Screen for a Mac Laptop

Personal Tech Q&A on saving novel that is being written using either Gmail or Google Drive, and ways to use an external display with an Apple laptop; Tip of the Week on mobile apps for television program schedules. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

E.U. Ministers Stagger Toward Banking Deal

European Union finance ministers say they agree on basic principles on how to wind down ailing banks, but not everyone is pleased with the compromises. Read more..

By ANDREW HIGGINS and MELISSA EDDY - The New York Times

Europeans Pay Less for Mobile Use, but at a Cost

A report by the British telecom regulator says the less expensive plans depress revenues and discourage investment in high-speed networks. Read more..

By MARK SCOTT - The New York Times

For No. 2 at Fed, White House Favors Central Banker in the Bernanke Mold

Former and current Obama administration officials say Stanley Fischer, former governor of Bank of Israel and mentor to Federal Reserve's chairman Ben S Bernanke, is leading candidate to become vice chairman of the Fed; he is both surprising choice and popular pick among economists and investors, and interest in him appears to reflect desire for continuity. Read more..

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM - The New York Times

G.M. Will Stop Making Cars in Australia

The company said that the strong Australian dollar and high production costs meant it would have to end production in the country by 2017. Read more..

By REUTERS - The New York Times

Headphones to Block Out the World Around

Gadgetwise blog; NoiseHush i7 headphones are compared with more expensive Bose Quiet Comfort 15 headphones. Read more..

By ROY FURCHGOTT - The New York Times

News Organizations Call On Syrian Rebels to End Kidnappings

Thirteen international news organizations have written a letter to the armed opposition in Syria asking for assurances that their reporters will not be abducted. Read more..

By RAVI SOMAIYA - The New York Times

Uphill Battle in Europe Over Fracking

A recent lecture in London showed how contentious the debate on extracting natural gas from shale rock has become. Read more..

By STANLEY REED - The New York Times

Zeus Jones to Open San Francisco Office

Advertising column; Zeus Jones, consultancy specializing in digital, design, social media and content creation, is opening new office in San Francisco, to be led by Gareth Kay. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Facebook FB 51.05 52.07 50.66 51.83 92.7M
Cisco Systems CSCO 20.82 20.83 20.26 20.51 69.6M
Microsoft MSFT 37.64 37.64 37.18 37.22 36M
General Electric GE 26.50 26.70 26.48 26.54 31M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 33.85 33.90 33.29 33.60 30.9M
Pfizer PFE 30.55 30.77 30.21 30.25 29.1M
AT&T Inc. T 34.05 34.13 33.75 33.89 21.9M
Intel INTC 24.72 24.89 24.42 24.47 21.9M
Coca-Cola KO 39.99 40.21 39.18 39.21 19.8M
General Motors GM 40.10 40.61 40.01 40.05 18.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 94.50 95.88 94.28 95.36 15.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 56.05 56.60 55.91 56.31 15.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 43.57 43.78 43.47 43.50 13.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 27.05 27.11 26.42 26.60 13.4M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 92.84 92.86 91.07 91.16 12.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 48.49 48.53 47.87 48.13 12.2M
Gilead Sciences GILD 70.39 71.21 70.05 70.27 12.1M
Merck MRK 48.57 48.78 48.03 48.32 11.6M
Procter & Gamble PG 83.82 83.87 81.93 82.30 10.2M
Apple AAPL 562.14 565.34 560.03 560.54 9.37M
Altria MO 37.58 37.74 37.10 37.20 9.24M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 69.28 70.02 68.80 69.63 8.76M
Home Depot HD 78.99 79.20 78.28 78.53 8.54M
Comcast CMCSA 48.52 49.16 48.50 48.67 7.7M
Chevron CVX 121.78 122.10 120.57 120.99 7.22M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 36.57 36.63 36.27 36.29 6.42M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 50.54 50.79 50.11 50.55 6.33M
Pepsico PEP 82.56 82.65 80.97 81.28 6.33M
Schlumberger SLB 86.23 87.64 85.97 86.96 5.92M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 72.19 72.57 70.91 71.01 5.82M
McDonald's MCD 95.40 95.68 94.04 94.10 5.72M
ConocoPhillips COP 69.13 69.79 68.91 69.48 5.71M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 79.11 79.26 78.40 78.50 5.69M
International Business Machines IBM 175.06 175.80 173.30 173.37 5.67M
United Technologies UTX 108.50 108.93 107.36 108.09 3.65M
Boeing BA 132.11 133.65 131.90 132.96 3.62M
Amgen AMGN 112.90 113.86 112.34 112.57 3.33M
Alphabet GOOGL 1079.57 1082.94 1069.00 1069.96 3.19M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 114.49 115.06 114.04 114.38 3.12M
Visa V 204.97 205.65 202.50 203.44 2.87M
3M MMM 126.63 127.39 125.98 126.58 2.49M
Amazon AMZN 381.26 385.00 379.50 381.25 2.12M
Union Pacific UNP 160.50 161.83 160.17 160.97 1.43M
Exchange Rates of December 12, 2013
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 103.350 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.064 CAD 1 CAD = 0.940 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.889 CHF 1 CHF = 1.125 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.072 CNY 1 CNY = 0.165 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 142.130 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.841 GBP 1 GBP = 1.189 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.539 AUD 1 AUD = 0.650 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.463 CAD 1 CAD = 0.683 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.223 CHF 1 CHF = 0.818 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.349 CNY 1 CNY = 0.120 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.591 GBP 1 GBP = 1.691 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.082 AUD 1 AUD = 0.924 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.029 CAD 1 CAD = 0.972 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.860 CHF 1 CHF = 1.163 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.829 AUD 1 AUD = 0.547 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.739 CAD 1 CAD = 0.575 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.454 CHF 1 CHF = 0.688 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.928 CNY 1 CNY = 0.101 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.951 CAD 1 CAD = 1.052 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.794 CHF 1 CHF = 1.259 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.424 CNY 1 CNY = 0.184 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.835 CHF 1 CHF = 1.198 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.705 CNY 1 CNY = 0.175 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.825 CNY 1 CNY = 0.147 CHF

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