Financial news on April 13, 2016

Business and Financial news
Freeing Lonely iPad Apps From Almost Empty Folders

Tech Tip Q&A; instructions for removing old, unused apps from near-empty iPad folders. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Google’s Calendar Now Finds Spare Time and Fills It Up

Google is unveiling new product called Goals to its calendar program, which will help users find time to do things that they want to do in otherwise unoccupied moments. Read more..

By QUENTIN HARDY - The New York Times

International Monetary Fund Forecasts Slow Growth in Developing Nations

Such a trend, if it continues, would increase the likelihood of another round of financial shocks in the years ahead, the fund said. Read more..

By LANDON THOMAS Jr - The New York Times

In Verizon Strike, Blue-Collar Stress Hits the Sidewalks

The work stoppage by nearly 36,000 Verizon workers has highlighted crucial questions about the place of middle-class jobs in an economy shifting toward tech. Read more..

By NOAM SCHEIBER and BRIAN X. CHEN - The New York Times

Sean Parker, a Facebook and Napster Pioneer, to Start Cancer Immunotherapy Effort

Sean Parker announces he will give $250 million to Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, initiative that will seek to foster collaboration between six leading acadmic centers in order to come up with methods for using patients' immune systems to fight cancer. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

Some Online Bargains May Only Look Like One

Shadowy world of Internet discounts is rooted in largely fictitious concept of list price; inflated base prices are promoted by brand or manufacturer and adopted by retailer to push customer into buying, making them believe they are getting great deal; some e-commerce experts say nothing needs to be done about illusory discounts, but others say process lacks transparency. Read more..

By DAVID STREITFELD - The New York Times

Summer Amusements

Jason Flinn is all wet. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

The Short, Turbulent Life of Al Jazeera America

The network hit the air in 2013, won several prestigious awards, but never attracted a meaningful audience, often failing to draw 30,000 viewers in prime time. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Facebook FB 112.23 112.65 106.52 110.51 88.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 60.48 62.16 60.38 61.79 37.5M
Pfizer PFE 32.06 32.61 31.97 32.54 36.5M
Apple AAPL 110.80 112.34 110.80 112.04 33.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 48.29 49.25 48.27 49.03 26.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 27.96 28.28 27.72 28.23 25.4M
General Electric GE 30.98 31.10 30.94 30.98 23.6M
AT&T Inc. T 38.78 38.84 38.19 38.25 22.6M
Microsoft MSFT 55.12 55.44 54.89 55.35 20.8M
Intel INTC 31.97 32.18 31.95 32.13 20M
Verizon Communications VZ 52.07 52.09 50.84 51.29 19.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 12.34 12.74 12.26 12.64 16.1M
Altria MO 64.11 64.11 61.03 62.07 14.7M
Coca-Cola KO 46.77 46.78 45.82 46.04 13.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 40.82 41.39 40.63 41.31 12.8M
Procter & Gamble PG 83.05 83.43 81.84 82.46 11.7M
General Motors GM 30.01 30.87 29.94 30.78 11.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 43.63 43.96 43.01 43.58 9.4M
Gilead Sciences GILD 97.84 97.97 96.65 97.19 9.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 84.50 84.91 84.04 84.83 9.23M
Visa V 79.03 79.93 78.91 79.71 9.19M
Schlumberger SLB 75.98 77.55 75.70 77.37 8.65M
Merck MRK 55.46 55.99 55.27 55.96 8.44M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 98.03 99.81 97.96 99.48 7.97M
Comcast CMCSA 62.18 62.39 61.73 61.95 7.83M
Chevron CVX 97.80 97.91 97.03 97.60 6.41M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 69.01 69.42 68.87 69.15 6.26M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 110.00 110.35 109.31 109.87 5.76M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 67.00 67.66 66.42 67.57 5.64M
McDonald's MCD 127.71 127.92 126.08 126.89 4.98M
Union Pacific UNP 80.67 82.15 80.17 81.72 4.5M
Home Depot HD 134.86 134.86 133.22 133.84 4.32M
Amazon AMZN 607.68 616.81 605.29 614.82 4.23M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 42.87 43.42 42.68 43.35 4.14M
Amgen AMGN 159.02 160.89 158.23 160.06 3.86M
Pepsico PEP 105.34 105.35 103.76 104.12 3.8M
United Technologies UTX 103.63 104.75 103.61 104.61 3.66M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 142.95 144.14 142.89 144.04 3.56M
Boeing BA 130.49 131.50 129.81 131.14 3.51M
International Business Machines IBM 150.75 151.23 149.63 151.23 3.17M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 127.65 128.66 127.27 127.76 2.59M
Alphabet GOOGL 770.31 775.75 764.59 771.91 1.77M
3M MMM 168.47 168.90 167.71 168.59 1.55M
Exchange Rates of April 13, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.886 EUR 1 EUR = 1.128 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 109.211 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.703 GBP 1 GBP = 1.422 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.307 AUD 1 AUD = 0.765 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.279 CAD 1 CAD = 0.782 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.965 CHF 1 CHF = 1.036 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.472 CNY 1 CNY = 0.155 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 17.492 MXN 1 MXN = 0.057 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.143 SEK 1 SEK = 0.123 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 123.184 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.793 GBP 1 GBP = 1.261 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.475 AUD 1 AUD = 0.678 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.443 CAD 1 CAD = 0.693 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.089 CHF 1 CHF = 0.918 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.300 CNY 1 CNY = 0.137 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 19.728 MXN 1 MXN = 0.051 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.185 SEK 1 SEK = 0.109 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.006 GBP 1 GBP = 156.250 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 AUD 1 AUD = 83.333 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 CAD 1 CAD = 85.470 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.009 CHF 1 CHF = 113.636 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.059 CNY 1 CNY = 16.892 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.160 MXN 1 MXN = 6.242 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.075 SEK 1 SEK = 13.423 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.859 AUD 1 AUD = 0.538 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.819 CAD 1 CAD = 0.550 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.373 CHF 1 CHF = 0.728 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.196 CNY 1 CNY = 0.109 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 24.870 MXN 1 MXN = 0.040 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 11.580 SEK 1 SEK = 0.086 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.978 CAD 1 CAD = 1.022 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.738 CHF 1 CHF = 1.354 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.948 CNY 1 CNY = 0.202 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 13.376 MXN 1 MXN = 0.075 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.221 SEK 1 SEK = 0.161 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.755 CHF 1 CHF = 1.325 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.058 CNY 1 CNY = 0.198 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 13.677 MXN 1 MXN = 0.073 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.361 SEK 1 SEK = 0.157 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.704 CNY 1 CNY = 0.149 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 18.116 MXN 1 MXN = 0.055 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.428 SEK 1 SEK = 0.119 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1.256 SEK 1 SEK = 0.796 CNY

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