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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
FacebookFB112.23112.65106.52110.5188.2M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM60.4862.1660.3861.7937.5M
PfizerPFE32.0632.6131.9732.5436.5M
AppleAAPL110.80112.34110.80112.0433.3M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC48.2949.2548.2749.0326.3M
Cisco SystemsCSCO27.9628.2827.7228.2325.4M
General ElectricGE30.9831.1030.9430.9823.6M
AT&T Inc.T38.7838.8438.1938.2522.6M
MicrosoftMSFT55.1255.4454.8955.3520.8M
IntelINTC31.9732.1831.9532.1320M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ52.0752.0950.8451.2919.8M
HP Inc.HPQ12.3412.7412.2612.6416.1M
AltriaMO64.1164.1161.0362.0714.7M
Coca-ColaKO46.7746.7845.8246.0413.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL40.8241.3940.6341.3112.8M
Procter & GamblePG83.0583.4381.8482.4611.7M
General MotorsGM30.0130.8729.9430.7811.1M
ConocoPhillipsCOP43.6343.9643.0143.589.4M
Gilead SciencesGILD97.8497.9796.6597.199.3M
ExxonMobilXOM84.5084.9184.0484.839.23M
VisaV79.0379.9378.9179.719.19M
SchlumbergerSLB75.9877.5575.7077.378.65M
MerckMRK55.4655.9955.2755.968.44M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS98.0399.8197.9699.487.97M
ComcastCMCSA62.1862.3961.7361.957.83M
ChevronCVX97.8097.9197.0397.606.41M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT69.0169.4268.8769.156.26M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ110.00110.35109.31109.875.76M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY67.0067.6666.4267.575.64M
McDonald'sMCD127.71127.92126.08126.894.98M
Union PacificUNP80.6782.1580.1781.724.5M
Home DepotHD134.86134.86133.22133.844.32M
AmazonAMZN607.68616.81605.29614.824.23M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT42.8743.4242.6843.354.14M
AmgenAMGN159.02160.89158.23160.063.86M
PepsicoPEP105.34105.35103.76104.123.8M
United TechnologiesUTX103.63104.75103.61104.613.66M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B142.95144.14142.89144.043.56M
BoeingBA130.49131.50129.81131.143.51M
International Business MachinesIBM150.75151.23149.63151.233.17M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH127.65128.66127.27127.762.59M
AlphabetGOOGL770.31775.75764.59771.911.77M
3MMMM168.47168.90167.71168.591.55M
Exchange Rates of April 13, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarEuro1 USD = 0.886 EUR1 EUR = 1.128 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 109.211 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0.703 GBP1 GBP = 1.422 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1.307 AUD1 AUD = 0.765 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.279 CAD1 CAD = 0.782 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0.965 CHF1 CHF = 1.036 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.472 CNY1 CNY = 0.155 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 17.492 MXN1 MXN = 0.057 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 8.143 SEK1 SEK = 0.123 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 123.184 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.793 GBP1 GBP = 1.261 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.475 AUD1 AUD = 0.678 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.443 CAD1 CAD = 0.693 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.089 CHF1 CHF = 0.918 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7.300 CNY1 CNY = 0.137 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 19.728 MXN1 MXN = 0.051 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9.185 SEK1 SEK = 0.109 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.006 GBP1 GBP = 156.250 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.012 AUD1 AUD = 83.333 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.012 CAD1 CAD = 85.470 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.009 CHF1 CHF = 113.636 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0.059 CNY1 CNY = 16.892 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0.160 MXN1 MXN = 6.242 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0.075 SEK1 SEK = 13.423 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.859 AUD1 AUD = 0.538 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.819 CAD1 CAD = 0.550 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.373 CHF1 CHF = 0.728 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9.196 CNY1 CNY = 0.109 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 24.870 MXN1 MXN = 0.040 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 11.580 SEK1 SEK = 0.086 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.978 CAD1 CAD = 1.022 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.738 CHF1 CHF = 1.354 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.948 CNY1 CNY = 0.202 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 13.376 MXN1 MXN = 0.075 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 6.221 SEK1 SEK = 0.161 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.755 CHF1 CHF = 1.325 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.058 CNY1 CNY = 0.198 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 13.677 MXN1 MXN = 0.073 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6.361 SEK1 SEK = 0.157 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.704 CNY1 CNY = 0.149 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 18.116 MXN1 MXN = 0.055 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 8.428 SEK1 SEK = 0.119 CHF
Chinese YuanSwidish Krona1 CNY = 1.256 SEK1 SEK = 0.796 CNY

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