Financial news on February 13th, 2012
Business and Financial news
Kate Bittman joined the New York office of Rodale as associate director for communications at Men’s Health magazine. Read more..
A campaign for the university spotlights people, many of them celebrities, who are graduates, received advanced degrees or attended the school but did not graduate. Read more..
The Italian prime minister has used his credibility to make the difficult changes necessary to reduce the country's debt, enhancing his credibility even more. Read more..
Tulane University professor Melissa Harris-Perry will host MSNBC's progressive talk show on Saturday and Sunday mornings on the cable network; Harris-Perry will be the only tenured professor in the United States, and one of a very small number of African-Americans, serving as a cable news host. Read more..
Mark Scott on skepticism in Europe over Greece's austerity package; Lawrence Ulrich on Fisker Automotive and the rocky road to market for makers of new hybrid vehicles. Read more..
Publishers vying for the rights to the memoir of American student Amanda Knox, who was exonerated for the murder of roommate Meredith Kercher, and who spent nearly four years in an Italian prison, face risk that the book-buying public may not see her as a sympathetic figure; estimated seven-figure advance for Knox's story is a huge gamble for publishers, as her exoneration is not clear and definitive in the eyes of many. Read more..
Tanzina Vega Advertising column on the PlayStation Vita, which caters to gamers who play console games but want to continue that experience when not at home; Sony hopes to recapture some of its video game luster being eroded by other handheld devices by integrating the gaming experience and offering a dedicated platform other companies can not match, and launching a $50 million marketing campaign. Read more..
Number of Internet start-up companies are allowing people to take control of their personal data, and perhaps profit from, digital trails that they leave online, which sites like Facebook use to sell to advertisers; personal data management has none of the obvious appeal of social networks, but privacy concerns may soon change that. Read more..
Pew Research Center study finds that news Web sites are not making effective use of technology that tailors advertising to users' online behavior, a missed opportunity for newspapers, magazines and television stations looking to monetize their online presence. Read more..
Values are reported in US Dollars
|Wells Fargo & Co.||WFC||30.60||30.75||30.45||30.62||22M|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||64.90||64.95||64.60||64.68||9.66M|
|Walt Disney & Co.||DIS||41.62||41.92||41.59||41.79||9.07M|
|Procter & Gamble||PG||64.15||64.38||64.06||64.23||6.9M|
|International Business Machines||IBM||193.31||193.69||191.74||192.62||2.46M|
Exchange Rates of February 13th, 2012
|US Dollar||Japanese Yen||1 USD = 77.560 JPY||1 JPY = 0.013 USD|
|US Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 USD = 1.000 CAD||1 CAD = 1.001 USD|
|US Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 USD = 0.916 CHF||1 CHF = 1.091 USD|
|US Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 USD = 6.298 CNY||1 CNY = 0.159 USD|
|Euro||Japanese Yen||1 EUR = 102.290 JPY||1 JPY = 0.010 EUR|
|Euro||Pound Sterling||1 EUR = 0.836 GBP||1 GBP = 1.196 EUR|
|Euro||Australian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.229 AUD||1 AUD = 0.814 EUR|
|Euro||Canadian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.318 CAD||1 CAD = 0.759 EUR|
|Euro||Swiss Franc||1 EUR = 1.209 CHF||1 CHF = 0.827 EUR|
|Euro||Chinese Yuan||1 EUR = 8.314 CNY||1 CNY = 0.120 EUR|
|Japanese Yen||Pound Sterling||1 JPY = 0.817 GBP||1 GBP = 1.224 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Australian Dollar||1 JPY = 1.200 AUD||1 AUD = 0.833 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Canadian Dollar||1 JPY = 1.288 CAD||1 CAD = 0.776 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Swiss Franc||1 JPY = 1.181 CHF||1 CHF = 0.847 JPY|
|Pound Sterling||Australian Dollar||1 GBP = 1.469 AUD||1 AUD = 0.681 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Canadian Dollar||1 GBP = 1.575 CAD||1 CAD = 0.635 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Swiss Franc||1 GBP = 1.445 CHF||1 CHF = 0.692 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Chinese Yuan||1 GBP = 9.937 CNY||1 CNY = 0.101 GBP|
|Australian Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 AUD = 1.073 CAD||1 CAD = 0.932 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 AUD = 0.983 CHF||1 CHF = 1.017 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 AUD = 6.766 CNY||1 CNY = 0.148 AUD|
|Canadian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 CAD = 0.917 CHF||1 CHF = 1.091 CAD|
|Canadian Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 CAD = 6.304 CNY||1 CNY = 0.159 CAD|
|Swiss Franc||Chinese Yuan||1 CHF = 6.877 CNY||1 CNY = 0.145 CHF|