Financial news on September 13, 2016

Business and Financial news
Apple Offers Free App to Teach Children Coding (iPads Sold Separately)

Apple will introduce free coding education app, known as Swift Playgrounds, aimed at middle-school students; app will teach basic computer programming concepts. Read more..

By NATASHA SINGER - The New York Times

Deputy Governor of Bank of England to Lead London School of Economics

Nemat Shafik, the central bank’s deputy head for markets and banking, will leave in February and become director of the university in September. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

E.U. Rules Look to Unify Digital Market, but U.S. Sees Protectionism

The rules will put new pressure on American tech companies, but European officials say they will unite the Continent’s various national economies. Read more..

By MARK SCOTT - The New York Times

‘Great British Bake Off’ Will Leave BBC, and Two Hosts Quit

The reality TV hit — with no screaming fights, just spongecake — will move to Channel 4 beginning next year. Read more..

By LIAM STACK - The New York Times

IPhone 7 Review: Though Not Perfect, New iPhones Keep Apple’s Promises

Tech Fix column; Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, despite not having audio jack, are far faster and take much better photos than earlier models. Read more..

By BRIAN X. CHEN - The New York Times

Linde of Germany Ends Merger Discussions With Praxair

The German industrial-gas supplier said that it had been unable to reach a mutual understanding on governance and other details of the tie-up with its American rival. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

Morning Agenda: A.I.G.’s Ex-Chief on Trial, Apple Taxes, Driverless Updates

Eleven years after charges were filed, Maurice R. Greenberg, the former chief executive of A.I.G., finally goes on trial. Read more..

By AMIE TSANG - The New York Times

Saudi Bid on a Houston Oil Refinery Is a Big Strategic Bet

Saudi national oil company Saudi Aramco plans to bolster its United States operations by buying large oil refinery in Houston Ship Channel from LyondellBasell; large strategic bid comes at crucial moment in US-Saudi Arabia relations. Read more..

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS - The New York Times

The Economic Expansion Is Helping the Middle Class, Finally

However you measure it (and there are lots of ways), the news on wages is good, though it could still be better. Read more..

By NEIL IRWIN - The New York Times

Why Business Class Poses a Unique Fire Hazard

Electronically reclining first-class and business-class airplane seats can crush smartphones dropped by passengers, damaging devices' batteries, and lead to possible fire; episodes have led Qantas to impose ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. Read more..


Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC47.8047.8646.5246.9659M
General ElectricGE30.2230.2529.7229.8545.1M
AT&T Inc.T40.4540.4639.7739.9725.5M
Cisco SystemsCSCO31.2631.3530.9031.0623.6M
Procter & GamblePG87.5587.9187.0187.0519.7M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM66.1166.8665.8266.5318.9M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ52.0552.1251.1551.4517.6M
General MotorsGM31.0231.1530.8230.9416.2M
HP Inc.HPQ14.3514.4414.0614.1815.1M
Oracle Corp.ORCL40.3740.5339.9740.1813.4M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY56.0856.1355.0955.609.47M
Gilead SciencesGILD78.6678.6677.5078.069.39M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ118.42118.83117.49117.617.96M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS93.0493.3092.4592.707.8M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT71.8471.9171.1571.467.51M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT41.2341.2440.4840.646.93M
Home DepotHD127.74128.00125.43125.726.38M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B147.95148.13145.55146.235.51M
Union PacificUNP93.0593.6391.9892.443.72M
International Business MachinesIBM157.63157.93155.50155.813.64M
United TechnologiesUTX103.07103.35102.05102.323.54M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH134.24135.15133.37133.953.33M
Exchange Rates of September 13, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarEuro1 USD = 0.891 EUR1 EUR = 1.122 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 102.500 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0.758 GBP1 GBP = 1.319 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1.340 AUD1 AUD = 0.746 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.316 CAD1 CAD = 0.760 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0.977 CHF1 CHF = 1.024 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.678 CNY1 CNY = 0.150 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 19.110 MXN1 MXN = 0.052 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 8.535 SEK1 SEK = 0.117 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 114.975 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.850 GBP1 GBP = 1.176 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.503 AUD1 AUD = 0.665 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.476 CAD1 CAD = 0.678 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.096 CHF1 CHF = 0.913 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7.490 CNY1 CNY = 0.134 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 21.427 MXN1 MXN = 0.047 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9.573 SEK1 SEK = 0.104 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.007 GBP1 GBP = 135.135 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.013 AUD1 AUD = 76.336 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.013 CAD1 CAD = 78.125 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.010 CHF1 CHF = 105.263 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0.065 CNY1 CNY = 15.361 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0.186 MXN1 MXN = 5.365 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0.083 SEK1 SEK = 12.019 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.768 AUD1 AUD = 0.566 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.736 CAD1 CAD = 0.576 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.289 CHF1 CHF = 0.776 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 8.809 CNY1 CNY = 0.114 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 25.204 MXN1 MXN = 0.040 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 11.257 SEK1 SEK = 0.089 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.982 CAD1 CAD = 1.019 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.729 CHF1 CHF = 1.372 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.982 CNY1 CNY = 0.201 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 14.259 MXN1 MXN = 0.070 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 6.357 SEK1 SEK = 0.157 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.742 CHF1 CHF = 1.347 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.072 CNY1 CNY = 0.197 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 14.516 MXN1 MXN = 0.069 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6.477 SEK1 SEK = 0.154 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.835 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 19.558 MXN1 MXN = 0.051 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 8.736 SEK1 SEK = 0.114 CHF

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