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..

By CHRISTINE NEGRONI - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 107.51 108.79 107.24 107.95 62.2M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 47.80 47.86 46.52 46.96 59M
General Electric GE 30.22 30.25 29.72 29.85 45.1M
Microsoft MSFT 56.50 56.65 56.05 56.53 30.1M
AT&T Inc. T 40.45 40.46 39.77 39.97 25.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 31.26 31.35 30.90 31.06 23.6M
Intel INTC 35.75 35.88 35.32 35.61 23.6M
Pfizer PFE 34.44 34.44 33.85 34.04 20.8M
Procter & Gamble PG 87.55 87.91 87.01 87.05 19.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 66.11 66.86 65.82 66.53 18.9M
Facebook FB 128.03 128.35 126.66 127.21 18M
Verizon Communications VZ 52.05 52.12 51.15 51.45 17.6M
General Motors GM 31.02 31.15 30.82 30.94 16.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 14.35 14.44 14.06 14.18 15.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 40.37 40.53 39.97 40.18 13.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 86.46 86.47 85.08 85.21 13.2M
Coca-Cola KO 42.77 42.77 42.21 42.28 13M
Comcast CMCSA 65.28 65.54 64.74 64.77 12.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 41.92 42.02 40.67 41.01 11.7M
Merck MRK 62.37 62.78 61.37 61.81 10.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 56.08 56.13 55.09 55.60 9.47M
Gilead Sciences GILD 78.66 78.66 77.50 78.06 9.39M
Chevron CVX 101.65 101.65 99.17 99.43 9.3M
Visa V 82.41 82.44 81.62 81.89 8.83M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 118.42 118.83 117.49 117.61 7.96M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 93.04 93.30 92.45 92.70 7.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 71.84 71.91 71.15 71.46 7.51M
Schlumberger SLB 77.98 78.10 76.88 77.08 7.48M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 41.23 41.24 40.48 40.64 6.93M
Altria MO 64.21 64.48 63.47 63.55 6.44M
Home Depot HD 127.74 128.00 125.43 125.72 6.38M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 147.95 148.13 145.55 146.23 5.51M
Pepsico PEP 105.94 105.95 104.29 104.59 4.6M
Boeing BA 129.22 130.02 128.26 128.76 4.55M
McDonald's MCD 115.61 115.61 114.48 114.73 4.16M
Union Pacific UNP 93.05 93.63 91.98 92.44 3.72M
International Business Machines IBM 157.63 157.93 155.50 155.81 3.64M
United Technologies UTX 103.07 103.35 102.05 102.32 3.54M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 134.24 135.15 133.37 133.95 3.33M
Amgen AMGN 171.24 171.50 167.81 169.30 3.16M
Amazon AMZN 768.77 769.89 759.05 761.01 3.12M
3M MMM 176.83 177.60 175.95 176.07 1.86M
Alphabet GOOGL 794.01 795.79 784.33 788.72 1.81M
Exchange Rates of September 13, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.891 EUR 1 EUR = 1.122 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 102.500 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.758 GBP 1 GBP = 1.319 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.340 AUD 1 AUD = 0.746 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.316 CAD 1 CAD = 0.760 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.977 CHF 1 CHF = 1.024 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.678 CNY 1 CNY = 0.150 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 19.110 MXN 1 MXN = 0.052 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.535 SEK 1 SEK = 0.117 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 114.975 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.850 GBP 1 GBP = 1.176 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.503 AUD 1 AUD = 0.665 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.476 CAD 1 CAD = 0.678 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.096 CHF 1 CHF = 0.913 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.490 CNY 1 CNY = 0.134 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 21.427 MXN 1 MXN = 0.047 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.573 SEK 1 SEK = 0.104 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.007 GBP 1 GBP = 135.135 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.013 AUD 1 AUD = 76.336 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.013 CAD 1 CAD = 78.125 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.010 CHF 1 CHF = 105.263 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.065 CNY 1 CNY = 15.361 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.186 MXN 1 MXN = 5.365 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.083 SEK 1 SEK = 12.019 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.768 AUD 1 AUD = 0.566 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.736 CAD 1 CAD = 0.576 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.289 CHF 1 CHF = 0.776 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 8.809 CNY 1 CNY = 0.114 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 25.204 MXN 1 MXN = 0.040 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 11.257 SEK 1 SEK = 0.089 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.982 CAD 1 CAD = 1.019 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.729 CHF 1 CHF = 1.372 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.982 CNY 1 CNY = 0.201 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 14.259 MXN 1 MXN = 0.070 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.357 SEK 1 SEK = 0.157 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.742 CHF 1 CHF = 1.347 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.072 CNY 1 CNY = 0.197 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 14.516 MXN 1 MXN = 0.069 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.477 SEK 1 SEK = 0.154 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.835 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 19.558 MXN 1 MXN = 0.051 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.736 SEK 1 SEK = 0.114 CHF

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