Financial news on July 14, 2014

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The Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum has picked its honorees for the 2014 National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

A Humorous Campaign for ThinkThin Urges Consumers to Skip the Guilt

The maker of protein bars is spending more than $9 million on the new promotional effort, the first big project by Adams & Partners, a new agency in Los Angeles. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Airline Passengers Weigh In With Online Reviews

Some airline passengers are using websites to post and read comments on airlines, airports and even individual seats on particular planes; analysts say use of sites is expanding beyond flight buffs and frequent business travelers and is likely to grow steadily more mainstream. Read more..

By BETH GARDINER - The New York Times

Airlines Step Up Investment to Meet Passenger Growth

The sky is an increasingly busy place. But some airlines are trying to offer their passengers a little pampering to mitigate the overcrowding. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD - The New York Times

A Tale of ‘Too Big to Fail’ in Higher Education

Millions of students are enrolled in colleges accountable to no one other than accreditors that lack the will and authority to govern them. Read more..

By KEVIN CAREY - The New York Times

Banks to Announce Second-Quarter Results and Yellen to Appear Before Congressional Panels

Wall Street banks are reporting second-quarter results this week, and Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, will field questions from congressional committees on Tuesday and Wednesday. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

James Rollins Receives a $15 Million Multibook Deal

The size of the deal for the writer of the best-selling “Sigma” series is especially unusual because there weren’t multiple bidders, and he wasn’t going to another publishing house. Read more..

By ALEXANDRA ALTER - The New York Times

Shifting Threats Spur Demand for Fighter Jets

The Farnborough International Airshow is likely to see intense competition among makers of tried-and-trusted fighter planes, as new designs are shown off. Read more..

By DANIEL SOLON - The New York Times

‘South Park’ Marches On in New Places

David Carr The Media Equation column examines three-year deal that will give Hulu exclusive rights to stream huge back catalog of South Park, as well as the current season’s episodes; deal is worth in excess of $80 million; marquee acquisition will bring luster and attention to Hulu's original programming and rest of its catalog. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 95.86 96.89 95.65 96.45 42.8M
Facebook FB 67.13 68.17 66.90 67.90 38.5M
General Electric GE 26.63 26.86 26.62 26.66 25.3M
Intel INTC 31.41 31.58 31.34 31.49 24.2M
Microsoft MSFT 42.22 42.45 42.04 42.14 21.9M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 51.41 51.84 51.14 51.31 21.3M
Pfizer PFE 30.19 30.33 30.10 30.24 20.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 25.61 25.65 25.40 25.44 19.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 56.53 56.84 56.20 56.29 14M
Comcast CMCSA 54.79 55.25 54.37 55.05 13.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 40.43 40.68 40.26 40.49 13.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 50.44 50.60 50.15 50.53 13M
AT&T Inc. T 35.86 35.94 35.71 35.86 12.6M
Coca-Cola KO 41.99 42.39 41.98 42.38 11.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 34.20 34.34 34.01 34.15 10.9M
Gilead Sciences GILD 89.13 90.27 88.84 89.85 10.7M
General Motors GM 38.10 38.13 37.56 37.70 9.31M
Merck MRK 58.62 58.67 58.06 58.18 8.38M
Altria MO 43.61 43.70 43.26 43.35 8.34M
ExxonMobil XOM 102.17 103.08 102.16 102.68 8.25M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 105.38 105.49 105.11 105.38 7.78M
Home Depot HD 79.92 80.06 79.19 79.46 7.66M
Procter & Gamble PG 81.36 81.74 81.30 81.32 6.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 41.95 41.95 41.50 41.82 6.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 48.76 49.22 48.46 49.08 6.14M
Amazon AMZN 347.03 355.77 345.36 355.32 5.61M
Boeing BA 128.91 130.58 128.76 129.52 5.27M
Schlumberger SLB 114.82 116.06 114.73 115.94 5.16M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 77.13 77.25 76.48 76.55 4.82M
ConocoPhillips COP 85.13 85.90 84.92 85.84 4.67M
International Business Machines IBM 188.55 190.44 188.53 189.86 4.5M
Pepsico PEP 90.20 91.39 90.07 91.08 4.5M
McDonald's MCD 100.69 100.73 100.30 100.47 4.16M
Chevron CVX 128.80 129.50 128.38 129.26 4.14M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 87.46 87.49 86.66 86.76 4.01M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 83.33 84.69 83.21 84.27 3.79M
Visa V 218.75 222.36 217.65 221.03 3.43M
United Technologies UTX 114.98 115.35 114.67 114.88 3.02M
Union Pacific UNP 100.74 101.35 100.73 101.09 2.26M
Amgen AMGN 120.84 120.86 118.81 118.98 2.15M
3M MMM 144.99 145.71 144.75 145.00 2.11M
Alphabet GOOGL 590.60 594.86 586.69 594.26 1.95M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 129.00 129.28 128.68 128.98 1.54M
Exchange Rates of July 14, 2014
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 101.540 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.071 CAD 1 CAD = 0.934 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.892 CHF 1 CHF = 1.121 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.206 CNY 1 CNY = 0.161 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 138.290 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.797 GBP 1 GBP = 1.255 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.450 AUD 1 AUD = 0.690 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.459 CAD 1 CAD = 0.686 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.215 CHF 1 CHF = 0.823 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.452 CNY 1 CNY = 0.118 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.576 GBP 1 GBP = 1.736 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.048 AUD 1 AUD = 0.955 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.054 CAD 1 CAD = 0.948 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.878 CHF 1 CHF = 1.139 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.819 AUD 1 AUD = 0.550 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.830 CAD 1 CAD = 0.547 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.523 CHF 1 CHF = 0.657 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.602 CNY 1 CNY = 0.094 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1.006 CAD 1 CAD = 0.994 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.838 CHF 1 CHF = 1.194 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.829 CNY 1 CNY = 0.172 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.832 CHF 1 CHF = 1.201 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.794 CNY 1 CNY = 0.173 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.958 CNY 1 CNY = 0.144 CHF

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