Financial news on July 14, 2014

Business and Financial news
Accounts and People of Note in the Advertising Industry

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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE26,6326,8626,6226,6625.3M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC51,4151,8451,1451,3121.3M
Cisco SystemsCSCO25,6125,6525,4025,4419.2M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM56,5356,8456,2056,2914M
Oracle Corp.ORCL40,4340,6840,2640,4913.6M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ50,4450,6050,1550,5313M
AT&T Inc.T35,8635,9435,7135,8612.6M
HP Inc.HPQ34,2034,3434,0134,1510.9M
Gilead SciencesGILD89,1390,2788,8489,8510.7M
General MotorsGM38,1038,1337,5637,709.31M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ105,38105,49105,11105,387.78M
Home DepotHD79,9280,0679,1979,467.66M
Procter & GamblePG81,3681,7481,3081,326.8M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT41,9541,9541,5041,826.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY48,7649,2248,4649,086.14M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT77,1377,2576,4876,554.82M
International Business MachinesIBM188,55190,44188,53189,864.5M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS87,4687,4986,6686,764.01M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH83,3384,6983,2184,273.79M
United TechnologiesUTX114,98115,35114,67114,883.02M
Union PacificUNP100,74101,35100,73101,092.26M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B129,00129,28128,68128,981.54M
Exchange Rates of July 14, 2014
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 101,540 JPY1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,071 CAD1 CAD = 0,934 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0,892 CHF1 CHF = 1,121 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,206 CNY1 CNY = 0,161 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 138,290 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,797 GBP1 GBP = 1,255 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,450 AUD1 AUD = 0,690 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,459 CAD1 CAD = 0,686 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,215 CHF1 CHF = 0,823 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8,452 CNY1 CNY = 0,118 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,576 GBP1 GBP = 1,736 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,048 AUD1 AUD = 0,955 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,054 CAD1 CAD = 0,948 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0,878 CHF1 CHF = 1,139 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,819 AUD1 AUD = 0,550 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,830 CAD1 CAD = 0,547 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,523 CHF1 CHF = 0,657 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10,602 CNY1 CNY = 0,094 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 1,006 CAD1 CAD = 0,994 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,838 CHF1 CHF = 1,194 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5,829 CNY1 CNY = 0,172 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,832 CHF1 CHF = 1,201 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5,794 CNY1 CNY = 0,173 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,958 CNY1 CNY = 0,144 CHF

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