Financial news on August 15, 2013

Business and Financial news
Avivo’s Custom Cellphone Cases, Pretty but Tricky

Gadgetwise blog; Avivo’s cellphone cases offer interchangeability with a frame, rail and jacket that fit together in a modular design and can be swapped for other parts. Read more..

By GREGORY SCHMIDT - The New York Times

Consumer Debt in U.S. Fell by 0.7% Last Quarter

Federal Reserve Bank of New York reports total consumer debt stood at $11.15 trillion in the second quarter, down 0.7 percent from the previous quarter. Read more..

By REUTERS - The New York Times

German Cable Merger in Doubt After Court Orders a Review

Regional court in Germany reverses antitrust regulator's approval for Liberty Global's 3.2 billion euro acquisition of KabelBW, throwing now-completed merger into doubt. Read more..

By REUTERS - The New York Times

Justice Dept. Alters View of Mergers by Airlines

Regulators and industry officials continue to debate merits of a possible merger between American Airlines and US Airways, following Justice Department filing to block it; antitrust officials say despite cost savings for carriers from consolidation, domestic airfares have increased much faster than inflation over last several years. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD and CHRISTOPHER DREW - The New York Times

Times Says Web Site Failure Is Not a Result of Cyberattack

New York Times Web site is off-line for about two hours in what company officials say is failure during regular maintenance of NYTimes.com and not result of a cyberattack. Read more..

By NOAM COHEN - The New York Times

Ways to Watch Live TV on a Laptop or Tablet

Personal Tech Q&A on watching live TV on the go with mobile devices, spotting fraud sent via text messages, and finding additional characters on mobile device keyboards. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO24,3924,8324,2824,49130M
FacebookFB36,3637,0736,0236,5656.5M
IntelINTC22,2822,4121,9722,0340.5M
General ElectricGE23,9724,2623,9224,0040M
MicrosoftMSFT32,0032,1830,8431,7933.3M
PfizerPFE28,9429,0928,7628,8027.2M
General MotorsGM35,1735,1834,4134,5520.4M
Oracle Corp.ORCL33,2433,2432,5432,7319.6M
AT&T Inc.T34,6034,7134,3534,3517.8M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC42,9043,1242,8142,9917.7M
AppleAAPL496,42502,40489,08497,9117.5M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM53,5253,6852,8953,2916.9M
AltriaMO34,7834,9334,5034,5715.1M
HP Inc.HPQ26,7626,8425,8325,9515.1M
Coca-ColaKO39,3039,4039,0239,0914.2M
Home DepotHD76,4876,6074,8675,1413.7M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT74,4675,0874,0374,4113.2M
ComcastCMCSA43,6943,7042,6243,0112.1M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ90,3290,4189,0989,5512M
MerckMRK48,2848,3647,8547,9711.3M
ExxonMobilXOM88,6688,8788,0688,1611.3M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS63,2863,3262,2062,389.01M
Procter & GamblePG80,9681,0880,1780,487.42M
Gilead SciencesGILD57,3757,6555,9656,897.35M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY42,5642,6241,7141,987.26M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ48,6648,9848,4248,546.61M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT35,5135,5734,9535,036.52M
ConocoPhillipsCOP66,7667,7066,6267,626.48M
PepsicoPEP82,2482,2880,8380,915.35M
SchlumbergerSLB81,6282,3281,4881,994.6M
BoeingBA103,19103,29101,77102,734.36M
VisaV177,45177,49173,45173,934.32M
ChevronCVX120,68121,01120,00120,254.25M
McDonald'sMCD95,5595,9195,2095,394.21M
AlphabetGOOGL864,44864,92858,00859,663.73M
International Business MachinesIBM186,23187,00185,45185,793.69M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B116,00116,22114,59114,803.63M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH71,9972,6271,3771,403.4M
AmgenAMGN105,94108,52104,59105,763.27M
United TechnologiesUTX103,96104,18102,68102,992.75M
AmazonAMZN288,79289,30285,15286,472.26M
3MMMM116,92116,92115,64115,851.99M
Union PacificUNP157,53157,82155,62156,781.41M
Exchange Rates of August 15, 2013
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 97,250 JPY1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,030 CAD1 CAD = 0,971 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0,926 CHF1 CHF = 1,080 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,113 CNY1 CNY = 0,164 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 129,840 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,853 GBP1 GBP = 1,172 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,461 AUD1 AUD = 0,685 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,375 CAD1 CAD = 0,727 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,236 CHF1 CHF = 0,809 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8,160 CNY1 CNY = 0,123 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,657 GBP1 GBP = 1,522 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,124 AUD1 AUD = 0,889 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,059 CAD1 CAD = 0,945 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0,952 CHF1 CHF = 1,051 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,711 AUD1 AUD = 0,584 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,612 CAD1 CAD = 0,621 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,448 CHF1 CHF = 0,691 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9,562 CNY1 CNY = 0,105 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,941 CAD1 CAD = 1,062 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,846 CHF1 CHF = 1,182 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5,586 CNY1 CNY = 0,179 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,898 CHF1 CHF = 1,113 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5,932 CNY1 CNY = 0,169 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,601 CNY1 CNY = 0,151 CHF

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