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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Cisco Systems CSCO 24.39 24.83 24.28 24.49 130M
Facebook FB 36.36 37.07 36.02 36.56 56.5M
Intel INTC 22.28 22.41 21.97 22.03 40.5M
General Electric GE 23.97 24.26 23.92 24.00 40M
Microsoft MSFT 32.00 32.18 30.84 31.79 33.3M
Pfizer PFE 28.94 29.09 28.76 28.80 27.2M
General Motors GM 35.17 35.18 34.41 34.55 20.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 33.24 33.24 32.54 32.73 19.6M
AT&T Inc. T 34.60 34.71 34.35 34.35 17.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 42.90 43.12 42.81 42.99 17.7M
Apple AAPL 496.42 502.40 489.08 497.91 17.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 53.52 53.68 52.89 53.29 16.9M
Altria MO 34.78 34.93 34.50 34.57 15.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 26.76 26.84 25.83 25.95 15.1M
Coca-Cola KO 39.30 39.40 39.02 39.09 14.2M
Home Depot HD 76.48 76.60 74.86 75.14 13.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 74.46 75.08 74.03 74.41 13.2M
Comcast CMCSA 43.69 43.70 42.62 43.01 12.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 90.32 90.41 89.09 89.55 12M
Merck MRK 48.28 48.36 47.85 47.97 11.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 88.66 88.87 88.06 88.16 11.3M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 63.28 63.32 62.20 62.38 9.01M
Procter & Gamble PG 80.96 81.08 80.17 80.48 7.42M
Gilead Sciences GILD 57.37 57.65 55.96 56.89 7.35M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 42.56 42.62 41.71 41.98 7.26M
Verizon Communications VZ 48.66 48.98 48.42 48.54 6.61M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 35.51 35.57 34.95 35.03 6.52M
ConocoPhillips COP 66.76 67.70 66.62 67.62 6.48M
Pepsico PEP 82.24 82.28 80.83 80.91 5.35M
Schlumberger SLB 81.62 82.32 81.48 81.99 4.6M
Boeing BA 103.19 103.29 101.77 102.73 4.36M
Visa V 177.45 177.49 173.45 173.93 4.32M
Chevron CVX 120.68 121.01 120.00 120.25 4.25M
McDonald's MCD 95.55 95.91 95.20 95.39 4.21M
Alphabet GOOGL 864.44 864.92 858.00 859.66 3.73M
International Business Machines IBM 186.23 187.00 185.45 185.79 3.69M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 116.00 116.22 114.59 114.80 3.63M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 71.99 72.62 71.37 71.40 3.4M
Amgen AMGN 105.94 108.52 104.59 105.76 3.27M
United Technologies UTX 103.96 104.18 102.68 102.99 2.75M
Amazon AMZN 288.79 289.30 285.15 286.47 2.26M
3M MMM 116.92 116.92 115.64 115.85 1.99M
Union Pacific UNP 157.53 157.82 155.62 156.78 1.41M
Exchange Rates of August 15, 2013
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 97.250 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.030 CAD 1 CAD = 0.971 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.926 CHF 1 CHF = 1.080 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.113 CNY 1 CNY = 0.164 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 129.840 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.853 GBP 1 GBP = 1.172 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.461 AUD 1 AUD = 0.685 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.375 CAD 1 CAD = 0.727 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.236 CHF 1 CHF = 0.809 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.160 CNY 1 CNY = 0.123 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.657 GBP 1 GBP = 1.522 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.124 AUD 1 AUD = 0.889 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.059 CAD 1 CAD = 0.945 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.952 CHF 1 CHF = 1.051 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.711 AUD 1 AUD = 0.584 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.612 CAD 1 CAD = 0.621 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.448 CHF 1 CHF = 0.691 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.562 CNY 1 CNY = 0.105 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.941 CAD 1 CAD = 1.062 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.846 CHF 1 CHF = 1.182 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.586 CNY 1 CNY = 0.179 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.898 CHF 1 CHF = 1.113 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.932 CNY 1 CNY = 0.169 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.601 CNY 1 CNY = 0.151 CHF

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