Financial news on December 15, 2016

Business and Financial news
20 States Accuse Generic Drug Companies of Price Fixing

Multi-state investigation into generic drug price fixing results in civil complaint against Teva Pharmaceuticals, Mylan and four smaller drug companies; filing in Connecticut Federal District Court by attorneys general from 20 states accuses firms of artificially maintaining high prices on specified drugs by carving out markets and setting prices with competitors; complaint also identifies Heritage as principal architect and ringleader of scam.. Read more..

By KATIE THOMAS - The New York Times

21st Century Fox Reaches $14.8 Billion Deal for Remainder of Sky

21st Century Fox announces deal to buy remaining shares of Sky for about $14.8 billion; agreement will give Rupert Murdoch's media empire full control of British satellite television giant; competition authorities in Great Britain are reviewing potential transaction after Labour politicians express concerns. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

3G Capital Is Expected to Be in a Buying Mood in 2017

The investors behind the Kraft-Heinz merger may be looking for more deals, with Mondelez International and other companies potentially up for grabs. Read more..

By KEVIN ALLISON - The New York Times

Exxon Mobil Taps Darren Woods to Replace Rex Tillerson

Exxon Mobil selects president Darren W Woods to succeed chairman and chief exec Rex W Tillerson, who has been nominated to become secretary of state. Read more..

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS - The New York Times

Fox News Names New Head of Human Resources

Kevin Lord will take on a new role several months after a sexual harassment scandal led to the ousting of the network’s chairman. Read more..

By EMILY STEEL - The New York Times

How Facebook’s Fact-Checking Partnership Will Work

Interview with ABC News president James Goldston, who discusses Facebook's new plan to fact-check fake news stories by collaborating with media organizations. Read more..

By MIKE ISAAC - The New York Times

Morning Agenda: Another Yahoo Hack, Executive Shifts, the Investment Climate

Just months after revealing the hacking of 500 million accounts in 2014, Yahoo has disclosed that more than one billion accounts were compromised the year before. Read more..

By AMIE TSANG - The New York Times

Students Advised to Be Wary of College-Sponsored Debit Cards

The debit cards marketed on many campuses often are not designed with students’ best interests in mind, a new report found. Read more..

By ANN CARRNS - The New York Times

Trump’s Meeting With Tech Leaders Turns Into a Charmfest

Mr. Trump called the group “truly amazing” and said the attendees were doing a good job. Many of the executives brought up topics like immigration and education. Read more..

By PUI-WING TAM - The New York Times

Video Review: Nissan’s Rogue Joins the Toyota RAV4’s Hybrid S.U.V. Club

Driven column reviews Nissan Rogue Hybrid compact sports utility vehicle. Read more..

By TOM VOELK - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 115,38 116,73 115,23 115,82 46.5M
General Electric GE 31,49 31,95 31,13 31,26 43.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 55,17 56,25 54,90 55,19 31.3M
Microsoft MSFT 62,70 63,15 62,30 62,58 27.7M
AT&T Inc. T 40,90 41,68 40,85 41,50 24.5M
Intel INTC 36,74 37,16 36,53 36,79 23.7M
Cisco Systems CSCO 30,59 30,80 30,51 30,63 20.9M
Pfizer PFE 32,63 32,96 32,60 32,75 20.9M
Facebook FB 120,08 122,50 119,63 120,57 20.1M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 85,40 86,49 84,90 86,00 19.4M
General Motors GM 35,87 36,39 35,78 36,24 18.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 40,95 41,14 40,74 40,86 17.8M
Coca-Cola KO 41,10 41,81 41,10 41,55 14.3M
Visa V 79,37 80,39 79,13 79,50 14.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 51,37 52,13 51,25 51,81 14M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 58,51 59,80 58,28 58,65 13.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 90,10 90,98 89,76 90,89 11.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 15,54 15,65 15,40 15,51 10.1M
Comcast CMCSA 70,18 70,64 69,61 69,88 10.1M
Gilead Sciences GILD 75,80 75,99 74,91 75,55 9.45M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 38,76 39,05 38,27 38,93 9.23M
Procter & Gamble PG 84,15 84,80 83,61 84,68 8.77M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 103,85 105,64 103,82 104,39 8.75M
Merck MRK 62,00 62,64 61,84 62,37 8.51M
ConocoPhillips COP 51,12 52,13 50,58 51,74 7.93M
Chevron CVX 115,63 117,39 115,36 117,05 7.46M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 71,22 71,80 71,03 71,08 7.14M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 115,33 115,92 114,89 115,89 6.74M
Altria MO 65,69 66,38 65,55 66,26 6.47M
Schlumberger SLB 84,50 85,70 84,30 85,28 6.17M
Home Depot HD 136,51 137,33 135,77 135,84 5.84M
Union Pacific UNP 102,98 104,94 102,51 104,68 4.48M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 159,87 161,29 159,43 160,62 4.42M
McDonald's MCD 122,97 123,36 121,77 122,36 4.4M
Pepsico PEP 104,23 105,57 104,23 105,30 4.18M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 165,50 167,02 164,80 165,73 3.99M
Amazon AMZN 766,28 769,10 760,31 761,00 3.8M
United Technologies UTX 109,04 109,43 108,12 108,13 3.61M
International Business Machines IBM 168,01 169,85 167,78 168,02 3.39M
Amgen AMGN 149,18 150,47 148,78 150,39 2.95M
Boeing BA 153,93 155,24 153,06 153,77 2.89M
3M MMM 177,26 177,58 175,05 176,02 2.06M
Alphabet GOOGL 817,36 823,00 812,00 815,65 1.77M
Exchange Rates of December 15, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0,960 EUR 1 EUR = 1,042 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 118,219 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0,805 GBP 1 GBP = 1,242 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1,358 AUD 1 AUD = 0,736 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,333 CAD 1 CAD = 0,750 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,030 CHF 1 CHF = 0,971 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,941 CNY 1 CNY = 0,144 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 20,365 MXN 1 MXN = 0,049 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 9,388 SEK 1 SEK = 0,107 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 123,187 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,839 GBP 1 GBP = 1,192 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,415 AUD 1 AUD = 0,707 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,389 CAD 1 CAD = 0,720 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,073 CHF 1 CHF = 0,932 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7,235 CNY 1 CNY = 0,138 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 21,223 MXN 1 MXN = 0,047 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9,783 SEK 1 SEK = 0,102 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,007 GBP 1 GBP = 147,059 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,012 AUD 1 AUD = 86,957 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,011 CAD 1 CAD = 88,496 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,009 CHF 1 CHF = 114,943 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0,059 CNY 1 CNY = 17,036 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0,172 MXN 1 MXN = 5,807 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0,079 SEK 1 SEK = 12,594 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,687 AUD 1 AUD = 0,593 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,656 CAD 1 CAD = 0,604 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,279 CHF 1 CHF = 0,782 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 8,628 CNY 1 CNY = 0,116 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 25,284 MXN 1 MXN = 0,040 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 11,669 SEK 1 SEK = 0,086 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,982 CAD 1 CAD = 1,019 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,758 CHF 1 CHF = 1,319 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,114 CNY 1 CNY = 0,196 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 14,997 MXN 1 MXN = 0,067 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6,908 SEK 1 SEK = 0,145 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,772 CHF 1 CHF = 1,295 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5,210 CNY 1 CNY = 0,192 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 15,272 MXN 1 MXN = 0,065 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 7,036 SEK 1 SEK = 0,142 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,744 CNY 1 CNY = 0,148 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 19,772 MXN 1 MXN = 0,051 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 9,110 SEK 1 SEK = 0,110 CHF

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