Financial news on July 15, 2014

Business and Financial news
Albemarle to Acquire Specialty Chemical Rival in $6.2 Billion Deal

The deal for Rockwood Holdings would combine two of the world’s largest specialty chemical companies, producing chemicals like lithium, catalysts, bromine and surface treatments. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

Britain’s Denial of Some Visas to Russians for Air Show Stirs Outcry

The British government denied visas to the Farnborough show for some state and state company officials including those in the military aviation industry, citing the conflict in Ukraine. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

China Reveals Charges for British-American Couple in Case Involving Glaxo

China says Peter Humphrey and his wife Yu Yingzeng, who have been detained for a year after working as investigators for GlaxoSmithKline, will be tried on charges of illegally acquiring private personal information. Read more..

By JANE PERLEZ - The New York Times

Factory Output Plummets in Europe, Dogging Recovery

Eurostat says factory output fell 1.1 percent in 18 countries of eurozone bloc, as well as in the 28 countries of the European Union. Read more..

By JACK EWING - The New York Times

Germany 1. World Cup Fever 1,000.

Advertising column; 2014 World Cup was a tremendous hit on television, online and in social media like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and gave advertisers opportunity to comb through data to learn whether ads were hits or flops with tens of millions of fans. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Like the Figure Formed

A math lesson from Daniel Raymon. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Monday Motorsports: Marquez Wins Ninth Consecutive MotoGP Race

Marquez exploited a dry tire strategy for his record-breaking win; Brad Keselowski won a Nascar doubleheader in New Hampshire. Read more..

By JERRY GARRETT - The New York Times

To Compete With Altria, Reynolds American Is Buying Lorillard

Reynolds will buy Lorillard for $68.88 a share, while the Imperial Tobacco Group plans to acquire brands – including Kool, Salem and Winston cigarettes and Blu e-cigarettes – for $7.1 billion. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED and CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

Volkswagen to Add S.U.V. Line to Chattanooga Plant

Volkswagen makes move to revive sales with announcement it will build new sport utility vehicle and add 2,000 jobs at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn; plant was center of acrimonious unionization vote. Read more..

By AARON M. KESSLER - The New York Times

Yellen Testifies on U.S. Recovery

Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, told Congress that an ailing job market and stagnant wages justify keeping interest rates low. Read more..

Carrie Halperin - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 31,58 31,80 31,16 31,71 61M
Apple AAPL 96,80 96,85 95,03 95,32 45.5M
Facebook FB 67,96 68,09 66,26 67,17 44.2M
General Electric GE 26,75 26,80 26,55 26,61 41.4M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 57,95 58,69 57,76 58,27 36.2M
AT&T Inc. T 35,95 36,35 35,92 36,24 35M
Pfizer PFE 30,20 30,62 30,20 30,41 30.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 25,38 25,68 25,36 25,67 29.5M
Microsoft MSFT 42,33 42,47 42,03 42,45 28.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 51,51 51,66 51,20 51,35 19.3M
Altria MO 43,00 43,08 41,75 41,76 18M
Verizon Communications VZ 50,57 50,82 50,37 50,71 14.2M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 105,23 105,47 102,77 103,28 14.2M
Gilead Sciences GILD 90,03 90,74 88,19 89,00 13.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 40,38 40,81 40,36 40,54 11.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 41,74 41,80 41,17 41,17 11M
Coca-Cola KO 42,41 42,43 41,95 42,10 10.5M
Merck MRK 58,13 58,40 57,49 57,91 10.2M
Comcast CMCSA 54,86 55,17 54,59 54,89 9.86M
Procter & Gamble PG 81,51 81,52 81,09 81,26 9.64M
ExxonMobil XOM 102,53 102,60 101,74 102,39 8.76M
General Motors GM 37,61 37,95 37,44 37,58 8.62M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 49,06 49,34 48,54 48,71 8.28M
HP Inc. HPQ 34,35 34,47 34,00 34,15 7.72M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 86,58 86,65 85,54 86,15 7M
Schlumberger SLB 114,45 115,76 113,55 114,46 6.47M
Home Depot HD 79,50 80,06 79,42 79,86 6.05M
ConocoPhillips COP 85,63 85,80 84,32 84,71 6.04M
Boeing BA 130,31 130,31 128,34 129,10 4.92M
International Business Machines IBM 189,54 190,08 188,21 188,49 4.86M
Chevron CVX 129,07 129,50 128,61 129,26 4.84M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 76,56 76,93 76,56 76,84 4.66M
United Technologies UTX 115,16 116,25 114,64 114,84 4.49M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 84,04 84,74 83,73 83,90 4.36M
Amazon AMZN 353,72 355,59 349,40 354,44 4.17M
Amgen AMGN 118,74 119,47 116,57 116,86 3.96M
Pepsico PEP 90,31 90,95 90,18 90,34 3.96M
McDonald's MCD 100,32 100,37 99,86 100,30 3.79M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 128,68 129,17 128,00 128,49 2.93M
Visa V 221,67 224,75 220,90 221,78 2.73M
Union Pacific UNP 100,67 101,64 100,59 101,37 2.66M
3M MMM 145,00 145,48 144,36 145,06 1.96M
Alphabet GOOGL 595,15 595,30 585,31 593,06 1.67M
Exchange Rates of July 15, 2014
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 101,680 JPY 1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,076 CAD 1 CAD = 0,930 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,896 CHF 1 CHF = 1,117 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,208 CNY 1 CNY = 0,161 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 137,960 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,791 GBP 1 GBP = 1,264 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,448 AUD 1 AUD = 0,691 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,459 CAD 1 CAD = 0,685 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,215 CHF 1 CHF = 0,823 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8,422 CNY 1 CNY = 0,119 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,573 GBP 1 GBP = 1,744 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,049 AUD 1 AUD = 0,953 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,057 CAD 1 CAD = 0,946 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,881 CHF 1 CHF = 1,135 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,830 AUD 1 AUD = 0,547 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,844 CAD 1 CAD = 0,542 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,535 CHF 1 CHF = 0,651 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,641 CNY 1 CNY = 0,094 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1,007 CAD 1 CAD = 0,993 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,839 CHF 1 CHF = 1,192 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,816 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 = 5,771 CNY 1 CNY = 0,173 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,929 CNY 1 CNY = 0,144 CHF

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