Financial news on August 17, 2015

Business and Financial news
‘The Mindy Project’ Is Revived on Hulu; CBS News Makes News

Roundup of new offerings and strategies from Hulu, CBS, Showtime and NBC following Television Critics Assn media tour. Read more..

By JOHN KOBLIN - The New York Times

Accomable: Lessons From an Inspiring Start-Up

A new start-up Accomable seeks to be the “Airbnb for disabled people and anyone with mobility difficulties.” Read more..

By STEVE LOHR - The New York Times

Balancing Long-Term With Day-to-Day

An interview with Jean-Marc Mansvelt, chief of the luxury jeweler and watchmaker Chaumet. Read more..

By SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP - The New York Times

Daily Report: Where to See the Inequality Gap Wrought by the Tech Boom

Perhaps nowhere is the inequality gap created by the latest technology boom as evident as in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, a longtime low-income area that is now increasingly populated by tech start-ups. Read more..

By PUI-WING TAM - The New York Times

Disney Bulks Up Theme Parks, as Universal Gains Ground

Disney will construct new Star Wars-themed facilities at Disneyland and Walt Disney World in expansion that analysts estimate at more than $2 billion; 14-acre areas are seen as long-expected effort by Disney to capitalize on its 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Everything One Can Do

A bumpy but ultimately satisfying puzzle by Bill Thompson. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Naoki Inaba’s Area Maze Puzzle

Can you crack Japan’s latest puzzle sensation? Read more..

By GARY ANTONICK - The New York Times

Republicans Say They Are Happier With Their Marriages

About 67 percent of self-identified Republicans report having a “very happy” marriage, compared with 60 percent of Democrats, an analysis finds. Read more..

By DAVID LEONHARDT - The New York Times

Where Clicks Reign, Audience Is King

Media outlets, seeking to attract large audiences in an online environment dominated by social media, are participating in repetitive coverage of sensationalistic, and often trivial, stories; recent example was death of Cecil the Lion, which caused some 2,100 articles to be posted to Facebook that were then shared some 3.6 million times; some journalists deplore trend, while others see it as necessary to bring audiences to other coverage. Read more..

By RAVI SOMAIYA - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
AppleAAPL116.04117.65115.50117.1640.9M
Cisco SystemsCSCO28.6528.9728.5128.8321.3M
MicrosoftMSFT46.8147.4546.5747.3221.1M
AT&T Inc.T33.9634.2333.9034.2321.1M
General ElectricGE25.9526.2425.8026.2119.2M
FacebookFB94.4294.4693.3993.9318.3M
IntelINTC28.8329.2028.7129.0815.5M
PfizerPFE35.1135.5335.0035.5013.9M
ComcastCMCSA58.7660.4958.7060.4113.4M
ChevronCVX84.4684.5183.1183.2312.6M
General MotorsGM31.4731.6831.1731.6112.1M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC57.0257.5056.9357.3511.5M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM67.6268.2467.4068.0710.3M
ExxonMobilXOM77.9379.1877.4578.779.37M
Procter & GamblePG75.8175.8174.7575.538.68M
Coca-ColaKO41.0341.4540.9741.358.27M
HP Inc.HPQ28.5028.8028.2828.618.22M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS107.30109.28106.84109.057.95M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ47.2847.6247.2047.527.78M
Oracle Corp.ORCL39.4139.7339.0939.727.63M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT71.8372.2371.7671.917.6M
Home DepotHD119.10120.75118.73119.707.26M
Gilead SciencesGILD115.08116.89115.01116.427.13M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ98.4499.8898.0699.876.9M
MerckMRK58.8059.7558.5859.716.11M
ConocoPhillipsCOP49.4849.8149.2649.565.81M
McDonald'sMCD99.00100.9198.92100.665.2M
SchlumbergerSLB83.0683.8583.0683.504.85M
United TechnologiesUTX98.1399.4397.6199.364.23M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY62.7163.6162.5763.473.99M
BoeingBA144.60144.86142.93144.443.75M
VisaV74.0074.4473.5074.413.47M
AltriaMO55.5055.7755.1055.673.38M
PepsicoPEP98.82100.0998.7599.863.25M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT50.0150.4149.7550.383.22M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH120.40123.95120.30123.822.95M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B142.00142.46141.31142.322.79M
Union PacificUNP92.4692.9692.0192.742.78M
AmazonAMZN531.29538.74527.12535.222.58M
International Business MachinesIBM155.20156.69154.70156.312.25M
AmgenAMGN167.05169.89166.00169.791.99M
3MMMM147.43149.31146.36149.241.65M
AlphabetGOOGL688.04694.74683.06694.111.23M
Exchange Rates of August 17, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarEuro1 USD = 0.903 EUR1 EUR = 1.108 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 124.398 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0.642 GBP1 GBP = 1.558 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1.356 AUD1 AUD = 0.738 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.309 CAD1 CAD = 0.764 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0.979 CHF1 CHF = 1.022 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.395 CNY1 CNY = 0.156 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 16.424 MXN1 MXN = 0.061 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 8.526 SEK1 SEK = 0.117 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 137.794 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.711 GBP1 GBP = 1.407 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.502 AUD1 AUD = 0.666 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.450 CAD1 CAD = 0.690 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.084 CHF1 CHF = 0.923 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7.082 CNY1 CNY = 0.141 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 18.194 MXN1 MXN = 0.055 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9.441 SEK1 SEK = 0.106 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.005 GBP1 GBP = 192.308 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.011 AUD1 AUD = 91.743 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.011 CAD1 CAD = 95.238 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.008 CHF1 CHF = 126.582 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0.051 CNY1 CNY = 19.493 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0.132 MXN1 MXN = 7.570 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0.069 SEK1 SEK = 14.599 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.113 AUD1 AUD = 0.473 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.040 CAD1 CAD = 0.490 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.525 CHF1 CHF = 0.656 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9.964 CNY1 CNY = 0.100 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 25.598 MXN1 MXN = 0.039 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 13.273 SEK1 SEK = 0.075 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.966 CAD1 CAD = 1.036 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.722 CHF1 CHF = 1.386 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.714 CNY1 CNY = 0.212 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 12.120 MXN1 MXN = 0.083 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 6.286 SEK1 SEK = 0.159 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.747 CHF1 CHF = 1.338 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 4.885 CNY1 CNY = 0.205 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 12.552 MXN1 MXN = 0.080 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6.508 SEK1 SEK = 0.154 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.533 CNY1 CNY = 0.153 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 16.785 MXN1 MXN = 0.060 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 8.708 SEK1 SEK = 0.115 CHF
Chinese YuanSwidish Krona1 CNY = 1.332 SEK1 SEK = 0.751 CNY

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