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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 116,04 117,65 115,50 117,16 40.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 28,65 28,97 28,51 28,83 21.3M
Microsoft MSFT 46,81 47,45 46,57 47,32 21.1M
AT&T Inc. T 33,96 34,23 33,90 34,23 21.1M
General Electric GE 25,95 26,24 25,80 26,21 19.2M
Facebook FB 94,42 94,46 93,39 93,93 18.3M
Intel INTC 28,83 29,20 28,71 29,08 15.5M
Pfizer PFE 35,11 35,53 35,00 35,50 13.9M
Comcast CMCSA 58,76 60,49 58,70 60,41 13.4M
Chevron CVX 84,46 84,51 83,11 83,23 12.6M
General Motors GM 31,47 31,68 31,17 31,61 12.1M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 57,02 57,50 56,93 57,35 11.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 67,62 68,24 67,40 68,07 10.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 77,93 79,18 77,45 78,77 9.37M
Procter & Gamble PG 75,81 75,81 74,75 75,53 8.68M
Coca-Cola KO 41,03 41,45 40,97 41,35 8.27M
HP Inc. HPQ 28,50 28,80 28,28 28,61 8.22M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 107,30 109,28 106,84 109,05 7.95M
Verizon Communications VZ 47,28 47,62 47,20 47,52 7.78M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 39,41 39,73 39,09 39,72 7.63M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 71,83 72,23 71,76 71,91 7.6M
Home Depot HD 119,10 120,75 118,73 119,70 7.26M
Gilead Sciences GILD 115,08 116,89 115,01 116,42 7.13M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 98,44 99,88 98,06 99,87 6.9M
Merck MRK 58,80 59,75 58,58 59,71 6.11M
ConocoPhillips COP 49,48 49,81 49,26 49,56 5.81M
McDonald's MCD 99,00 100,91 98,92 100,66 5.2M
Schlumberger SLB 83,06 83,85 83,06 83,50 4.85M
United Technologies UTX 98,13 99,43 97,61 99,36 4.23M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 62,71 63,61 62,57 63,47 3.99M
Boeing BA 144,60 144,86 142,93 144,44 3.75M
Visa V 74,00 74,44 73,50 74,41 3.47M
Altria MO 55,50 55,77 55,10 55,67 3.38M
Pepsico PEP 98,82 100,09 98,75 99,86 3.25M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 50,01 50,41 49,75 50,38 3.22M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 120,40 123,95 120,30 123,82 2.95M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 142,00 142,46 141,31 142,32 2.79M
Union Pacific UNP 92,46 92,96 92,01 92,74 2.78M
Amazon AMZN 531,29 538,74 527,12 535,22 2.58M
International Business Machines IBM 155,20 156,69 154,70 156,31 2.25M
Amgen AMGN 167,05 169,89 166,00 169,79 1.99M
3M MMM 147,43 149,31 146,36 149,24 1.65M
Alphabet GOOGL 688,04 694,74 683,06 694,11 1.23M
Exchange Rates of August 17, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0,903 EUR 1 EUR = 1,108 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 124,398 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0,642 GBP 1 GBP = 1,558 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1,356 AUD 1 AUD = 0,738 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,309 CAD 1 CAD = 0,764 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,979 CHF 1 CHF = 1,022 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,395 CNY 1 CNY = 0,156 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 16,424 MXN 1 MXN = 0,061 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8,526 SEK 1 SEK = 0,117 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 137,794 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,711 GBP 1 GBP = 1,407 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,502 AUD 1 AUD = 0,666 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,450 CAD 1 CAD = 0,690 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,084 CHF 1 CHF = 0,923 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7,082 CNY 1 CNY = 0,141 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 18,194 MXN 1 MXN = 0,055 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9,441 SEK 1 SEK = 0,106 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,005 GBP 1 GBP = 192,308 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,011 AUD 1 AUD = 91,743 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,011 CAD 1 CAD = 95,238 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,008 CHF 1 CHF = 126,582 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0,051 CNY 1 CNY = 19,493 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0,132 MXN 1 MXN = 7,570 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0,069 SEK 1 SEK = 14,599 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,113 AUD 1 AUD = 0,473 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,040 CAD 1 CAD = 0,490 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,525 CHF 1 CHF = 0,656 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9,964 CNY 1 CNY = 0,100 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 25,598 MXN 1 MXN = 0,039 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 13,273 SEK 1 SEK = 0,075 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,966 CAD 1 CAD = 1,036 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,722 CHF 1 CHF = 1,386 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4,714 CNY 1 CNY = 0,212 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 12,120 MXN 1 MXN = 0,083 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6,286 SEK 1 SEK = 0,159 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,747 CHF 1 CHF = 1,338 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 4,885 CNY 1 CNY = 0,205 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 12,552 MXN 1 MXN = 0,080 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6,508 SEK 1 SEK = 0,154 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,533 CNY 1 CNY = 0,153 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 16,785 MXN 1 MXN = 0,060 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8,708 SEK 1 SEK = 0,115 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1,332 SEK 1 SEK = 0,751 CNY

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