Financial news on March 17, 2017

Business and Financial news
An Unorthodox Gift to Notre Dame from Muslim Philanthropists

A family of prosperous immigrants from Pakistan is giving $15 million to set up an institute for the study of religions. Read more..

By PAUL SULLIVAN - The New York Times

A Tweet to Kurt Eichenwald, a Strobe and a Seizure. Now, an Arrest.

A strobe-light image sent on Twitter to Mr. Eichenwald, a journalist who has epilepsy, has been compared to sending a bomb or anthrax in the mail. Read more..

By CECILIA KANG - The New York Times

Betsy DeVos’s Hiring of For-Profit College Official Raises Impartiality Issues

Robert S. Eitel, a lawyer for a for-profit college operator under repeated scrutiny, has taken an Education Department post while on unpaid leave. Read more..

By PATRICIA COHEN - The New York Times

Edge or Liability? White House Ties May Cut Two Ways for Goldman

An administration stacked with former executives would seem to give the firm a lift. But differences over style and substance could make it a burden. Read more..

By KATE KELLY - The New York Times

George Osborne, Ex-Finance Chief of U.K., to Become Editor of Evening Standard

Mr. Osborne will remain in Parliament while leading the widely read London daily, raising questions about how he will balance his various work commitments. Read more..

By AMIE TSANG - The New York Times

Reveal of Trump Tax Records Brings Rachel Maddow Record Viewership

More than four million people tuned in to watch Ms. Maddow unveil a portion of President Trump’s 2005 tax returns, in a tantalizingly slow manner. Read more..

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM - The New York Times

Review: In ‘Spider Network,’ an Intriguing Tale of Complicity

David Enrich’s story of Britain’s Libor banking scandal reveals a financial culture in which success is defined by the outcome of the next trade. Read more..

By JONATHAN A. KNEE - The New York Times

Tech Roundup: Portrait of a Russian Hacker

A man accused of compromising 500 million Yahoo accounts is an intelligence officer already imprisoned by his own government. Read more..

By PUI-WING TAM - The New York Times

The People From ‘Government Sachs’

Sidney Weinberg, “Mr. Wall Street,” began a tradition of Goldman executives taking on public service that is continuing under President Trump. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Trump Adviser Gary Cohn to Sell Stake in Chinese Bank Giant

The former Goldman executive’s shares in the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China appear to have been his largest holding, apart from his Goldman stake. Read more..

By KATE KELLY and STEVE EDER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 64.91 65.24 64.68 64.87 49.2M
Apple AAPL 141.00 141.00 139.89 139.99 43.9M
General Electric GE 29.85 30.04 29.77 29.88 43.6M
Pfizer PFE 34.46 34.58 34.27 34.32 43.4M
Coca-Cola KO 42.28 42.35 42.01 42.03 37.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 91.45 92.00 90.92 91.00 37M
Comcast CMCSA 37.87 37.96 37.37 37.46 32.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 45.25 45.98 45.11 45.66 31.7M
Intel INTC 35.31 35.33 35.10 35.27 30.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 34.35 34.38 34.19 34.23 26.8M
AT&T Inc. T 42.59 42.65 42.37 42.61 24.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 91.83 92.04 90.65 90.68 21.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 50.19 50.43 50.02 50.39 21.1M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 59.37 59.41 58.52 58.67 21M
Facebook FB 140.34 140.34 139.70 139.84 20.6M
General Motors GM 37.13 37.16 36.30 36.33 19.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 82.03 82.26 81.82 82.00 18.8M
Gilead Sciences GILD 68.76 69.88 68.25 69.06 18.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 57.23 57.25 56.11 56.29 15.9M
Merck MRK 64.25 64.70 63.89 63.90 14.4M
Chevron CVX 108.00 108.42 107.68 107.68 14.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 17.65 17.70 17.56 17.56 14.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 70.58 70.75 69.81 69.89 14.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 128.45 128.94 127.95 128.06 13.3M
McDonald's MCD 128.57 129.98 128.42 128.64 12.5M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45.10 45.27 44.77 45.19 12.3M
Union Pacific UNP 105.43 106.05 105.10 105.99 11.4M
Altria MO 75.42 75.87 75.15 75.16 9.95M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 111.87 112.09 111.18 111.76 9.06M
Home Depot HD 149.40 149.99 148.13 149.60 9M
Schlumberger SLB 79.97 80.26 79.49 79.55 8.65M
Visa V 90.25 90.63 90.17 90.24 8.61M
ConocoPhillips COP 45.97 46.36 45.64 45.69 8.36M
United Technologies UTX 112.68 113.95 112.27 113.45 7.44M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 173.89 173.89 172.32 172.82 6.71M
Pepsico PEP 111.48 111.52 110.93 111.39 6.44M
International Business Machines IBM 176.29 176.79 175.65 175.65 5.92M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 171.09 171.54 169.59 169.70 5.62M
Boeing BA 178.31 180.38 178.17 180.10 5.04M
3M MMM 190.82 192.36 190.35 192.36 4.23M
Amazon AMZN 853.49 853.83 850.64 852.31 3.38M
Alphabet GOOGL 873.68 874.42 868.37 872.37 1.87M
Amgen AMGN 167.37 171.59 165.95 168.61 239K
Exchange Rates of March 17, 2017
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.931 EUR 1 EUR = 1.075 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 112.690 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.807 GBP 1 GBP = 1.240 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.296 AUD 1 AUD = 0.772 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.335 CAD 1 CAD = 0.749 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.998 CHF 1 CHF = 1.002 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 19.072 MXN 1 MXN = 0.052 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.804 SEK 1 SEK = 0.114 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 121.018 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.866 GBP 1 GBP = 1.155 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.391 AUD 1 AUD = 0.719 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.428 CAD 1 CAD = 0.700 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.072 CHF 1 CHF = 0.933 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.408 CNY 1 CNY = 0.135 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 20.476 MXN 1 MXN = 0.049 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.489 SEK 1 SEK = 0.105 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.007 GBP 1 GBP = 138.889 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 AUD 1 AUD = 86.957 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 CAD 1 CAD = 84.746 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.009 CHF 1 CHF = 112.360 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.061 CNY 1 CNY = 16.340 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.169 MXN 1 MXN = 5.907 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.078 SEK 1 SEK = 12.853 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.609 AUD 1 AUD = 0.621 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.656 CAD 1 CAD = 0.604 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.238 CHF 1 CHF = 0.808 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 8.555 CNY 1 CNY = 0.117 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 23.665 MXN 1 MXN = 0.042 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 10.951 SEK 1 SEK = 0.091 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1.028 CAD 1 CAD = 0.973 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.769 CHF 1 CHF = 1.301 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.313 CNY 1 CNY = 0.188 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 14.699 MXN 1 MXN = 0.068 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.803 SEK 1 SEK = 0.147 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.748 CHF 1 CHF = 1.337 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.166 CNY 1 CNY = 0.194 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 14.290 MXN 1 MXN = 0.070 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.611 SEK 1 SEK = 0.151 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.909 CNY 1 CNY = 0.145 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 19.114 MXN 1 MXN = 0.052 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.850 SEK 1 SEK = 0.113 CHF

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