Financial news on October 17, 2013

Business and Financial news
Apps to Protect Your Array of Passwords

Kit Eaton App Smart column highlights five apps that allow a user to manage, and remember, passwords and keep other sensitive information safe. Read more..

By KIT EATON - The New York Times

Europe Moves to Shield Citizens’ Data

Lawmakers have introduced a measure that could require American companies to seek European clearance before complying with United States data warrants. Read more..

By JAMES KANTER - The New York Times

Finalists for National Book Awards Announced

Finalists for the National Book Awards are announced, one month before winners will be named; complete list of finalists noted. Read more..

By JULIE BOSMAN - The New York Times

Limits Approved for Genetically Modified Crops in Kauai, Hawaii

Legislators on Hawaiian island of Kauai approve bill to restrict use of pesticides by companies developing genetically modified crops there. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

No Deposition of Bernanke in A.I.G. Lawsuit, Court Says

A panel of three federal appeals judges overturned a ruling from July, saying that Ben S. Bernanke did not have to testify in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit while in office. Read more..

By REUTERS - The New York Times

Ronan Farrow to Host Show on MSNBC

Mr. Farrow, son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, will take over an hour of the cable channel’s weekday schedule starting early next year. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Slim Gain in Car Sales Leads to Optimism, and Skepticism, in Europe

Auto sales in European Union rose 5.4 percent in September compared with September 2012, biggest increase in more than two years; gain is tempered by September 2012 being worst month for sales in recent history. Read more..

By JACK EWING and RAPHAEL MINDER - The New York Times

Stumbling Blocks in Reducing Balance on a Student Loan

Difficulties in having payments properly applied to a student loan balance is a common complaint to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Read more..

By ANN CARRNS - The New York Times

Ubisoft’s Delay of Watch Dogs Sends Shares Crashing

French video game maker Ubisoft says it is delaying release of its game Watch Dogs, expected to be a blockbuster on the order of Grand Theft Auto, until June 2014 to improve its quality; firm's stock falls more than 26 percent. Read more..

By MARK SCOTT - The New York Times

With iOS 7 Upgrade, Podcasts Move to an Apple App

Personal Tech Q&A on Apple's new Podcasts app, Google's Autocomplete feature for its search engine users, and Tip of the Week on using Instant Transation feature in Kindle device. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Facebook FB 51.12 52.22 50.95 52.21 71.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 22.80 22.88 22.42 22.78 69.4M
General Electric GE 24.38 24.68 24.23 24.68 45.4M
Microsoft MSFT 34.45 34.99 34.37 34.92 31.4M
Pfizer PFE 29.82 30.26 29.69 30.26 29.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 48.57 49.24 48.12 48.90 29.4M
Intel INTC 23.58 23.94 23.49 23.92 28.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 32.62 33.05 32.52 32.87 22.8M
International Business Machines IBM 173.84 177.00 172.57 174.83 22.4M
AT&T Inc. T 34.37 34.44 34.13 34.44 22.2M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 71.77 72.88 71.05 71.37 21.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 42.04 42.76 42.00 42.68 18.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 53.79 54.29 53.61 54.21 17.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 35.89 37.27 35.89 37.17 17.4M
Coca-Cola KO 38.06 38.56 38.01 38.55 15.9M
Merck MRK 47.13 47.28 46.89 47.11 13.9M
General Motors GM 35.16 35.79 34.96 35.66 12.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 87.13 87.50 87.01 87.48 10.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 23.13 23.43 22.97 23.39 9.81M
Comcast CMCSA 46.89 47.50 46.78 47.47 9.67M
Apple AAPL 499.98 504.78 499.68 504.50 9.06M
Schlumberger SLB 91.83 91.85 90.71 91.43 8.87M
Procter & Gamble PG 78.19 79.47 77.98 79.42 8.67M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 90.87 92.00 90.77 91.97 8.57M
Alphabet GOOGL 892.99 896.90 885.73 888.79 8.5M
Altria MO 35.73 35.95 35.58 35.62 8.07M
Gilead Sciences GILD 65.70 67.38 65.26 67.36 7.65M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 48.58 49.78 48.51 49.67 7.33M
Home Depot HD 74.51 75.81 74.51 75.74 7.18M
Union Pacific UNP 156.50 156.74 150.43 151.16 7.16M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 66.19 66.59 65.98 66.42 6.95M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 75.49 76.12 71.69 75.78 6.4M
Chevron CVX 119.10 119.61 118.67 119.52 5.25M
ConocoPhillips COP 72.68 73.47 72.54 73.41 4.49M
Pepsico PEP 82.05 82.62 81.63 82.58 4.47M
Boeing BA 119.81 122.39 119.81 122.29 4.11M
McDonald's MCD 95.19 95.52 94.65 95.47 3.86M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 116.65 117.25 116.04 116.92 3.7M
Visa V 195.67 198.75 195.47 198.28 3.15M
3M MMM 120.74 122.87 120.71 122.62 2.79M
Amgen AMGN 113.67 115.97 113.64 115.85 2.66M
Amazon AMZN 307.07 311.00 305.24 310.77 2.65M
United Technologies UTX 105.98 108.16 105.98 108.02 2.07M
Exchange Rates of October 17, 2013
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 97.880 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.029 CAD 1 CAD = 0.971 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.902 CHF 1 CHF = 1.108 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.098 CNY 1 CNY = 0.164 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 133.820 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.846 GBP 1 GBP = 1.182 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.420 AUD 1 AUD = 0.704 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.407 CAD 1 CAD = 0.711 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.234 CHF 1 CHF = 0.810 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.337 CNY 1 CNY = 0.120 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.632 GBP 1 GBP = 1.583 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.060 AUD 1 AUD = 0.943 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.051 CAD 1 CAD = 0.951 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.922 CHF 1 CHF = 1.085 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.678 AUD 1 AUD = 0.596 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.664 CAD 1 CAD = 0.601 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.458 CHF 1 CHF = 0.686 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.855 CNY 1 CNY = 0.101 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.991 CAD 1 CAD = 1.009 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.869 CHF 1 CHF = 1.151 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.871 CNY 1 CNY = 0.170 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.876 CHF 1 CHF = 1.142 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.923 CNY 1 CNY = 0.169 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.756 CNY 1 CNY = 0.148 CHF

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