Financial news on April 19, 2016

Business and Financial news
Already Troubled Pipeline Deal Gets Hung Up on Basic Provision

A merger between Energy Transfer Equity and the Williams Companies faltered again after an impasse regarding a so-called 721 opinion. Read more..

By LESLIE PICKER - The New York Times

Avoiding the Dreaded Middle Seat May Now Cost You

Itineraries column; airlines, flying at record capacity and squeezing in more passengers with reconfigured cabins, are pushing customers into paying more to avoid dreaded middle seat; some travelers report taking extreme measures to avoid seat. Read more..

By MARTHA C. WHITE - The New York Times

Chinese Housing Market Shakes Off a Slump

China's real estate slump is easing, with prices for new homes in biggest and richest cities climbing steeply; smaller cities, however, still have many unsold homes. Read more..

By NEIL GOUGH - The New York Times

Honesty Tops Any Checklist When Looking for an Adviser

There are many attributes a financial adviser must have to manage your money, but honesty is the most important. Read more..

By CARL RICHARDS - The New York Times

Netflix’s Forecast for Growth Disappoints Wall St.

Netflix announces it will add only two million members outside United States in second quarter, less than 3.5 million analysts had forecast, sending shares down more than 10 percent; news overshadows positive first quarter, in which total revenues increased 24 percent to nearly $2 billion from year-ago quarter. Read more..

By EMILY STEEL - The New York Times

Proposal of Woodrow Wilson

Tom McCoy stumps me, and that’s not so bad. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Putting Faces to Names in the iPhone Contacts App

Tech Tip Q&A; explanation of how to add photo to address file in iPhone's Contacts app. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Theranos Under Federal Criminal Investigation, Adding to Its Woes

Beleaguered blood-testing company Theranos says Justice Dept and Securities and Exchange Commission are conducting criminal investigations into firm; growing number of federal and state officials are looking into company's technology claims. Read more..

By REED ABELSON and ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

Volatility Returns to Oil Market After OPEC Deal Fails

Oil market faces uncertainty as OPEC fails to agree on output freeze at meeting in Doha, Qatar; outlook appears exceedingly bumpy, with glut of oil flooding worldwide markets; Saudi Arabia hints at price war. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC31,7031,8131,4031,6033.6M
AppleAAPL107,88108,00106,23106,9132.4M
FacebookFB111,10112,45109,16112,2930.2M
MicrosoftMSFT56,6356,7755,6856,3929.6M
PfizerPFE32,8033,2032,7432,8928.4M
General ElectricGE31,1431,2131,0131,1522.9M
Cisco SystemsCSCO28,3328,4428,2028,3320.3M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM62,5563,4862,5563,3219.3M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC49,0149,9248,9849,8818.7M
HP Inc.HPQ12,7012,9212,5912,7818.3M
AT&T Inc.T38,8038,9338,5338,9215.9M
Coca-ColaKO46,3146,6246,1546,6014.4M
General MotorsGM31,6532,1631,6131,9714.4M
International Business MachinesIBM146,47146,95142,61144,0013.2M
ConocoPhillipsCOP45,2147,1044,9747,0612.9M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ51,8052,1751,7952,0811.4M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS102,00103,64101,93102,6410.6M
ChevronCVX99,00100,5398,16100,5010.6M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ111,65113,95111,48112,6810.5M
ExxonMobilXOM85,8586,3185,2286,2110.4M
SchlumbergerSLB77,9979,6677,8579,6410.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL41,4141,4940,9741,069.88M
Gilead SciencesGILD99,76100,7399,2499,449.81M
ComcastCMCSA62,4462,9162,0462,289.39M
VisaV81,5081,7380,3780,758.32M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT69,7970,0869,5069,778.2M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT44,0044,0143,4943,857.79M
MerckMRK56,7357,3856,2256,867.64M
Union PacificUNP81,9883,0281,3482,246.96M
Procter & GamblePG82,9183,7082,8583,286.61M
PepsicoPEP103,81104,61103,76104,325M
AltriaMO61,9962,0961,1361,714.97M
Home DepotHD136,80137,00134,85135,444.65M
McDonald'sMCD128,91129,35128,12128,864.61M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH130,09131,30129,12130,504.34M
AmazonAMZN637,14638,01620,80627,904.06M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY68,8569,7468,1968,914.02M
United TechnologiesUTX105,60106,29104,51105,003.85M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B144,78146,38144,52145,953.66M
BoeingBA132,57133,85132,21132,682.93M
AmgenAMGN160,80162,50160,34162,102.69M
AlphabetGOOGL790,50790,95770,27776,252.2M
3MMMM169,92170,77169,07169,651.85M
Exchange Rates of April 19, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarEuro1 USD = 0,880 EUR1 EUR = 1,136 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 109,249 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0,695 GBP1 GBP = 1,439 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1,281 AUD1 AUD = 0,781 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,269 CAD1 CAD = 0,788 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0,962 CHF1 CHF = 1,040 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,468 CNY1 CNY = 0,155 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 17,333 MXN1 MXN = 0,058 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 8,084 SEK1 SEK = 0,124 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 124,068 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,789 GBP1 GBP = 1,267 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,455 AUD1 AUD = 0,687 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,441 CAD1 CAD = 0,694 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,093 CHF1 CHF = 0,915 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7,338 CNY1 CNY = 0,136 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 19,686 MXN1 MXN = 0,051 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9,181 SEK1 SEK = 0,109 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,006 GBP1 GBP = 156,250 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0,012 AUD1 AUD = 85,470 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,012 CAD1 CAD = 86,207 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0,009 CHF1 CHF = 113,636 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0,059 CNY1 CNY = 16,920 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0,159 MXN1 MXN = 6,301 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0,074 SEK1 SEK = 13,514 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,843 AUD1 AUD = 0,543 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,826 CAD1 CAD = 0,548 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,384 CHF1 CHF = 0,722 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9,303 CNY1 CNY = 0,107 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 24,938 MXN1 MXN = 0,040 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 11,629 SEK1 SEK = 0,086 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,991 CAD1 CAD = 1,009 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,751 CHF1 CHF = 1,332 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5,049 CNY1 CNY = 0,198 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 13,530 MXN1 MXN = 0,074 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 6,307 SEK1 SEK = 0,159 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,758 CHF1 CHF = 1,320 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5,101 CNY1 CNY = 0,196 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 13,656 MXN1 MXN = 0,073 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6,366 SEK1 SEK = 0,157 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,717 CNY1 CNY = 0,149 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 18,014 MXN1 MXN = 0,056 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 8,403 SEK1 SEK = 0,119 CHF
Chinese YuanSwidish Krona1 CNY = 1,249 SEK1 SEK = 0,801 CNY

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