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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 31.70 31.81 31.40 31.60 33.6M
Apple AAPL 107.88 108.00 106.23 106.91 32.4M
Facebook FB 111.10 112.45 109.16 112.29 30.2M
Microsoft MSFT 56.63 56.77 55.68 56.39 29.6M
Pfizer PFE 32.80 33.20 32.74 32.89 28.4M
General Electric GE 31.14 31.21 31.01 31.15 22.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 28.33 28.44 28.20 28.33 20.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 62.55 63.48 62.55 63.32 19.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 49.01 49.92 48.98 49.88 18.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 12.70 12.92 12.59 12.78 18.3M
AT&T Inc. T 38.80 38.93 38.53 38.92 15.9M
Coca-Cola KO 46.31 46.62 46.15 46.60 14.4M
General Motors GM 31.65 32.16 31.61 31.97 14.4M
International Business Machines IBM 146.47 146.95 142.61 144.00 13.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 45.21 47.10 44.97 47.06 12.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 51.80 52.17 51.79 52.08 11.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 102.00 103.64 101.93 102.64 10.6M
Chevron CVX 99.00 100.53 98.16 100.50 10.6M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 111.65 113.95 111.48 112.68 10.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 85.85 86.31 85.22 86.21 10.4M
Schlumberger SLB 77.99 79.66 77.85 79.64 10.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 41.41 41.49 40.97 41.06 9.88M
Gilead Sciences GILD 99.76 100.73 99.24 99.44 9.81M
Comcast CMCSA 62.44 62.91 62.04 62.28 9.39M
Visa V 81.50 81.73 80.37 80.75 8.32M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 69.79 70.08 69.50 69.77 8.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 44.00 44.01 43.49 43.85 7.79M
Merck MRK 56.73 57.38 56.22 56.86 7.64M
Union Pacific UNP 81.98 83.02 81.34 82.24 6.96M
Procter & Gamble PG 82.91 83.70 82.85 83.28 6.61M
Pepsico PEP 103.81 104.61 103.76 104.32 5M
Altria MO 61.99 62.09 61.13 61.71 4.97M
Home Depot HD 136.80 137.00 134.85 135.44 4.65M
McDonald's MCD 128.91 129.35 128.12 128.86 4.61M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 130.09 131.30 129.12 130.50 4.34M
Amazon AMZN 637.14 638.01 620.80 627.90 4.06M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 68.85 69.74 68.19 68.91 4.02M
United Technologies UTX 105.60 106.29 104.51 105.00 3.85M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 144.78 146.38 144.52 145.95 3.66M
Boeing BA 132.57 133.85 132.21 132.68 2.93M
Amgen AMGN 160.80 162.50 160.34 162.10 2.69M
Alphabet GOOGL 790.50 790.95 770.27 776.25 2.2M
3M MMM 169.92 170.77 169.07 169.65 1.85M
Exchange Rates of April 19, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.880 EUR 1 EUR = 1.136 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 109.249 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.695 GBP 1 GBP = 1.439 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.281 AUD 1 AUD = 0.781 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.269 CAD 1 CAD = 0.788 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.962 CHF 1 CHF = 1.040 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.468 CNY 1 CNY = 0.155 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 17.333 MXN 1 MXN = 0.058 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.084 SEK 1 SEK = 0.124 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 124.068 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.789 GBP 1 GBP = 1.267 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.455 AUD 1 AUD = 0.687 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.441 CAD 1 CAD = 0.694 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.093 CHF 1 CHF = 0.915 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.338 CNY 1 CNY = 0.136 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 19.686 MXN 1 MXN = 0.051 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.181 SEK 1 SEK = 0.109 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.006 GBP 1 GBP = 156.250 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 AUD 1 AUD = 85.470 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 CAD 1 CAD = 86.207 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.009 CHF 1 CHF = 113.636 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.059 CNY 1 CNY = 16.920 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.159 MXN 1 MXN = 6.301 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.074 SEK 1 SEK = 13.514 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.843 AUD 1 AUD = 0.543 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.826 CAD 1 CAD = 0.548 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.384 CHF 1 CHF = 0.722 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.303 CNY 1 CNY = 0.107 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 24.938 MXN 1 MXN = 0.040 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 11.629 SEK 1 SEK = 0.086 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.991 CAD 1 CAD = 1.009 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.751 CHF 1 CHF = 1.332 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.049 CNY 1 CNY = 0.198 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 13.530 MXN 1 MXN = 0.074 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.307 SEK 1 SEK = 0.159 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.758 CHF 1 CHF = 1.320 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.101 CNY 1 CNY = 0.196 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 13.656 MXN 1 MXN = 0.073 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.366 SEK 1 SEK = 0.157 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.717 CNY 1 CNY = 0.149 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 18.014 MXN 1 MXN = 0.056 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.403 SEK 1 SEK = 0.119 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1.249 SEK 1 SEK = 0.801 CNY

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