Financial news on June 19, 2013

Business and Financial news
Dispute Ends as Chrysler Agrees to Fix Older Jeeps

Chrysler and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration resolve tense standoff over safety of millions of Jeep sport utility vehicles during high-level phone call; automaker agrees to voluntary campaign to inspect and upgrade 2.7 million Jeeps that government claimed were prone to catastrophic fires in rear-end collisions. Read more..

By BILL VLASIC - The New York Times

Gas Prices Moving Away From Link to Oil

Unlike oil, which is a globally traded commodity, gas is priced depending on location and the particular arrangement under which it is sold. Read more..

By STANLEY REED - International Herald Tribune

Harnessing the Net to Power a Green Revolution

A new generation of entrepreneurs is finding innovative ways of using information technology to make everyday life more efficient. Read more..

By BETH GARDINER - International Herald Tribune

Making Energy Efficiency Attractive for Owners of Older Seattle Buildings

Energy program under way at Seattle's Bullitt Center is attracting notice of commercial building owners around country who may be reluctant to make heavy investments in energy efficient technologies; plan uses investors to put in capital for major retrofits, producing new revenue based on energy savings that will pay off all involved for decades. Read more..

By FELICITY BARRINGER - The New York Times

Making the Case for a Rise in Inflation

Eduardo Porter Economic Scene column makes case for rise in inflation; says some economists arguing on side of inflation above long-favored 2-percent limit see it as way to jump-start economy; idea that surfaced during financial crisis, is once again gaining traction in economic circles. Read more..

By EDUARDO PORTER - The New York Times

Michael Hastings, Polk Winner, Dies in Crash at 33

Michael Hastings, journalist whose reporting led to ouster of commander of American forces in Afghanistan, dies at age 33. Read more..

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - The New York Times

Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Notable properties that have been recently listed for sale, sold or leased. Read more..

By ROSALIE R. RADOMSKY - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Pfizer PFE 29,37 29,81 28,90 29,10 121M
General Electric GE 24,20 24,35 23,98 23,98 46.1M
Facebook FB 24,20 25,19 24,10 24,31 31.8M
Microsoft MSFT 34,96 35,09 34,59 34,59 30.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24,78 24,96 24,68 24,68 29.5M
Intel INTC 25,49 25,68 25,00 25,00 28.8M
AT&T Inc. T 36,06 36,14 35,25 35,25 24.5M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 40,78 41,18 40,62 40,66 20.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 53,99 54,51 53,52 53,55 20.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 34,43 34,59 34,08 34,09 19.4M
Merck MRK 47,71 48,17 47,45 47,58 18M
HP Inc. HPQ 25,41 25,87 25,30 25,43 17.3M
Coca-Cola KO 41,01 41,44 40,41 40,41 16.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 91,79 92,27 91,00 91,00 14.2M
Comcast CMCSA 40,51 40,82 40,13 40,21 11.5M
Verizon Communications VZ 51,31 51,45 50,04 50,05 11.2M
Apple AAPL 431,40 431,66 423,00 423,00 11.1M
Altria MO 36,12 36,25 35,19 35,19 8.86M
General Motors GM 34,02 34,25 33,65 33,66 8.43M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 75,74 75,96 74,34 74,46 8.33M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 86,43 86,50 84,80 84,86 8.29M
Home Depot HD 77,07 77,27 75,92 75,93 8.03M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 46,60 47,03 46,03 46,05 7.83M
Procter & Gamble PG 79,05 79,47 77,59 77,61 7.42M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 65,19 65,55 64,33 64,33 6.87M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 37,27 37,27 36,21 36,21 6.74M
Gilead Sciences GILD 51,82 52,05 50,57 50,60 6.41M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 65,70 66,16 65,23 65,26 6.37M
Schlumberger SLB 74,26 74,79 73,40 73,40 6.33M
ConocoPhillips COP 62,15 62,57 61,71 61,71 5.93M
Alphabet GOOGL 901,37 910,84 897,50 900,68 5.83M
Pepsico PEP 82,26 82,67 80,89 80,89 5.49M
Chevron CVX 121,80 122,38 120,41 120,50 4.63M
Boeing BA 103,83 104,15 102,24 102,25 4.19M
Amgen AMGN 101,69 102,00 99,15 99,18 3.83M
McDonald's MCD 99,71 100,07 98,53 98,81 3.52M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 115,14 115,66 113,81 113,84 3.47M
United Technologies UTX 96,05 96,40 94,18 94,18 3.41M
Visa V 184,25 185,13 182,53 182,63 3.06M
International Business Machines IBM 204,44 205,03 201,93 201,94 2.85M
Amazon AMZN 281,26 283,34 277,87 278,16 2.83M
3M MMM 112,96 113,25 111,53 111,57 1.97M
Union Pacific UNP 157,63 158,20 155,64 155,66 1.18M
Exchange Rates of June 19, 2013
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 96,300 JPY 1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,027 CAD 1 CAD = 0,974 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,928 CHF 1 CHF = 1,078 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,127 CNY 1 CNY = 0,163 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 128,050 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,858 GBP 1 GBP = 1,165 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,432 AUD 1 AUD = 0,698 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,365 CAD 1 CAD = 0,732 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,234 CHF 1 CHF = 0,811 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8,151 CNY 1 CNY = 0,123 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,670 GBP 1 GBP = 1,493 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,118 AUD 1 AUD = 0,894 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,066 CAD 1 CAD = 0,938 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,963 CHF 1 CHF = 1,038 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,668 AUD 1 AUD = 0,599 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,590 CAD 1 CAD = 0,629 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,437 CHF 1 CHF = 0,696 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9,490 CNY 1 CNY = 0,105 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,953 CAD 1 CAD = 1,049 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,861 CHF 1 CHF = 1,161 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,699 CNY 1 CNY = 0,175 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,903 CHF 1 CHF = 1,107 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5,973 CNY 1 CNY = 0,167 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,608 CNY 1 CNY = 0,151 CHF

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