Financial news on May 19, 2015

Business and Financial news
6 Chinese Men Indicted in Theft of Code From U.S. Tech Companies

The suspects studied in the United States and took jobs at the semiconductor companies Avago Technologies and Skyworks Solutions. Read more..

By DAVID E. SANGER and NICOLE PERLROTH - The New York Times

Across Borders, Talent Swaps Help Develop Skills and Careers

Some firms are utilizing talent swaps, foreign assignments in which employees in same company from different countries temporarily switch jobs; swaps, which generally last less than year, can entail less paperwork and expense than traditional expatriate assignments. Read more..

By TANYA MOHN - The New York Times

Appeals Court Upholds Apple’s Patent Victory Over Samsung

United States Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit upholds most of Apple's iPhone 2012 patent victory against Samsung Electronics but rules overall design of phone cannot be protected and part of damages against Samsung will need to be recalculated. Read more..

By BRIAN X. CHEN - The New York Times

Can Republicans Avoid the Romney Tax Trap?

As Mitt Romney learned, a tax plan that sells in a Republican primary can be a general election liability. Have 2016 candidates learned his lesson? Read more..

By JOSH BARRO - The New York Times

China’s Housing Market Shows Signs of Hope

Housing prices in China's biggest cities rose slightly in April, small sign of stabilization in country's real estate market. Read more..

By NEIL GOUGH - The New York Times

Contest Aims to Harness Low-Cost Devices to Help the Poor

The chip maker ARM and Unicef are trying to jump-start the development of low-cost wearable sensors for use in emerging nations. Read more..

By STEVE LOHR - The New York Times

Kering Sues Alibaba Again Over Counterfeit Luxury Goods

Kering, which owns luxury brands like Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, sues Alibaba for second time in year over what it claims are sales of counterfeit goods on its e-commerce websites. Read more..

By PAUL MOZUR - The New York Times

New on Snapchat, Music Videos

Snapchat is branching out as outlet for music; app is releasing videos by electronic musician Josh Legg, known as Goldroom, in its evolving role as media platform. Read more..

By BEN SISARIO - The New York Times

Online Gambling Company 888 Holdings Bids for Bwin.Party

DealBook Online; online gambling company 888 Holdings makes bid for Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

Tiger Global to Revamp Management

DealBook Online; Tiger Global Management is reorganizing its leadership as partners Feroz Dewan and Caleb Watts prepare to leave. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 130,69 130,88 129,64 130,07 44.6M
AT&T Inc. T 34,79 34,85 34,17 34,37 38.3M
General Electric GE 27,27 27,39 27,21 27,35 29.2M
Microsoft MSFT 47,56 47,81 47,18 47,58 28.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 78,18 78,36 76,23 76,43 22.5M
Intel INTC 33,36 33,38 32,99 33,15 21.9M
Pfizer PFE 33,87 34,39 33,84 34,21 20.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 29,87 29,90 29,63 29,74 18.9M
Facebook FB 81,25 81,69 80,55 80,63 18M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 55,90 56,70 55,89 56,40 17.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 49,53 49,58 49,32 49,55 15.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 66,77 67,19 66,57 67,01 14.3M
Comcast CMCSA 57,01 57,42 56,88 57,23 12.1M
Home Depot HD 116,12 116,48 112,34 112,34 11.1M
McDonald's MCD 98,09 101,08 97,65 100,68 10.8M
General Motors GM 35,17 35,24 34,96 35,12 9.86M
ExxonMobil XOM 86,47 87,21 86,21 86,99 9.78M
Coca-Cola KO 41,23 41,39 41,13 41,31 9.07M
Gilead Sciences GILD 111,12 111,55 110,05 110,56 8.68M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 44,42 44,46 44,16 44,32 8.64M
Merck MRK 59,96 60,92 59,94 60,52 8.13M
ConocoPhillips COP 65,75 65,75 65,11 65,12 7.95M
Chevron CVX 106,05 106,31 105,00 105,02 7.93M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 103,66 104,12 103,25 103,96 7.72M
HP Inc. HPQ 33,24 33,50 33,21 33,40 7.67M
Schlumberger SLB 91,74 91,74 89,94 90,56 6.21M
Procter & Gamble PG 80,75 80,95 80,33 80,83 5.73M
Union Pacific UNP 104,33 104,36 103,61 104,02 4.91M
Altria MO 52,03 52,03 51,63 51,78 4.76M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 110,69 110,99 110,47 110,56 4.55M
Visa V 70,14 70,56 70,00 70,16 4.35M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 48,78 49,15 48,67 49,01 4.14M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 68,04 68,49 67,91 68,27 3.94M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 119,82 121,13 119,69 120,55 3.55M
Pepsico PEP 97,94 98,34 97,57 97,95 3.32M
United Technologies UTX 118,60 119,45 118,51 119,07 2.81M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 145,83 147,00 145,26 146,54 2.64M
International Business Machines IBM 172,97 173,75 171,93 173,48 2.52M
Amazon AMZN 424,87 428,24 420,63 421,71 2.47M
Boeing BA 147,18 147,77 146,73 147,05 2.37M
Alphabet GOOGL 548,00 553,40 547,12 549,28 2.36M
3M MMM 163,07 163,59 162,55 163,12 2.08M
Amgen AMGN 163,86 164,12 162,46 163,56 1.75M
Exchange Rates of May 19, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0,897 EUR 1 EUR = 1,115 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 120,677 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0,645 GBP 1 GBP = 1,551 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1,263 AUD 1 AUD = 0,792 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,223 CAD 1 CAD = 0,818 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,937 CHF 1 CHF = 1,067 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,207 CNY 1 CNY = 0,161 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 15,194 MXN 1 MXN = 0,066 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8,341 SEK 1 SEK = 0,120 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 134,518 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,719 GBP 1 GBP = 1,392 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,407 AUD 1 AUD = 0,711 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,363 CAD 1 CAD = 0,734 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,045 CHF 1 CHF = 0,957 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 6,917 CNY 1 CNY = 0,145 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 16,937 MXN 1 MXN = 0,059 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9,298 SEK 1 SEK = 0,108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,005 GBP 1 GBP = 188,679 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,011 AUD 1 AUD = 95,238 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,010 CAD 1 CAD = 99,010 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,008 CHF 1 CHF = 128,205 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0,051 CNY 1 CNY = 19,455 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0,126 MXN 1 MXN = 7,943 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0,069 SEK 1 SEK = 14,472 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,959 AUD 1 AUD = 0,511 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,897 CAD 1 CAD = 0,527 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,453 CHF 1 CHF = 0,688 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9,629 CNY 1 CNY = 0,104 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 23,566 MXN 1 MXN = 0,042 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 12,933 SEK 1 SEK = 0,077 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,968 CAD 1 CAD = 1,033 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,742 CHF 1 CHF = 1,348 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4,914 CNY 1 CNY = 0,203 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 12,035 MXN 1 MXN = 0,083 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6,604 SEK 1 SEK = 0,151 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,766 CHF 1 CHF = 1,305 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5,076 CNY 1 CNY = 0,197 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 12,428 MXN 1 MXN = 0,080 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6,819 SEK 1 SEK = 0,147 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,622 CNY 1 CNY = 0,151 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 16,210 MXN 1 MXN = 0,062 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8,898 SEK 1 SEK = 0,112 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1,344 SEK 1 SEK = 0,744 CNY

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