Financial news on March 20, 2017

Business and Financial news
A College Near Oxford Changes Hands

Foxcombe Hall, built by a nobleman at the turn of the 20th century and owned since 1976 by the Open University, had an asking price of $8.5 million. Read more..

By LAURA LATHAM - International New York Times

After Dutch Election, Eurogroup Leader’s Fate Looks in Doubt

Jeroen Dijsselbloem appears to be on the way out as head of the Eurogroup, the 19 finance ministers from countries that share the euro. He has presided over a tumultuous period. Read more..

By JAMES KANTER and NIKI KITSANTONIS - The New York Times

A Hotel Boom Comes to Texas

Lured by the areas’ governmental support, major brands are planning to open an eye-opening number of hotels in Houston, Austin and Dallas. Read more..

By JULIE WEED - The New York Times

Bank of America Hires Top Banker Away From Morgan Stanley

Eric Bischof, who advised the New York Federal Reserve Bank after the global financial crisis, will join the rival bank as co-head of global financial institutions. Read more..

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

In Battle for Digital India, Vodafone Teams Up With Idea Cellular

The $23 billion deal would create one of the world’s largest cellphone providers, with roughly 400 million subscribers in the country. Read more..

By MARK SCOTT - The New York Times

Morning Agenda: The Exodus From Uber Continues

Two senior executives are departing Uber, just as the company’s chief executive searches for a chief operating officer after admitting that he needed help with leadership. Read more..

By AMIE TSANG - The New York Times

Reports Due on German Economy and U.S. Home Sales

The advisory German Council of Economic Experts will present a semiannual report, and February data for new and existing homes will be released. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Stopping Video Autoplay on Google Chrome

If you find videos on web pages are starting to play by themselves despite your browser settings, you may have to take some extra steps. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Two Executives to Leave Uber, Adding to Departures

Jeff Jones, the company’s president of ride sharing, had been seen as a possible successor to the chief executive, Travis Kalanick. Brian McClendon, who headed mapping, is also leaving. Read more..

By MIKE ISAAC - The New York Times

UBS and Its French Unit to Face Trial in Tax Investigation

The trial announcement came after reports that UBS had rejected a settlement in the investigation about whether it helped French clients evade taxes. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Motors GM 36.36 36.45 35.60 35.71 38.5M
Apple AAPL 140.40 141.50 140.23 141.46 21.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 45.67 45.95 45.16 45.23 21.5M
General Electric GE 29.90 29.92 29.69 29.74 18.9M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 58.47 58.47 57.62 57.63 17.7M
Pfizer PFE 34.40 34.50 34.32 34.38 17.5M
Intel INTC 35.37 35.63 35.26 35.43 17.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 34.20 34.39 34.20 34.28 15M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 90.27 91.17 89.79 90.03 14.6M
Microsoft MSFT 64.91 65.18 64.72 64.93 14.6M
Merck MRK 64.14 64.30 64.00 64.11 13M
Facebook FB 139.71 140.19 139.25 139.94 12.1M
AT&T Inc. T 42.61 42.70 42.32 42.42 11.9M
Coca-Cola KO 42.10 42.34 42.07 42.18 11.5M
Comcast CMCSA 37.53 37.75 37.41 37.48 11M
Verizon Communications VZ 50.42 50.61 50.14 50.24 9.46M
Visa V 90.29 92.05 88.97 89.18 9.44M
HP Inc. HPQ 17.57 17.68 17.52 17.56 8.85M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 56.33 56.71 56.24 56.41 8.48M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 112.07 113.16 112.05 112.71 8.16M
Procter & Gamble PG 90.96 91.41 90.94 91.22 7.77M
ExxonMobil XOM 81.72 82.04 81.44 82.00 7.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 70.14 70.45 69.71 69.98 7.47M
Schlumberger SLB 79.07 79.07 78.16 78.92 7.32M
Gilead Sciences GILD 68.94 69.21 68.64 68.71 6.29M
Home Depot HD 149.38 149.59 147.70 147.80 5.91M
Amgen AMGN 169.63 169.71 167.76 169.24 5.83M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 128.04 128.42 127.97 128.07 5.83M
Altria MO 75.26 75.85 75.26 75.58 5.79M
ConocoPhillips COP 45.40 45.98 45.05 45.86 5.75M
Chevron CVX 107.27 107.85 107.02 107.66 5.3M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 169.93 170.24 167.92 168.00 3.93M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45.19 45.23 44.87 44.98 3.52M
Union Pacific UNP 105.75 105.98 105.00 105.08 3.44M
McDonald's MCD 128.99 129.48 128.47 128.78 3.42M
Pepsico PEP 111.15 111.44 110.81 111.15 3.38M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 172.30 172.87 171.60 172.07 3.34M
United Technologies UTX 113.40 114.08 112.83 113.51 3.06M
International Business Machines IBM 175.65 176.18 175.14 175.70 2.48M
Amazon AMZN 851.51 857.80 851.01 856.97 2.28M
3M MMM 192.52 193.50 192.28 193.01 2.09M
Boeing BA 180.10 180.15 179.14 179.39 2.06M
Alphabet GOOGL 869.48 870.34 864.67 867.91 1.54M
Exchange Rates of March 20, 2017
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.931 EUR 1 EUR = 1.074 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 112.530 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.809 GBP 1 GBP = 1.236 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.294 AUD 1 AUD = 0.773 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.334 CAD 1 CAD = 0.750 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.999 CHF 1 CHF = 1.001 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.905 CNY 1 CNY = 0.145 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 19.005 MXN 1 MXN = 0.053 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.824 SEK 1 SEK = 0.113 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 120.785 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.869 GBP 1 GBP = 1.151 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.389 AUD 1 AUD = 0.720 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.432 CAD 1 CAD = 0.698 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.072 CHF 1 CHF = 0.933 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.411 CNY 1 CNY = 0.135 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 20.404 MXN 1 MXN = 0.049 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.474 SEK 1 SEK = 0.106 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.007 GBP 1 GBP = 138.889 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 AUD 1 AUD = 86.957 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 CAD 1 CAD = 84.746 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.009 CHF 1 CHF = 112.360 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.061 CNY 1 CNY = 16.313 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.169 MXN 1 MXN = 5.921 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.078 SEK 1 SEK = 12.755 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.599 AUD 1 AUD = 0.625 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.649 CAD 1 CAD = 0.607 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.235 CHF 1 CHF = 0.810 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 8.536 CNY 1 CNY = 0.117 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 23.484 MXN 1 MXN = 0.043 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 10.905 SEK 1 SEK = 0.092 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1.031 CAD 1 CAD = 0.970 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.772 CHF 1 CHF = 1.295 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.338 CNY 1 CNY = 0.187 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 14.691 MXN 1 MXN = 0.068 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.819 SEK 1 SEK = 0.147 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.749 CHF 1 CHF = 1.336 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.178 CNY 1 CNY = 0.193 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 14.246 MXN 1 MXN = 0.070 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.614 SEK 1 SEK = 0.151 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.915 CNY 1 CNY = 0.145 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 19.027 MXN 1 MXN = 0.053 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.833 SEK 1 SEK = 0.113 CHF

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