Financial news on November 20, 2015

Business and Financial news
A Reality Check for Microsoft’s HoloLens

A new demonstration of the HoloLens device suggested that augmented reality has a way to go before the technology is ready for the masses. Read more..

By NICK WINGFIELD - The New York Times

Beth Curry, Who Co-Founded Investment Firm and Philanthropy, Dies at 74

Beth Curry, co-founder of multi-billion dollar investment firm Eagle Capital Management and life long philanthropist who donated $180 million through Ravenel and Elizabeth Curry Foundation which she co-founded, dies at age 74. Read more..

By SAM ROBERTS - The New York Times

Genetically Engineered Salmon Will Not Be Labeled

Food and Drug Administration says genetically engineered salmon does not have to be labeled as such when it reaches grocery stores, process consistent with FDA stance on many widely eating foods made from genetically modified ingredients; rejects two petitions asking for labeling of all genetically engineered foods. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

Match Shares Gain on Their Debut

DealBook Online; Match Group shares reach $14.74 on first day of trading, up 23 percent; firm is valued at $3.2 billion. Read more..

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

Reversing a Potential Shortage

James B. Stewart, on CNBC, discussed how Thanksgiving turkey prices have fallen since farmers restocked following the avian flue outbreak earlier this year. Read more..

By CNBC - CNBC

Shares of Square Soar by 45% After Public Offering

Shares of mobile-payments startup Square surge by 45 percent after initial public offering, closing day at $13.07. Read more..

By MIKE ISAAC and LESLIE PICKER - The New York Times

Video Review: New Kia Optima Arrives, Sleek and Stylish

Driven column review of 2016 Kia Optima. Read more..

By TOM VOELK - The New York Times

Yahoo Restricts Ad-Blocking Software for Some Email Users

Yahoo blocked some users from accessing their Yahoo email accounts unless they switched off their ad blockers, adding to the debate over ad blocking. Read more..

By MIKE ISAAC and SYDNEY EMBER - The New York Times

You Can’t Please Everyone

Natan Last continues our great weekend of puzzles. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

YouTube to Pay Fees for Some Video Makers to Fight Takedowns

YouTube announces that it will pay legal costs of video creators it believes are targets of unfair take-down demands over copyright infringement; move is part of company's effort to protect free speech and educate its users on fair use rules. Read more..

By CECILIA KANG - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE30.2630.9930.2130.66211M
PfizerPFE32.5832.5932.0832.1864.6M
IntelINTC34.4835.2934.4834.6641.1M
MicrosoftMSFT54.2554.3053.2754.1937.1M
AppleAAPL119.20119.92118.85119.3034.3M
Cisco SystemsCSCO27.5927.7827.4627.5726.5M
FacebookFB106.84107.87106.62107.3222.1M
AT&T Inc.T33.7433.7833.5533.6620.5M
HP Inc.HPQ13.8414.0913.8114.0620.1M
Coca-ColaKO43.3143.5842.4042.4319.8M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC56.2656.2655.7255.8216.3M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT60.9861.4760.0260.0712.4M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ45.9645.9945.3245.3912.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL39.2539.5839.2039.3412M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM67.9968.1167.3867.5411.2M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS119.11120.25118.90120.0710.8M
General MotorsGM36.3136.4336.0136.3410.8M
ExxonMobilXOM80.5780.9579.6579.7910.1M
Procter & GamblePG76.5576.8675.6875.829.53M
ComcastCMCSA63.1263.2162.5162.909.2M
MerckMRK54.6154.8654.0054.108.93M
ChevronCVX90.6491.3188.8189.018.56M
SchlumbergerSLB77.9278.1376.2377.158.48M
Home DepotHD127.36130.21127.09130.218.19M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ102.49102.80102.20102.487.67M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT46.0346.3845.8446.017.14M
Gilead SciencesGILD107.34107.97106.42106.547.11M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH110.89114.44110.60112.977.06M
VisaV80.5981.0079.9880.196.76M
McDonald'sMCD113.36114.17113.19113.916.66M
AltriaMO57.5558.3857.0857.136.33M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY67.3769.0067.1667.826.05M
ConocoPhillipsCOP53.6254.0552.6452.935.73M
International Business MachinesIBM137.37138.92137.25138.505.18M
United TechnologiesUTX98.6499.5598.1498.224.9M
PepsicoPEP101.52102.15100.00100.104.8M
Union PacificUNP87.5288.0586.5086.744.4M
AmazonAMZN667.94668.87657.57668.453.9M
BoeingBA149.84150.59149.12149.403.21M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B137.34137.42135.96136.632.92M
AlphabetGOOGL769.30779.32764.10777.002.77M
AmgenAMGN160.74161.34159.55159.912.73M
3MMMM158.68159.84158.34158.951.89M
Exchange Rates of November 20, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarEuro1 USD = 0.939 EUR1 EUR = 1.065 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 122.755 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0.658 GBP1 GBP = 1.519 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1.380 AUD1 AUD = 0.725 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.335 CAD1 CAD = 0.749 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.018 CHF1 CHF = 0.982 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.384 CNY1 CNY = 0.157 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 16.521 MXN1 MXN = 0.061 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 8.724 SEK1 SEK = 0.115 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 130.690 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.701 GBP1 GBP = 1.427 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.468 AUD1 AUD = 0.681 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.419 CAD1 CAD = 0.705 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.084 CHF1 CHF = 0.923 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 6.795 CNY1 CNY = 0.147 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 17.595 MXN1 MXN = 0.057 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9.283 SEK1 SEK = 0.108 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.005 GBP1 GBP = 185.185 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.011 AUD1 AUD = 89.286 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.011 CAD1 CAD = 91.743 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.008 CHF1 CHF = 120.482 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0.052 CNY1 CNY = 19.231 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0.135 MXN1 MXN = 7.424 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0.071 SEK1 SEK = 14.164 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.094 AUD1 AUD = 0.478 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.025 CAD1 CAD = 0.494 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.547 CHF1 CHF = 0.647 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9.696 CNY1 CNY = 0.103 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 25.131 MXN1 MXN = 0.040 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 13.245 SEK1 SEK = 0.076 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.966 CAD1 CAD = 1.036 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.737 CHF1 CHF = 1.356 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.624 CNY1 CNY = 0.216 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 11.986 MXN1 MXN = 0.083 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 6.313 SEK1 SEK = 0.158 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.763 CHF1 CHF = 1.311 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 4.785 CNY1 CNY = 0.209 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 12.401 MXN1 MXN = 0.081 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6.532 SEK1 SEK = 0.153 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.266 CNY1 CNY = 0.160 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 16.242 MXN1 MXN = 0.062 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 8.563 SEK1 SEK = 0.117 CHF
Chinese YuanSwidish Krona1 CNY = 1.362 SEK1 SEK = 0.734 CNY

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