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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 30.26 30.99 30.21 30.66 211M
Pfizer PFE 32.58 32.59 32.08 32.18 64.6M
Intel INTC 34.48 35.29 34.48 34.66 41.1M
Microsoft MSFT 54.25 54.30 53.27 54.19 37.1M
Apple AAPL 119.20 119.92 118.85 119.30 34.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 27.59 27.78 27.46 27.57 26.5M
Facebook FB 106.84 107.87 106.62 107.32 22.1M
AT&T Inc. T 33.74 33.78 33.55 33.66 20.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 13.84 14.09 13.81 14.06 20.1M
Coca-Cola KO 43.31 43.58 42.40 42.43 19.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 56.26 56.26 55.72 55.82 16.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 60.98 61.47 60.02 60.07 12.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 45.96 45.99 45.32 45.39 12.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 39.25 39.58 39.20 39.34 12M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 67.99 68.11 67.38 67.54 11.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 119.11 120.25 118.90 120.07 10.8M
General Motors GM 36.31 36.43 36.01 36.34 10.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 80.57 80.95 79.65 79.79 10.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 76.55 76.86 75.68 75.82 9.53M
Comcast CMCSA 63.12 63.21 62.51 62.90 9.2M
Merck MRK 54.61 54.86 54.00 54.10 8.93M
Chevron CVX 90.64 91.31 88.81 89.01 8.56M
Schlumberger SLB 77.92 78.13 76.23 77.15 8.48M
Home Depot HD 127.36 130.21 127.09 130.21 8.19M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 102.49 102.80 102.20 102.48 7.67M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 46.03 46.38 45.84 46.01 7.14M
Gilead Sciences GILD 107.34 107.97 106.42 106.54 7.11M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 110.89 114.44 110.60 112.97 7.06M
Visa V 80.59 81.00 79.98 80.19 6.76M
McDonald's MCD 113.36 114.17 113.19 113.91 6.66M
Altria MO 57.55 58.38 57.08 57.13 6.33M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 67.37 69.00 67.16 67.82 6.05M
ConocoPhillips COP 53.62 54.05 52.64 52.93 5.73M
International Business Machines IBM 137.37 138.92 137.25 138.50 5.18M
United Technologies UTX 98.64 99.55 98.14 98.22 4.9M
Pepsico PEP 101.52 102.15 100.00 100.10 4.8M
Union Pacific UNP 87.52 88.05 86.50 86.74 4.4M
Amazon AMZN 667.94 668.87 657.57 668.45 3.9M
Boeing BA 149.84 150.59 149.12 149.40 3.21M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 137.34 137.42 135.96 136.63 2.92M
Alphabet GOOGL 769.30 779.32 764.10 777.00 2.77M
Amgen AMGN 160.74 161.34 159.55 159.91 2.73M
3M MMM 158.68 159.84 158.34 158.95 1.89M
Exchange Rates of November 20, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.939 EUR 1 EUR = 1.065 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 122.755 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.658 GBP 1 GBP = 1.519 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.380 AUD 1 AUD = 0.725 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.335 CAD 1 CAD = 0.749 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.018 CHF 1 CHF = 0.982 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.384 CNY 1 CNY = 0.157 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 16.521 MXN 1 MXN = 0.061 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.724 SEK 1 SEK = 0.115 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 130.690 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.701 GBP 1 GBP = 1.427 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.468 AUD 1 AUD = 0.681 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.419 CAD 1 CAD = 0.705 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.084 CHF 1 CHF = 0.923 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 6.795 CNY 1 CNY = 0.147 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 17.595 MXN 1 MXN = 0.057 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.283 SEK 1 SEK = 0.108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.005 GBP 1 GBP = 185.185 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.011 AUD 1 AUD = 89.286 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.011 CAD 1 CAD = 91.743 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.008 CHF 1 CHF = 120.482 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.052 CNY 1 CNY = 19.231 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.135 MXN 1 MXN = 7.424 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.071 SEK 1 SEK = 14.164 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.094 AUD 1 AUD = 0.478 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.025 CAD 1 CAD = 0.494 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.547 CHF 1 CHF = 0.647 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.696 CNY 1 CNY = 0.103 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 25.131 MXN 1 MXN = 0.040 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 13.245 SEK 1 SEK = 0.076 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.966 CAD 1 CAD = 1.036 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.737 CHF 1 CHF = 1.356 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.624 CNY 1 CNY = 0.216 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 11.986 MXN 1 MXN = 0.083 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.313 SEK 1 SEK = 0.158 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.763 CHF 1 CHF = 1.311 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 4.785 CNY 1 CNY = 0.209 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 12.401 MXN 1 MXN = 0.081 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.532 SEK 1 SEK = 0.153 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.266 CNY 1 CNY = 0.160 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 16.242 MXN 1 MXN = 0.062 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.563 SEK 1 SEK = 0.117 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1.362 SEK 1 SEK = 0.734 CNY

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