Financial news on April 21, 2016

Business and Financial news
Bank Overdraft Fees Hit Younger Adults Hardest, Pew Says

Pew Charitable Trusts said younger consumers are more likely to use debit cards, and debits make up the majority of transactions resulting in fees. Read more..

By ANN CARRNS - The New York Times

Barclays Names Permanent C.E.O. for Barclaycard Business

Amer Sajed joined the British bank from Citigroup in 2006, and he has served as interim chief executive of the credit card business since May 2015. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

Chinese Consortium Reaches Deal to Buy Lexmark

Printing and software company Lexmark agrees to be sold to consortium led by Apex Technology of China and PAG Asia Capital for $3.6 billion. Read more..

By AMIE TSANG - The New York Times

Credit Suisse Hires Former Deutsche Bank Executive

Henrik Aslaksen, the former global head of mergers and acquisitions at Deutsche Bank, will join the Swiss bank as head of strategic client coverage. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

Have Some Fun

Friday fun with Robyn Weintraub. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Volkswagen Deal on Emissions Cheating in U.S. Is Expected

Volkswagen nears completion of agreement to resolve claims in United States over its emissions cheating scandal; fines and compensation to vehicle owners could total billions of dollars. Read more..

By JACK EWING - The New York Times

‘Whole Foods Effect’: When Small Food Makers Get the Call to Go Big

Entrepreneurs face challenge and opportunity as retailers use start-ups and small businesses to satisfy consumer demand for locally grown food; 25 percent of food shoppers buy local produce, up from 13 percent in 2007; firms like California's Cowgirl Creamery, which supplies cheese to Whole Foods, sometimes have trouble meeting demand. Read more..

By AMY HAIMERL - The New York Times

Yahoo’s First Quarter Adds Urgency to Sale Option

Marissa Mayer needs to offload Yahoo’s core business before bidders like Verizon lose interest Read more..

By JENNIFER SABA - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 31.12 31.28 30.85 30.98 39.6M
Microsoft MSFT 55.80 56.23 55.42 55.78 38.9M
Coca-Cola KO 44.26 44.28 42.87 43.66 37.2M
Pfizer PFE 33.06 33.48 33.04 33.24 34.2M
AT&T Inc. T 38.53 38.58 37.85 37.86 32.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 50.56 50.68 49.47 50.03 32.2M
Apple AAPL 106.93 106.93 105.52 105.97 31.6M
Intel INTC 31.94 32.06 31.81 31.97 28.4M
General Motors GM 33.18 33.41 32.47 32.66 22.8M
Facebook FB 112.55 114.04 112.31 113.44 20.9M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 50.55 50.78 49.93 50.05 20.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 28.42 28.51 28.16 28.24 17.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 64.26 64.66 63.34 63.60 15.4M
Comcast CMCSA 61.25 61.36 60.38 60.94 14.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 86.59 87.84 86.57 86.79 12.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 41.03 41.30 40.88 40.99 12M
HP Inc. HPQ 12.78 12.84 12.58 12.59 11M
Merck MRK 56.34 57.03 56.31 56.60 10.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 46.99 47.32 46.12 46.23 10M
Union Pacific UNP 86.60 88.65 85.20 87.32 9.85M
Visa V 81.50 81.67 80.68 80.79 9.53M
Gilead Sciences GILD 99.90 101.84 99.90 101.74 9.04M
Procter & Gamble PG 81.04 81.31 80.55 80.80 8.8M
Schlumberger SLB 80.88 81.96 80.16 80.27 8.29M
Chevron CVX 101.64 102.80 101.11 101.40 8.28M
McDonald's MCD 128.55 128.75 125.60 125.79 7.94M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 113.31 113.73 112.77 113.57 7.88M
Pepsico PEP 102.34 102.34 100.42 100.99 7.15M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 103.36 104.12 102.65 102.91 6.82M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 69.47 69.68 68.24 68.47 6.62M
Altria MO 61.35 61.42 60.09 60.18 6.61M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 43.78 44.32 43.59 43.88 6.17M
International Business Machines IBM 146.58 150.12 146.46 149.30 6.02M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 69.02 70.24 68.88 70.16 5.42M
Boeing BA 130.98 132.64 130.30 130.74 4.8M
Alphabet GOOGL 777.31 781.68 771.55 780.00 3.88M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 133.56 134.00 132.43 132.96 3.79M
Home Depot HD 135.23 135.49 134.39 134.60 3.54M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 146.09 146.42 144.67 144.86 2.88M
United Technologies UTX 105.56 105.96 105.25 105.43 2.63M
Amazon AMZN 631.00 637.82 628.50 631.00 2.6M
Amgen AMGN 162.44 164.54 162.03 164.35 2.35M
3M MMM 168.97 169.70 168.41 168.66 1.63M
Exchange Rates of April 21, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.886 EUR 1 EUR = 1.129 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 109.415 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.698 GBP 1 GBP = 1.432 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.292 AUD 1 AUD = 0.774 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.272 CAD 1 CAD = 0.786 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.975 CHF 1 CHF = 1.026 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.474 CNY 1 CNY = 0.154 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 17.462 MXN 1 MXN = 0.057 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.141 SEK 1 SEK = 0.123 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 123.510 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.788 GBP 1 GBP = 1.269 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.458 AUD 1 AUD = 0.686 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.436 CAD 1 CAD = 0.696 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.100 CHF 1 CHF = 0.909 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.307 CNY 1 CNY = 0.137 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 19.711 MXN 1 MXN = 0.051 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.190 SEK 1 SEK = 0.109 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.006 GBP 1 GBP = 156.250 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 AUD 1 AUD = 84.746 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 CAD 1 CAD = 86.207 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.009 CHF 1 CHF = 112.360 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.059 CNY 1 CNY = 16.920 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.160 MXN 1 MXN = 6.270 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.074 SEK 1 SEK = 13.459 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.849 AUD 1 AUD = 0.541 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.822 CAD 1 CAD = 0.549 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.396 CHF 1 CHF = 0.717 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.270 CNY 1 CNY = 0.108 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 24.994 MXN 1 MXN = 0.040 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 11.655 SEK 1 SEK = 0.086 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.985 CAD 1 CAD = 1.015 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.755 CHF 1 CHF = 1.325 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.010 CNY 1 CNY = 0.200 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 13.517 MXN 1 MXN = 0.074 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.301 SEK 1 SEK = 0.159 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.766 CHF 1 CHF = 1.305 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.087 CNY 1 CNY = 0.197 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 13.722 MXN 1 MXN = 0.073 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.395 SEK 1 SEK = 0.156 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.640 CNY 1 CNY = 0.151 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 17.913 MXN 1 MXN = 0.056 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.351 SEK 1 SEK = 0.120 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1.254 SEK 1 SEK = 0.798 CNY

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