Financial news on August 21, 2015

Business and Financial news
Daily Report: The Stock Market Carnage Cometh for Tech

As stocks slumped on Thursday, some technology companies took particularly bad hits, both during regular trading hours and even afterward. Read more..

By PUI-WING TAM - The New York Times

Flipping on the Couch

The return of Barry C. Silk. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Nelson Peltz Picks Up Seats on Sysco’s Board Days After Buying a Stake

Activist investor Nelson Peltz gains seats on board of Sysco, just days after disclosing he owns 7.1 percent stake in food service company. Read more..

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

Recalls of Organic Food on the Rise, Report Says

Stericycle, company that handles recalls for businesses, reports data analysis showing that bacterial contamination, like salmonella, has caused sharp jump in number of recalls of organic food products across United States. Read more..

By STEPHANIE STROM - The New York Times

Stocks Plunge Sharply for a Second Day on Wall Street

The downturn threatens to end one of the longest bull runs in the history of the United States stock market. Read more..

By PETER EAVIS - The New York Times

The Companies That May Be the Next 50 Start-Up Unicorns

Which start-ups may be next to ascend to the $1 billion valuation club? Stay tuned for a list of 50, as compiled through an analysis from the research firm CB Insights. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Universal Conquers the Box Office, Without a Superhero

James B Stewart Common Sense column observes that Universal movie studio has made it to top of box-office charts in 2015 without a single superhero franchise film; says that Universal's success could encourage other studios to take more creative risks. Read more..

By JAMES B. STEWART - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
AppleAAPL110.43111.90105.65105.76128M
MicrosoftMSFT45.3045.4843.0743.0770.1M
General ElectricGE24.9025.1324.5624.5965.1M
FacebookFB87.5289.1885.6186.0662.8M
IntelINTC27.3327.6326.5626.5652.3M
Cisco SystemsCSCO26.8827.3426.4726.4748.5M
AT&T Inc.T33.7033.9533.3833.3841.6M
HP Inc.HPQ26.9529.4326.9427.4737.4M
PfizerPFE34.2434.5733.5433.5433.5M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC55.3355.7853.9653.9731.8M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS97.50100.6396.6198.8430.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM65.0965.4463.5763.6028.2M
Coca-ColaKO40.1640.4739.5139.5328M
General MotorsGM30.4630.5329.5729.6027.5M
ExxonMobilXOM74.1074.8972.0772.1325.5M
ComcastCMCSA57.8358.0856.6056.7823.6M
Gilead SciencesGILD110.54111.22105.33105.3322.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ46.4546.8546.1046.1021.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL38.3238.7737.5537.5519.4M
ChevronCVX78.8779.5975.7175.7618.4M
MerckMRK56.5957.6355.7655.7717.6M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ97.2298.5295.5195.5616.1M
Procter & GamblePG73.5573.9071.8371.8415.8M
VisaV72.5073.6270.9671.1915.8M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT67.9168.3166.5466.5415.7M
ConocoPhillipsCOP46.6647.3845.3845.3913.9M
SchlumbergerSLB78.8079.9077.5077.5011.1M
McDonald'sMCD99.3899.3997.1397.1311M
AltriaMO54.2254.9953.9053.9410.6M
Home DepotHD119.54120.36116.15116.1610.2M
Union PacificUNP88.3688.8986.4186.459.59M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT48.0348.4347.1347.139.3M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B137.23138.00134.16134.229.12M
BoeingBA134.88135.09131.46131.717.93M
United TechnologiesUTX94.9695.2292.9293.017.62M
PepsicoPEP97.2097.6496.1096.257.51M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY62.2662.8361.0161.077.51M
International Business MachinesIBM151.50153.19148.70148.857.36M
AmazonAMZN507.36512.33494.47494.476.71M
AmgenAMGN158.97163.92155.19155.196.21M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH118.25118.80116.01116.285.63M
3MMMM143.52145.32141.92142.095.44M
AlphabetGOOGL671.04672.89643.10644.034.59M
Exchange Rates of August 21, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarEuro1 USD = 0.878 EUR1 EUR = 1.139 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 122.002 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0.637 GBP1 GBP = 1.570 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1.363 AUD1 AUD = 0.734 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.319 CAD1 CAD = 0.758 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0.946 CHF1 CHF = 1.057 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.389 CNY1 CNY = 0.157 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 16.980 MXN1 MXN = 0.059 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 8.367 SEK1 SEK = 0.120 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 138.845 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.725 GBP1 GBP = 1.379 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.549 AUD1 AUD = 0.646 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.499 CAD1 CAD = 0.667 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.077 CHF1 CHF = 0.928 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7.278 CNY1 CNY = 0.137 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 19.252 MXN1 MXN = 0.052 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9.520 SEK1 SEK = 0.105 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.005 GBP1 GBP = 192.308 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.011 AUD1 AUD = 89.286 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.011 CAD1 CAD = 92.593 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.008 CHF1 CHF = 129.870 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0.052 CNY1 CNY = 19.120 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0.140 MXN1 MXN = 7.168 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0.068 SEK1 SEK = 14.706 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.141 AUD1 AUD = 0.467 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.068 CAD1 CAD = 0.484 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.485 CHF1 CHF = 0.673 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.023 CNY1 CNY = 0.100 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 26.711 MXN1 MXN = 0.037 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 13.116 SEK1 SEK = 0.076 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.966 CAD1 CAD = 1.035 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.693 CHF1 CHF = 1.442 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.681 CNY1 CNY = 0.214 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 12.465 MXN1 MXN = 0.080 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 6.123 SEK1 SEK = 0.163 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.717 CHF1 CHF = 1.395 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 4.847 CNY1 CNY = 0.206 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 12.889 MXN1 MXN = 0.078 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6.339 SEK1 SEK = 0.158 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.748 CNY1 CNY = 0.148 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 17.984 MXN1 MXN = 0.056 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 8.834 SEK1 SEK = 0.113 CHF
Chinese YuanSwidish Krona1 CNY = 1.309 SEK1 SEK = 0.764 CNY

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