Financial news on December 21, 2016

Business and Financial news
China’s New Ride-Hailing Rules Focus on Where Drivers Call Home

Beijing and Shanghai banned Uber-like services from hiring out-of-town drivers, as even technology-driven firms rely on cheap labor from the countryside. Read more..

By CAO LI - The New York Times

Daily Report: Using Fake Users and Sites to Steal Real Money

Enterprising thieves based in Russia set up a fake online news world to trick advertisers out of as much as $5 million a day, a security company said. Read more..

By JIM KERSTETTER - The New York Times

Esports Sees Profit in Attracting Female Gamers

An industry with a reputation for misogyny sees growth opportunities in making video game competitions more appealing to women. Read more..

By GREGORY SCHMIDT - The New York Times

From Yamaclaus to Menorah Bong: Hanukkah Goods That Can Hold a Candle

Niche product makers are finding rising demand for clever Jewish holiday trinkets, decorations and party favors. Read more..

By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN - The New York Times

Hyundai’s U.S. Chief Is Out, as Automaker Seeks to Rekindle Growth

David Zuchowski had led the American unit of the South Korean company for nearly three years, as the U.S. market shifted away from Hyundai’s strengths. Read more..

By NEAL E. BOUDETTE - The New York Times

Nielsen Acquires Gracenote, Highlighting the Value of Data

Nielsen is paying $560 million for Gracenote, a leading supplier of information about online entertainment media content, which can help it track consumers. Read more..

By BEN SISARIO - The New York Times

Should Medicare Allow Outpatient Knee Replacement? Doctors Are Deeply Split

As the agency considers paying for outpatient procedures, some predict better care and savings while others see a potential for post-operation complications. Read more..

By CHRISTINA JEWETT - The New York Times

Spanish Banks Ordered to Repay Customers Over Unfair Mortgages

The ruling centered on the use of a clause in mortgage contracts that meant banks did not have to pass on the full savings from falling interest rates. Read more..

By RAPHAEL MINDER - The New York Times

Viacom Executive Who Oversaw Comedy Central Is Leaving

Doug Herzog helped start “South Park” and “The Daily Show” and oversaw MTV, but profits of the company‘s TV networks have declined. Read more..

By EMILY STEEL - The New York Times

Ways to Tap Into the Force, and Beam Up Your Inner Trekkie

For fans of “Star Wars,” “Star Trek” and science fiction, in a galaxy right here today, there is a lot of content designed for the supercomputer smartphone in your pocket. Read more..

By KIT EATON - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 32,20 32,24 32,05 32,13 28M
Apple AAPL 116,80 117,40 116,78 117,06 23.8M
Pfizer PFE 32,73 32,93 32,33 32,40 18.7M
Microsoft MSFT 63,43 63,70 63,12 63,54 17.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 30,69 30,69 30,41 30,42 14.5M
Intel INTC 37,25 37,35 36,91 36,98 14.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 56,09 56,09 55,64 55,71 14.1M
AT&T Inc. T 42,42 42,57 42,33 42,36 13.8M
Merck MRK 60,59 60,81 59,34 59,43 12.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 39,06 39,06 38,61 38,83 12M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 86,43 86,81 86,03 86,75 11.4M
Facebook FB 118,92 119,20 118,48 119,04 10.8M
Coca-Cola KO 41,60 41,83 41,52 41,57 9.69M
Verizon Communications VZ 53,09 53,43 52,97 52,97 9.66M
Visa V 78,48 78,55 77,98 78,14 9.34M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 38,19 38,28 37,90 38,24 9.19M
HP Inc. HPQ 15,09 15,36 15,09 15,14 8.13M
ExxonMobil XOM 90,68 90,90 90,18 90,28 7.31M
Gilead Sciences GILD 74,03 74,83 73,56 73,96 7.02M
General Motors GM 36,50 36,69 36,36 36,42 6.67M
Procter & Gamble PG 84,19 84,73 84,12 84,28 6.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 116,20 116,20 114,74 115,31 5.91M
Comcast CMCSA 69,47 71,11 69,47 70,83 5.61M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 104,61 105,91 104,51 105,56 5.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 71,66 72,00 71,24 71,24 5.1M
Chevron CVX 118,34 119,00 117,86 117,91 5.02M
Schlumberger SLB 85,57 86,26 85,06 86,16 4.83M
Altria MO 67,47 67,89 67,24 67,27 4.64M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 59,23 59,58 58,68 58,69 4.47M
ConocoPhillips COP 51,84 52,16 51,44 51,48 4.19M
International Business Machines IBM 166,25 167,94 165,25 167,33 3.58M
Pepsico PEP 104,82 105,69 104,69 104,70 3.25M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 161,42 162,29 159,62 161,33 2.77M
McDonald's MCD 123,15 123,76 123,10 123,18 2.76M
Home Depot HD 136,93 137,24 136,56 136,83 2.71M
Amgen AMGN 147,07 147,63 145,70 146,17 2.49M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 166,40 166,67 165,55 165,95 2.48M
Boeing BA 156,69 158,50 156,65 157,48 2.33M
Union Pacific UNP 104,70 105,55 104,05 104,65 2.21M
United Technologies UTX 110,94 111,13 110,47 110,49 2.08M
Amazon AMZN 770,00 771,22 765,70 770,60 2.04M
3M MMM 178,60 179,53 178,42 178,43 1.56M
Alphabet GOOGL 815,72 815,72 805,10 812,20 1.46M
Exchange Rates of December 21, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0,959 EUR 1 EUR = 1,043 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 117,472 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0,810 GBP 1 GBP = 1,235 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1,383 AUD 1 AUD = 0,723 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,344 CAD 1 CAD = 0,744 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,026 CHF 1 CHF = 0,975 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,939 CNY 1 CNY = 0,144 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 20,567 MXN 1 MXN = 0,049 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 9,221 SEK 1 SEK = 0,108 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 122,486 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,844 GBP 1 GBP = 1,185 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,442 AUD 1 AUD = 0,693 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,402 CAD 1 CAD = 0,714 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,070 CHF 1 CHF = 0,935 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7,237 CNY 1 CNY = 0,138 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 21,445 MXN 1 MXN = 0,047 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9,616 SEK 1 SEK = 0,104 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,007 GBP 1 GBP = 144,928 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,012 AUD 1 AUD = 84,746 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,011 CAD 1 CAD = 87,719 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,009 CHF 1 CHF = 114,943 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0,059 CNY 1 CNY = 16,920 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0,175 MXN 1 MXN = 5,714 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0,079 SEK 1 SEK = 12,739 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,709 AUD 1 AUD = 0,585 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,660 CAD 1 CAD = 0,602 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,268 CHF 1 CHF = 0,789 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 8,576 CNY 1 CNY = 0,117 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 25,402 MXN 1 MXN = 0,039 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 11,391 SEK 1 SEK = 0,088 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,971 CAD 1 CAD = 1,029 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,742 CHF 1 CHF = 1,348 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,020 CNY 1 CNY = 0,199 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 14,872 MXN 1 MXN = 0,067 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6,662 SEK 1 SEK = 0,150 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,763 CHF 1 CHF = 1,310 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5,171 CNY 1 CNY = 0,193 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 15,305 MXN 1 MXN = 0,065 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6,857 SEK 1 SEK = 0,146 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,764 CNY 1 CNY = 0,148 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 20,038 MXN 1 MXN = 0,050 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8,982 SEK 1 SEK = 0,111 CHF

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