Financial news on February 22, 2016

Business and Financial news
Adam Kucharski: The Perfect Bet

Such beautiful flowers! Can you guess which is the most beautiful? Read more..

By GARY ANTONICK - The New York Times

Allergan Earnings, the Mobile World Congress and Durable Goods Data

This week Allergan will report earnings, telecommunications insiders will gather for a conference in Barcelona and the Commerce Department will release durable goods figures. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

A New Breed of Trader on Wall Street: Coders With a Ph.D.

In the world of exchange-traded funds, a $2.8 trillion industry, Jane Street takes the marriage of high tech and high intellect to a new level. Read more..

By LANDON THOMAS Jr - The New York Times

Apple Still Holds the Keys to Its Cloud Service, but Reluctantly

Apple, although it is resisting court order to to help FBI break into iPhone used by San Bernardino gunman, has repeatedly cooperated with court orders to online services like its iCloud. Read more..

By MIKE ISAAC - The New York Times

A Rising Call to Promote STEM Education and Cut Liberal Arts Funding

At least 15 states offer public education funding incentives for certain high-demand degrees — and humanities majors are not among them. Read more..

By PATRICIA COHEN - The New York Times

Clearing Clutter From the YouTube Video Screen

If you find the annotations that pop up on top of certain YouTube videos annoying, turn them off in your YouTube account settings. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Explaining E.T.F.s and How They Gained Their Allure

With stocklike trading, instant visibility and low fees, exchange-traded funds have experienced explosive growth in the last 10 years. Read more..

By LANDON THOMAS Jr - The New York Times

Facebook Open Sources Wireless Gear

Facebook will unveil Telecom Infra Project at Mobile World Congress; organization, established with several telecommunications service providers and gear makers, will collaborate on creating new technologies, especially those pertaining to high-speed wireless data. Read more..

By QUENTIN HARDY - The New York Times

Wellness App Aims to Improve Workplace Nutrition

Start-up Zipongo, with its wellness app and website, helps employees with healthy choices on company cafeteria menus, as well as offering recipes, shopping lists and discounts on groceries; 125 companies are offering Zipongo's tools. Read more..

By STEPHANIE STROM - The New York Times

Writer Apologizes for SB Nation Article on Convicted Rapist

Jeff Arnold drew outrage after writing a piece many saw as sympathetic to Daniel Holtzclaw, who was convicted of sexually assaulting women while on duty as a police officer. Read more..

By DANIEL VICTOR - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
PfizerPFE29.7530.0729.6530.0539.3M
General ElectricGE29.2529.4929.2029.4138.5M
FacebookFB105.49108.25105.34107.1635.7M
AppleAAPL96.3196.9095.9296.8834.3M
MicrosoftMSFT52.2853.0052.2852.6525M
Cisco SystemsCSCO26.8726.9126.4226.6324.6M
IntelINTC29.1129.5429.0029.3523.9M
United TechnologiesUTX89.1994.9188.8792.3721.8M
AT&T Inc.T36.7436.8636.5536.8621.4M
Coca-ColaKO43.7644.1643.6343.9420.7M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC48.8349.3448.8349.1917.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM58.5158.8858.4258.5714.9M
ExxonMobilXOM83.2183.4482.2082.3914.6M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ51.0251.1550.7751.0712.5M
General MotorsGM29.1829.6429.0329.6312.2M
ConocoPhillipsCOP33.6934.7033.5134.4511.5M
HP Inc.HPQ10.4410.7510.4210.6810.9M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT64.9666.1464.9665.6310.6M
ChevronCVX87.8789.8487.5088.8210.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL37.1137.4936.9037.1110.1M
Gilead SciencesGILD88.3589.5088.0589.109.75M
ComcastCMCSA58.2358.8757.9058.159.28M
Home DepotHD123.00124.47122.13122.857.79M
MerckMRK50.2850.7850.1350.777.77M
SchlumbergerSLB73.8274.6373.5874.377.65M
VisaV72.3073.1972.1073.067.48M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS96.2397.0095.8696.376.98M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ104.44104.75104.05104.756.95M
Procter & GamblePG82.0782.6781.7182.136.92M
McDonald'sMCD117.33118.16116.87117.676.22M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY63.9064.4263.3363.705.82M
AmazonAMZN542.20560.65541.08559.505.57M
Union PacificUNP81.7882.2680.7081.615.45M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH119.12122.14118.96121.275.05M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT39.0039.2538.7439.164.95M
BoeingBA116.55118.97116.03117.394.93M
PepsicoPEP99.98100.5699.5899.874.73M
AmgenAMGN148.72149.77146.94148.564.6M
AltriaMO61.0261.3660.7161.214.59M
International Business MachinesIBM133.84134.31132.41133.774.46M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B132.19132.87131.33131.993.72M
3MMMM157.50158.48157.11157.702.21M
AlphabetGOOGL729.51734.85723.45729.051.88M
Exchange Rates of February 22, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarEuro1 USD = 0.907 EUR1 EUR = 1.103 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 112.916 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0.707 GBP1 GBP = 1.415 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1.383 AUD1 AUD = 0.723 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.371 CAD1 CAD = 0.729 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.000 CHF1 CHF = 1.000 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.521 CNY1 CNY = 0.153 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 18.088 MXN1 MXN = 0.055 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 8.496 SEK1 SEK = 0.118 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 124.520 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.779 GBP1 GBP = 1.283 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.526 AUD1 AUD = 0.655 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.512 CAD1 CAD = 0.661 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.103 CHF1 CHF = 0.907 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7.189 CNY1 CNY = 0.139 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 19.944 MXN1 MXN = 0.050 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9.367 SEK1 SEK = 0.107 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.006 GBP1 GBP = 158.730 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.012 AUD1 AUD = 81.301 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.012 CAD1 CAD = 82.645 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.009 CHF1 CHF = 112.360 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0.058 CNY1 CNY = 17.331 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0.160 MXN1 MXN = 6.242 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0.075 SEK1 SEK = 13.298 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.958 AUD1 AUD = 0.511 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.940 CAD1 CAD = 0.516 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.415 CHF1 CHF = 0.707 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9.227 CNY1 CNY = 0.108 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 25.578 MXN1 MXN = 0.039 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 12.022 SEK1 SEK = 0.083 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.991 CAD1 CAD = 1.009 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.723 CHF1 CHF = 1.384 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.711 CNY1 CNY = 0.212 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 13.073 MXN1 MXN = 0.076 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 6.139 SEK1 SEK = 0.163 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.729 CHF1 CHF = 1.372 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 4.754 CNY1 CNY = 0.210 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 13.196 MXN1 MXN = 0.076 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6.194 SEK1 SEK = 0.161 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.521 CNY1 CNY = 0.153 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 18.098 MXN1 MXN = 0.055 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 8.490 SEK1 SEK = 0.118 CHF
Chinese YuanSwidish Krona1 CNY = 1.301 SEK1 SEK = 0.769 CNY

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