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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Pfizer PFE 29.75 30.07 29.65 30.05 39.3M
General Electric GE 29.25 29.49 29.20 29.41 38.5M
Facebook FB 105.49 108.25 105.34 107.16 35.7M
Apple AAPL 96.31 96.90 95.92 96.88 34.3M
Microsoft MSFT 52.28 53.00 52.28 52.65 25M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26.87 26.91 26.42 26.63 24.6M
Intel INTC 29.11 29.54 29.00 29.35 23.9M
United Technologies UTX 89.19 94.91 88.87 92.37 21.8M
AT&T Inc. T 36.74 36.86 36.55 36.86 21.4M
Coca-Cola KO 43.76 44.16 43.63 43.94 20.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 48.83 49.34 48.83 49.19 17.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 58.51 58.88 58.42 58.57 14.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 83.21 83.44 82.20 82.39 14.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 51.02 51.15 50.77 51.07 12.5M
General Motors GM 29.18 29.64 29.03 29.63 12.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 33.69 34.70 33.51 34.45 11.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 10.44 10.75 10.42 10.68 10.9M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 64.96 66.14 64.96 65.63 10.6M
Chevron CVX 87.87 89.84 87.50 88.82 10.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 37.11 37.49 36.90 37.11 10.1M
Gilead Sciences GILD 88.35 89.50 88.05 89.10 9.75M
Comcast CMCSA 58.23 58.87 57.90 58.15 9.28M
Home Depot HD 123.00 124.47 122.13 122.85 7.79M
Merck MRK 50.28 50.78 50.13 50.77 7.77M
Schlumberger SLB 73.82 74.63 73.58 74.37 7.65M
Visa V 72.30 73.19 72.10 73.06 7.48M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 96.23 97.00 95.86 96.37 6.98M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 104.44 104.75 104.05 104.75 6.95M
Procter & Gamble PG 82.07 82.67 81.71 82.13 6.92M
McDonald's MCD 117.33 118.16 116.87 117.67 6.22M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 63.90 64.42 63.33 63.70 5.82M
Amazon AMZN 542.20 560.65 541.08 559.50 5.57M
Union Pacific UNP 81.78 82.26 80.70 81.61 5.45M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 119.12 122.14 118.96 121.27 5.05M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 39.00 39.25 38.74 39.16 4.95M
Boeing BA 116.55 118.97 116.03 117.39 4.93M
Pepsico PEP 99.98 100.56 99.58 99.87 4.73M
Amgen AMGN 148.72 149.77 146.94 148.56 4.6M
Altria MO 61.02 61.36 60.71 61.21 4.59M
International Business Machines IBM 133.84 134.31 132.41 133.77 4.46M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 132.19 132.87 131.33 131.99 3.72M
3M MMM 157.50 158.48 157.11 157.70 2.21M
Alphabet GOOGL 729.51 734.85 723.45 729.05 1.88M
Exchange Rates of February 22, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.907 EUR 1 EUR = 1.103 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 112.916 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.707 GBP 1 GBP = 1.415 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.383 AUD 1 AUD = 0.723 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.371 CAD 1 CAD = 0.729 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.000 CHF 1 CHF = 1.000 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.521 CNY 1 CNY = 0.153 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 18.088 MXN 1 MXN = 0.055 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.496 SEK 1 SEK = 0.118 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 124.520 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.779 GBP 1 GBP = 1.283 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.526 AUD 1 AUD = 0.655 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.512 CAD 1 CAD = 0.661 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.103 CHF 1 CHF = 0.907 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.189 CNY 1 CNY = 0.139 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 19.944 MXN 1 MXN = 0.050 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.367 SEK 1 SEK = 0.107 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.006 GBP 1 GBP = 158.730 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 AUD 1 AUD = 81.301 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 CAD 1 CAD = 82.645 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.009 CHF 1 CHF = 112.360 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.058 CNY 1 CNY = 17.331 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.160 MXN 1 MXN = 6.242 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.075 SEK 1 SEK = 13.298 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.958 AUD 1 AUD = 0.511 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.940 CAD 1 CAD = 0.516 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.415 CHF 1 CHF = 0.707 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.227 CNY 1 CNY = 0.108 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 25.578 MXN 1 MXN = 0.039 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 12.022 SEK 1 SEK = 0.083 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.991 CAD 1 CAD = 1.009 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.723 CHF 1 CHF = 1.384 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.711 CNY 1 CNY = 0.212 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 13.073 MXN 1 MXN = 0.076 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.139 SEK 1 SEK = 0.163 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.729 CHF 1 CHF = 1.372 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 4.754 CNY 1 CNY = 0.210 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 13.196 MXN 1 MXN = 0.076 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.194 SEK 1 SEK = 0.161 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.521 CNY 1 CNY = 0.153 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 18.098 MXN 1 MXN = 0.055 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.490 SEK 1 SEK = 0.118 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1.301 SEK 1 SEK = 0.769 CNY

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