Financial news on May 22, 2014
Business and Financial news
Kit Eaton App Smart column compares mobile applications that aid gardeners; notes that humor and wide appeal of mobile game Thomas Was Alone have made it a huge success. Read more..
You're the Boss blog; Aileron, nonproft that initially sought to help businesses in Dayton, Ohio, has been attracting business owners from around the country and the world with its two-day seminars; company founder Clay Mathile started company to help other business owners avoid ten-year learning curve he experienced when he took over Iams pet food company. Read more..
China has an insatiable appetite for energy and it has made deals with nations like Russia, Iraq, Nigeria, Ecuador and Venezuela to keep its people warm and the lights on. Read more..
EBay says hackers have infiltrated the online marketplace, gaining access to personal data of 145 million customers; it is the latest prominent breach of a company's computer network. Read more..
Works of audio art played in BMWs, Jaguar-inspired art and an interactive Bentley display were among the attractions at this year’s fair. Read more..
Farhad Manjoo State of the Art column examines Instacart, two-year-old grocery delivery start-up that matches independent contractors good at grocery shopping with customers too busy to shop for themselves; notes service differs from other grocery delivery services in a way that could redefine the future of labor; says company's success suggests that technology might create new labor opportunities for people who have not acquired formal credentials or skills. Read more..
Personal Tech Q&A column on censoring files scanned to PDF; eliminating duplicate songs in an iTunes library; Tip of the Week on new Twitter feature for muting some of the people one follows. Read more..
Bill protecting companies against so-called patent trolls is removed from Senate Judiciary Committee's agenda, rendering a yearlong effort to pass bill all but dead. Read more..
The governor of the Bank of Japan reiterated his optimism that the country is on course to meet the bank’s 2 percent inflation target. Read more..
Target reports that its profit fell 16 percent in the first quarter of fiscal year from same period in 2013, to $418 million; sales increased 2.1 percent; adjusted earnings per share were 70 cents, below analyst expectations and down from 82 cents in 2013; retailer lowers its profit outlook for the full year. Read more..
Values are reported in US Dollars
|Wells Fargo & Co.||WFC||49.68||50.04||49.60||49.99||12.2M|
|Procter & Gamble||PG||80.37||80.67||80.05||80.65||5.56M|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||100.58||101.01||100.08||100.96||5.12M|
|Walt Disney & Co.||DIS||82.19||82.79||82.04||82.35||4.65M|
|International Business Machines||IBM||186.45||186.45||185.03||185.68||2.22M|
Exchange Rates of May 22, 2014
|US Dollar||Japanese Yen||1 USD = 101.750 JPY||1 JPY = 0.010 USD|
|US Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 USD = 1.089 CAD||1 CAD = 0.918 USD|
|US Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 USD = 0.894 CHF||1 CHF = 1.119 USD|
|US Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 USD = 6.235 CNY||1 CNY = 0.160 USD|
|Euro||Japanese Yen||1 EUR = 138.940 JPY||1 JPY = 0.007 EUR|
|Euro||Pound Sterling||1 EUR = 0.810 GBP||1 GBP = 1.235 EUR|
|Euro||Australian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.480 AUD||1 AUD = 0.676 EUR|
|Euro||Canadian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.487 CAD||1 CAD = 0.672 EUR|
|Euro||Swiss Franc||1 EUR = 1.221 CHF||1 CHF = 0.819 EUR|
|Euro||Chinese Yuan||1 EUR = 8.514 CNY||1 CNY = 0.117 EUR|
|Japanese Yen||Pound Sterling||1 JPY = 0.582 GBP||1 GBP = 1.717 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Australian Dollar||1 JPY = 1.065 AUD||1 AUD = 0.939 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Canadian Dollar||1 JPY = 1.070 CAD||1 CAD = 0.934 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Swiss Franc||1 JPY = 0.879 CHF||1 CHF = 1.138 JPY|
|Pound Sterling||Australian Dollar||1 GBP = 1.829 AUD||1 AUD = 0.547 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Canadian Dollar||1 GBP = 1.837 CAD||1 CAD = 0.544 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Swiss Franc||1 GBP = 1.508 CHF||1 CHF = 0.663 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Chinese Yuan||1 GBP = 10.517 CNY||1 CNY = 0.095 GBP|
|Australian Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 AUD = 1.005 CAD||1 CAD = 0.995 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 AUD = 0.825 CHF||1 CHF = 1.213 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 AUD = 5.755 CNY||1 CNY = 0.174 AUD|
|Canadian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 CAD = 0.821 CHF||1 CHF = 1.218 CAD|
|Canadian Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 CAD = 5.724 CNY||1 CNY = 0.175 CAD|
|Swiss Franc||Chinese Yuan||1 CHF = 6.972 CNY||1 CNY = 0.143 CHF|