Financial news on March 23, 2017

Business and Financial news
Amazon Takes a Gamble on Middle Eastern E-Commerce

The purchase price for Souq.com is pocket change for the online retailing giant, yet overseas buyers have found this market challenging. Read more..

By ROBERT CYRAN - The New York Times

AT&T and Johnson & Johnson Pull Ads From YouTube

The companies cited concerns that Google was not doing enough to prevent brands from appearing next to offensive material, like hate speech. Read more..

By SAPNA MAHESHWARI and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI - The New York Times

‘Budget for Everything’: Basing Life on What You Can Afford

Readers of a recent article responded with stories of their financial trade-offs to make their priorities affordable. Read more..

By MARIE TAE McDERMOTT - The New York Times

Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era

The Senate voted to overturn regulations that required telecom companies to ask permission before tracking users’ behavior, beginning a repeal of Obama-era regulations. Read more..

By CECILIA KANG - The New York Times

Eton Park to Shut Down as $3 Trillion Hedge Fund Industry Faces Turmoil

The firm, founded by a former Goldman Sachs partner, Eric Mindich, decided to close after a 10 percent decline in performance last year. Read more..

By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN - The New York Times

Morning Agenda: The Next Front in Cyberwarfare

The United States attorney’s office in Los Angeles is said to be examining the extent to which North Korea aided the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank. Read more..

By AMIE TSANG - The New York Times

North Korea Said to Be Target of Inquiry Over $81 Million Cyberheist

The U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles is said to be examining the extent to which the North Korea government aided the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank. Read more..

By MICHAEL CORKERY and MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN - The New York Times

Pages From Trump’s Tax Returns Raise a Decade’s Worth of Questions

Filings from 1995 and 2005, incomplete as they are, offer tantalizing clues about how the Trumps might have minimized their liability over several years. Read more..

By JAMES B. STEWART - The New York Times

Robert Iger, Disney’s C.E.O., Agrees to One-Year Extension

The extension, which will keep Mr. Iger at Disney until 2019, reflected the difficulty the company has had identifying a successor. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Sorting Messages on Gmail

Google offers a few tools to organize your mail as it arrives in your in box so you can find the most important messages more easily. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE29,5029,7329,3829,6224.7M
IntelINTC35,4935,4935,0235,2720.6M
AppleAAPL141,26141,58140,61140,9220.3M
PfizerPFE34,3234,5634,2334,2920.3M
MicrosoftMSFT64,9465,2464,7764,8719.3M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC55,2355,9954,9855,2519M
Cisco SystemsCSCO34,0834,2633,9133,9616.7M
Oracle Corp.ORCL44,6845,0644,6744,9516.2M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM87,2188,5087,0987,3916.1M
AT&T Inc.T41,6341,9141,4141,6514.7M
General MotorsGM34,0034,4633,7934,2614.5M
FacebookFB139,48140,39139,09139,5313M
ComcastCMCSA37,0137,4836,8537,2211.7M
Coca-ColaKO42,2142,3942,0642,1711.5M
AltriaMO73,9274,7073,5474,0210.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ49,7549,8849,4249,649.64M
MerckMRK63,3663,8263,1963,289.46M
HP Inc.HPQ17,2317,3817,1417,219.16M
ConocoPhillipsCOP44,6545,0044,3544,489.15M
ExxonMobilXOM81,6382,2281,4681,868.93M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ126,10127,00125,66125,908.51M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS111,71112,98111,66112,248.31M
VisaV88,4789,3988,4288,867.71M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY56,0856,5355,6855,777.62M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT70,2070,3169,7569,866.9M
Procter & GamblePG90,9191,4690,6090,776.83M
Gilead SciencesGILD67,6167,9267,2667,496.17M
SchlumbergerSLB78,1178,4577,5677,675.8M
ChevronCVX108,29108,86107,75107,875.45M
AmgenAMGN167,48168,02165,57166,044.43M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT44,7144,9944,5944,773.95M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH166,23166,93164,77165,293.95M
International Business MachinesIBM174,43175,67173,56174,823.74M
AlphabetGOOGL841,39841,69833,00839,653.29M
Home DepotHD147,28148,41147,03147,993.22M
PepsicoPEP111,95112,33111,67111,783.21M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B169,66171,36169,21169,893.14M
McDonald'sMCD129,14129,59128,81129,002.77M
Union PacificUNP103,99105,14103,60103,872.59M
United TechnologiesUTX111,93112,45111,56111,842.29M
BoeingBA177,34177,85176,59177,262.01M
AmazonAMZN848,20850,89844,80847,381.95M
3MMMM192,12192,97191,23192,141.48M
Exchange Rates of March 23, 2017
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarEuro1 USD = 0,927 EUR1 EUR = 1,079 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 111,028 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0,799 GBP1 GBP = 1,252 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1,311 AUD1 AUD = 0,763 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,335 CAD1 CAD = 0,749 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0,993 CHF1 CHF = 1,007 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,884 CNY1 CNY = 0,145 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 18,940 MXN1 MXN = 0,053 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 8,830 SEK1 SEK = 0,113 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 119,715 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,861 GBP1 GBP = 1,161 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,413 AUD1 AUD = 0,708 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,440 CAD1 CAD = 0,694 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,071 CHF1 CHF = 0,934 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7,423 CNY1 CNY = 0,135 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 20,422 MXN1 MXN = 0,049 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9,521 SEK1 SEK = 0,105 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,007 GBP1 GBP = 138,889 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0,012 AUD1 AUD = 84,746 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,012 CAD1 CAD = 83,333 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0,009 CHF1 CHF = 112,360 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0,062 CNY1 CNY = 16,129 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0,171 MXN1 MXN = 5,865 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0,080 SEK1 SEK = 12,579 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,641 AUD1 AUD = 0,610 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,672 CAD1 CAD = 0,598 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,243 CHF1 CHF = 0,804 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 8,620 CNY1 CNY = 0,116 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 23,706 MXN1 MXN = 0,042 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 11,051 SEK1 SEK = 0,090 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 1,019 CAD1 CAD = 0,982 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,758 CHF1 CHF = 1,320 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5,252 CNY1 CNY = 0,190 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 14,446 MXN1 MXN = 0,069 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 6,725 SEK1 SEK = 0,149 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,744 CHF1 CHF = 1,345 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5,155 CNY1 CNY = 0,194 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 14,182 MXN1 MXN = 0,071 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6,604 SEK1 SEK = 0,151 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,932 CNY1 CNY = 0,144 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 19,066 MXN1 MXN = 0,052 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 8,879 SEK1 SEK = 0,113 CHF

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