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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 29.50 29.73 29.38 29.62 24.7M
Intel INTC 35.49 35.49 35.02 35.27 20.6M
Apple AAPL 141.26 141.58 140.61 140.92 20.3M
Pfizer PFE 34.32 34.56 34.23 34.29 20.3M
Microsoft MSFT 64.94 65.24 64.77 64.87 19.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 55.23 55.99 54.98 55.25 19M
Cisco Systems CSCO 34.08 34.26 33.91 33.96 16.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 44.68 45.06 44.67 44.95 16.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 87.21 88.50 87.09 87.39 16.1M
AT&T Inc. T 41.63 41.91 41.41 41.65 14.7M
General Motors GM 34.00 34.46 33.79 34.26 14.5M
Facebook FB 139.48 140.39 139.09 139.53 13M
Comcast CMCSA 37.01 37.48 36.85 37.22 11.7M
Coca-Cola KO 42.21 42.39 42.06 42.17 11.5M
Altria MO 73.92 74.70 73.54 74.02 10.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 49.75 49.88 49.42 49.64 9.64M
Merck MRK 63.36 63.82 63.19 63.28 9.46M
HP Inc. HPQ 17.23 17.38 17.14 17.21 9.16M
ConocoPhillips COP 44.65 45.00 44.35 44.48 9.15M
ExxonMobil XOM 81.63 82.22 81.46 81.86 8.93M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 126.10 127.00 125.66 125.90 8.51M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 111.71 112.98 111.66 112.24 8.31M
Visa V 88.47 89.39 88.42 88.86 7.71M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 56.08 56.53 55.68 55.77 7.62M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 70.20 70.31 69.75 69.86 6.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 90.91 91.46 90.60 90.77 6.83M
Gilead Sciences GILD 67.61 67.92 67.26 67.49 6.17M
Schlumberger SLB 78.11 78.45 77.56 77.67 5.8M
Chevron CVX 108.29 108.86 107.75 107.87 5.45M
Amgen AMGN 167.48 168.02 165.57 166.04 4.43M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 44.71 44.99 44.59 44.77 3.95M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 166.23 166.93 164.77 165.29 3.95M
International Business Machines IBM 174.43 175.67 173.56 174.82 3.74M
Alphabet GOOGL 841.39 841.69 833.00 839.65 3.29M
Home Depot HD 147.28 148.41 147.03 147.99 3.22M
Pepsico PEP 111.95 112.33 111.67 111.78 3.21M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 169.66 171.36 169.21 169.89 3.14M
McDonald's MCD 129.14 129.59 128.81 129.00 2.77M
Union Pacific UNP 103.99 105.14 103.60 103.87 2.59M
United Technologies UTX 111.93 112.45 111.56 111.84 2.29M
Boeing BA 177.34 177.85 176.59 177.26 2.01M
Amazon AMZN 848.20 850.89 844.80 847.38 1.95M
3M MMM 192.12 192.97 191.23 192.14 1.48M
Exchange Rates of March 23, 2017
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.927 EUR 1 EUR = 1.079 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 111.028 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.799 GBP 1 GBP = 1.252 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.311 AUD 1 AUD = 0.763 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.335 CAD 1 CAD = 0.749 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.993 CHF 1 CHF = 1.007 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.884 CNY 1 CNY = 0.145 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 18.940 MXN 1 MXN = 0.053 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.830 SEK 1 SEK = 0.113 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 119.715 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.861 GBP 1 GBP = 1.161 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.413 AUD 1 AUD = 0.708 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.440 CAD 1 CAD = 0.694 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.071 CHF 1 CHF = 0.934 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.423 CNY 1 CNY = 0.135 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 20.422 MXN 1 MXN = 0.049 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.521 SEK 1 SEK = 0.105 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.007 GBP 1 GBP = 138.889 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 AUD 1 AUD = 84.746 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 CAD 1 CAD = 83.333 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.009 CHF 1 CHF = 112.360 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.062 CNY 1 CNY = 16.129 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.171 MXN 1 MXN = 5.865 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.080 SEK 1 SEK = 12.579 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.641 AUD 1 AUD = 0.610 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.672 CAD 1 CAD = 0.598 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.243 CHF 1 CHF = 0.804 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 8.620 CNY 1 CNY = 0.116 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 23.706 MXN 1 MXN = 0.042 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 11.051 SEK 1 SEK = 0.090 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1.019 CAD 1 CAD = 0.982 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.758 CHF 1 CHF = 1.320 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.252 CNY 1 CNY = 0.190 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 14.446 MXN 1 MXN = 0.069 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.725 SEK 1 SEK = 0.149 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.744 CHF 1 CHF = 1.345 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.155 CNY 1 CNY = 0.194 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 14.182 MXN 1 MXN = 0.071 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.604 SEK 1 SEK = 0.151 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.932 CNY 1 CNY = 0.144 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 19.066 MXN 1 MXN = 0.052 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.879 SEK 1 SEK = 0.113 CHF

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