Financial news on April 25, 2016

Business and Financial news
Bold Decisions Require Cool Analysis

Raphaël Gorgé, chief of Groupe Gorgé, a French high-tech company, on proving himself capable of running his father’s company. Read more..

By NAZANIN LANKARANI - The New York Times

Made in NYC Looks to Give Manufacturing a Handcrafted Image

Advertising column; Made in NYC kicks off advertising campaign aimed at prompting buyers to purchase items made by local manufacturers. Read more..

By MARTHA C. WHITE - The New York Times

Scandals

Finn Vigeland creates scandals and spreads rumors. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

The Polka Dot Puzzle

How many ways can you think of to solve this card-dealing mathematical challenge? Read more..

By GARY ANTONICK - The New York Times

Theranos’s Fate Rests With a Founder Who Answers Only to Herself

Board members and investors in Theranos await announcement of management changes from founder and chief executive Elizabeth Holmes amid criminal investigation and persistent questions about whether core blood-testing technology works; insiders acknowledge that they have little leverage to effect change, underscoring peril of investing in firms where founder like Holmes exerts complete control. Read more..

By REED ABELSON - The New York Times

The Solution to Maintaining a Budget Is Awareness

Spending mindlessly, without even thinking about it, has become a national bad habit. It’s important to be aware of the money you spend. Read more..

By CARL RICHARDS - The New York Times

Union Drops Effort to Restrict U.S. Imports of Raw Aluminum

The United Steelworkers withdrew its petition to a trade panel after an industry group agreed to work with the union to address concerns over Chinese production. Read more..

By KEITH BRADSHER - The New York Times

Was Your Dog Walked? Your Phone Can Show You

Many services are using GPS real-time maps for customers, inspired by Uber's success with smartphone app that allows customers to track location of their drivers; dog-walking, pizza delivery and cable TV are among services employing location maps; whether services actually improve performance is questionable. Read more..

By NICK WINGFIELD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE30.8130.8630.4030.6835.5M
MicrosoftMSFT51.7852.1351.6352.1133.2M
AppleAAPL105.00105.65104.51105.0828M
PfizerPFE33.1333.2733.0033.2124.3M
FacebookFB109.87110.67109.07110.1021M
IntelINTC31.3631.5031.2031.3919.3M
AT&T Inc.T38.0338.2337.8638.2117.6M
Cisco SystemsCSCO28.1128.2827.9828.2316.4M
HP Inc.HPQ12.5512.6412.3712.5714M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ50.5350.9550.2850.7612.4M
ComcastCMCSA61.0261.1060.4861.0012.2M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC50.3150.6050.1250.5111.7M
ConocoPhillipsCOP47.1647.2345.8446.2711.6M
VisaV78.6978.8477.8278.1411.2M
Coca-ColaKO44.5044.7244.3844.7111.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL40.5940.8340.4740.7810.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM63.6063.9563.1563.6010.7M
General MotorsGM32.0932.1131.6031.9510.6M
Gilead SciencesGILD101.84102.38101.50102.298.29M
MerckMRK56.4856.6456.0056.228.28M
ExxonMobilXOM87.0987.4086.3587.338.08M
Procter & GamblePG80.9281.4880.4281.417.67M
McDonald'sMCD125.07127.53125.01127.466.98M
SchlumbergerSLB79.5679.8077.9678.776.68M
ChevronCVX101.47101.77100.83101.516.61M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ113.31113.55112.48113.516.14M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS103.50104.62103.35104.576.12M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT68.5569.5068.0669.475.9M
AltriaMO60.5061.2360.1961.224.79M
Union PacificUNP89.0989.3086.8987.614.63M
BoeingBA130.45131.00129.31130.754.6M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY70.6170.8370.0470.634.23M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT44.0144.2043.8144.014.14M
PepsicoPEP101.80102.83101.61102.803.5M
International Business MachinesIBM148.16148.90147.11148.812.85M
Home DepotHD135.18135.73134.28135.652.84M
United TechnologiesUTX105.19105.20104.28105.202.77M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH133.71134.07132.59133.782.7M
AmazonAMZN616.61626.98616.25626.202.68M
AlphabetGOOGL735.35744.88735.10742.212.47M
3MMMM168.00168.51166.64168.382.38M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B145.65146.37145.50146.182.2M
AmgenAMGN163.15163.75162.24163.461.6M
Exchange Rates of April 25, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarEuro1 USD = 0.887 EUR1 EUR = 1.127 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 111.191 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0.690 GBP1 GBP = 1.448 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1.296 AUD1 AUD = 0.772 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.268 CAD1 CAD = 0.789 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0.975 CHF1 CHF = 1.026 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.490 CNY1 CNY = 0.154 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 17.563 MXN1 MXN = 0.057 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 8.138 SEK1 SEK = 0.123 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 125.284 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.778 GBP1 GBP = 1.286 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.460 AUD1 AUD = 0.685 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.428 CAD1 CAD = 0.700 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.099 CHF1 CHF = 0.910 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7.312 CNY1 CNY = 0.137 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 19.791 MXN1 MXN = 0.051 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9.170 SEK1 SEK = 0.109 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.006 GBP1 GBP = 161.290 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.012 AUD1 AUD = 85.470 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.011 CAD1 CAD = 87.719 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.009 CHF1 CHF = 113.636 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0.058 CNY1 CNY = 17.153 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0.158 MXN1 MXN = 6.329 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0.073 SEK1 SEK = 13.661 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.877 AUD1 AUD = 0.533 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.836 CAD1 CAD = 0.545 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.412 CHF1 CHF = 0.708 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9.398 CNY1 CNY = 0.106 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 25.436 MXN1 MXN = 0.039 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 11.782 SEK1 SEK = 0.085 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.978 CAD1 CAD = 1.022 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.752 CHF1 CHF = 1.330 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.005 CNY1 CNY = 0.200 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 13.551 MXN1 MXN = 0.074 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 6.277 SEK1 SEK = 0.159 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.769 CHF1 CHF = 1.301 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.118 CNY1 CNY = 0.195 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 13.854 MXN1 MXN = 0.072 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6.416 SEK1 SEK = 0.156 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.656 CNY1 CNY = 0.150 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 18.014 MXN1 MXN = 0.056 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 8.345 SEK1 SEK = 0.120 CHF
Chinese YuanSwidish Krona1 CNY = 1.250 SEK1 SEK = 0.800 CNY

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