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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 30,81 30,86 30,40 30,68 35.5M
Microsoft MSFT 51,78 52,13 51,63 52,11 33.2M
Apple AAPL 105,00 105,65 104,51 105,08 28M
Pfizer PFE 33,13 33,27 33,00 33,21 24.3M
Facebook FB 109,87 110,67 109,07 110,10 21M
Intel INTC 31,36 31,50 31,20 31,39 19.3M
AT&T Inc. T 38,03 38,23 37,86 38,21 17.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 28,11 28,28 27,98 28,23 16.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 12,55 12,64 12,37 12,57 14M
Verizon Communications VZ 50,53 50,95 50,28 50,76 12.4M
Comcast CMCSA 61,02 61,10 60,48 61,00 12.2M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 50,31 50,60 50,12 50,51 11.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 47,16 47,23 45,84 46,27 11.6M
Visa V 78,69 78,84 77,82 78,14 11.2M
Coca-Cola KO 44,50 44,72 44,38 44,71 11.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 40,59 40,83 40,47 40,78 10.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 63,60 63,95 63,15 63,60 10.7M
General Motors GM 32,09 32,11 31,60 31,95 10.6M
Gilead Sciences GILD 101,84 102,38 101,50 102,29 8.29M
Merck MRK 56,48 56,64 56,00 56,22 8.28M
ExxonMobil XOM 87,09 87,40 86,35 87,33 8.08M
Procter & Gamble PG 80,92 81,48 80,42 81,41 7.67M
McDonald's MCD 125,07 127,53 125,01 127,46 6.98M
Schlumberger SLB 79,56 79,80 77,96 78,77 6.68M
Chevron CVX 101,47 101,77 100,83 101,51 6.61M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 113,31 113,55 112,48 113,51 6.14M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 103,50 104,62 103,35 104,57 6.12M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 68,55 69,50 68,06 69,47 5.9M
Altria MO 60,50 61,23 60,19 61,22 4.79M
Union Pacific UNP 89,09 89,30 86,89 87,61 4.63M
Boeing BA 130,45 131,00 129,31 130,75 4.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 70,61 70,83 70,04 70,63 4.23M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 44,01 44,20 43,81 44,01 4.14M
Pepsico PEP 101,80 102,83 101,61 102,80 3.5M
International Business Machines IBM 148,16 148,90 147,11 148,81 2.85M
Home Depot HD 135,18 135,73 134,28 135,65 2.84M
United Technologies UTX 105,19 105,20 104,28 105,20 2.77M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 133,71 134,07 132,59 133,78 2.7M
Amazon AMZN 616,61 626,98 616,25 626,20 2.68M
Alphabet GOOGL 735,35 744,88 735,10 742,21 2.47M
3M MMM 168,00 168,51 166,64 168,38 2.38M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 145,65 146,37 145,50 146,18 2.2M
Amgen AMGN 163,15 163,75 162,24 163,46 1.6M
Exchange Rates of April 25, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0,887 EUR 1 EUR = 1,127 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 111,191 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0,690 GBP 1 GBP = 1,448 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1,296 AUD 1 AUD = 0,772 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,268 CAD 1 CAD = 0,789 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,975 CHF 1 CHF = 1,026 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,490 CNY 1 CNY = 0,154 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 17,563 MXN 1 MXN = 0,057 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8,138 SEK 1 SEK = 0,123 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 125,284 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,778 GBP 1 GBP = 1,286 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,460 AUD 1 AUD = 0,685 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,428 CAD 1 CAD = 0,700 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,099 CHF 1 CHF = 0,910 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7,312 CNY 1 CNY = 0,137 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 19,791 MXN 1 MXN = 0,051 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9,170 SEK 1 SEK = 0,109 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,006 GBP 1 GBP = 161,290 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,012 AUD 1 AUD = 85,470 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,011 CAD 1 CAD = 87,719 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,009 CHF 1 CHF = 113,636 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0,058 CNY 1 CNY = 17,153 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0,158 MXN 1 MXN = 6,329 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0,073 SEK 1 SEK = 13,661 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,877 AUD 1 AUD = 0,533 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,836 CAD 1 CAD = 0,545 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,412 CHF 1 CHF = 0,708 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9,398 CNY 1 CNY = 0,106 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 25,436 MXN 1 MXN = 0,039 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 11,782 SEK 1 SEK = 0,085 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,978 CAD 1 CAD = 1,022 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,752 CHF 1 CHF = 1,330 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,005 CNY 1 CNY = 0,200 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 13,551 MXN 1 MXN = 0,074 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6,277 SEK 1 SEK = 0,159 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,769 CHF 1 CHF = 1,301 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5,118 CNY 1 CNY = 0,195 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 13,854 MXN 1 MXN = 0,072 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6,416 SEK 1 SEK = 0,156 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,656 CNY 1 CNY = 0,150 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 18,014 MXN 1 MXN = 0,056 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8,345 SEK 1 SEK = 0,120 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1,250 SEK 1 SEK = 0,800 CNY

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