Financial news on August 25, 2015

Business and Financial news
After Ashley Madison Hack, Police in Toronto Detail a Global Fallout

The fallout continues from a data breach of Ashley Madison, the adultery website, as international authorities search for the hackers. Read more..

By KATIE ROGERS - The New York Times

Análisis: ¿Qué ha causado la turbulencia en los índices bursátiles internacionales?

La historia de la volatilidad pasa por las calles de Shanghai, los campos petroleros de Medio Oriente, y llega hasta los pasillos del poder de la Reserva Federal en Washington. Read more..

Por NEIL IRWIN - The New York Times

A New Way to Charge Insider Trading

The Justice Department pursued a different track in a recent case, arguing that it didn’t have to prove that a benefit flowed from a recipient to a tipper. Read more..

By PETER J. HENNING - The New York Times

A Stock Market Rout in a Month That Hedge Funds Would Sooner Forget

Hedge fund managers say they were caught off guard by sudden and rapid sell-off across global markets, with stocks most widely held by hedge funds, like Apple, Citigroup, Facebook and Amazon, down from 5 to 10 percent over last three trading days; firm Omega Advisors is among those hardest hit by big declines, reportedly having lost 11 percent in August. Read more..

By ALEXANDRA STEVENSON and MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN - The New York Times

Daily Report: What a Hiccup in Start-Up Land Might Look Like

If the market doesn’t start to turn around soon, all the giant fund-raising rounds may be in limbo — as well as the life of some of today’s start-ups. Read more..

By JOSEPH PLAMBECK - The New York Times

Hot Tech Start-Ups May Face a Long and Bumpy Fall

News Analysis; effect of stock market decline will move slowly across start-up landscape, creating gulf between well-run companies with achievable business plans and those that were funded as part of an indiscriminate finance-everything frenzy; analysts say start-ups that need to raise venture capital will suffer first. Read more..

By KATIE BENNER - The New York Times

Jet Lag ‘Cures’ Aplenty, but None That Work for All

Recommendations for business travelers hoping to beat jet lag include adjusting sleep schedules and short-term use of medications, but research reveals that there is no cure for all ills associated with crossing time zones. Read more..

By JOAN RAYMOND - The New York Times

Middle of the Week

A midweek puzzle from Ian Livengood. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Netflix to Add Films and TV Series for Teenagers

Netflix will introduce exclusive films and television series focused on teenagers as part of strategy to position itself as digital entertainment hub for the postmillennial generation. Read more..

By EMILY STEEL - The New York Times

Southern Company to Pay $12 Billion for AGL Resources

The deal between the two crosstown Atlanta rivals will make Southern the second-largest United States utility, with about nine million customers. Read more..

By JEFFREY GOLDFARB - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 111.11 111.11 103.50 103.74 104M
Microsoft MSFT 42.57 43.24 40.39 40.47 70.6M
General Electric GE 24.73 24.74 23.27 23.27 60.8M
Intel INTC 27.04 27.15 25.87 25.87 59.4M
Facebook FB 86.95 87.67 83.00 83.00 52M
AT&T Inc. T 33.11 33.11 31.77 31.80 50.6M
Pfizer PFE 33.20 33.22 31.32 31.34 42.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 25.94 25.99 24.60 24.62 40.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 63.10 63.32 59.73 59.91 31.8M
Coca-Cola KO 39.13 39.28 37.93 37.99 31.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 53.55 53.65 50.00 50.02 31M
ExxonMobil XOM 71.31 71.44 68.20 68.71 30.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 45.76 45.76 43.50 43.50 27.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 27.18 27.38 25.65 25.69 23.6M
Merck MRK 55.39 55.41 51.00 51.17 22.8M
Procter & Gamble PG 72.18 72.23 68.30 68.42 21.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 36.97 37.21 35.38 35.45 21.4M
Chevron CVX 74.93 75.02 69.84 70.02 21.1M
General Motors GM 29.20 29.20 27.28 27.28 20M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 99.73 100.09 95.72 95.89 19.1M
Gilead Sciences GILD 105.43 107.90 102.56 102.56 18.5M
Comcast CMCSA 55.85 55.99 53.84 53.85 16.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 45.02 45.02 42.14 42.19 15.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 95.69 95.70 90.40 90.73 15.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 65.45 65.71 63.00 63.10 14.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 44.87 45.10 42.88 42.90 14.6M
Visa V 71.69 71.80 66.60 66.97 14.5M
Schlumberger SLB 76.60 76.61 72.50 72.52 12.1M
McDonald's MCD 95.47 95.48 91.03 91.21 11.5M
Home Depot HD 117.00 117.00 110.89 110.97 10.2M
Altria MO 53.51 53.83 51.82 51.82 9.4M
Union Pacific UNP 85.20 85.25 80.51 80.56 9.19M
United Technologies UTX 93.36 93.75 88.69 88.80 8.28M
Pepsico PEP 94.14 94.14 89.55 89.64 8.26M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 134.48 134.55 127.46 127.74 8.23M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 60.19 60.54 57.88 57.88 8.15M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 113.00 114.59 109.80 109.98 8.11M
Boeing BA 130.00 130.72 125.43 125.49 7.16M
International Business Machines IBM 146.94 147.11 140.62 140.96 7.07M
Amgen AMGN 152.50 153.88 144.88 145.19 6.7M
Amazon AMZN 487.49 489.44 466.25 466.37 5.68M
3M MMM 141.86 142.06 137.39 137.64 5.44M
Alphabet GOOGL 646.47 647.00 611.67 612.47 3.57M
Exchange Rates of August 25, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.867 EUR 1 EUR = 1.153 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 118.910 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.637 GBP 1 GBP = 1.570 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.402 AUD 1 AUD = 0.713 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.333 CAD 1 CAD = 0.750 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.940 CHF 1 CHF = 1.064 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.413 CNY 1 CNY = 0.156 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 17.240 MXN 1 MXN = 0.058 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.366 SEK 1 SEK = 0.120 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 137.096 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.734 GBP 1 GBP = 1.362 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.617 AUD 1 AUD = 0.618 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.536 CAD 1 CAD = 0.651 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.083 CHF 1 CHF = 0.923 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.395 CNY 1 CNY = 0.135 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 19.869 MXN 1 MXN = 0.050 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.643 SEK 1 SEK = 0.104 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.005 GBP 1 GBP = 188.679 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 AUD 1 AUD = 84.746 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.011 CAD 1 CAD = 89.286 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.008 CHF 1 CHF = 126.582 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.054 CNY 1 CNY = 18.553 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.145 MXN 1 MXN = 6.897 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.070 SEK 1 SEK = 14.225 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.201 AUD 1 AUD = 0.454 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.092 CAD 1 CAD = 0.478 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.475 CHF 1 CHF = 0.678 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.065 CNY 1 CNY = 0.099 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 27.052 MXN 1 MXN = 0.037 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 13.123 SEK 1 SEK = 0.076 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.950 CAD 1 CAD = 1.053 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.670 CHF 1 CHF = 1.493 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.573 CNY 1 CNY = 0.219 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 12.289 MXN 1 MXN = 0.081 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 5.962 SEK 1 SEK = 0.168 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.705 CHF 1 CHF = 1.419 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 4.811 CNY 1 CNY = 0.208 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 12.935 MXN 1 MXN = 0.077 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.274 SEK 1 SEK = 0.159 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.830 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 18.343 MXN 1 MXN = 0.055 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.899 SEK 1 SEK = 0.112 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1.315 SEK 1 SEK = 0.760 CNY

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