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..


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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE24,7324,7423,2723,2760.8M
AT&T Inc.T33,1133,1131,7731,8050.6M
Cisco SystemsCSCO25,9425,9924,6024,6240.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM63,1063,3259,7359,9131.8M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC53,5553,6550,0050,0231M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ45,7645,7643,5043,5027.8M
HP Inc.HPQ27,1827,3825,6525,6923.6M
Procter & GamblePG72,1872,2368,3068,4221.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL36,9737,2135,3835,4521.4M
General MotorsGM29,2029,2027,2827,2820M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS99,73100,0995,7295,8919.1M
Gilead SciencesGILD105,43107,90102,56102,5618.5M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ95,6995,7090,4090,7315.7M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT65,4565,7163,0063,1014.8M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT44,8745,1042,8842,9014.6M
Home DepotHD117,00117,00110,89110,9710.2M
Union PacificUNP85,2085,2580,5180,569.19M
United TechnologiesUTX93,3693,7588,6988,808.28M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B134,48134,55127,46127,748.23M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY60,1960,5457,8857,888.15M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH113,00114,59109,80109,988.11M
International Business MachinesIBM146,94147,11140,62140,967.07M
Exchange Rates of August 25, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarEuro1 USD = 0,867 EUR1 EUR = 1,153 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 118,910 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0,637 GBP1 GBP = 1,570 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1,402 AUD1 AUD = 0,713 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,333 CAD1 CAD = 0,750 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0,940 CHF1 CHF = 1,064 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,413 CNY1 CNY = 0,156 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 17,240 MXN1 MXN = 0,058 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 8,366 SEK1 SEK = 0,120 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 137,096 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,734 GBP1 GBP = 1,362 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,617 AUD1 AUD = 0,618 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,536 CAD1 CAD = 0,651 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,083 CHF1 CHF = 0,923 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7,395 CNY1 CNY = 0,135 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 19,869 MXN1 MXN = 0,050 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9,643 SEK1 SEK = 0,104 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,005 GBP1 GBP = 188,679 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0,012 AUD1 AUD = 84,746 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,011 CAD1 CAD = 89,286 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0,008 CHF1 CHF = 126,582 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0,054 CNY1 CNY = 18,553 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0,145 MXN1 MXN = 6,897 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0,070 SEK1 SEK = 14,225 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,201 AUD1 AUD = 0,454 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,092 CAD1 CAD = 0,478 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,475 CHF1 CHF = 0,678 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10,065 CNY1 CNY = 0,099 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 27,052 MXN1 MXN = 0,037 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 13,123 SEK1 SEK = 0,076 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,950 CAD1 CAD = 1,053 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,670 CHF1 CHF = 1,493 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4,573 CNY1 CNY = 0,219 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 12,289 MXN1 MXN = 0,081 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 5,962 SEK1 SEK = 0,168 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,705 CHF1 CHF = 1,419 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 4,811 CNY1 CNY = 0,208 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 12,935 MXN1 MXN = 0,077 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6,274 SEK1 SEK = 0,159 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,830 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 18,343 MXN1 MXN = 0,055 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 8,899 SEK1 SEK = 0,112 CHF
Chinese YuanSwidish Krona1 CNY = 1,315 SEK1 SEK = 0,760 CNY

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