Financial news on December 25, 2014
Business and Financial news
Kit Eaton App Smart column recommends variety of apps related to new year; notes anonymous-messaging app Secret has been revamped. Read more..
Shigehisa Takada, Takata Corporation chairman and grandson of its founder, takes over as president after board votes to replace Stefan Stocker amid airbag crisis; 11 automakers have recalled over 20 million cars worldwide to fix Takata's defective airbags, which have been linked to at least five deaths and dozens of injuries. Read more..
Molly Wood Machine Learning column compares wearable devices, applications, and gadgets that claim to improve users' sleep. Read more..
Unemployment rate among black college graduates is significantly higher than that of their white counterparts following the recession; Center for Economic and Policy Research economist John Schmitt reports that jobless rate for black graduates ages 22 to 27 was 12.4 percent in 2014, compared to 4.9 percent for whites. Read more..
Small businesses are increasingly benefiting from the use of 'content marketing' tools like blog posts, images and other Internet and social media content to establish themselves as respected experts and improve their search engine rankings. Read more..
With a crackdown on payday lenders, subprime borrowers are increasingly using auto title loans, whose high interest rates can lead to repossession and financial ruin. Read more..
Sony begins streaming film The Interview, comedy about assassination of North Korea ruler Kim Jong-un, on Google Play, YouTube, Microsoft's Xbox Video and its own website; major theater chains canceled film's release after North Korean terror threat. Read more..
A Friday puzzle with all the Patrick Berry flavor you love. Read more..
Personal Tech Q&A on clearing enough space to update iPhone's iOS, force-quitting apps in Windows 8.1 without mouse or keyboard, Tip of the Week on altering size of individual elements on web pages in web browsers. Read more..
The mysterious killing of a top executive is one of many troubles that have shaken Doral Financial and unnerved investors. Read more..
Exchange Rates of December 25, 2014
|US Dollar||Euro||1 USD = 0.818 EUR||1 EUR = 1.222 USD|
|US Dollar||Japanese Yen||1 USD = 120.246 JPY||1 JPY = 0.008 USD|
|US Dollar||Pound Sterling||1 USD = 0.642 GBP||1 GBP = 1.557 USD|
|US Dollar||Australian Dollar||1 USD = 1.231 AUD||1 AUD = 0.812 USD|
|US Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 USD = 1.162 CAD||1 CAD = 0.861 USD|
|US Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 USD = 0.984 CHF||1 CHF = 1.017 USD|
|US Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 USD = 6.197 CNY||1 CNY = 0.161 USD|
|US Dollar||Mexican Peso||1 USD = 14.723 MXN||1 MXN = 0.068 USD|
|US Dollar||Swidish Krona||1 USD = 7.767 SEK||1 SEK = 0.129 USD|
|Euro||Japanese Yen||1 EUR = 147.018 JPY||1 JPY = 0.007 EUR|
|Euro||Pound Sterling||1 EUR = 0.785 GBP||1 GBP = 1.274 EUR|
|Euro||Australian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.506 AUD||1 AUD = 0.664 EUR|
|Euro||Canadian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.420 CAD||1 CAD = 0.704 EUR|
|Euro||Swiss Franc||1 EUR = 1.203 CHF||1 CHF = 0.832 EUR|
|Euro||Chinese Yuan||1 EUR = 7.598 CNY||1 CNY = 0.132 EUR|
|Euro||Mexican Peso||1 EUR = 18.003 MXN||1 MXN = 0.056 EUR|
|Euro||Swidish Krona||1 EUR = 9.505 SEK||1 SEK = 0.105 EUR|
|Japanese Yen||Pound Sterling||1 JPY = 0.005 GBP||1 GBP = 188.679 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Australian Dollar||1 JPY = 0.010 AUD||1 AUD = 98.039 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Canadian Dollar||1 JPY = 0.010 CAD||1 CAD = 103.093 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Swiss Franc||1 JPY = 0.008 CHF||1 CHF = 121.951 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Chinese Yuan||1 JPY = 0.052 CNY||1 CNY = 19.342 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Mexican Peso||1 JPY = 0.122 MXN||1 MXN = 8.170 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Swidish Krona||1 JPY = 0.065 SEK||1 SEK = 15.480 JPY|
|Pound Sterling||Australian Dollar||1 GBP = 1.917 AUD||1 AUD = 0.522 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Canadian Dollar||1 GBP = 1.808 CAD||1 CAD = 0.553 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Swiss Franc||1 GBP = 1.530 CHF||1 CHF = 0.653 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Chinese Yuan||1 GBP = 9.669 CNY||1 CNY = 0.103 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Mexican Peso||1 GBP = 22.934 MXN||1 MXN = 0.044 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Swidish Krona||1 GBP = 12.085 SEK||1 SEK = 0.083 GBP|
|Australian Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 AUD = 0.943 CAD||1 CAD = 1.060 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 AUD = 0.798 CHF||1 CHF = 1.253 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 AUD = 5.046 CNY||1 CNY = 0.198 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Mexican Peso||1 AUD = 11.957 MXN||1 MXN = 0.084 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Swidish Krona||1 AUD = 6.298 SEK||1 SEK = 0.159 AUD|
|Canadian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 CAD = 0.846 CHF||1 CHF = 1.182 CAD|
|Canadian Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 CAD = 5.346 CNY||1 CNY = 0.187 CAD|
|Canadian Dollar||Mexican Peso||1 CAD = 12.679 MXN||1 MXN = 0.079 CAD|
|Canadian Dollar||Swidish Krona||1 CAD = 6.690 SEK||1 SEK = 0.149 CAD|
|Swiss Franc||Chinese Yuan||1 CHF = 6.317 CNY||1 CNY = 0.158 CHF|
|Swiss Franc||Mexican Peso||1 CHF = 14.972 MXN||1 MXN = 0.067 CHF|
|Swiss Franc||Swidish Krona||1 CHF = 7.893 SEK||1 SEK = 0.127 CHF|