Financial news on November 25, 2015

Business and Financial news
A Conversation With Barry Rice

Vivian Marino 30-Minute Interview with Barry Rice, founder of New York-based Barry Rice Architects, who has most recently worked on condominium projects in Brooklyn Heights and on Park Avenue in Manhattan. Read more..

By VIVIAN MARINO - The New York Times

Brazilian Airline Azul Sells Stake to HNA Group of China

It is the second time this year that the airline, founded by David Neeleman, has turned to China for capital. Read more..

By DAN HORCH - The New York Times

Dream of New Kind of Credit Union Is Extinguished by Bureaucracy

Brewster Kahle, founder of Internet Archive Federal Credit Union, is giving up his dream of creating bank that works for social good instead of profit, citing regulatory burdens; Kahle's descriptions of his experience and internal documents show how heavy regulation of credit unions prevents innovation and offers window into how regulators view new technologies like Bitcoin. Read more..

By NATHANIEL POPPER - The New York Times

E.U. Proposes a Common Deposit Insurance Program for Eurozone

European Union proposes common deposit insurance program intended to build confidence in eurozone following series of financial crises that nearly sank shared currency early in decade. Read more..

By JAMES KANTER - The New York Times

Fewer Golfers, but Some Lush Courses Are Coming Back

Closings and renovations of golf courses in Florida, state with most golf course in country, illustrate challenges facing industry as player base continues significant decline; many courses have had to offer members greater amenities, while others have sought bankruptcy protection and still others have slipped into foreclosure. Read more..

By NICK MADIGAN - The New York Times

Gardening Start-Up in China Chances Upon U.S. Marijuana Market

Lennon Tsai started a company to supply urban Chinese farmers with all the necessary hydroponics equipment, but he found a surprising secondary market in America. Read more..

By PAUL MOZUR - The New York Times

Jack Ma of Alibaba in Talks to Buy Hong Kong Newspaper

Alibaba Group chairman Jack Ma is in talks to acquire The South China Morning Post, deal that would be similar in kind to Amazon founder Jeffrey P Bezos's purchase of The Washington Post; it is unclear whether Ma or Alibaba would be buyer, but deal has raised concerns about Hong Kong-based newspaper's editorial independence. Read more..

By MICHAEL FORSYTHE - The New York Times

Political Intelligence Firm to Pay S.E.C. Penalty

DealBook Online; Securities and Exchange Commission says that Marwood Group agrees to pay $375,000 penalty over compliance failures and will establish new rules to to fix issues. Read more..

By LIZ MOYER - The New York Times

Volkswagen Is Subject of German Tax Inquiry

German prosecutors are investigating whether Volkswagen broke local tax laws by making false claims about its vehicles' carbon dioxide emissions. Read more..

By JACK EWING and MELISSA EDDY - The New York Times

Why Pfizer’s Deal May Change the System of Taxing Multinationals

The United States approach has been a failure, and a $152 billion drug merger could nudge tax-writing committees in Washington into action. Read more..

By VICTOR FLEISCHER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Pfizer PFE 32,36 33,24 32,21 32,87 79.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 13,17 13,27 12,26 12,64 71.9M
General Electric GE 30,64 30,65 30,30 30,36 54.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 27,32 27,39 27,00 27,24 22.5M
Apple AAPL 119,21 119,23 117,92 118,03 21.4M
Microsoft MSFT 54,09 54,23 53,69 53,69 21M
Intel INTC 34,26 34,74 34,14 34,45 17.9M
Facebook FB 106,33 106,60 105,10 105,41 15.2M
AT&T Inc. T 33,35 33,50 33,24 33,45 14.6M
Coca-Cola KO 43,32 43,50 43,24 43,36 10.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 55,46 55,52 55,10 55,22 10M
ExxonMobil XOM 81,30 82,17 81,10 81,25 8.98M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 39,47 39,60 39,25 39,26 8.01M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 60,00 60,71 59,88 60,24 7.82M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 66,93 67,12 66,55 66,86 7.77M
McDonald's MCD 114,27 114,92 113,95 114,40 7.48M
General Motors GM 36,15 36,42 36,11 36,34 7.29M
Verizon Communications VZ 45,11 45,13 44,89 44,92 7.01M
Comcast CMCSA 61,54 61,79 61,08 61,40 6.09M
Merck MRK 53,62 53,92 53,46 53,72 6.08M
Gilead Sciences GILD 106,57 108,07 106,31 107,78 5.72M
Chevron CVX 90,71 91,32 90,16 90,87 5.42M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 102,17 102,33 101,96 101,96 5.4M
Home Depot HD 133,69 135,24 133,55 134,65 5.3M
ConocoPhillips COP 54,99 55,08 54,32 54,38 5.14M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 118,29 119,34 118,15 118,67 4.75M
United Technologies UTX 97,41 98,05 97,25 97,27 4.34M
Visa V 79,78 80,09 79,56 79,56 4.27M
Procter & Gamble PG 76,53 76,74 75,88 75,90 4.27M
Schlumberger SLB 77,43 78,50 76,46 77,53 4.06M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 67,82 68,45 67,59 68,08 3.71M
Union Pacific UNP 84,43 84,95 84,27 84,63 3.52M
International Business Machines IBM 138,37 138,43 137,38 138,00 3.24M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45,38 45,65 45,28 45,41 3.08M
Altria MO 57,60 57,73 57,16 57,50 2.98M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 113,47 115,05 113,00 114,41 2.96M
Pepsico PEP 100,53 100,94 100,45 100,50 2.91M
Amazon AMZN 675,00 679,70 671,24 675,34 2.7M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 135,48 136,00 134,84 135,13 2.14M
Amgen AMGN 163,05 164,59 162,71 163,95 2.13M
Boeing BA 149,04 149,15 147,38 147,43 1.85M
3M MMM 158,06 158,47 157,63 157,63 1.18M
Alphabet GOOGL 771,69 773,00 766,53 769,26 1.18M
Exchange Rates of November 25, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0,941 EUR 1 EUR = 1,062 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 122,698 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0,661 GBP 1 GBP = 1,513 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1,378 AUD 1 AUD = 0,726 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,329 CAD 1 CAD = 0,752 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,021 CHF 1 CHF = 0,979 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,388 CNY 1 CNY = 0,157 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 16,509 MXN 1 MXN = 0,061 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8,728 SEK 1 SEK = 0,115 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 130,320 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,702 GBP 1 GBP = 1,424 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,464 AUD 1 AUD = 0,683 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,412 CAD 1 CAD = 0,708 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,085 CHF 1 CHF = 0,922 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 6,784 CNY 1 CNY = 0,147 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 17,526 MXN 1 MXN = 0,057 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9,270 SEK 1 SEK = 0,108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,005 GBP 1 GBP = 185,185 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,011 AUD 1 AUD = 89,286 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,011 CAD 1 CAD = 92,593 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,008 CHF 1 CHF = 120,482 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0,052 CNY 1 CNY = 19,231 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0,135 MXN 1 MXN = 7,435 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0,071 SEK 1 SEK = 14,065 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,084 AUD 1 AUD = 0,480 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,010 CAD 1 CAD = 0,498 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,545 CHF 1 CHF = 0,647 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9,661 CNY 1 CNY = 0,104 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 24,959 MXN 1 MXN = 0,040 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 13,196 SEK 1 SEK = 0,076 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,964 CAD 1 CAD = 1,037 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,741 CHF 1 CHF = 1,350 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4,630 CNY 1 CNY = 0,216 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 11,978 MXN 1 MXN = 0,083 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6,330 SEK 1 SEK = 0,158 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,768 CHF 1 CHF = 1,302 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 4,805 CNY 1 CNY = 0,208 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 12,419 MXN 1 MXN = 0,081 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6,565 SEK 1 SEK = 0,152 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,250 CNY 1 CNY = 0,160 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 16,155 MXN 1 MXN = 0,062 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8,544 SEK 1 SEK = 0,117 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1,365 SEK 1 SEK = 0,733 CNY

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