Financial news on April 26, 2016

Business and Financial news
Advisers to F.D.A. Vote Against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Drug

The staff of the F.D.A. said a clinical trial for the drug was too small, but advocates said the drug prolonged patients’ ability to walk. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

Ardagh to Buy Assets From Ball and Rexam for $3.4 Billion

Ball Corporation and Rexam have been looking to sell assets in order to win regulatory approval for their pending merger. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

At Chobani, Now It’s Not Just the Yogurt That’s Rich

The company surprised its 2,000 full-time workers with shares in the company that could make some of them millionaires. Read more..

By STEPHANIE STROM - The New York Times

Different Issues for Next Wave of Tech Earnings Reports

Many of the factors that hurt last week’s earnings will be minor this week, but companies like Apple and Facebook have their own challenges. Read more..

By PUI-WING TAM - The New York Times

For Bill Gross, Besting Pimco Is the Best Revenge

Battle between Pimco and co-founder William H Gross continues, with each side set on justifying actions that led to Gross’s firing in 2014 and his subsequent filing of $200 million wrongful termination lawsuit. Read more..

By LANDON THOMAS Jr - The New York Times

Gannett Offers $815 Million for Tribune Publishing

Gannett made the offer directly to Tribune Publishing’s shareholders, saying the publisher was unwilling to engage in discussions about a takeover. Read more..

By SYDNEY EMBER and LESLIE PICKER - The New York Times

IPhone Sales Drop, and Apple’s 13-Year Surge Ebbs

Revenue fell 13 percent, to $50.6 billion, as sales of the company’s flagship product fell with little else to take its place. Read more..

By VINDU GOEL - The New York Times

It’s a Gift

Jeffrey Stillman pens a puzzle. If that is, indeed, his real name. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Volkswagen Reverses Course on Union at Tennessee Plant

The automaker had aimed to replicate a German model of labor relations at the Chattanooga factory, but the emissions scandal has poisoned the waters. Read more..

By NEAL E. BOUDETTE - The New York Times

Volkswagen’s Legal Endgame in Emissions Scandal

Add up the penalties and legal claims, and Volkswagen’s $18 billion in reserves should cover most of the costs it faces from its emissions scandal. Read more..

By PETER J. HENNING - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
AppleAAPL103,91105,30103,91104,3556M
MicrosoftMSFT52,2652,3551,0951,4433.5M
PfizerPFE33,2033,3332,9233,0528.7M
General ElectricGE30,8430,9830,7430,9028.7M
FacebookFB110,49110,50108,15108,7622.5M
IntelINTC31,3931,7031,1731,4021M
AT&T Inc.T38,3238,4137,9038,0920.9M
Cisco SystemsCSCO28,2728,4928,2228,4518.2M
HP Inc.HPQ12,5912,7912,5812,7315.7M
Coca-ColaKO44,9244,9644,4344,5313.9M
Procter & GamblePG81,5081,5079,2179,5513.7M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC50,5150,9950,4550,9213.3M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM63,8164,0763,3363,9312M
ConocoPhillipsCOP46,6048,1746,3448,0810.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ50,9851,0050,2850,4410.1M
ExxonMobilXOM87,7587,9487,0687,639.42M
Gilead SciencesGILD102,02103,10101,01101,339.34M
ComcastCMCSA61,0261,5660,8861,058.79M
General MotorsGM32,0032,3031,9332,198.7M
Oracle Corp.ORCL40,8240,8540,4340,658.37M
MerckMRK56,4156,4255,8756,047.23M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT69,7069,8969,1069,306.65M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS104,58105,57104,18104,896.45M
BoeingBA131,25133,27131,06133,246.1M
VisaV78,4578,7078,1178,536.07M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ113,45113,56112,65112,915.85M
ChevronCVX102,05102,98101,71102,295.65M
AltriaMO61,2761,5360,7961,355.62M
United TechnologiesUTX105,45105,77103,62104,805.51M
SchlumbergerSLB79,1379,3578,4279,205.45M
Union PacificUNP87,2688,8487,1188,764.83M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY70,6471,0770,1370,864.61M
McDonald'sMCD127,42128,34127,03127,714.08M
Home DepotHD135,09136,24134,88135,343.51M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT44,1644,2543,7643,883.37M
PepsicoPEP103,20103,40102,19102,603.22M
3MMMM167,50167,79164,97166,183.19M
International Business MachinesIBM148,65149,79147,90149,082.98M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B146,59147,16146,30147,022.94M
AlphabetGOOGL744,42745,59720,32725,372.79M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH133,97134,61133,00134,242.64M
AmazonAMZN626,17626,75614,88616,882.52M
AmgenAMGN163,39163,91162,02162,852.16M
Exchange Rates of April 26, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarEuro1 USD = 0,885 EUR1 EUR = 1,130 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 111,272 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0,686 GBP1 GBP = 1,458 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1,291 AUD1 AUD = 0,775 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,260 CAD1 CAD = 0,793 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0,974 CHF1 CHF = 1,027 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,491 CNY1 CNY = 0,154 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 17,377 MXN1 MXN = 0,058 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 8,117 SEK1 SEK = 0,123 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 125,743 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,775 GBP1 GBP = 1,290 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,459 AUD1 AUD = 0,686 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,424 CAD1 CAD = 0,702 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,100 CHF1 CHF = 0,909 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7,332 CNY1 CNY = 0,136 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 19,635 MXN1 MXN = 0,051 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9,173 SEK1 SEK = 0,109 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,006 GBP1 GBP = 161,290 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0,012 AUD1 AUD = 86,207 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,011 CAD1 CAD = 88,496 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0,009 CHF1 CHF = 113,636 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0,058 CNY1 CNY = 17,153 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0,156 MXN1 MXN = 6,406 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0,073 SEK1 SEK = 13,717 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,882 AUD1 AUD = 0,531 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,838 CAD1 CAD = 0,544 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,419 CHF1 CHF = 0,705 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9,463 CNY1 CNY = 0,106 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 25,330 MXN1 MXN = 0,039 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 11,830 SEK1 SEK = 0,085 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,976 CAD1 CAD = 1,024 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,754 CHF1 CHF = 1,326 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5,028 CNY1 CNY = 0,199 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 13,463 MXN1 MXN = 0,074 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 6,287 SEK1 SEK = 0,159 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,772 CHF1 CHF = 1,295 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5,150 CNY1 CNY = 0,194 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 13,785 MXN1 MXN = 0,073 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6,437 SEK1 SEK = 0,155 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,666 CNY1 CNY = 0,150 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 17,844 MXN1 MXN = 0,056 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 8,339 SEK1 SEK = 0,120 CHF
Chinese YuanSwidish Krona1 CNY = 1,249 SEK1 SEK = 0,801 CNY

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