Financial news on January 27, 2014

Business and Financial news
Chairwoman of Universal Expands Her Portfolio

NBCUniversal announces it has extended contract of Universal Pictures chairwoman Donna Langley through 2017; also hands her oversight of worldwide marketing and overseas production in expansion of her duties. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

Google and Samsung in Deal to Cooperate on Patents

Google and Samsung Electronics say they have reached global patent cross-licensing agreement, which covers patents owned by both companies and any filed in next 10 years. Read more..

By REUTERS - The New York Times

New Running Shoe Line Says, ‘Come Fly With Me’

The Great Society is the creative agency for the lighthearted Brooks Sports campaign, which is scheduled to introduce the Transcend line of footwear Saturday. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Proposal to Raise Tip Wages Resisted

Restaurant industry is strongly opposed to mandated increase of minimum wage for tipped workers, as Democrats continue to push; restaurant owners, under current federal law, are required to pay minimum of $2.13 an hour toward waiter’s wages as long as customers’ tips lift waiter’s pay to $7.25 federal minimum wage. Read more..

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE - The New York Times

The Princess Problem

Can a prince meet his true love within 30 days? Read more..

By GARY ANTONICK - The New York Times

With Previews, Super Bowl Advertisers Borrow From Hollywood

Advertising column; advertisers are taking page from Hollywood, releasing teasers and previews of commercials for upcoming Super Bowl; chatter on social media is encouraging marketers to shift strategy and release commercials early to whet consumers’ appetite for game-day ads. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Facebook FB 54,73 54,94 51,85 53,55 73.9M
General Electric GE 25,26 25,29 24,90 25,07 60.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21,77 22,11 21,76 22,00 60.5M
Microsoft MSFT 36,87 36,89 35,98 36,03 44.4M
General Motors GM 36,80 37,28 36,06 36,76 33.9M
Pfizer PFE 30,04 30,25 29,66 29,66 33.1M
AT&T Inc. T 33,53 33,75 33,43 33,51 32.8M
Intel INTC 24,77 24,99 24,66 24,72 32.6M
Merck MRK 52,86 54,10 52,53 52,53 31M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 55,08 55,80 54,69 55,09 23.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 47,71 48,36 47,41 47,69 21.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 45,53 45,88 45,23 45,53 21.3M
Apple AAPL 550,07 554,80 545,75 550,50 19.8M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 51,08 51,09 49,45 49,72 19.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 37,26 37,37 36,49 36,49 19.1M
Comcast CMCSA 52,51 53,87 51,85 52,49 19M
HP Inc. HPQ 28,53 29,09 28,38 28,60 15.9M
Coca-Cola KO 38,82 38,98 38,71 38,73 14.6M
Gilead Sciences GILD 80,76 80,76 77,59 78,86 13.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 95,08 95,58 94,75 94,92 12.5M
Altria MO 37,32 37,32 36,70 36,83 10.8M
Procter & Gamble PG 79,24 79,30 78,42 78,47 10.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 36,68 36,83 36,13 36,30 9.13M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 74,13 74,37 73,83 74,15 9.09M
Alphabet GOOGL 1126,10 1126,50 1082,27 1101,23 8.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 90,30 90,76 89,85 89,94 8.69M
United Technologies UTX 111,88 114,81 111,57 113,79 7.66M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 72,47 72,91 71,72 72,25 7.42M
McDonald's MCD 94,29 94,68 93,92 94,07 6.61M
Home Depot HD 78,86 79,17 78,52 78,94 6.59M
Chevron CVX 116,26 117,25 115,88 116,43 6.18M
Schlumberger SLB 88,30 88,62 86,90 87,91 6.07M
Pepsico PEP 81,43 82,77 81,42 82,06 5.81M
ConocoPhillips COP 66,28 66,60 65,64 65,86 5.38M
International Business Machines IBM 179,61 179,65 177,66 177,90 5.21M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 111,92 112,28 111,13 111,50 5.17M
Boeing BA 136,70 138,46 135,65 137,36 5.06M
Visa V 222,07 222,07 215,12 216,22 4.87M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 71,31 72,20 71,14 71,65 4.23M
Amgen AMGN 119,25 119,83 117,42 118,52 4.13M
Amazon AMZN 390,50 394,10 380,49 386,28 3.94M
3M MMM 130,02 130,59 128,66 128,96 3.31M
Union Pacific UNP 172,06 172,53 170,30 171,21 2.73M
Exchange Rates of January 27, 2014
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 102,540 JPY 1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,111 CAD 1 CAD = 0,900 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,896 CHF 1 CHF = 1,116 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,048 CNY 1 CNY = 0,165 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 140,200 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,824 GBP 1 GBP = 1,213 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,564 AUD 1 AUD = 0,639 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,519 CAD 1 CAD = 0,658 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,225 CHF 1 CHF = 0,816 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8,269 CNY 1 CNY = 0,121 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,588 GBP 1 GBP = 1,702 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,115 AUD 1 AUD = 0,897 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,083 CAD 1 CAD = 0,923 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,874 CHF 1 CHF = 1,144 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,898 AUD 1 AUD = 0,527 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,843 CAD 1 CAD = 0,543 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,486 CHF 1 CHF = 0,673 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,027 CNY 1 CNY = 0,100 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,971 CAD 1 CAD = 1,030 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,783 CHF 1 CHF = 1,277 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,289 CNY 1 CNY = 0,189 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,806 CHF 1 CHF = 1,241 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5,442 CNY 1 CNY = 0,184 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,742 CNY 1 CNY = 0,148 CHF

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