Financial news on November 27, 2015

Business and Financial news
50 Years Ago, ‘Unsafe at Any Speed’ Shook the Auto World

Wheels column; Ralph Nader's famous book on car safety Unsafe at Any Speed shook auto industry 50 years ago; even some of book's strongest critics acknowledge its effect. Read more..

By CHRISTOPHER JENSEN - The New York Times

A Distinctive Stretch of Britain's Coast Changes Hands

One of the best-loved landscapes in Britain, a three-mile-long shingle spit in Kent, has been purchased by the owner of a nearby power plant. Read more..

By LAURA LATHAM - The New York Times

Brazil Hedge Fund Star Looks Elsewhere for His Next Big Bet

Brazilian hedge fund star Luis Stuhlberger has become increasingly bearish about country's economic outlook and is looking abroad for his next large bet; his fund has averaged 29 percent annual return since 1997. Read more..

By DAN HORCH - The New York Times

Building a New Life in Rural Sri Lanka

Forsaking tropical colonial architecture, the owners of a home on a working tea and cinnamon estate chose "an urban finish in a rural setting.'' Read more..

By ALEX FREW McMILLAN - The New York Times

Macau Gambling Industry Faces Challenges on Multiple Fronts

Macau's casino developers are making huge bet with $20 billion invested in several big family-oriented resorts scheduled to open in next year or two; government has instituted new rules limiting number of gambling tables, which account for 95 percent of gambling revenue; booming industry faces economic slowdown in China. Read more..

By NEIL GOUGH - The New York Times

Navigating the Takata Airbag Recall

More than 19 million vehicles have already been recalled, and millions more could be affected in the next few years. Read more..

By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD - The New York Times

Ousted Founder of Men’s Wearhouse Watches His Old Company Struggle

James B Stewart Common Sense column observes that George Zimmer, founder of Men's Wearhouse, has started Web businesses zTailors and Generation Tux since being fired in 2013; Men's Wearhouse stock has plunged more than 60 percent over last three months, after being acquired by Joseph A Bank. Read more..

By JAMES B. STEWART - The New York Times

South Korea Fines Volkswagen and Orders Recall Over Emissions Scandal

South Korea orders Volkswagen to recall more than 125,000 cars in country, saying it illegally manipulated emissions device in cars with older diesel engines; levels fine of $12.3 million. Read more..

By CHOE SANG-HUN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 30,27 30,38 30,19 30,36 33.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 12,54 12,88 12,51 12,61 17.2M
Pfizer PFE 32,92 33,00 32,67 32,79 16.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 116,00 116,50 113,70 115,13 14.9M
Apple AAPL 118,29 118,41 117,60 117,81 13M
Cisco Systems CSCO 27,25 27,48 27,24 27,32 9.53M
AT&T Inc. T 33,50 33,78 33,48 33,57 9.33M
Microsoft MSFT 53,80 54,08 53,79 53,93 9.01M
Coca-Cola KO 43,04 43,24 42,80 43,15 7.24M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 39,14 39,34 39,08 39,18 6.87M
Intel INTC 34,54 34,68 34,40 34,46 6.62M
Facebook FB 105,78 105,96 104,86 105,45 5.91M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 60,44 60,69 59,87 59,89 5.34M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 55,34 55,47 54,98 55,39 4.91M
ExxonMobil XOM 80,58 81,26 80,46 81,23 4.16M
Verizon Communications VZ 44,84 45,39 44,83 45,23 4.11M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 67,00 67,33 66,64 67,17 4.05M
Home Depot HD 134,81 135,47 134,53 134,74 3.34M
Schlumberger SLB 76,79 77,50 76,44 77,33 3.15M
Visa V 79,64 80,15 79,61 79,84 3.14M
Merck MRK 53,36 54,20 53,36 53,96 2.98M
General Motors GM 36,36 36,49 36,22 36,37 2.9M
Comcast CMCSA 61,31 61,82 61,04 61,59 2.84M
ConocoPhillips COP 53,83 54,09 53,25 53,48 2.79M
McDonald's MCD 113,71 114,39 113,53 114,23 2.76M
Gilead Sciences GILD 108,14 108,63 107,62 108,00 2.75M
Chevron CVX 90,25 90,84 90,05 90,37 2.55M
Procter & Gamble PG 75,89 76,37 75,50 75,70 2.39M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 102,28 102,62 101,79 102,37 2.35M
Union Pacific UNP 84,65 84,96 84,46 84,50 2.12M
Amazon AMZN 680,80 680,99 672,10 673,26 1.97M
United Technologies UTX 97,01 97,17 96,54 96,80 1.92M
Altria MO 57,59 58,03 57,50 57,75 1.77M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 114,49 115,90 114,08 114,34 1.74M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45,42 45,60 45,31 45,42 1.68M
Pepsico PEP 100,09 100,99 100,09 100,74 1.46M
International Business Machines IBM 138,00 138,81 137,21 138,46 1.42M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 68,08 68,44 67,81 67,85 1.39M
Boeing BA 147,50 147,97 146,68 146,95 1.28M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 135,30 135,58 134,45 134,63 1.24M
Amgen AMGN 164,76 165,00 163,14 163,52 1.05M
3M MMM 157,51 158,49 156,94 157,99 876K
Alphabet GOOGL 769,16 774,00 767,00 771,97 722K
Exchange Rates of November 27, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0,944 EUR 1 EUR = 1,059 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 122,741 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0,665 GBP 1 GBP = 1,503 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1,388 AUD 1 AUD = 0,721 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,337 CAD 1 CAD = 0,748 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,030 CHF 1 CHF = 0,971 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,388 CNY 1 CNY = 0,157 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 16,615 MXN 1 MXN = 0,060 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8,729 SEK 1 SEK = 0,115 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 129,990 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,704 GBP 1 GBP = 1,420 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,468 AUD 1 AUD = 0,681 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,414 CAD 1 CAD = 0,707 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,091 CHF 1 CHF = 0,917 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 6,764 CNY 1 CNY = 0,148 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 17,555 MXN 1 MXN = 0,057 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9,245 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 = 88,496 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,011 CAD 1 CAD = 91,743 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0,008 CHF 1 CHF = 119,048 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 = 7,407 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0,071 SEK 1 SEK = 14,164 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,087 AUD 1 AUD = 0,479 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,009 CAD 1 CAD = 0,498 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,548 CHF 1 CHF = 0,646 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9,602 CNY 1 CNY = 0,104 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 24,920 MXN 1 MXN = 0,040 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 13,122 SEK 1 SEK = 0,076 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,962 CAD 1 CAD = 1,040 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,741 CHF 1 CHF = 1,349 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4,600 CNY 1 CNY = 0,217 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 11,969 MXN 1 MXN = 0,084 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6,283 SEK 1 SEK = 0,159 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,770 CHF 1 CHF = 1,299 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 4,779 CNY 1 CNY = 0,209 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 12,434 MXN 1 MXN = 0,080 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6,528 SEK 1 SEK = 0,153 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,199 CNY 1 CNY = 0,161 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 16,130 MXN 1 MXN = 0,062 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8,475 SEK 1 SEK = 0,118 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1,364 SEK 1 SEK = 0,733 CNY

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