Financial news on July 28, 2016

Business and Financial news
Behind the Green Apron: Starbucks Dress Code Gets Some Flair

Baristas can now dye their hair and wear colored shirts (as long as they’re gray, navy, dark denim or brown). Read more..

By DANIEL VICTOR - The New York Times

Checking the Delivery Date on That Android Update

If you cannot remember when, or if, you installed the most recent security patch for your Android device, there’s an easy way to find out. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Europe Decides Against Fines for Spain and Portugal

European Union decides not to impose sanctions on Spain and Portugal for violating bloc's rules on government spending; faces populist headwinds in reaching decision. Read more..

By JAMES KANTER - The New York Times

Fed Suggests a Growing Chance That Rates Will Rise This Year

Federal Reserve leaves its benchmark interest rate unchanged; issues positive assessment of economy that enhances chance of rate increases later in 2016. Read more..

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM - The New York Times

How Companies Like Dollar Shave Club Are Reshaping the Retail Landscape

Farhad Manjoo State of the Art column says Unilever's $1 billion purchase of Dollar Shave online start-up signals consumer products revolution that would have been impossible without technology; points out new companies can offer improved products at lower prices by eliminating retail space and media marketing costs. Read more..

By FARHAD MANJOO - The New York Times

I.M.F. Financial Counselor to Join Standard Chartered as Chairman

José Viñals will join the lender’s board in October and assume the role of chairman on Dec. 1, succeeding John Peace. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

LionTree Hires JPMorgan Banker to Lead European Division

LionTree Advisors, which recently helped Verizon acquire Yahoo for $4.8 billion, has hired Jake Donovan as the president of its European operation. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

Santander Profit Down on Restructuring and Bank Fund Charges

The Spanish lender took a €120 million second-quarter write-down for its contribution to a fund intended to share the burden of bad loans with investors. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
FacebookFB127,52128,33123,63125,0079M
AppleAAPL102,83104,45102,82104,3439.9M
MicrosoftMSFT56,0056,3755,7256,2137.6M
General ElectricGE31,2031,3131,0831,2530.3M
Cisco SystemsCSCO30,6530,7430,3730,5222.5M
IntelINTC34,8334,8334,5234,7721.7M
General MotorsGM31,0531,2030,6530,9920.4M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT44,0245,1643,9344,4518.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL41,3541,4040,7241,1917M
PfizerPFE36,8836,9136,5036,6716.3M
HP Inc.HPQ13,9513,9813,8213,9416.1M
AT&T Inc.T42,6742,6842,3542,5813.5M
Coca-ColaKO43,2743,6943,2243,6513.1M
Gilead SciencesGILD81,9581,9880,6281,2413M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC47,9448,2247,6848,1312.6M
ExxonMobilXOM90,5490,7389,6190,2012.4M
ConocoPhillipsCOP40,2540,7739,6740,2611.5M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ55,2055,2154,6454,8610.7M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM64,0064,1963,7264,1010M
ComcastCMCSA67,7268,3667,6767,868.84M
VisaV78,6980,0078,5579,198.71M
ChevronCVX102,09102,22100,98101,798.23M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS96,4096,4995,8295,917.71M
AmazonAMZN745,98753,36739,70752,617.62M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY75,4176,4874,5074,667.41M
MerckMRK58,5258,5958,1158,437.29M
McDonald'sMCD119,59120,18118,36119,426.24M
Procter & GamblePG84,4284,9884,4084,815.91M
AltriaMO66,8167,2566,3167,115.82M
SchlumbergerSLB79,7780,5178,6079,055.57M
AmgenAMGN168,93171,80166,51171,285.19M
BoeingBA135,40135,86132,55133,015.14M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT73,1473,3272,4773,244.6M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ124,98125,00124,41124,464.32M
AlphabetGOOGL768,84768,97759,09765,843.67M
PepsicoPEP107,55108,38107,17108,133.45M
Home DepotHD136,19138,12136,11137,963.23M
Union PacificUNP91,4493,4191,0793,083.1M
United TechnologiesUTX107,69107,99107,10107,582.81M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH141,36143,03141,19142,762.52M
International Business MachinesIBM161,38161,81160,71161,372.34M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B143,92144,69143,48144,421.94M
3MMMM177,65178,37177,03177,981.8M
Exchange Rates of July 28, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarEuro1 USD = 0,903 EUR1 EUR = 1,108 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 104,806 JPY1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0,760 GBP1 GBP = 1,316 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1,332 AUD1 AUD = 0,751 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,315 CAD1 CAD = 0,760 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0,980 CHF1 CHF = 1,020 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,655 CNY1 CNY = 0,150 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 18,888 MXN1 MXN = 0,053 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 8,635 SEK1 SEK = 0,116 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 116,096 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,842 GBP1 GBP = 1,188 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,475 AUD1 AUD = 0,678 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,457 CAD1 CAD = 0,686 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,086 CHF1 CHF = 0,921 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7,370 CNY1 CNY = 0,136 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 20,925 MXN1 MXN = 0,048 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9,566 SEK1 SEK = 0,105 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,007 GBP1 GBP = 138,889 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0,013 AUD1 AUD = 78,740 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0,013 CAD1 CAD = 80,000 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0,009 CHF1 CHF = 107,527 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0,063 CNY1 CNY = 15,823 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0,180 MXN1 MXN = 5,549 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0,082 SEK1 SEK = 12,151 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,753 AUD1 AUD = 0,571 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,731 CAD1 CAD = 0,578 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,290 CHF1 CHF = 0,775 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 8,762 CNY1 CNY = 0,114 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 24,856 MXN1 MXN = 0,040 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 11,366 SEK1 SEK = 0,088 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,988 CAD1 CAD = 1,012 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,736 CHF1 CHF = 1,359 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4,996 CNY1 CNY = 0,200 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 14,183 MXN1 MXN = 0,071 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 6,477 SEK1 SEK = 0,154 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,745 CHF1 CHF = 1,342 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5,061 CNY1 CNY = 0,198 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 14,359 MXN1 MXN = 0,070 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6,562 SEK1 SEK = 0,152 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,788 CNY1 CNY = 0,147 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 19,268 MXN1 MXN = 0,052 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 8,808 SEK1 SEK = 0,114 CHF

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