Financial news on March 28, 2015

Business and Financial news
A.C.P.T. 2015: Everyone Hates Puzzle 5

Is the nefarious A.C.P.T. Puzzle 5 really that bad? Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

A.C.P.T. 2015: Welcome to the Show

Welcome to the 2015 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Add Uncertainty to Your Financial Plans

Excerpt from Carl Richards book The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money suggests better way to plan for financial future is to embrace certain degree of uncertainty; makes case for determining values that are important and then aligning financial goals with those values. Read more..

By CARL RICHARDS - The New York Times

As Job Rate Rises, Older Workers Are Often Left Behind

Retiring column; AARP Public Policy Institute will publish study that shows how long-term unemployment has affected older American workers in particular, many of whom are retirees who need jobs to supplement their retirement income. Read more..

By ELIZABETH OLSON - The New York Times

BlackBerry Reports $28 Million Profit in 4th Quarter

BlackBerry executive chairman John S Chen calls for patience as company reports $28 million profit in fourth quarter; revenue dropped to $660 million, down from $793 million. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Dow Chemical to Merge Unit With Olin

In a $5 billion deal, Dow shareholders will own 50.5 percent of the rival chemical company. Read more..

By DAVID GELLES - The New York Times

Economy Grew 2.2% in 4th Quarter, Final Estimate Shows

With recent data showing anemic activity, economists are expecting more subdued growth in the first quarter of this year. Read more..

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ - The New York Times

Financial Conduct Authority Made a ‘Serious Error’ on Insurance Review, Panel Says

A parliamentary committee said the British regulator had failed to live up to its own listings rules when it mishandled news that it would review the life insurance industry. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

R.B.S. Agrees to Sell International Arm of Coutts Private Banking Unit

The sale to Union Bancaire Privée concerns the Coutts International business outside Britain. The price to be paid will be determined in part by assets under management on closing. Read more..

By CHAD BRAY - The New York Times

Variety: Marching Bands

Brendan Emmett Quigley offers us a fun Marching Bands puzzle. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Exchange Rates of March 28, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.288 AUD 1 AUD = 0.776 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.261 CAD 1 CAD = 0.793 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 15.223 MXN 1 MXN = 0.066 USD
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.403 AUD 1 AUD = 0.713 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.373 CAD 1 CAD = 0.729 EUR
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.978 CAD 1 CAD = 1.023 AUD

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