Financial news on November 28, 2015

Business and Financial news
Adele Goes Viral, No Selfies or Tweets Needed

Singer Adele does not fit mold of typical pop star--she is full-figured mother who barely uses social media--yet is selling more albums than most others in music industry; officials estimate that her new album, entitled 25, sold at least 3.2 million copies in United States in its first week, smashing N Sync's opening-week sales record of 2.4 million in 2000. Read more..

By BEN SISARIO - The New York Times

Allowing Pop-Up Windows From Approved Sites

Pop-up windows are often quashed by default in a web browser’s settings, but most programs let you add a list of exceptions. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Black Friday Shopping Shifts Online as Stores See Less Foot Traffic

Adobe reports shoppers spent $1.73 billion online this Thanksgiving, up 22 percent from 2014, with almost 60 percent coming from mobile devices; forecasts Black Friday will see $2.6 billion in online sales, up 14 percent; foot traffic is falling at brick-and-mortar stores as shopping shifts online. Read more..

By HIROKO TABUCHI - The New York Times

BTG Pactual, Brazilian Bank, Seeks to Calm Investors After C.E.O.’s Arrest

Chief executive of BTG Pactual Andre Esteves is jailed on corruption charges; interim leader Persio Arida tries to calm investors, saying Brazilian bank will cooperate with any investigation. Read more..


Chinese Stocks Plunge 5.5%, Their Biggest Single-Day Drop in 3 Months

Chinese stock markets plunge after short-lived rally, with main Shanghai share index dropping 5.5 percent. Read more..

By NEIL GOUGH - The New York Times

Financial Considerations for Collectors of Art, Antiques and the Esoteric

Paul Sullivan Wealth Matters column discusses financial considerations for collectors of art and antiques. Read more..

By PAUL SULLIVAN - The New York Times

Four-Letter Words

Alex Vratsanos is big with the four-letter words. Don’t tell his mother. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

House-Hunting, Chinese-Style

Chinese families are looking for a safe place to invest their renminbi. From rural Texas to Silicon Valley, American real estate is an increasingly popular destination for their cash. Read more..


The Pain in Spain Falls Mainly Away From BBVA

Unlike its domestic peers, the Spanish bank didn’t lend to the teetering engineering group. Nor did it invest in Bankia’s failed I.P.O. or Spain’s bad bank, Sareb. Read more..

By FIONA MAHARG-BRAVO - The New York Times

Variety: An Acrostic That Floats

Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon offer us an acrostic that floats. Read more..

By DEB AMLEN - The New York Times

Exchange Rates of November 28, 2015
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1.388 AUD1 AUD = 0.720 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.030 CHF1 CHF = 0.971 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 16.620 MXN1 MXN = 0.060 USD
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.469 AUD1 AUD = 0.681 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.413 CAD1 CAD = 0.708 EUR
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.961 CAD1 CAD = 1.040 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 11.969 MXN1 MXN = 0.084 AUD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 12.434 MXN1 MXN = 0.080 CAD

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