Financial news on October 28, 2014

Business and Financial news
CBS Orders Full Seasons for All Four of Its New Dramas

CBS announces that it has renewed all four of its new dramas, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, Madam Secretary and Stalker, for a full season. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Former S.E.C. Chairman to Advise Two Prominent Bitcoin Companies

Arthur Levitt Jr., who will serve as an adviser to BitPay, the Bitcoin payment processor, and Vaurum, an exchange for institutional investors, said he was intrigued by the challenge of defining virtual currency. Read more..

By SYDNEY EMBER - The New York Times

How One Owner Approached Building a New Website

Paul Downs picked a target budget of $25,000, with the qualification that he was willing to spend more if there were good reason to. Read more..

By PAUL DOWNS - The New York Times

Jian Ghomeshi, CBC Radio Host, Is Fired in Sex Case

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation fires popular daily radio show host Jian Ghomeshi over alleged sex scandal; he contends sexual acts with three women were consensual and is suing company, claiming breach of confidence. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Lithuania Offers Example of How to Break Russia’s Grip on Energy

Newly acquired Lithuanian ship is floating factory for converting liquefied natural gas into the burnable variety; it offers strong signal that Russian stranglehold on the Baltics and their energy needs can be broken. Read more..

By JAMES KANTER - The New York Times

Morning Agenda: Madison Square Garden Co. Weighs Split

The Madison Square Garden Company will explore a split. | The E.C.B.’s stress tests may bolster confidence in Europe’s banks. | A recent comment by Hillary Rodham Clinton rankles Wall Street. | A venture capital firm builds a reputation on making money — and a difference. Read more..

By SYDNEY EMBER - The New York Times

Report Analyzes Extent of Data Breaches in California

The information of more than 18.5 million California residents was compromised in 2013, according to Kamala D. Harris, California’s attorney general. Read more..

By NICOLE PERLROTH - The New York Times

Saab Tests Technology Elsewhere

The company's remote-controlled systems is quietly being tested around the world, including at small airports in Britain, Canada and Australia. Read more..

By NICOLA CLARK - The New York Times

Travel Search Site Hipmunk Cuts Yahoo Deal

Hipmunk is a tiny company but it’s finding creative new ways to market itself that don’t require spending a fortune. On Tuesday, it plans to announce a deal with Yahoo. Read more..

By NICK WINGFIELD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Facebook FB 80.18 81.16 79.57 80.77 74.2M
Apple AAPL 105.40 106.74 105.35 106.74 48.1M
Pfizer PFE 29.17 29.30 28.86 29.09 32.4M
Microsoft MSFT 45.86 46.50 45.77 46.49 29M
General Electric GE 25.58 25.88 25.56 25.88 28.6M
General Motors GM 30.39 31.22 30.14 31.17 26.1M
AT&T Inc. T 34.31 34.41 34.08 34.33 26M
Merck MRK 56.60 56.60 54.10 55.85 24M
Intel INTC 33.23 33.75 33.23 33.74 21.9M
Coca-Cola KO 40.76 40.86 40.51 40.56 18.7M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.82 24.07 23.82 24.07 17.8M
Gilead Sciences GILD 113.25 114.13 112.26 113.45 16.1M
Comcast CMCSA 54.15 55.05 54.15 54.73 14.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 58.87 59.69 58.81 59.63 13.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 51.56 51.79 51.30 51.78 13.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 49.70 50.03 49.61 49.96 13.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 94.44 95.20 93.93 95.10 12.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 35.42 35.77 35.38 35.54 12.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 38.34 38.73 38.34 38.65 11.6M
Amgen AMGN 151.75 157.25 151.47 157.19 11.6M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 104.55 104.80 103.56 104.79 10.3M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 53.78 54.70 53.76 54.20 10.2M
Procter & Gamble PG 86.20 86.65 86.17 86.47 9.44M
Schlumberger SLB 94.23 96.75 93.54 96.51 8.32M
International Business Machines IBM 162.00 163.60 161.80 163.60 7.9M
Chevron CVX 116.17 117.27 115.16 117.13 7.27M
Altria MO 47.87 47.88 47.06 47.53 6.47M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 42.22 42.51 41.95 42.50 6.11M
ConocoPhillips COP 69.08 70.28 68.69 70.22 5.76M
Amazon AMZN 289.76 298.00 289.76 295.59 5.58M
Home Depot HD 95.91 96.60 95.50 96.59 5.26M
McDonald's MCD 92.48 92.60 91.69 92.60 5.08M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 76.63 76.80 76.00 76.35 4.98M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 91.05 92.78 90.36 92.64 4.75M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 89.04 89.96 88.95 89.93 4.55M
United Technologies UTX 104.96 106.52 104.86 106.27 4.17M
Boeing BA 122.50 123.79 121.96 123.61 4.16M
Union Pacific UNP 115.09 116.47 115.05 116.18 3.93M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 140.00 140.46 139.50 140.46 3.89M
Pepsico PEP 94.69 95.26 94.30 95.26 3.37M
Visa V 214.61 216.86 214.06 216.71 2.63M
3M MMM 149.83 151.13 149.56 151.06 2.37M
Alphabet GOOGL 551.71 559.20 550.43 558.94 1.74M
Exchange Rates of October 28, 2014
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 108.140 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.117 CAD 1 CAD = 0.895 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.947 CHF 1 CHF = 1.056 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.113 CNY 1 CNY = 0.164 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 137.680 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.789 GBP 1 GBP = 1.267 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.438 AUD 1 AUD = 0.695 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.422 CAD 1 CAD = 0.703 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.206 CHF 1 CHF = 0.829 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.783 CNY 1 CNY = 0.128 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.573 GBP 1 GBP = 1.745 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.044 AUD 1 AUD = 0.958 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.032 CAD 1 CAD = 0.969 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.876 CHF 1 CHF = 1.142 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.822 AUD 1 AUD = 0.549 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.801 CAD 1 CAD = 0.555 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.528 CHF 1 CHF = 0.655 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.861 CNY 1 CNY = 0.101 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.989 CAD 1 CAD = 1.012 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.838 CHF 1 CHF = 1.193 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.412 CNY 1 CNY = 0.185 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.848 CHF 1 CHF = 1.179 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.474 CNY 1 CNY = 0.183 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.452 CNY 1 CNY = 0.155 CHF

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