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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE25.5825.8825.5625.8828.6M
General MotorsGM30.3931.2230.1431.1726.1M
AT&T Inc.T34.3134.4134.0834.3326M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.8224.0723.8224.0717.8M
Gilead SciencesGILD113.25114.13112.26113.4516.1M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM58.8759.6958.8159.6313.6M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC51.5651.7951.3051.7813.3M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ49.7050.0349.6149.9613.3M
HP Inc.HPQ35.4235.7735.3835.5412.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL38.3438.7338.3438.6511.6M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ104.55104.80103.56104.7910.3M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY53.7854.7053.7654.2010.2M
Procter & GamblePG86.2086.6586.1786.479.44M
International Business MachinesIBM162.00163.60161.80163.607.9M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT42.2242.5141.9542.506.11M
Home DepotHD95.9196.6095.5096.595.26M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT76.6376.8076.0076.354.98M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH91.0592.7890.3692.644.75M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS89.0489.9688.9589.934.55M
United TechnologiesUTX104.96106.52104.86106.274.17M
Union PacificUNP115.09116.47115.05116.183.93M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B140.00140.46139.50140.463.89M
Exchange Rates of October 28, 2014
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 108.140 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.117 CAD1 CAD = 0.895 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0.947 CHF1 CHF = 1.056 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.113 CNY1 CNY = 0.164 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 137.680 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.789 GBP1 GBP = 1.267 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.438 AUD1 AUD = 0.695 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.422 CAD1 CAD = 0.703 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.206 CHF1 CHF = 0.829 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7.783 CNY1 CNY = 0.128 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.573 GBP1 GBP = 1.745 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.044 AUD1 AUD = 0.958 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.032 CAD1 CAD = 0.969 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.876 CHF1 CHF = 1.142 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.822 AUD1 AUD = 0.549 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.801 CAD1 CAD = 0.555 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.528 CHF1 CHF = 0.655 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9.861 CNY1 CNY = 0.101 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.989 CAD1 CAD = 1.012 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.838 CHF1 CHF = 1.193 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.412 CNY1 CNY = 0.185 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.848 CHF1 CHF = 1.179 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.474 CNY1 CNY = 0.183 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.452 CNY1 CNY = 0.155 CHF

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