Financial news on October 28, 2016

Business and Financial news
5 Vine Stars Share Why They Loved, and Outgrew, Platform

Interviews with five Vine users from arts and entertainment industries who discuss video-sharing app and how it boosted their careers; social media platform has announced plans to shut down. Read more..

By KATIE ROGERS - The New York Times

Borrow E-Books, No Kindle Required

You do not need hardware or software from Amazon to check out books and other digital materials from most public lending libraries. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Daily Report: When Your Company is Famous but Unprofitable

Few tech outfits have been in the center of international news like Twitter. But despite the attention, the company still isn’t profitable. Read more..

By JIM KERSTETTER - The New York Times

Facebook Can Tell You What to Expect in the Voting Booth

The tool was created with data collected from election officials by the nonpartisan research group Center for Technology and Civic Life. Read more..

By KATIE BENNER - The New York Times

Founder Says Rolling Stone Erred in Retracting Rape Article

“We did everything reasonable, appropriate up to the highest standards of journalism to check on this thing,” the founder, Jann S. Wenner, testified. Read more..

By HAWES SPENCER - The New York Times

Keeping Your Affordable Care Act Plan Affordable

Many with health insurance through government marketplaces are eligible for financial help that can significantly lower those premiums. Read more..

By ANN CARRNS - The New York Times

Review: ‘To Pixar and Beyond’ Plumbs New Depth in Oft-Told Tale

Lawrence Levy tackles a long list of complex subjects that have been covered elsewhere but uses his personal story as vehicle to add a new dimension. Read more..

By JONATHAN A. KNEE - The New York Times

Soylent Says It Will Remake Two of Its Meal Replacers After Customers Became Ill

The announcement is the latest in a string of setbacks by the company that wants powders to replace meals, but many customers remain faithful. Read more..

By KATIE ROGERS - The New York Times

The Land at Stake Is in Australia, but the Focus Is on China

Bid for country-sized chunk of grazing land in Australia by conglomerate made up of Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart and Shanghai CRED has reignited public concerns Chinese are buying up significant part of Australian economy and driving up home prices; outcry has caused government to block some bids and prompted some lawmakers to seek stiffer rules for foreign buyers. Read more..

By MICHELLE INNIS - The New York Times

UBS Is Under Investigation in Hong Kong Over Its I.P.O. Work

The Swiss bank could face fines or suspensions from working on deals in the semiautonomous Chinese city, one of the world’s biggest markets for new offerings. Read more..

By NEIL GOUGH - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 28.88 29.59 28.87 29.22 67.9M
Apple AAPL 113.87 115.21 113.45 113.72 37.9M
Microsoft MSFT 60.01 60.52 59.58 59.87 33.6M
Pfizer PFE 32.52 32.56 31.88 31.93 28.5M
Facebook FB 130.50 132.97 129.93 131.29 24.5M
AT&T Inc. T 36.65 36.81 36.44 36.51 23.2M
Intel INTC 34.87 35.17 34.71 34.74 22.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 46.57 46.64 45.88 46.23 20.9M
Merck MRK 61.02 61.07 58.45 58.84 20.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 30.36 30.80 30.35 30.59 19.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 85.28 86.36 84.14 84.78 19.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 44.70 45.84 44.29 44.97 18.4M
Amgen AMGN 151.69 151.76 142.64 145.18 18.3M
Chevron CVX 101.12 105.03 100.95 103.82 17.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 13.94 14.19 13.94 14.09 15.2M
Comcast CMCSA 61.48 62.72 61.48 61.88 14.5M
Coca-Cola KO 42.26 42.47 42.10 42.23 13.4M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 52.11 52.22 50.66 51.00 13.2M
Gilead Sciences GILD 74.75 74.78 73.23 73.88 13.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 69.53 69.55 68.47 69.11 12.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 40.25 40.60 39.51 39.54 12.5M
Visa V 82.52 83.36 82.11 82.22 10.9M
Amazon AMZN 782.00 789.49 774.61 776.32 10.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 48.56 48.77 48.10 48.21 10.7M
General Motors GM 31.33 31.76 31.22 31.32 10.6M
Altria MO 64.86 66.10 64.78 65.88 9.13M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 115.82 115.91 114.57 115.33 8.81M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 38.30 38.45 38.03 38.17 7.8M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 93.89 94.40 93.53 93.85 7.31M
Procter & Gamble PG 86.87 87.23 86.45 86.84 7.02M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 69.80 70.21 69.73 69.99 6.95M
Schlumberger SLB 79.76 80.19 78.63 79.20 5M
Boeing BA 143.72 144.00 142.17 143.01 4.64M
Home Depot HD 122.70 124.09 122.21 123.58 4.5M
United Technologies UTX 100.52 102.14 100.52 101.84 4.45M
Alphabet GOOGL 829.94 839.00 817.00 819.56 4.35M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 141.66 142.35 139.44 140.35 4.03M
Union Pacific UNP 88.94 89.32 87.79 88.37 3.78M
International Business Machines IBM 154.05 154.44 152.18 152.61 3.65M
Pepsico PEP 106.90 107.53 106.52 107.07 3.38M
McDonald's MCD 112.26 112.35 111.53 112.10 3.3M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 144.84 145.29 142.90 144.00 2.79M
3M MMM 166.55 167.18 165.14 165.77 1.93M
Exchange Rates of October 28, 2016
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.910 EUR 1 EUR = 1.099 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 104.694 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.820 GBP 1 GBP = 1.219 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.315 AUD 1 AUD = 0.760 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.338 CAD 1 CAD = 0.747 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.987 CHF 1 CHF = 1.013 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.776 CNY 1 CNY = 0.148 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 18.962 MXN 1 MXN = 0.053 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.995 SEK 1 SEK = 0.111 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 115.040 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.901 GBP 1 GBP = 1.110 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.442 AUD 1 AUD = 0.694 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.467 CAD 1 CAD = 0.682 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.085 CHF 1 CHF = 0.922 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.442 CNY 1 CNY = 0.134 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 20.749 MXN 1 MXN = 0.048 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.908 SEK 1 SEK = 0.101 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.008 GBP 1 GBP = 128.205 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.013 AUD 1 AUD = 79.365 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.013 CAD 1 CAD = 78.125 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.009 CHF 1 CHF = 106.383 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.065 CNY 1 CNY = 15.480 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.181 MXN 1 MXN = 5.525 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.086 SEK 1 SEK = 11.669 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.604 AUD 1 AUD = 0.623 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.630 CAD 1 CAD = 0.614 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.205 CHF 1 CHF = 0.830 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 8.260 CNY 1 CNY = 0.121 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 23.117 MXN 1 MXN = 0.043 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 10.993 SEK 1 SEK = 0.091 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1.015 CAD 1 CAD = 0.985 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.751 CHF 1 CHF = 1.332 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.148 CNY 1 CNY = 0.194 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 14.429 MXN 1 MXN = 0.069 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.859 SEK 1 SEK = 0.146 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.737 CHF 1 CHF = 1.356 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.068 CNY 1 CNY = 0.197 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 14.171 MXN 1 MXN = 0.071 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.738 SEK 1 SEK = 0.148 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.859 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 19.199 MXN 1 MXN = 0.052 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 9.138 SEK 1 SEK = 0.109 CHF

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