Financial news on December 30, 2014

Business and Financial news
Airports Modernize Dining Options With Farm-to-Terminal Fare

Farm-to-table movement has penetrated to airports across the country, and travelers at Newark Liberty in New Jersey and Denver International now have wider variety of dining options that feature fresh, local produce, meat and other goods. Read more..

By MATT KRUPNICK - The New York Times

Allianz Is to Share in Payouts Over 3 Malaysia-Linked Air Disasters

Allianz confirms that it is main reinsurer for AirAsia, which means company will be responsible in part for estimated hundreds of millions of dollars in payouts for three major passenger jet disasters in 2014. Read more..

By DAVID JOLLY - The New York Times

American Workers Say Internet Makes Them More Productive

A new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that e-mail is very important to three-fifths of American workers, while social media is a blip on the charts. Read more..

By VINDU GOEL - The New York Times

Auto Industry Galvanized After Record Recall Year

Spurred by an ignition switch defect in millions of General Motors vehicles, the auto industry has issued more recalls involving old models than ever before, an analysis shows. Read more..

By BILL VLASIC and HILARY STOUT - The New York Times

Gun Smuggling on Plane Reveals Security Oversight

Joe Sharkey On the Road column underscores egregious security breach at Hartsfield-Jackson Atalanta International Airport that allowed airline employee Mark Q Henry to board plane bound for New York with 16 firearms concealed in backpack; says incident raises questions about New York City Police Dept investigation into arms smuggling operation, which had targeted Henry as suspect but had no idea he was bringing guns on board planes. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

Happily Ever After

David Woolf shifts gears on us in this Wednesday puzzle. Read more..

By THOMAS GAFFNEY - The New York Times

It’s Almost Time to Fill Out College Financial Aid Form for Fall 2015

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is used by most states and colleges, will be available online on Jan. 1. Read more..

By ANN CARRNS - The New York Times

Shake Shack I.P.O. Offers Healthy Profits and Curious Metrics

The global fast-food chain has filed to go public with some of the tortured trappings served up with new technology stocks., notes Jeffrey Goldfarb of Reuters Breakingviews. Read more..

By JEFFREY GOLDFARB - The New York Times

Shares Drop for AirAsia After Plane Disappears

Investor sell-off was behind an 8.5 percent decline following news of the airline's first major crisis. 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
Apple AAPL 113.64 113.92 112.11 112.52 29.9M
General Electric GE 25.61 25.70 25.42 25.57 22.2M
Gilead Sciences GILD 97.74 98.24 95.07 95.28 18.5M
Microsoft MSFT 47.44 47.62 46.84 47.02 16.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 28.44 28.48 28.31 28.36 15.5M
Intel INTC 37.08 37.19 36.76 36.76 15.2M
General Motors GM 34.56 35.20 34.41 35.09 15M
Facebook FB 79.85 80.59 79.10 79.22 14.4M
AT&T Inc. T 34.09 34.20 34.03 34.08 12.4M
Pfizer PFE 31.28 31.49 31.24 31.38 11M
Verizon Communications VZ 47.52 47.59 47.15 47.33 9.99M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 45.55 45.66 45.29 45.34 9.97M
Coca-Cola KO 42.74 42.99 42.65 42.76 9.22M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 55.52 55.75 55.40 55.42 8.75M
ExxonMobil XOM 92.77 93.39 92.51 93.02 8.74M
Comcast CMCSA 58.56 59.20 58.51 58.87 8.19M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 62.72 63.28 62.57 63.15 7.52M
Schlumberger SLB 87.06 87.20 86.05 86.44 6.12M
HP Inc. HPQ 40.57 40.87 40.55 40.72 5.76M
Chevron CVX 112.93 113.65 112.15 113.11 5.66M
Merck MRK 57.53 57.77 57.30 57.65 5.23M
Procter & Gamble PG 92.25 92.82 92.10 92.40 4.73M
ConocoPhillips COP 69.61 70.20 69.27 69.93 4.54M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 105.42 105.80 105.06 105.36 4.37M
Altria MO 50.15 50.42 49.77 49.83 3.66M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 95.21 95.50 94.50 94.70 3.49M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 59.41 59.72 59.19 59.39 3.46M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 86.52 87.13 86.48 86.79 3.27M
McDonald's MCD 94.85 95.00 94.07 94.25 3.26M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45.61 45.92 45.61 45.69 2.95M
Home Depot HD 104.44 104.74 103.85 104.27 2.93M
International Business Machines IBM 160.02 160.82 159.79 160.05 2.83M
Boeing BA 132.00 132.28 131.52 131.83 2.45M
Union Pacific UNP 120.21 120.82 119.68 120.25 2.27M
United Technologies UTX 116.89 116.89 115.93 116.20 2.18M
Pepsico PEP 96.21 96.78 95.92 95.96 2.13M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 151.35 152.22 151.19 152.09 2.11M
Amazon AMZN 309.91 313.94 309.34 310.30 2.09M
Amgen AMGN 162.69 162.73 160.18 160.63 2.02M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 102.25 103.06 102.25 102.85 1.77M
Visa V 265.10 265.38 263.08 264.55 1.2M
3M MMM 166.55 166.74 165.28 165.84 1.18M
Alphabet GOOGL 534.96 537.84 533.61 535.28 1.05M
Exchange Rates of December 30, 2014
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.822 EUR 1 EUR = 1.216 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 119.433 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.642 GBP 1 GBP = 1.557 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.222 AUD 1 AUD = 0.818 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.161 CAD 1 CAD = 0.861 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.989 CHF 1 CHF = 1.011 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.202 CNY 1 CNY = 0.161 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 14.723 MXN 1 MXN = 0.068 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 7.735 SEK 1 SEK = 0.129 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 145.188 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.781 GBP 1 GBP = 1.280 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.486 AUD 1 AUD = 0.673 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.412 CAD 1 CAD = 0.708 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.202 CHF 1 CHF = 0.832 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.538 CNY 1 CNY = 0.133 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 17.907 MXN 1 MXN = 0.056 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.403 SEK 1 SEK = 0.106 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.005 GBP 1 GBP = 185.185 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.010 AUD 1 AUD = 98.039 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.010 CAD 1 CAD = 103.093 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.008 CHF 1 CHF = 120.482 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.052 CNY 1 CNY = 19.268 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.123 MXN 1 MXN = 8.110 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.065 SEK 1 SEK = 15.432 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.902 AUD 1 AUD = 0.526 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.807 CAD 1 CAD = 0.554 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.539 CHF 1 CHF = 0.650 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.650 CNY 1 CNY = 0.104 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 22.917 MXN 1 MXN = 0.044 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 12.032 SEK 1 SEK = 0.083 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.950 CAD 1 CAD = 1.053 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.809 CHF 1 CHF = 1.236 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.074 CNY 1 CNY = 0.197 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 12.048 MXN 1 MXN = 0.083 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.326 SEK 1 SEK = 0.158 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.851 CHF 1 CHF = 1.175 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.340 CNY 1 CNY = 0.187 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 12.688 MXN 1 MXN = 0.079 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.659 SEK 1 SEK = 0.150 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.269 CNY 1 CNY = 0.160 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 14.891 MXN 1 MXN = 0.067 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 7.816 SEK 1 SEK = 0.128 CHF
Chinese Yuan Swidish Krona 1 CNY = 1.247 SEK 1 SEK = 0.802 CNY

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