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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE25.6125.7025.4225.5722.2M
Gilead SciencesGILD97.7498.2495.0795.2818.5M
Cisco SystemsCSCO28.4428.4828.3128.3615.5M
General MotorsGM34.5635.2034.4135.0915M
AT&T Inc.T34.0934.2034.0334.0812.4M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ47.5247.5947.1547.339.99M
Oracle Corp.ORCL45.5545.6645.2945.349.97M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC55.5255.7555.4055.428.75M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM62.7263.2862.5763.157.52M
HP Inc.HPQ40.5740.8740.5540.725.76M
Procter & GamblePG92.2592.8292.1092.404.73M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ105.42105.80105.06105.364.37M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS95.2195.5094.5094.703.49M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY59.4159.7259.1959.393.46M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT86.5287.1386.4886.793.27M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT45.6145.9245.6145.692.95M
Home DepotHD104.44104.74103.85104.272.93M
International Business MachinesIBM160.02160.82159.79160.052.83M
Union PacificUNP120.21120.82119.68120.252.27M
United TechnologiesUTX116.89116.89115.93116.202.18M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B151.35152.22151.19152.092.11M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH102.25103.06102.25102.851.77M
Exchange Rates of December 30, 2014
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarEuro1 USD = 0.822 EUR1 EUR = 1.216 USD
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 119.433 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 USD
US DollarPound Sterling1 USD = 0.642 GBP1 GBP = 1.557 USD
US DollarAustralian Dollar1 USD = 1.222 AUD1 AUD = 0.818 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.161 CAD1 CAD = 0.861 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0.989 CHF1 CHF = 1.011 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.202 CNY1 CNY = 0.161 USD
US DollarMexican Peso1 USD = 14.723 MXN1 MXN = 0.068 USD
US DollarSwidish Krona1 USD = 7.735 SEK1 SEK = 0.129 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 145.188 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.781 GBP1 GBP = 1.280 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.486 AUD1 AUD = 0.673 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.412 CAD1 CAD = 0.708 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.202 CHF1 CHF = 0.832 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 7.538 CNY1 CNY = 0.133 EUR
EuroMexican Peso1 EUR = 17.907 MXN1 MXN = 0.056 EUR
EuroSwidish Krona1 EUR = 9.403 SEK1 SEK = 0.106 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.005 GBP1 GBP = 185.185 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 0.010 AUD1 AUD = 98.039 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.010 CAD1 CAD = 103.093 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 0.008 CHF1 CHF = 120.482 JPY
Japanese YenChinese Yuan1 JPY = 0.052 CNY1 CNY = 19.268 JPY
Japanese YenMexican Peso1 JPY = 0.123 MXN1 MXN = 8.110 JPY
Japanese YenSwidish Krona1 JPY = 0.065 SEK1 SEK = 15.432 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.902 AUD1 AUD = 0.526 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.807 CAD1 CAD = 0.554 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.539 CHF1 CHF = 0.650 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9.650 CNY1 CNY = 0.104 GBP
Pound SterlingMexican Peso1 GBP = 22.917 MXN1 MXN = 0.044 GBP
Pound SterlingSwidish Krona1 GBP = 12.032 SEK1 SEK = 0.083 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.950 CAD1 CAD = 1.053 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.809 CHF1 CHF = 1.236 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.074 CNY1 CNY = 0.197 AUD
Australian DollarMexican Peso1 AUD = 12.048 MXN1 MXN = 0.083 AUD
Australian DollarSwidish Krona1 AUD = 6.326 SEK1 SEK = 0.158 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.851 CHF1 CHF = 1.175 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.340 CNY1 CNY = 0.187 CAD
Canadian DollarMexican Peso1 CAD = 12.688 MXN1 MXN = 0.079 CAD
Canadian DollarSwidish Krona1 CAD = 6.659 SEK1 SEK = 0.150 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.269 CNY1 CNY = 0.160 CHF
Swiss FrancMexican Peso1 CHF = 14.891 MXN1 MXN = 0.067 CHF
Swiss FrancSwidish Krona1 CHF = 7.816 SEK1 SEK = 0.128 CHF
Chinese YuanSwidish Krona1 CNY = 1.247 SEK1 SEK = 0.802 CNY

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