Financial news on January 31, 2017

Business and Financial news
For Couriers, China’s E-Commerce Boom Can Be a Tough Road

More than a million people are paid to zip through Chinese cities delivering packages, but their grueling work faces growing scrutiny from labor experts. Read more..

By RYAN MCMORROW - The New York Times

Give Windows 10 a Restart Schedule

The latest version of Microsoft’s operating system lets you set “active hours” to keep restarts from happening while you work. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

In Trump’s Early Days, News Media Finds Competing Narratives

For readers and viewers devouring news about the administration, the choice of narratives has become starker. Read more..

By SYDNEY EMBER - The New York Times

Morning Agenda: Executive Order Confrontations, Deutsche Bank, Fannie and Freddie

President Trump has fired the acting attorney general, turning the confirmation of his nominee for the post into a referendum on the president’s immigration order. Read more..

By AMIE TSANG - The New York Times

Oprah Winfrey Coming to ‘60 Minutes’ as a Special Contributor

The high-profile television personality will join the CBS news program this fall, “at a time when people are so divided,” she said. Read more..

By JOE COSCARELLI - The New York Times

Skip the G.M.O.s: Park Slope Food Co-op Fights Over Its Pension Fund

Members of the co-op in Brooklyn, bastion of high ideals and low prices, have issues with the pension fund for its employees. Read more..

By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH - The New York Times

Starbucks, Exxon, Apple: Companies Challenging (or Silent on) Trump’s Immigration Ban

The reaction from major American companies to President Trump’s order has ranged from silence to outrage. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Trump and Trade: Extreme Tactics in Search of a Point

Rejecting the premise of international accords is one thing. But displaying irrationality for effect, without a rational objective, can end in war. Read more..

By EDUARDO PORTER - The New York Times

Trump’s First Days in White House Keep Cable News Ratings Strong

After an extraordinary election cycle, cable news networks expected to see a drop in viewership. Instead, ratings for Fox News and MSNBC are up. Read more..

By JOHN KOBLIN - The New York Times

Uber Partners With Daimler in a Step Toward a Driverless Future

The move marks the first time a major automaker will provide its own self-driving vehicles specifically to operate on the ride-hailing company’s network. Read more..

By MIKE ISAAC - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Apple AAPL 121.15 121.39 120.62 121.35 49.2M
General Electric GE 29.85 29.90 29.50 29.70 38.7M
Pfizer PFE 31.01 31.93 30.93 31.73 37.4M
Intel INTC 37.22 37.37 36.64 36.82 27.1M
AT&T Inc. T 41.68 42.19 41.58 42.16 25.4M
Microsoft MSFT 64.86 65.15 64.26 64.65 25.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 55.98 56.38 55.80 56.33 22.4M
Facebook FB 130.17 130.66 129.52 130.32 19.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 85.04 85.07 83.13 83.89 19.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 49.21 49.47 48.93 49.01 16.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 30.68 30.89 30.58 30.72 16.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 85.60 86.15 84.09 84.63 15.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 48.40 49.42 48.21 49.16 15.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 14.77 15.11 14.57 15.05 14.9M
Comcast CMCSA 75.05 75.49 74.47 75.42 13.5M
Coca-Cola KO 41.39 41.69 41.36 41.57 12.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 40.73 41.79 40.60 41.77 12.3M
Altria MO 71.33 71.44 70.97 71.18 11.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 40.21 40.25 39.68 40.11 10.8M
General Motors GM 36.25 36.65 36.12 36.61 10.7M
Gilead Sciences GILD 71.13 72.58 70.99 72.45 10.4M
Merck MRK 61.06 62.24 60.92 61.99 9.82M
Procter & Gamble PG 86.63 87.66 86.53 87.60 9.71M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 66.21 66.89 65.88 66.74 9.32M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 112.79 113.40 112.43 113.25 8.71M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 110.59 110.80 109.98 110.65 8.48M
Chevron CVX 111.89 112.20 110.76 111.35 7.95M
Visa V 82.13 83.28 82.10 82.71 7.47M
ConocoPhillips COP 47.81 48.79 47.37 48.76 7.46M
Boeing BA 164.96 165.10 163.22 163.42 5.35M
Schlumberger SLB 83.90 84.25 83.11 83.71 4.57M
Union Pacific UNP 108.13 108.58 106.22 106.58 4.53M
International Business Machines IBM 175.05 175.58 173.61 174.52 4.13M
United Technologies UTX 109.04 109.81 108.39 109.67 3.95M
Pepsico PEP 103.21 104.17 103.21 103.78 3.84M
McDonald's MCD 123.02 123.34 122.10 122.57 3.73M
Amgen AMGN 153.70 156.96 153.15 156.68 3.35M
Home Depot HD 137.63 138.62 136.85 137.58 3.23M
Amazon AMZN 823.75 826.99 819.56 823.48 3.14M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 164.64 165.06 163.08 164.14 3.1M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 161.62 162.19 160.01 162.10 3.04M
Alphabet GOOGL 819.50 823.07 813.40 820.19 2.02M
3M MMM 174.74 175.46 173.81 174.82 1.85M
Exchange Rates of January 31, 2017
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Euro 1 USD = 0.926 EUR 1 EUR = 1.080 USD
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 112.666 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Pound Sterling 1 USD = 0.795 GBP 1 GBP = 1.258 USD
US Dollar Australian Dollar 1 USD = 1.319 AUD 1 AUD = 0.758 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.304 CAD 1 CAD = 0.767 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.989 CHF 1 CHF = 1.011 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.877 CNY 1 CNY = 0.145 USD
US Dollar Mexican Peso 1 USD = 20.808 MXN 1 MXN = 0.048 USD
US Dollar Swidish Krona 1 USD = 8.746 SEK 1 SEK = 0.114 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 121.629 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.858 GBP 1 GBP = 1.165 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.424 AUD 1 AUD = 0.702 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.408 CAD 1 CAD = 0.710 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.068 CHF 1 CHF = 0.936 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 7.428 CNY 1 CNY = 0.135 EUR
Euro Mexican Peso 1 EUR = 22.469 MXN 1 MXN = 0.045 EUR
Euro Swidish Krona 1 EUR = 9.442 SEK 1 SEK = 0.106 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.007 GBP 1 GBP = 142.857 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 AUD 1 AUD = 85.470 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.012 CAD 1 CAD = 86.207 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 0.009 CHF 1 CHF = 113.636 JPY
Japanese Yen Chinese Yuan 1 JPY = 0.061 CNY 1 CNY = 16.393 JPY
Japanese Yen Mexican Peso 1 JPY = 0.185 MXN 1 MXN = 5.414 JPY
Japanese Yen Swidish Krona 1 JPY = 0.078 SEK 1 SEK = 12.887 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.660 AUD 1 AUD = 0.603 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.641 CAD 1 CAD = 0.610 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.245 CHF 1 CHF = 0.803 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 8.649 CNY 1 CNY = 0.116 GBP
Pound Sterling Mexican Peso 1 GBP = 26.169 MXN 1 MXN = 0.038 GBP
Pound Sterling Swidish Krona 1 GBP = 11.002 SEK 1 SEK = 0.091 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.988 CAD 1 CAD = 1.012 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.750 CHF 1 CHF = 1.334 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.211 CNY 1 CNY = 0.192 AUD
Australian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 AUD = 15.780 MXN 1 MXN = 0.063 AUD
Australian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 AUD = 6.625 SEK 1 SEK = 0.151 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.759 CHF 1 CHF = 1.318 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.272 CNY 1 CNY = 0.190 CAD
Canadian Dollar Mexican Peso 1 CAD = 15.964 MXN 1 MXN = 0.063 CAD
Canadian Dollar Swidish Krona 1 CAD = 6.703 SEK 1 SEK = 0.149 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.948 CNY 1 CNY = 0.144 CHF
Swiss Franc Mexican Peso 1 CHF = 21.042 MXN 1 MXN = 0.048 CHF
Swiss Franc Swidish Krona 1 CHF = 8.834 SEK 1 SEK = 0.113 CHF

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