Financial news on April 01, 2010

Business and Financial news
Business Jets, an Economic Indicator?

After double-digit declines in 2008 and 2009, the business jet industry is seeing a few signs of recovery. Read more..

By MICHELLE LEDER - The New York Times

Dr. Scholl’s Widens Its Insole Campaign

A woman’s right insole will be affixed to ads in several women’s magazines after a successful test last June. Read more..

By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN - The New York Times

Extreme Makeover Wall Street Edition

Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street firms are increasingly concerned over their public image, how it effects their treatment by regulators as well as their bottom line. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN - The New York Times

Fed Ends Its Purchasing of Mortgage Securities

The $1.25 trillion Federal Reserve program has been credited with keeping interest rates low and slowing the fall in home prices that threatened to send the economy into an extended slump. Read more..

By SEWELL CHAN - The New York Times

For Toyota, It’s Business as Usual at Auto Show

Toyota’s display at the New York Auto Show was a vision of normalcy as the automaker was back to its business-as-usual approach. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD - The New York Times

German Cabinet Agrees on Bank Tax for Bailouts

France’s economy minister gave the proposal, which would raise more than $1.3 billion a year, a cautious thumbs-up. Read more..

By MATTHEW SALTMARSH - The New York Times

Hedge Funds’ Mediocre Middlemen

Funds of hedge funds have performed less well than the average hedge fund in all but two of the last 20 years. Read more..

By CHRISTOPHER SWANN - The New York Times

Macarthur Coal Rejects $3 Billion Bid From Peabody Energy

Macarthur Coal said Wednesday that the offer from the U.S. company did not fully value the Australian coal miner's significant growth prospects. Read more..

By CHRIS V. NICHOLSON - International Herald Tribune

Risk Is Clear in Drilling; Payoff Isn’t

President Obama set out to attract bipartisan support and increase oil production, but the plan may not do either. Read more..

By JOHN M. BRODER and CLIFFORD KRAUSS - The New York Times

Separating April Fools’ From Fraud on the Web

Thinking about how people get fooled on April 1 is a good way to prepare for the year-round attempts by swindlers. Read more..

By PAUL BOUTIN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 29,35 29,54 28,62 29,16 74.8M
Pfizer PFE 17,21 17,28 16,99 17,08 69.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26,20 26,30 25,66 25,83 56.2M
Intel INTC 22,40 22,64 22,20 22,39 45.5M
General Electric GE 18,27 18,40 18,18 18,33 45.5M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 31,40 31,60 31,13 31,37 33M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 25,78 25,95 25,20 25,46 26.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45,03 45,31 44,99 45,18 23.9M
Apple AAPL 237,49 238,73 232,75 235,97 21.5M
AT&T Inc. T 26,05 26,21 25,91 26,11 20.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 67,27 67,80 67,19 67,61 19.6M
Comcast CMCSA 18,82 19,04 18,62 18,86 19.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 31,25 31,44 31,13 31,28 18.4M
Altria MO 20,54 20,84 20,54 20,83 16.3M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 35,07 35,59 35,01 35,55 14.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 52,80 52,97 52,58 52,96 12.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 51,60 52,09 51,50 52,02 11.9M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 55,75 55,85 55,17 55,49 11.8M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 26,77 27,01 26,77 26,95 11.5M
Schlumberger SLB 64,24 64,87 63,97 64,57 11.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 53,39 53,75 52,93 53,24 10.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 65,37 65,77 65,24 65,77 10.6M
Procter & Gamble PG 63,47 63,70 63,20 63,36 10.6M
Merck MRK 37,64 37,88 37,50 37,71 10.1M
Home Depot HD 32,41 32,63 32,16 32,38 9.43M
Amazon AMZN 135,80 136,51 131,18 131,81 8.79M
Chevron CVX 76,40 77,13 76,34 76,69 7.86M
Coca-Cola KO 55,36 55,43 55,13 55,30 7.17M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 32,80 32,99 32,52 32,99 6.71M
Amgen AMGN 59,95 60,94 59,95 60,80 5.92M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45,52 46,02 45,28 45,64 5.59M
McDonald's MCD 67,06 67,71 67,06 67,58 5.47M
Pepsico PEP 66,32 66,68 66,25 66,68 5.07M
International Business Machines IBM 128,95 129,31 127,55 128,25 4.98M
Boeing BA 73,24 73,51 72,30 72,99 4.41M
Visa V 91,68 92,58 91,31 92,55 4.37M
Alphabet GOOGL 571,35 573,45 565,55 568,80 4.2M
United Technologies UTX 73,87 74,48 73,54 74,13 3.46M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 81,60 81,95 81,03 81,65 3.21M
3M MMM 83,87 84,23 83,40 83,85 2.97M
Union Pacific UNP 73,65 74,23 73,04 73,65 2.59M
Exchange Rates of April 01, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 93,870 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,009 CAD 1 CAD = 0,991 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,056 CHF 1 CHF = 0,947 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,827 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 127,360 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,888 GBP 1 GBP = 1,126 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,474 AUD 1 AUD = 0,678 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,369 CAD 1 CAD = 0,731 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,432 CHF 1 CHF = 0,698 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,261 CNY 1 CNY = 0,108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,696 GBP 1 GBP = 1,436 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,157 AUD 1 AUD = 0,865 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,074 CAD 1 CAD = 0,931 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,123 CHF 1 CHF = 0,891 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,660 AUD 1 AUD = 0,602 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,541 CAD 1 CAD = 0,649 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,612 CHF 1 CHF = 0,620 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,417 CNY 1 CNY = 0,096 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,928 CAD 1 CAD = 1,077 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,971 CHF 1 CHF = 1,030 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,285 CNY 1 CNY = 0,159 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,046 CHF 1 CHF = 0,956 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,768 CNY 1 CNY = 0,148 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,467 CNY 1 CNY = 0,155 CHF

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