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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT29.3529.5428.6229.1674.8M
PfizerPFE17.2117.2816.9917.0869.1M
Cisco SystemsCSCO26.2026.3025.6625.8356.2M
IntelINTC22.4022.6422.2022.3945.5M
General ElectricGE18.2718.4018.1818.3345.5M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC31.4031.6031.1331.3733M
Oracle Corp.ORCL25.7825.9525.2025.4626.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45.0345.3144.9945.1823.9M
AppleAAPL237.49238.73232.75235.9721.5M
AT&T Inc.T26.0526.2125.9126.1120.6M
ExxonMobilXOM67.2767.8067.1967.6119.6M
ComcastCMCSA18.8219.0418.6218.8619.4M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31.2531.4431.1331.2818.4M
AltriaMO20.5420.8420.5420.8316.3M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS35.0735.5935.0135.5514.6M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT52.8052.9752.5852.9612.9M
ConocoPhillipsCOP51.6052.0951.5052.0211.9M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT55.7555.8555.1755.4911.8M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY26.7727.0126.7726.9511.5M
SchlumbergerSLB64.2464.8763.9764.5711.2M
HP Inc.HPQ53.3953.7552.9353.2410.7M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ65.3765.7765.2465.7710.6M
Procter & GamblePG63.4763.7063.2063.3610.6M
MerckMRK37.6437.8837.5037.7110.1M
Home DepotHD32.4132.6332.1632.389.43M
AmazonAMZN135.80136.51131.18131.818.79M
ChevronCVX76.4077.1376.3476.697.86M
Coca-ColaKO55.3655.4355.1355.307.17M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH32.8032.9932.5232.996.71M
AmgenAMGN59.9560.9459.9560.805.92M
Gilead SciencesGILD45.5246.0245.2845.645.59M
McDonald'sMCD67.0667.7167.0667.585.47M
PepsicoPEP66.3266.6866.2566.685.07M
International Business MachinesIBM128.95129.31127.55128.254.98M
BoeingBA73.2473.5172.3072.994.41M
VisaV91.6892.5891.3192.554.37M
AlphabetGOOGL571.35573.45565.55568.804.2M
United TechnologiesUTX73.8774.4873.5474.133.46M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B81.6081.9581.0381.653.21M
3MMMM83.8784.2383.4083.852.97M
Union PacificUNP73.6574.2373.0473.652.59M
Exchange Rates of April 01, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 93.870 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.009 CAD1 CAD = 0.991 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.056 CHF1 CHF = 0.947 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.827 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 127.360 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.888 GBP1 GBP = 1.126 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.474 AUD1 AUD = 0.678 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.369 CAD1 CAD = 0.731 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.432 CHF1 CHF = 0.698 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.261 CNY1 CNY = 0.108 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.696 GBP1 GBP = 1.436 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.157 AUD1 AUD = 0.865 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.074 CAD1 CAD = 0.931 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.123 CHF1 CHF = 0.891 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.660 AUD1 AUD = 0.602 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.541 CAD1 CAD = 0.649 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.612 CHF1 CHF = 0.620 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.417 CNY1 CNY = 0.096 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.928 CAD1 CAD = 1.077 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.971 CHF1 CHF = 1.030 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.285 CNY1 CNY = 0.159 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.046 CHF1 CHF = 0.956 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.768 CNY1 CNY = 0.148 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.467 CNY1 CNY = 0.155 CHF

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