Financial news on March 01, 2010

Business and Financial news
After Fumble, Microsoft Redoes Phone Software

Microsoft’s new mobile phone software, coming at the end of this year, offers “tiles” instead of icons, and has “hubs” for similarly themed functions. Read more..

By ASHLEE VANCE - The New York Times

Digital Billboards, Diversions Drivers Can’t Escape

The effect of high-tech billboards on highway safety is being debated in state legislatures. Read more..

By MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

European Union Moves Toward a Bailout of Greece

The first bailout in the euro’s history is expected to involve loan guarantees from the German and French governments. Read more..

By LANDON THOMAS Jr. and STEPHEN CASTLE - The New York Times

In Senate, a Renewed Effort to Reach a Consensus on Financial Regulation

Among the disputed elements is the creation of a consumer protection agency to watch for deceptive and abusive terms on things like mortgages and credit cards. Read more..

By SEWELL CHAN - The New York Times

Math of Publishing Meets the E-Book

E-books are cheaper to produce than print volumes, but consumers may not realize that expenses like overhead and royalties are still in effect, publishers say. Read more..

By MOTOKO RICH - The New York Times

Network News at a Crossroads

As ABC News prepares to cut hundreds of jobs and with news available more places than ever, the future for network news divisions is deeply insecure. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER and BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Rulings Restrict Clean Water Act, Foiling E.P.A.

Many of the nation’s largest water polluters are outside the E.P.A.’s reach because of disputes on jurisdiction. Read more..

By CHARLES DUHIGG and JANET ROBERTS - The New York Times

Survey Finds Slack Editing on Magazine Web Sites

A survey conducted by the Columbia Journalism Review found that magazines’ Web sites reflect a trade-off of standards for online speed. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 16,10 16,15 15,83 15,90 62.8M
Intel INTC 20,68 20,94 20,62 20,87 51.2M
Pfizer PFE 17,61 17,86 17,58 17,75 45.6M
Microsoft MSFT 28,77 29,05 28,53 29,02 43.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24,33 24,65 24,32 24,60 41.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42,03 42,18 41,41 41,83 34.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27,34 27,59 27,15 27,35 34.3M
AT&T Inc. T 24,91 25,07 24,83 25,00 24.9M
Comcast CMCSA 16,50 16,89 16,50 16,83 23M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 24,60 24,91 24,54 24,74 19.7M
Coca-Cola KO 53,22 53,37 52,79 53,27 19.7M
Apple AAPL 205,75 209,50 205,45 208,99 19.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 65,36 65,54 65,09 65,40 18.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 28,97 29,11 28,85 28,99 17.3M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 79,99 81,94 79,14 81,91 16.7M
Home Depot HD 31,24 31,55 31,09 31,43 14.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 50,68 51,66 50,68 51,54 14.2M
Amazon AMZN 118,85 124,66 117,53 124,54 13.3M
Schlumberger SLB 61,83 61,98 60,96 61,42 12.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 54,04 54,13 53,54 53,90 12.1M
Merck MRK 37,03 37,43 37,03 37,27 11.8M
ConocoPhillips COP 48,37 48,99 48,27 48,91 11.4M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 34,00 34,72 33,53 34,04 11M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24,59 24,63 24,30 24,39 10.9M
Altria MO 20,17 20,34 20,17 20,27 10.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54,37 54,65 54,14 54,29 9.5M
Gilead Sciences GILD 47,99 48,15 47,39 47,51 9.36M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63,27 63,46 63,17 63,39 9.22M
Pepsico PEP 62,65 63,58 62,47 63,43 9.02M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 31,40 31,60 31,34 31,54 8.68M
Procter & Gamble PG 63,46 63,80 63,15 63,51 7.75M
Chevron CVX 72,63 73,18 72,39 72,81 7.43M
McDonald's MCD 63,98 64,14 63,67 63,98 6.32M
Amgen AMGN 56,74 57,09 56,72 56,90 5.64M
Boeing BA 63,05 64,33 63,00 64,00 5.27M
International Business Machines IBM 127,50 128,83 127,47 128,57 4.58M
Alphabet GOOGL 529,20 533,29 527,74 532,69 4.47M
Union Pacific UNP 67,74 68,08 67,02 67,70 3.8M
United Technologies UTX 68,84 69,80 68,84 69,64 3.7M
Visa V 85,50 86,94 85,28 86,82 3.37M
3M MMM 80,57 80,95 80,35 80,58 2.55M
Exchange Rates of March 01, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 89,120 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,041 CAD 1 CAD = 0,961 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,079 CHF 1 CHF = 0,927 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,827 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 120,850 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,905 GBP 1 GBP = 1,105 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,505 AUD 1 AUD = 0,664 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,412 CAD 1 CAD = 0,708 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,463 CHF 1 CHF = 0,683 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,256 CNY 1 CNY = 0,108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,748 GBP 1 GBP = 1,336 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,245 AUD 1 AUD = 0,803 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,168 CAD 1 CAD = 0,856 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,211 CHF 1 CHF = 0,826 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,663 AUD 1 AUD = 0,601 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,561 CAD 1 CAD = 0,641 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,617 CHF 1 CHF = 0,618 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,221 CNY 1 CNY = 0,098 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,938 CAD 1 CAD = 1,066 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,972 CHF 1 CHF = 1,029 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,156 CNY 1 CNY = 0,162 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,035 CHF 1 CHF = 0,966 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,557 CNY 1 CNY = 0,153 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,324 CNY 1 CNY = 0,158 CHF

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