Financial news on October 01, 2008

Business and Financial news
Labeled as a Bailout, Plan Was Hard to Sell to a Skeptical Public

Politics is as much about marketing as anything else, and from the beginning, the plan often came across as a taxpayer-financed parachute for high-flying tycoons. Read more..

By PETER BAKER - The New York Times

Many Foods Will Soon Be Labeled by Country of Origin

Under the new rule, grocery stores will have to identify the country of origin for meats, produce and certain nuts. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

With Troubles Behind It, N.H.L. Tries to Build Momentum

As the N.H.L. opens its 2008-9 season, the league moves further away from its former financial troubles, and by my many measures, it has engineered a turnaround. Read more..

By TIM ARANGO - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 24.00 25.75 21.65 24.50 182M
Microsoft MSFT 26.38 26.99 26.28 26.48 89M
Intel INTC 18.50 18.69 18.06 18.52 74.5M
Pfizer PFE 18.26 19.09 18.08 18.94 68.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 46.91 50.00 46.30 49.63 59.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 22.25 22.44 21.75 21.95 52.1M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 36.98 38.60 36.49 36.70 47.8M
Apple AAPL 111.92 112.36 107.39 109.12 46.3M
AT&T Inc. T 28.15 28.49 27.05 28.09 37.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20.19 20.19 19.55 19.86 35.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 77.19 79.23 74.93 78.58 34.3M
Comcast CMCSA 19.62 19.62 19.05 19.35 29.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 69.07 69.07 67.28 67.79 25.5M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 59.51 60.30 58.99 59.66 23.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 46.16 46.72 44.44 44.97 22M
Altria MO 19.80 20.74 19.69 20.55 21.8M
Home Depot HD 25.52 26.09 25.30 25.92 20.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 72.21 72.25 68.54 70.70 20.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 31.79 31.96 31.01 31.41 18.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 69.34 71.44 69.34 71.27 17.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 57.26 58.50 57.00 58.29 16.5M
Chevron CVX 81.51 83.09 78.47 82.20 14.6M
Coca-Cola KO 52.62 54.28 52.52 54.16 14.5M
Merck MRK 31.42 32.44 31.40 32.09 14.2M
International Business Machines IBM 115.51 116.80 107.75 110.13 13.1M
Schlumberger SLB 77.01 77.74 73.25 76.87 12.6M
Alphabet GOOGL 411.15 416.98 403.10 411.72 12.5M
McDonald's MCD 61.18 64.02 60.86 63.66 12.4M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20.61 20.95 20.19 20.79 12.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30.30 30.80 29.91 30.68 11M
Amazon AMZN 71.78 71.99 68.41 69.58 9.62M
Amgen AMGN 58.89 59.60 57.96 59.18 8.42M
United Technologies UTX 59.48 59.96 58.62 59.12 8.26M
Pepsico PEP 70.66 72.17 70.66 71.64 7.99M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 25.97 25.97 24.76 25.08 7.04M
Visa V 60.75 62.10 59.21 61.31 6.76M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45.75 45.88 44.61 45.30 6.62M
Boeing BA 56.76 58.00 55.37 56.62 6.22M
Union Pacific UNP 70.99 71.78 68.32 69.44 4.69M
3M MMM 67.67 68.31 66.86 67.39 4.62M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4410.00 4574.00 4366.00 4565.00 57.3K
Exchange Rates of October 01, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 105.830 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.063 CAD 1 CAD = 0.941 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.126 CHF 1 CHF = 0.888 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.844 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 148.240 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.791 GBP 1 GBP = 1.264 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.773 AUD 1 AUD = 0.564 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.488 CAD 1 CAD = 0.672 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.577 CHF 1 CHF = 0.634 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.596 CNY 1 CNY = 0.104 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.534 GBP 1 GBP = 1.872 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.201 AUD 1 AUD = 0.833 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.005 CAD 1 CAD = 0.995 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.064 CHF 1 CHF = 0.939 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.242 AUD 1 AUD = 0.446 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.881 CAD 1 CAD = 0.532 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.993 CHF 1 CHF = 0.502 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 12.114 CNY 1 CNY = 0.083 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.839 CAD 1 CAD = 1.192 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.889 CHF 1 CHF = 1.125 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.414 CNY 1 CNY = 0.185 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.059 CHF 1 CHF = 0.945 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.441 CNY 1 CNY = 0.155 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.084 CNY 1 CNY = 0.164 CHF

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