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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE24.0025.7521.6524.50182M
MicrosoftMSFT26.3826.9926.2826.4889M
IntelINTC18.5018.6918.0618.5274.5M
PfizerPFE18.2619.0918.0818.9468.3M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM46.9150.0046.3049.6359.4M
Cisco SystemsCSCO22.2522.4421.7521.9552.1M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC36.9838.6036.4936.7047.8M
AppleAAPL111.92112.36107.39109.1246.3M
AT&T Inc.T28.1528.4927.0528.0937.7M
Oracle Corp.ORCL20.1920.1919.5519.8635.1M
ExxonMobilXOM77.1979.2374.9378.5834.3M
ComcastCMCSA19.6219.6219.0519.3529.3M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ69.0769.0767.2867.7925.5M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT59.5160.3058.9959.6623.4M
HP Inc.HPQ46.1646.7244.4444.9722M
AltriaMO19.8020.7419.6920.5521.8M
Home DepotHD25.5226.0925.3025.9220.7M
ConocoPhillipsCOP72.2172.2568.5470.7020.4M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31.7931.9631.0131.4118.5M
Procter & GamblePG69.3471.4469.3471.2717.8M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT57.2658.5057.0058.2916.5M
ChevronCVX81.5183.0978.4782.2014.6M
Coca-ColaKO52.6254.2852.5254.1614.5M
MerckMRK31.4232.4431.4032.0914.2M
International Business MachinesIBM115.51116.80107.75110.1313.1M
SchlumbergerSLB77.0177.7473.2576.8712.6M
AlphabetGOOGL411.15416.98403.10411.7212.5M
McDonald'sMCD61.1864.0260.8663.6612.4M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY20.6120.9520.1920.7912.4M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS30.3030.8029.9130.6811M
AmazonAMZN71.7871.9968.4169.589.62M
AmgenAMGN58.8959.6057.9659.188.42M
United TechnologiesUTX59.4859.9658.6259.128.26M
PepsicoPEP70.6672.1770.6671.647.99M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH25.9725.9724.7625.087.04M
VisaV60.7562.1059.2161.316.76M
Gilead SciencesGILD45.7545.8844.6145.306.62M
BoeingBA56.7658.0055.3756.626.22M
Union PacificUNP70.9971.7868.3269.444.69M
3MMMM67.6768.3166.8667.394.62M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B4410.004574.004366.004565.0057.3K
Exchange Rates of October 01, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 105.830 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.063 CAD1 CAD = 0.941 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.126 CHF1 CHF = 0.888 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.844 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 148.240 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.791 GBP1 GBP = 1.264 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.773 AUD1 AUD = 0.564 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.488 CAD1 CAD = 0.672 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.577 CHF1 CHF = 0.634 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.596 CNY1 CNY = 0.104 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.534 GBP1 GBP = 1.872 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.201 AUD1 AUD = 0.833 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.005 CAD1 CAD = 0.995 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.064 CHF1 CHF = 0.939 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.242 AUD1 AUD = 0.446 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.881 CAD1 CAD = 0.532 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.993 CHF1 CHF = 0.502 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 12.114 CNY1 CNY = 0.083 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.839 CAD1 CAD = 1.192 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.889 CHF1 CHF = 1.125 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.414 CNY1 CNY = 0.185 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.059 CHF1 CHF = 0.945 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.441 CNY1 CNY = 0.155 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.084 CNY1 CNY = 0.164 CHF

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