Financial news on April 02, 2009

Business and Financial news
E.U. Carbon Trading System Shows Signs of Working

Europe’s flagship trading system to cut carbon emissions appears to be working, according to preliminary figures released by the European Commission. Read more..

By JAMES KANTER - International Herald Tribune

Light and Cheap, Netbooks Are Poised to Reshape PC Industry

The personal computer world may be headed for an upheaval as thin and cheap netbooks offer the portability of a cellphone and the power of a PC. Read more..

By ASHLEE VANCE and MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

Tip of the Week: E-Filing Tax Returns

2008 tax return forms with instructions on how to complete them can be found on the I.R.S. Web site. Read more..

By J.D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Turning Down Free ‘Help’

I used to type in the middle part of a Web site’s domain name and get to the page. When I do that now, some Road Runner search page pops up to tell me it can’t find the site. What’s going on? Read more..

By J.D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Verbatim Drive Offers Four Ports for Sharing Data

A portable drive made for media professionals who need lots of data space and easy connections for collaboration. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 15.92 16.25 14.91 15.33 207M
General Electric GE 10.75 11.00 10.57 10.74 147M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 29.58 29.67 27.41 28.16 132M
Microsoft MSFT 19.50 19.89 19.00 19.29 99.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 17.83 18.61 17.79 18.14 88.3M
Intel INTC 15.38 16.00 15.26 15.70 77.7M
Pfizer PFE 14.06 14.10 13.72 13.77 60.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18.93 19.30 18.65 18.82 46.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 70.73 71.15 69.70 70.25 38.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47.48 47.48 45.35 45.38 36.6M
AT&T Inc. T 26.50 27.09 26.02 26.54 34.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 31.71 33.05 31.49 32.46 30.8M
Home Depot HD 24.31 25.24 24.24 24.77 30.3M
Comcast CMCSA 14.13 14.74 14.03 14.57 30.1M
Apple AAPL 110.15 114.75 109.78 112.71 29M
ConocoPhillips COP 41.01 42.50 40.86 41.45 26.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 19.25 20.50 19.15 20.21 25.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 33.56 34.92 33.50 33.69 23M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53.34 54.57 53.20 53.64 21.8M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.32 22.32 21.23 21.33 20.9M
Altria MO 16.40 16.45 16.03 16.11 19.3M
Procter & Gamble PG 48.72 50.29 48.72 49.42 18.3M
Chevron CVX 70.00 71.29 69.51 70.31 18.1M
Merck MRK 27.21 27.60 26.44 27.00 18M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 53.29 54.13 52.66 52.97 17.4M
Schlumberger SLB 42.84 44.88 42.70 43.79 16.9M
International Business Machines IBM 99.15 101.99 98.38 100.82 16.2M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 21.17 21.76 20.83 21.07 14.9M
Amgen AMGN 49.14 49.26 46.60 47.29 13.5M
Coca-Cola KO 45.30 45.83 44.65 45.34 12.5M
Visa V 55.46 57.11 55.12 55.59 11.8M
Union Pacific UNP 42.45 46.39 42.45 45.25 11.3M
Amazon AMZN 73.63 77.24 73.44 76.34 11.1M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46.00 46.09 44.36 44.70 10.9M
United Technologies UTX 44.93 46.75 44.69 45.94 10.2M
Boeing BA 36.16 37.98 36.16 37.20 9.45M
Alphabet GOOGL 363.31 369.76 360.32 362.50 8.97M
McDonald's MCD 55.94 57.06 55.63 56.35 8.8M
Pepsico PEP 52.93 53.53 52.51 52.86 7.44M
3M MMM 51.59 52.90 51.41 52.13 6.96M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2890.00 2964.00 2878.00 2906.00 41.8K
Exchange Rates of April 02, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 99.580 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.238 CAD 1 CAD = 0.808 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.134 CHF 1 CHF = 0.882 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.835 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 134.080 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.914 GBP 1 GBP = 1.094 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.881 AUD 1 AUD = 0.532 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.667 CAD 1 CAD = 0.600 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.527 CHF 1 CHF = 0.655 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.681 GBP 1 GBP = 1.468 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.402 AUD 1 AUD = 0.713 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.243 CAD 1 CAD = 0.805 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.138 CHF 1 CHF = 0.879 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.057 AUD 1 AUD = 0.486 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.823 CAD 1 CAD = 0.549 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.670 CHF 1 CHF = 0.599 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.886 CAD 1 CAD = 1.129 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.811 CHF 1 CHF = 1.233 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.888 CNY 1 CNY = 0.205 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.915 CHF 1 CHF = 1.092 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.523 CNY 1 CNY = 0.181 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.026 CNY 1 CNY = 0.166 CHF

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