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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC15.9216.2514.9115.33207M
General ElectricGE10.7511.0010.5710.74147M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM29.5829.6727.4128.16132M
MicrosoftMSFT19.5019.8919.0019.2999.1M
Cisco SystemsCSCO17.8318.6117.7918.1488.3M
IntelINTC15.3816.0015.2615.7077.7M
PfizerPFE14.0614.1013.7213.7760.4M
Oracle Corp.ORCL18.9319.3018.6518.8246.1M
ExxonMobilXOM70.7371.1569.7070.2538.2M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT47.4847.4845.3545.3836.6M
AT&T Inc.T26.5027.0926.0226.5434.4M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31.7133.0531.4932.4630.8M
Home DepotHD24.3125.2424.2424.7730.3M
ComcastCMCSA14.1314.7414.0314.5730.1M
AppleAAPL110.15114.75109.78112.7129M
ConocoPhillipsCOP41.0142.5040.8641.4526.2M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS19.2520.5019.1520.2125.2M
HP Inc.HPQ33.5634.9233.5033.6923M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT53.3454.5753.2053.6421.8M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.3222.3221.2321.3320.9M
AltriaMO16.4016.4516.0316.1119.3M
Procter & GamblePG48.7250.2948.7249.4218.3M
ChevronCVX70.0071.2969.5170.3118.1M
MerckMRK27.2127.6026.4427.0018M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ53.2954.1352.6652.9717.4M
SchlumbergerSLB42.8444.8842.7043.7916.9M
International Business MachinesIBM99.15101.9998.38100.8216.2M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH21.1721.7620.8321.0714.9M
AmgenAMGN49.1449.2646.6047.2913.5M
Coca-ColaKO45.3045.8344.6545.3412.5M
VisaV55.4657.1155.1255.5911.8M
Union PacificUNP42.4546.3942.4545.2511.3M
AmazonAMZN73.6377.2473.4476.3411.1M
Gilead SciencesGILD46.0046.0944.3644.7010.9M
United TechnologiesUTX44.9346.7544.6945.9410.2M
BoeingBA36.1637.9836.1637.209.45M
AlphabetGOOGL363.31369.76360.32362.508.97M
McDonald'sMCD55.9457.0655.6356.358.8M
PepsicoPEP52.9353.5352.5152.867.44M
3MMMM51.5952.9051.4152.136.96M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2890.002964.002878.002906.0041.8K
Exchange Rates of April 02, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 99.580 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.238 CAD1 CAD = 0.808 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.134 CHF1 CHF = 0.882 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.835 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 134.080 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.914 GBP1 GBP = 1.094 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.881 AUD1 AUD = 0.532 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.667 CAD1 CAD = 0.600 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.527 CHF1 CHF = 0.655 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.681 GBP1 GBP = 1.468 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.402 AUD1 AUD = 0.713 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.243 CAD1 CAD = 0.805 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.138 CHF1 CHF = 0.879 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.057 AUD1 AUD = 0.486 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.823 CAD1 CAD = 0.549 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.670 CHF1 CHF = 0.599 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.886 CAD1 CAD = 1.129 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.811 CHF1 CHF = 1.233 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.888 CNY1 CNY = 0.205 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.915 CHF1 CHF = 1.092 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.523 CNY1 CNY = 0.181 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.026 CNY1 CNY = 0.166 CHF

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