Financial news on February 02, 2010

Business and Financial news
Bonus Miles Expand, but Flight Upgrades Are Squeezed

More elite fliers are competing for fewer seats in the front of the plane. Read more..

By SUSAN STELLIN - The New York Times

Europe Weighs Oneworld Plan to Assure Flight Competition

The carriers British Air, American and Iberia offered regulators a proposal to ensure competition on some overseas flights in an effort to have their joint marketing plan approved. Read more..

By JAMES KANTER - The New York Times

Inflation Risks Rise in Asia

Worries about economic growth in Asia have quickly given way to concerns about inflation, and investors seem split down the middle about the capacity of Asian central banks to rise to the challenge. Read more..

By ALAN WHEATLEY - International Herald Tribune

On Winfrey’s Channel, a Show About Her Show

OWN, jointly founded by Oprah Winfrey’s production company and Discovery Communications, is starting to reveal some details about its programming. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Russia’s Evolution, Seen Through Golden Arches

When McDonald’s entered the Soviet Union 20 years ago, it had to supply its own ingredients. Now the last one — burger buns — has been turned over to the private sector. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

Yahoo Renews Deal to Use A.P. Material

It was not clear whether The Associated Press won more money from the deal, or what it might mean for the company’s talks with Google and Microsoft. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 75.70 76.17 74.91 75.51 798M
General Electric GE 16.27 16.95 16.24 16.85 116M
Pfizer PFE 18.87 19.33 18.77 19.06 67.6M
Intel INTC 19.68 20.04 19.56 19.91 63.3M
Microsoft MSFT 28.37 28.50 28.14 28.46 54.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 22.81 23.11 22.51 23.02 54.1M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 28.93 28.93 28.93 28.93 50.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 39.80 40.68 39.70 40.55 46M
ExxonMobil XOM 66.73 67.12 66.47 66.96 34.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 23.33 23.85 23.24 23.76 32.2M
AT&T Inc. T 25.37 25.84 25.27 25.69 31.1M
Apple AAPL 195.91 196.32 193.38 195.86 24.9M
Amazon AMZN 118.79 118.98 114.40 118.12 23.1M
Home Depot HD 28.39 29.05 28.30 29.03 19.6M
Comcast CMCSA 15.85 16.35 15.84 16.29 19.3M
Procter & Gamble PG 61.93 63.04 61.66 62.90 17.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 29.56 29.88 29.48 29.73 17.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 48.30 48.82 47.98 48.59 17.5M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.29 54.60 53.20 54.44 17.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 49.36 50.25 49.00 50.15 16.3M
Merck MRK 38.36 39.72 38.10 39.54 15.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63.20 64.20 62.63 63.99 13.6M
Chevron CVX 73.74 74.58 73.00 74.45 12.9M
Altria MO 19.93 19.99 19.81 19.93 12.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53.59 53.72 53.33 53.49 11.4M
Gilead Sciences GILD 47.65 48.56 47.49 48.56 10.3M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29.53 30.01 29.22 29.98 10.1M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.37 24.80 24.14 24.78 9.87M
Coca-Cola KO 54.53 55.21 54.15 55.05 8.44M
Alphabet GOOGL 534.96 534.96 527.61 531.12 8.18M
Schlumberger SLB 65.50 66.53 64.97 66.12 7.97M
Boeing BA 61.29 62.00 61.00 61.52 7.86M
Amgen AMGN 58.60 59.30 58.41 59.23 7.66M
McDonald's MCD 63.87 64.05 63.35 64.03 7.27M
Pepsico PEP 60.68 61.28 60.34 61.15 6.3M
United Technologies UTX 67.89 68.43 67.69 68.03 6.13M
International Business Machines IBM 124.79 125.81 123.95 125.53 5.9M
3M MMM 80.70 80.94 79.70 80.43 4.69M
Visa V 84.26 84.47 83.50 84.01 3.61M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 33.13 34.12 32.93 34.05 3.31M
Union Pacific UNP 62.49 63.24 62.04 62.93 2.4M
Exchange Rates of February 02, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 90.360 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.057 CAD 1 CAD = 0.946 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.055 CHF 1 CHF = 0.948 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.828 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 126.170 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.874 GBP 1 GBP = 1.144 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.575 AUD 1 AUD = 0.635 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.476 CAD 1 CAD = 0.678 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.473 CHF 1 CHF = 0.679 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.533 CNY 1 CNY = 0.105 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.692 GBP 1 GBP = 1.444 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.248 AUD 1 AUD = 0.801 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.169 CAD 1 CAD = 0.855 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.167 CHF 1 CHF = 0.857 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.802 AUD 1 AUD = 0.555 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.688 CAD 1 CAD = 0.592 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.685 CHF 1 CHF = 0.594 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.892 CNY 1 CNY = 0.092 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.937 CAD 1 CAD = 1.068 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.934 CHF 1 CHF = 1.070 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.050 CNY 1 CNY = 0.165 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.998 CHF 1 CHF = 1.002 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.454 CNY 1 CNY = 0.155 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.470 CNY 1 CNY = 0.155 CHF

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