Financial news on November 2nd, 2009

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By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Business Is a Beat Deflated

So you might expect the business press to be striking up the band and restocking the cigar cabinet. But the business of covering business may never really come back. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Columnist Quits After Newsday Starts Charging for Its Web Site

Tilting against the tide, Saul Friedman isn’t interested in writing for Newsday if his column isn’t freely available on the Web site. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

DVR, Once TV’s Mortal Foe, Helps Ratings

Once feared as commercial killers, the recorders now add significantly to program ratings and thus to ad revenue. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

It’s a Fine Broth of a Campaign

A vintage advertising slogan is being revived by a marketer of kosher foods as it seeks to make further inroads into the mainstream. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Many in U.S. Want Texting at the Wheel to Be Illegal

Nearly all Americans say sending a text message while driving should be illegal, a New York Times/CBS News poll says. Read more..


People and Accounts of Note

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By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE14.3014.5914.1914.47101M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC27.8628.2426.7427.6155.6M
Cisco SystemsCSCO22.8723.2022.6223.0055.1M
AT&T Inc.T25.9025.9225.0025.5949.7M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM42.1842.8541.5242.5844.6M
Oracle Corp.ORCL21.0621.2220.8021.0927.9M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ29.8429.9029.1629.4121.7M
Home DepotHD25.1425.6724.7125.0615.6M
HP Inc.HPQ47.4348.2847.1648.1615.4M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT49.8150.3549.6950.2815M
Procter & GamblePG58.3958.9958.0058.9514.7M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS27.3827.8627.0127.4113.3M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ59.1559.8758.9159.4912.3M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT50.8351.1550.5050.9111.8M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY21.8722.0721.6721.7711.5M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH26.0226.6125.6426.428.19M
Gilead SciencesGILD42.9643.1542.4042.677.47M
International Business MachinesIBM120.61121.93119.50120.567.05M
Union PacificUNP55.2256.6654.2055.066.24M
United TechnologiesUTX61.7162.9461.4362.664.59M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3280.003305.003241.003265.0032.4K
Exchange Rates of November 2nd, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 90.250 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.077 CAD1 CAD = 0.928 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.022 CHF1 CHF = 0.979 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.828 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 133.340 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.900 GBP1 GBP = 1.111 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.634 AUD1 AUD = 0.612 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.592 CAD1 CAD = 0.628 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.509 CHF1 CHF = 0.663 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 10.084 CNY1 CNY = 0.099 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.675 GBP1 GBP = 1.481 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.225 AUD1 AUD = 0.816 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.193 CAD1 CAD = 0.838 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.132 CHF1 CHF = 0.884 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.814 AUD1 AUD = 0.551 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.768 CAD1 CAD = 0.566 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.676 CHF1 CHF = 0.597 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11.187 CNY1 CNY = 0.089 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.974 CAD1 CAD = 1.027 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.923 CHF1 CHF = 1.083 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.174 CNY1 CNY = 0.162 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.948 CHF1 CHF = 1.055 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.340 CNY1 CNY = 0.158 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.679 CNY1 CNY = 0.150 CHF

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