Financial news on November 02, 2009

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Accounts, People & Miscellany

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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..

By MARJORIE CONNELLY - The New York Times

People and Accounts of Note

Webdenda. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 14.30 14.59 14.19 14.47 101M
Intel INTC 19.05 19.15 18.75 19.01 63.6M
Microsoft MSFT 27.70 28.05 27.41 27.88 62.4M
Pfizer PFE 17.05 17.20 16.83 16.95 61.2M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27.86 28.24 26.74 27.61 55.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 22.87 23.20 22.62 23.00 55.1M
AT&T Inc. T 25.90 25.92 25.00 25.59 49.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42.18 42.85 41.52 42.58 44.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21.06 21.22 20.80 21.09 27.9M
Apple AAPL 189.80 192.88 185.57 189.31 24.2M
Comcast CMCSA 14.41 14.75 14.26 14.51 24.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 29.84 29.90 29.16 29.41 21.7M
Merck MRK 31.12 31.50 30.96 31.26 21.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 72.05 72.85 71.16 72.15 20.4M
Home Depot HD 25.14 25.67 24.71 25.06 15.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 47.43 48.28 47.16 48.16 15.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 49.81 50.35 49.69 50.28 15M
Procter & Gamble PG 58.39 58.99 58.00 58.95 14.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 50.18 51.03 49.28 49.98 14.6M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 27.38 27.86 27.01 27.41 13.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 59.15 59.87 58.91 59.49 12.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 50.83 51.15 50.50 50.91 11.8M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21.87 22.07 21.67 21.77 11.5M
Altria MO 18.12 18.36 18.02 18.30 11.4M
Amazon AMZN 118.66 119.50 116.71 118.84 11.3M
Chevron CVX 76.86 77.60 75.73 76.64 11.2M
Amgen AMGN 52.86 53.83 52.17 52.43 10.8M
Coca-Cola KO 53.51 53.92 53.16 53.72 9.3M
Schlumberger SLB 62.52 64.15 61.69 62.71 8.45M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 26.02 26.61 25.64 26.42 8.19M
McDonald's MCD 58.84 59.54 58.60 59.16 7.58M
Gilead Sciences GILD 42.96 43.15 42.40 42.67 7.47M
International Business Machines IBM 120.61 121.93 119.50 120.56 7.05M
Pepsico PEP 60.79 61.07 60.16 60.60 6.62M
Alphabet GOOGL 537.08 539.46 528.24 533.99 6.4M
Visa V 76.09 78.17 75.83 77.29 6.33M
Union Pacific UNP 55.22 56.66 54.20 55.06 6.24M
Boeing BA 47.82 48.41 47.33 48.27 5.93M
United Technologies UTX 61.71 62.94 61.43 62.66 4.59M
3M MMM 73.86 74.94 73.35 74.28 3.93M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3280.00 3305.00 3241.00 3265.00 32.4K
Exchange Rates of November 02, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 90.250 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.077 CAD 1 CAD = 0.928 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.022 CHF 1 CHF = 0.979 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.828 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 133.340 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.900 GBP 1 GBP = 1.111 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.634 AUD 1 AUD = 0.612 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.592 CAD 1 CAD = 0.628 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.509 CHF 1 CHF = 0.663 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 10.084 CNY 1 CNY = 0.099 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.675 GBP 1 GBP = 1.481 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.225 AUD 1 AUD = 0.816 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.193 CAD 1 CAD = 0.838 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.132 CHF 1 CHF = 0.884 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.814 AUD 1 AUD = 0.551 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.768 CAD 1 CAD = 0.566 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.676 CHF 1 CHF = 0.597 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11.187 CNY 1 CNY = 0.089 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.974 CAD 1 CAD = 1.027 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.923 CHF 1 CHF = 1.083 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.174 CNY 1 CNY = 0.162 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.948 CHF 1 CHF = 1.055 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.340 CNY 1 CNY = 0.158 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.679 CNY 1 CNY = 0.150 CHF

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