Financial news on April 03, 2012

Business and Financial news
A Network Popular With Hispanics Reaches Out to Them

Amy Chozick Advertising column notes ESPN’s 'This is SportsCenter' campaign will introduce a commercial in Spanish that will be included on its English-language networks. Read more..

By AMY CHOZICK - The New York Times

A Satellite System That Could End Circling Above the Airport

Airlines and airports are testing a guidance system that could reduce congestion and fuel consumption by allowing planes to take a more direct route to the runway. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD - The New York Times

Business Day Live | April 3, 2012

Discussing auto sales with Jessica Caldwell of Edmunds.com and investors diving into the rental housing market. Read more..

Mac William Bishop, Nadia Sussman, Pedro Rosado, Rob Harris, Adam B. Ellick and Sean Patrick Farrell - The New York Times

F.T.C. Approves Merger of 2 of the Biggest Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Federal Trade Commission approves by a 3-to-1 vote the $29 billion merger between Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions; two pharmacy benefit managers say their merger will result in significant savings for consumers. Read more..

By REED ABELSON and NATASHA SINGER - The New York Times

Hiring and Production Improve at Factories

Although a report on manufacturing in March was positive, a separate report suggested that construction continued to struggle. Read more..

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - The New York Times

Major Indexes Rise on Manufacturing Data

Stocks rise on stronger-than-forecast growth in manufacturing. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Opel’s Future Weighs Heavily on German Town

Western European auto market enters a slump, and the burden of reducing its costly production surplus is likely to fall disproportionately on manufacturing communities like Bochum, Germany; General Motors, after losing $747 million on its European operations in 2011, is under intense pressure to make further cuts at its Opel division; plant in Bochum is considered the most endangered. Read more..

By JACK EWING - The New York Times

Pinnacle Airlines Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The regional carrier has lost business and suffered mounting debt, leading to the filing for reorganization under Chapter 11. Read more..

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - The New York Times

Unemployment in Euro Zone Hit New High in February

The European Union’s statistics office said unemployment in the euro zone rose to 10.8 percent in February, indicating that the region’s economy is back in recession. Read more..

By REUTERS - International Herald Tribune

Where Housing Once Boomed, Recovery Lags

The official statistics say that the national economy has been growing for almost three years, but there is scant evidence of renewed prosperity in places like Prince George’s County, Md. Read more..

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Cisco Systems CSCO 21.11 21.19 20.63 20.82 64.1M
General Electric GE 19.97 20.02 19.80 19.96 43.8M
Microsoft MSFT 32.16 32.19 31.66 31.94 42.8M
Pfizer PFE 22.55 22.66 22.35 22.54 37.6M
Intel INTC 28.31 28.37 27.95 28.11 34.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45.74 45.99 44.97 45.42 31M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 29.61 29.70 29.12 29.39 30M
Apple AAPL 627.30 632.21 622.51 629.32 29.8M
General Motors GM 26.64 27.03 25.27 25.54 26.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 34.35 34.54 34.12 34.48 26M
AT&T Inc. T 31.43 31.60 31.33 31.43 22M
ExxonMobil XOM 86.75 86.78 85.00 85.83 17.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 23.83 24.06 23.35 23.45 15.9M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 61.16 61.40 60.91 61.14 13.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 38.45 38.59 38.27 38.46 13M
Comcast CMCSA 29.84 29.94 29.44 29.66 12.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 61.14 61.41 60.24 60.65 11.2M
Merck MRK 38.55 38.72 38.46 38.72 10.9M
Schlumberger SLB 70.50 70.65 68.99 69.73 10.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 66.12 66.16 65.50 65.88 9.13M
ConocoPhillips COP 76.66 76.75 75.68 76.31 8.91M
Gilead Sciences GILD 48.54 48.86 47.48 48.10 8.78M
Home Depot HD 49.83 50.25 49.71 50.00 8.67M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 43.67 43.75 42.91 43.29 8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 59.02 59.61 58.72 59.40 7.95M
Altria MO 31.14 31.21 30.96 31.09 7.33M
Procter & Gamble PG 67.43 67.60 66.94 67.09 6.95M
Coca-Cola KO 73.67 74.08 73.46 73.76 6.49M
McDonald's MCD 98.31 99.41 98.30 99.40 5.42M
Pepsico PEP 66.58 66.82 66.33 66.56 5.11M
Amazon AMZN 198.24 202.39 197.50 199.66 5M
Amgen AMGN 68.07 68.27 67.47 67.93 4.79M
Chevron CVX 107.93 108.23 106.23 107.14 4.69M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 81.50 81.84 80.77 81.54 4.5M
Union Pacific UNP 109.11 109.46 105.90 107.75 4.42M
International Business Machines IBM 209.31 210.69 208.54 209.50 4.09M
Alphabet GOOGL 645.41 647.95 638.64 642.62 4.09M
Visa V 118.84 120.59 118.37 120.36 3.92M
Boeing BA 75.00 75.11 74.15 74.65 3.49M
United Technologies UTX 82.63 83.11 81.77 82.20 3.27M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 33.51 33.90 33.49 33.87 2.73M
3M MMM 89.18 89.20 88.20 88.79 735K
Exchange Rates of April 03, 2012
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 82.790 JPY 1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0.991 CAD 1 CAD = 1.009 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.909 CHF 1 CHF = 1.100 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.298 CNY 1 CNY = 0.159 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 109.550 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.832 GBP 1 GBP = 1.203 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.281 AUD 1 AUD = 0.781 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.311 CAD 1 CAD = 0.763 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.204 CHF 1 CHF = 0.831 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.334 CNY 1 CNY = 0.120 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.759 GBP 1 GBP = 1.318 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.168 AUD 1 AUD = 0.856 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.196 CAD 1 CAD = 0.836 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.098 CHF 1 CHF = 0.911 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.540 AUD 1 AUD = 0.649 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.577 CAD 1 CAD = 0.634 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.447 CHF 1 CHF = 0.691 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.020 CNY 1 CNY = 0.100 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1.024 CAD 1 CAD = 0.977 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.939 CHF 1 CHF = 1.065 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.503 CNY 1 CNY = 0.154 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.918 CHF 1 CHF = 1.090 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.352 CNY 1 CNY = 0.157 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.920 CNY 1 CNY = 0.145 CHF

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