Financial news on August 03, 2009

Business and Financial news
Google Chief Gives Up Board Seat at Apple

The resignation of Eric E. Schmidt was described as a mutual decision. Regulators say they are still investigating a board overlap between the companies. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

Mobile Gives Manga a Lift

For a variety of reasons, the mobile version of manga has it booming again, giving life — and bringing a little controversy — to the venerable Japanese comic form. Read more..

By MIKI TANIKAWA - International Herald Tribune

New Owner for a Magazine as Political Tastes Change

In June, The Weekly Standard was handed from one conservative billionaire, Rupert Murdoch, to another, Philip F. Anschutz, for about $1 million. Read more..

By TIM ARANGO - The New York Times

Obama Aides See Signs of Recovery but Say It Will Be Slow

A big unanswered question is whether consumers will increase their savings or support economic growth through spending. Read more..

By EDMUND L. ANDREWS - The New York Times

With Enough Soldiers, the Army Is Looking for a Few Good Officers

The usual Army ads have been tweaked to appeal to achievement-oriented college graduates who could qualify for one of its officer training programs. Read more..

By DOUGLAS QUENQUA - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE13,6513,8413,4513,7299M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC24,9025,8324,8725,8066.2M
Cisco SystemsCSCO22,2122,6122,1922,5761.2M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM39,1239,7538,9939,6043M
AT&T Inc.T26,7026,9025,8826,2334.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22,3222,3822,0022,3024M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT45,0845,1244,2044,8221M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS25,5225,6125,3625,5218.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT50,2250,2249,5249,8415.2M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ32,3732,5331,8432,0315.2M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22,0722,0821,7121,8314.3M
HP Inc.HPQ43,3743,6042,9643,3813.3M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH28,3428,4027,0727,3612.2M
Home DepotHD26,1826,3825,6726,3212M
Procter & GamblePG55,9656,0055,0055,6111.2M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ61,1661,1960,4361,1011.2M
United TechnologiesUTX54,1255,3854,1255,186.22M
International Business MachinesIBM118,88119,96118,69119,926.11M
Union PacificUNP58,7660,5758,0160,205.36M
Gilead SciencesGILD49,1649,5648,6249,284.93M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3201,003304,003200,003270,0070.9K
Exchange Rates of August 03, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 95,260 JPY1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,066 CAD1 CAD = 0,938 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,059 CHF1 CHF = 0,944 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,832 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 137,340 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,851 GBP1 GBP = 1,175 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,712 AUD1 AUD = 0,584 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,537 CAD1 CAD = 0,651 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,527 CHF1 CHF = 0,655 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,849 CNY1 CNY = 0,102 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,620 GBP1 GBP = 1,614 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,246 AUD1 AUD = 0,803 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,119 CAD1 CAD = 0,894 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,112 CHF1 CHF = 0,900 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,011 AUD1 AUD = 0,497 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,805 CAD1 CAD = 0,554 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,793 CHF1 CHF = 0,558 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,897 CAD1 CAD = 1,114 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,892 CHF1 CHF = 1,122 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5,751 CNY1 CNY = 0,174 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,993 CHF1 CHF = 1,007 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,408 CNY1 CNY = 0,156 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,451 CNY1 CNY = 0,155 CHF

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