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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 13.65 13.84 13.45 13.72 99M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 24.90 25.83 24.87 25.80 66.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 22.21 22.61 22.19 22.57 61.2M
Pfizer PFE 16.12 16.15 15.80 16.04 50.5M
Microsoft MSFT 23.82 23.86 23.50 23.83 46.9M
Intel INTC 19.48 19.56 19.18 19.37 44.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 39.12 39.75 38.99 39.60 43M
AT&T Inc. T 26.70 26.90 25.88 26.23 34.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 70.96 71.40 70.30 70.65 24.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22.32 22.38 22.00 22.30 24M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45.08 45.12 44.20 44.82 21M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 25.52 25.61 25.36 25.52 18.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 44.34 45.34 44.26 44.99 17.5M
Comcast CMCSA 14.90 15.16 14.77 15.13 17.3M
Altria MO 17.73 17.87 17.60 17.63 15.7M
Merck MRK 30.45 30.47 29.73 30.02 15.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 50.22 50.22 49.52 49.84 15.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 32.37 32.53 31.84 32.03 15.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.07 22.08 21.71 21.83 14.3M
Apple AAPL 165.21 166.64 164.87 166.43 14.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 43.37 43.60 42.96 43.38 13.3M
Chevron CVX 70.26 70.54 69.81 70.40 13.2M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 28.34 28.40 27.07 27.36 12.2M
Home Depot HD 26.18 26.38 25.67 26.32 12M
Procter & Gamble PG 55.96 56.00 55.00 55.61 11.2M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61.16 61.19 60.43 61.10 11.2M
McDonald's MCD 55.11 55.39 54.68 55.13 10.6M
Schlumberger SLB 54.86 56.43 54.60 55.95 9.84M
Coca-Cola KO 50.03 50.10 49.30 49.60 9.22M
Visa V 66.19 69.11 65.90 69.11 7.58M
Amgen AMGN 62.42 62.98 61.71 62.88 7.14M
Amazon AMZN 86.56 88.20 86.56 87.44 6.66M
Pepsico PEP 56.98 56.98 55.96 56.20 6.49M
United Technologies UTX 54.12 55.38 54.12 55.18 6.22M
International Business Machines IBM 118.88 119.96 118.69 119.92 6.11M
Boeing BA 43.18 44.02 42.51 43.79 6.06M
3M MMM 71.80 72.50 71.25 72.14 5.57M
Union Pacific UNP 58.76 60.57 58.01 60.20 5.36M
Alphabet GOOGL 448.74 453.90 447.64 452.21 5.18M
Gilead Sciences GILD 49.16 49.56 48.62 49.28 4.93M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3201.00 3304.00 3200.00 3270.00 70.9K
Exchange Rates of August 03, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 95.260 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.066 CAD 1 CAD = 0.938 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.059 CHF 1 CHF = 0.944 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.832 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 137.340 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.851 GBP 1 GBP = 1.175 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.712 AUD 1 AUD = 0.584 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.537 CAD 1 CAD = 0.651 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.527 CHF 1 CHF = 0.655 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.849 CNY 1 CNY = 0.102 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.620 GBP 1 GBP = 1.614 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.246 AUD 1 AUD = 0.803 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.119 CAD 1 CAD = 0.894 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.112 CHF 1 CHF = 0.900 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.011 AUD 1 AUD = 0.497 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.805 CAD 1 CAD = 0.554 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.793 CHF 1 CHF = 0.558 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.897 CAD 1 CAD = 1.114 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.892 CHF 1 CHF = 1.122 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.751 CNY 1 CNY = 0.174 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.993 CHF 1 CHF = 1.007 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.408 CNY 1 CNY = 0.156 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.451 CNY 1 CNY = 0.155 CHF

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