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
PfizerPFE16,1216,1515,8016,0450.5M
MicrosoftMSFT23,8223,8623,5023,8346.9M
IntelINTC19,4819,5619,1819,3744.3M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM39,1239,7538,9939,6043M
AT&T Inc.T26,7026,9025,8826,2334.2M
ExxonMobilXOM70,9671,4070,3070,6524.8M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22,3222,3822,0022,3024M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT45,0845,1244,2044,8221M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS25,5225,6125,3625,5218.2M
ConocoPhillipsCOP44,3445,3444,2644,9917.5M
ComcastCMCSA14,9015,1614,7715,1317.3M
AltriaMO17,7317,8717,6017,6315.7M
MerckMRK30,4530,4729,7330,0215.6M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT50,2250,2249,5249,8415.2M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ32,3732,5331,8432,0315.2M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22,0722,0821,7121,8314.3M
AppleAAPL165,21166,64164,87166,4314.1M
HP Inc.HPQ43,3743,6042,9643,3813.3M
ChevronCVX70,2670,5469,8170,4013.2M
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
McDonald'sMCD55,1155,3954,6855,1310.6M
SchlumbergerSLB54,8656,4354,6055,959.84M
Coca-ColaKO50,0350,1049,3049,609.22M
VisaV66,1969,1165,9069,117.58M
AmgenAMGN62,4262,9861,7162,887.14M
AmazonAMZN86,5688,2086,5687,446.66M
PepsicoPEP56,9856,9855,9656,206.49M
United TechnologiesUTX54,1255,3854,1255,186.22M
International Business MachinesIBM118,88119,96118,69119,926.11M
BoeingBA43,1844,0242,5143,796.06M
3MMMM71,8072,5071,2572,145.57M
Union PacificUNP58,7660,5758,0160,205.36M
AlphabetGOOGL448,74453,90447,64452,215.18M
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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