Financial news on December 03, 2009

Business and Financial news
A 20-Something Makes a Mint (and Sells It to Intuit)

Aaron Patzer recalls the ascent of his online financial advising tool and its acquisition by a competitor. Read more..

By KERMIT PATTISON - The New York Times

A Muscular Laptop That Defies the Lightweight Trend

Dell’s Precision M6500 “mobile workstation” is structured around an advanced Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and a 17-inch LED backlighted screen, 1920 by 1200 pixels. Read more..

By STEPHEN WILLIAMS - The New York Times

Bankers Say Deal Is Near to Restructure Rusal’s Debt

The world’s largest aluminum producer, which is struggling under $17 billion in debt, appears to have negotiated favorable terms. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

Fed Reports Modest Gains in Economy

The weak American economy is improving modestly with little upward pressure on wages and finished goods despite commodity price gains, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. Read more..

By JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ - The New York Times

G.E. Makes It Official: NBC Will Go to Comcast

For Comcast, the purchase is the realization of its long-held ambition to be a major producer of television shows and movies. Read more..

By TIM ARANGO - The New York Times

Leverage and Ambition Put Dubai in a Tailspin

As Dubai prepares for weeks of arduous negotiations with creditors over restructuring Dubai World’s debt, outsiders still do not know what to make of the situation. Read more..

By LANDON THOMAS Jr - The New York Times

Pay Limit May Hinder Search for a G.M. Chief

With the search for a C.E.O. complicated by government pay restrictions, General Motors may decide that Edward E. Whitacre, the interim chief, is the best choice. Read more..

By BILL VLASIC - The New York Times

Ringing in the Holiday but Sharing the Bill

For small businesses, shared office parties offer the feel of a big event at a lower cost — and without the planning headaches. Read more..

By MICKEY MEECE - The New York Times

Siemens to Collect Damages From Former Chiefs in Bribery Scandal

Two former chief executives at the German engineering giant and four other former officials have agreed to pay a total of 18 million euros in damages. Read more..

By CHRIS V. NICHOLSON - International Herald Tribune

Some New iMac Desktops Arrive With Issues

Apple’s reconfigured iMac desktop — a shiny wide-screen example of a home computer — works beautifully ...unless it doesn’t work at all, or arrives with a cracked display. Read more..

By STEPHEN WILLIAMS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Comcast CMCSA 15.59 16.06 15.51 15.91 84M
General Electric GE 16.12 16.31 16.00 16.00 74.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27.52 27.91 26.41 26.49 66.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42.30 43.09 41.31 41.40 53.3M
Intel INTC 19.76 20.08 19.70 19.87 49.8M
Microsoft MSFT 29.84 30.20 29.76 29.83 43.1M
Pfizer PFE 18.83 18.88 18.59 18.64 41M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.83 25.37 24.72 25.16 37M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.98 24.19 23.83 23.83 35.5M
AT&T Inc. T 27.39 27.74 27.25 27.52 25.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22.66 22.91 22.60 22.64 22.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 75.58 75.76 74.91 74.99 17.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 32.83 32.97 32.51 32.69 17.6M
Amazon AMZN 143.62 145.91 140.77 141.17 16.5M
Apple AAPL 197.42 198.98 196.27 196.48 16M
HP Inc. HPQ 49.23 49.42 48.88 48.96 15.8M
Home Depot HD 28.34 28.34 27.85 27.93 15.5M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 28.27 28.46 27.30 27.33 15.3M
Altria MO 19.24 19.32 19.12 19.14 13.7M
Merck MRK 36.71 37.04 36.55 36.77 13M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.05 64.73 63.87 64.16 12.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 51.80 51.96 51.05 51.17 11.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 54.73 54.77 54.31 54.44 11.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54.41 54.69 54.13 54.24 11.1M
McDonald's MCD 62.63 62.85 61.95 61.97 10.8M
Coca-Cola KO 58.09 58.09 57.16 57.27 10.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 63.09 63.36 62.42 62.56 9.84M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30.80 30.97 30.30 30.33 9.51M
Chevron CVX 78.61 78.82 77.73 77.96 7.62M
Schlumberger SLB 63.75 63.99 62.08 62.20 7.47M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46.41 47.00 46.18 46.26 7.4M
Amgen AMGN 57.41 57.57 56.29 56.55 7.29M
Pepsico PEP 63.58 63.59 62.67 62.76 6.41M
International Business Machines IBM 127.60 128.47 127.25 127.55 5.76M
Visa V 82.35 82.63 79.93 80.03 4.78M
Boeing BA 53.99 54.41 53.51 53.77 4M
United Technologies UTX 68.05 68.49 67.18 67.26 3.79M
Union Pacific UNP 64.78 64.90 64.10 64.20 3.16M
3M MMM 78.40 78.66 76.98 77.15 2.99M
Alphabet GOOGL 589.04 591.45 585.00 585.74 2.85M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3349.50 3350.00 3291.00 3291.00 39.6K
Exchange Rates of December 03, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 88.250 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.057 CAD 1 CAD = 0.946 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.001 CHF 1 CHF = 0.999 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.827 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 132.860 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.910 GBP 1 GBP = 1.099 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.629 AUD 1 AUD = 0.614 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.591 CAD 1 CAD = 0.628 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.507 CHF 1 CHF = 0.664 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.685 GBP 1 GBP = 1.460 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.226 AUD 1 AUD = 0.816 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.197 CAD 1 CAD = 0.835 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.134 CHF 1 CHF = 0.882 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.790 AUD 1 AUD = 0.559 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.748 CAD 1 CAD = 0.572 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.655 CHF 1 CHF = 0.604 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11.282 CNY 1 CNY = 0.089 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.976 CAD 1 CAD = 1.024 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.925 CHF 1 CHF = 1.081 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.305 CNY 1 CNY = 0.159 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.946 CHF 1 CHF = 1.057 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.459 CNY 1 CNY = 0.155 CAD

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