Financial news on March 03, 2010

Business and Financial news
Apple Sues Nexus One Maker HTC

In the lawsuit, Apple said HTC phones running Android violate 20 of its patents, including those relating to the iPhone’s ability to recognize the touch of multiple fingers on its screen at once. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

CF Returns to Terra Fray

CF Industries told shareholders in January that it was done chasing its big rival, Terra Industries, but an about-face by CF has brought it back with a new unsolicited bid worth $4.7 billion. Read more..

By ROBERT CYRAN and JAMES PETHOKOUKIS - The New York Times

GMAC Chief Gets $1.2 Million in Pay for 45 Days’ Work

Michael Carpenter’s pay for a month and a half of work was equivalent to full-year pay of $9.5 million, according to a regulatory filing. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Greece Set to Release Austerity Plan

The government needs to raise an additional $4.8 billion in revenue to convince markets that it is serious about curbing its budget deficit and averting a debt crisis. Read more..

By NIKI KITSANTONIS - The New York Times

In Tracking Recovery, Jagged Lines

Whatever you thought at the start of the year about the recovery, you probably need to be more pessimistic today. Read more..

By DAVID LEONHARDT - The New York Times

Markets Struggle as Trading Day Nears an End

The main focus in the markets continues to be the Greek debt crisis and whether Germany and France are prepared to offer a lifeline. Read more..

By JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ - The New York Times

Seeing the Investor Value in Being Green

Jamestown Properties, a German commercial real estate investment company, has decided it will go “green” with energy-saving overhauls in nearly its entire $4 billion portfolio of buildings. Read more..

By ALISON GREGOR - The New York Times

Selling Breast-Feeding Bras and Emotional Support

Bravado Designs, which makes bras for breast-feeding, considers online support for mothers central to its marketing efforts. Read more..

By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN - The New York Times

Slumbering Pittsburgh Neighborhood Reawakens

Two big commercial developments help revitalize a once-thriving neighborhood in the city’s East End. Read more..

By CHRISTINE H. O'TOOLE - The New York Times

Viacom and Hulu Part Ways

The fracture with Viacom will take “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” and other Comedy Central shows off the video site. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Pfizer PFE 17,45 17,60 17,21 17,32 109M
General Electric GE 15,98 16,29 15,95 16,03 83.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24,70 24,93 24,60 24,84 50.7M
Intel INTC 20,76 20,82 20,44 20,52 49.9M
Microsoft MSFT 28,51 28,61 28,35 28,46 48.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27,95 28,45 27,94 28,20 35.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41,65 42,06 41,34 41,53 27.6M
Comcast CMCSA 16,89 16,99 16,78 16,96 23M
ExxonMobil XOM 65,77 65,97 65,38 65,43 22.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 24,51 24,69 24,40 24,50 20.7M
AT&T Inc. T 25,03 25,03 24,81 24,89 20.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 49,88 49,98 49,34 49,38 18.2M
Schlumberger SLB 63,39 64,03 63,03 63,23 15.3M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24,74 24,78 24,25 24,33 14.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 29,32 29,34 29,03 29,13 14.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54,60 54,84 53,92 54,08 14M
Home Depot HD 31,43 31,81 31,32 31,47 13.9M
Apple AAPL 208,94 209,87 207,94 209,33 13.3M
Coca-Cola KO 53,30 54,12 53,18 53,93 13.3M
Altria MO 20,47 20,48 20,30 20,35 12.8M
Merck MRK 37,69 37,85 37,10 37,21 12.6M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 81,36 83,15 80,75 82,95 11.9M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53,35 53,75 53,15 53,66 11.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 51,11 51,35 51,00 51,10 11.5M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 31,95 31,96 31,55 31,64 10.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63,59 63,75 63,22 63,40 9.36M
Gilead Sciences GILD 47,31 47,67 47,25 47,57 8.82M
Procter & Gamble PG 63,66 63,90 63,43 63,55 8.61M
Pepsico PEP 63,82 64,27 63,80 63,98 8.49M
Chevron CVX 73,63 73,85 73,06 73,13 8.19M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 34,05 34,35 33,77 34,10 8.09M
Amazon AMZN 125,40 126,94 124,43 125,89 6.44M
McDonald's MCD 64,25 64,34 63,45 63,63 6.4M
International Business Machines IBM 127,73 128,02 126,68 126,88 6.39M
Alphabet GOOGL 542,36 548,12 539,25 545,32 6.17M
Amgen AMGN 56,87 57,17 56,67 56,90 5.66M
United Technologies UTX 69,84 70,38 69,43 69,60 4.84M
Boeing BA 64,58 64,97 64,05 64,45 4.29M
Visa V 86,60 87,21 86,24 86,80 3.41M
Union Pacific UNP 67,33 68,08 67,10 67,21 3.29M
3M MMM 81,16 81,68 80,86 81,00 2.85M
Exchange Rates of March 03, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 88,470 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,032 CAD 1 CAD = 0,969 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,068 CHF 1 CHF = 0,937 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,827 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 121,170 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,907 GBP 1 GBP = 1,103 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,512 AUD 1 AUD = 0,661 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,413 CAD 1 CAD = 0,708 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,462 CHF 1 CHF = 0,684 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,348 CNY 1 CNY = 0,107 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,748 GBP 1 GBP = 1,336 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,247 AUD 1 AUD = 0,802 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,166 CAD 1 CAD = 0,858 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,207 CHF 1 CHF = 0,829 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,667 AUD 1 AUD = 0,600 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,558 CAD 1 CAD = 0,642 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,612 CHF 1 CHF = 0,620 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,294 CNY 1 CNY = 0,097 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,934 CAD 1 CAD = 1,070 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,967 CHF 1 CHF = 1,035 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,180 CNY 1 CNY = 0,162 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,034 CHF 1 CHF = 0,967 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,614 CNY 1 CNY = 0,151 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,390 CNY 1 CNY = 0,156 CHF

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