Financial news on November 03, 2008

Business and Financial news
As Blogs Eat Its Bread and Butter, a Satire Magazine Folds

Last week, Canada’s Frank magazine, which once took unvarnished delight in the failings of others, stopped publishing. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

‘Campaign Embeds’ Hitting End of Tours

While the experience of covering a presidential campaign is invaluable, journalists’ opportunities are few after the election. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Debt Linked to Buyouts Tightens the Economic Vise

Analysts expect an array of private equity firms to face pressure as profits shrink and creditors come knocking. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

Elections Are Fertile Ground for Testing Market Soothsayers

There is a long tradition of market watchers seeking connections between two of America’s favorite pastimes: picking presidents and picking stocks. Read more..

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM - The New York Times

Hefty Discounts Could Arrive on Big-Screen TVs, but Buyers May Be Resistant

This holiday season, retailers may have no choice but to resort to aggressive pricing to draw more people into the stores. Read more..

By ERIC A. TAUB - The New York Times

On Security, Microsoft Reports Progress and Alarm

In the latest edition of its “Security Intelligence Report,” Microsoft said that the security 0f its Windows operating system has significantly improved. Read more..

By JOHN MARKOFF - The New York Times

Wall Street Crisis as a Reality Show

The producers of the reality TV series “Wall Street Warriors” find themselves in a case of life imitating life. Read more..

By CARLA BARANAUCKAS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 22,48 22,91 22,21 22,62 61.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 17,68 17,70 17,00 17,20 56.9M
General Electric GE 19,78 19,88 19,20 19,30 56.4M
Intel INTC 16,13 16,34 15,60 15,64 54.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 64,54 65,25 64,07 64,40 50.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41,25 41,25 40,20 40,73 45.1M
Pfizer PFE 17,85 18,01 17,57 17,76 41.5M
Apple AAPL 105,93 109,10 104,86 106,96 37.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 34,05 34,47 33,41 33,80 37.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 73,45 75,18 72,50 74,29 35.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18,11 18,41 18,04 18,33 28.4M
AT&T Inc. T 26,87 28,21 26,85 27,81 26M
Comcast CMCSA 15,77 17,37 15,75 17,09 23.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 38,28 39,39 38,05 38,61 21.7M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 25,85 25,85 24,19 25,04 19.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 56,76 57,20 55,76 55,97 18.8M
Home Depot HD 23,59 23,59 22,11 22,22 17.9M
Schlumberger SLB 52,34 52,66 49,19 49,73 17.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 30,12 31,06 29,92 30,75 15.5M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 55,12 56,26 54,75 56,00 13.3M
ConocoPhillips COP 51,28 52,47 50,91 51,56 13.3M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20,70 21,00 20,49 20,55 12.7M
Alphabet GOOGL 357,58 362,99 341,43 346,49 11.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61,49 61,82 60,56 61,16 11.8M
Altria MO 19,39 19,39 18,94 19,13 11.8M
Merck MRK 30,93 31,10 29,56 29,97 11.8M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45,75 47,99 45,60 47,31 10.8M
Chevron CVX 73,44 74,89 72,67 73,69 10.5M
Amgen AMGN 60,47 61,84 60,21 61,55 10.3M
Coca-Cola KO 44,51 45,65 44,16 45,45 9.29M
Boeing BA 52,42 53,18 50,82 52,85 8.41M
McDonald's MCD 57,93 58,93 56,59 57,03 7.76M
International Business Machines IBM 92,64 94,67 92,17 92,68 7.69M
Amazon AMZN 56,35 57,25 55,02 55,77 7.17M
Visa V 55,35 56,10 51,91 52,49 7.11M
Pepsico PEP 56,97 57,86 56,50 57,47 5.57M
Union Pacific UNP 66,69 67,29 63,83 64,35 5.47M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 23,68 23,99 23,25 23,49 5.45M
United Technologies UTX 54,96 55,70 54,09 54,25 4.12M
3M MMM 63,56 64,65 63,47 64,11 3.68M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3800,00 3918,00 3790,00 3860,00 33.3K
Exchange Rates of November 03, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 99,100 JPY 1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,181 CAD 1 CAD = 0,847 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,175 CHF 1 CHF = 0,851 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,837 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 125,300 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,799 GBP 1 GBP = 1,252 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,868 AUD 1 AUD = 0,535 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,493 CAD 1 CAD = 0,670 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,485 CHF 1 CHF = 0,673 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8,642 CNY 1 CNY = 0,116 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,637 GBP 1 GBP = 1,569 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,490 AUD 1 AUD = 0,671 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,192 CAD 1 CAD = 0,839 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,185 CHF 1 CHF = 0,844 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,339 AUD 1 AUD = 0,428 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,869 CAD 1 CAD = 0,535 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,859 CHF 1 CHF = 0,538 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,801 CNY 1 CNY = 0,093 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,799 CAD 1 CAD = 1,252 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,795 CHF 1 CHF = 1,258 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4,626 CNY 1 CNY = 0,216 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,993 CHF 1 CHF = 1,007 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5,792 CNY 1 CNY = 0,173 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 5,822 CNY 1 CNY = 0,172 CHF

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