Financial news on November 03, 2009

Business and Financial news
Justices Scrutinize Adviser Pay

The Supreme Court is likely to announce a new standard for evaluating claims of excessive compensation of fund advisers. Read more..

By ADAM LIPTAK - The New York Times

Risks and Rewards on China's New Stock Board

The opening of a Nasdaq-style stock board in China is seen as providing an alternate source of financing for start-up companies but also creating volatile risks for investors. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA - International Herald Tribune

Shares Regain Modestly on Manufacturing Uptick

Stocks retreated from early gains on Monday, despite signs that manufacturing in the United States was on a path to recovery. Read more..

By JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ - The New York Times

U.S. Manufacturing Shows Signs of Strength

The U.S. economy still faces a long slog back to normalcy, but there were signs that the country’s wounded manufacturing and housing industries were on track to recovery. Read more..

By JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ - The New York Times

U.S. to Allow G.M. to Use Federal Loans to Invest in Delphi

General Motors will use $1.7 billion in a federal escrow account to buy an interest in Delphi, the parts maker it used to own. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

U.S. Unlikely to Recoup Auto Investments, Report Says

A government report concluded that taxpayers will probably never come close to recouping all of the $67 billion the Treasury loaned G.M. and Chrysler to prevent their collapse. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

Vegemite Contest Draws Protests

It’s still unclear whether a contest to name a new Vegemite product by Kraft Foods Australia was a marketing failure or a publicity coup. Read more..

By MERAIAH FOLEY - International Herald Tribune

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 18,63 18,65 18,31 18,50 102M
General Electric GE 14,20 14,47 14,17 14,32 77.1M
Merck MRK 31,09 31,28 30,29 30,67 67.9M
Pfizer PFE 16,90 16,95 16,72 16,73 52.7M
Microsoft MSFT 27,64 27,74 27,43 27,53 50.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 22,82 23,04 22,55 22,91 46.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27,61 27,61 27,61 27,61 37.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42,09 42,96 41,98 42,70 29.4M
AT&T Inc. T 25,52 25,63 25,24 25,36 26.8M
Comcast CMCSA 14,61 14,73 14,24 14,51 26.4M
Verizon Communications VZ 29,33 29,48 28,96 29,07 21.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21,00 21,06 20,65 20,89 20.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 71,32 72,30 71,16 71,74 20.6M
Union Pacific UNP 57,81 59,41 57,69 59,41 19.7M
Apple AAPL 187,85 189,52 185,92 188,75 18.7M
Home Depot HD 24,91 25,28 24,47 25,00 17.4M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60,04 60,04 58,80 58,93 17.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 49,25 50,92 49,13 50,75 16.5M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 50,16 50,57 49,52 49,90 16.2M
Altria MO 18,27 18,47 18,17 18,46 15.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 47,79 48,00 47,30 47,51 14.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 50,88 50,89 50,07 50,43 12.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 58,45 58,92 58,20 58,58 12.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 27,26 27,73 27,10 27,62 12M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 26,58 27,00 26,26 26,91 11.4M
Gilead Sciences GILD 42,43 44,03 42,43 43,80 11.1M
Amazon AMZN 117,67 118,88 116,63 118,37 9.48M
Schlumberger SLB 62,12 64,79 61,50 64,47 9.36M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21,92 21,92 21,69 21,86 9.04M
Chevron CVX 75,81 77,33 75,56 76,70 8.71M
Coca-Cola KO 53,65 53,68 52,77 53,12 8.16M
Amgen AMGN 52,28 52,87 52,00 52,54 7.07M
McDonald's MCD 58,82 59,54 58,82 59,24 6.56M
Visa V 76,77 77,67 75,80 77,65 6.52M
Pepsico PEP 60,29 60,39 59,62 60,06 5.8M
International Business Machines IBM 119,53 121,19 119,53 121,16 5.71M
Boeing BA 48,27 48,27 48,27 48,27 4.9M
Alphabet GOOGL 530,01 537,50 528,30 537,29 4.76M
United Technologies UTX 62,17 63,35 62,17 63,20 4.43M
3M MMM 74,01 74,63 73,64 74,06 3.48M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3300,00 3338,00 3292,00 3325,50 89.8K
Exchange Rates of November 03, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 90,320 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,066 CAD 1 CAD = 0,938 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,026 CHF 1 CHF = 0,975 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,828 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 132,960 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,895 GBP 1 GBP = 1,117 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,631 AUD 1 AUD = 0,613 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,569 CAD 1 CAD = 0,638 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,510 CHF 1 CHF = 0,662 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 10,060 CNY 1 CNY = 0,099 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,673 GBP 1 GBP = 1,486 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,226 AUD 1 AUD = 0,816 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,179 CAD 1 CAD = 0,848 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,135 CHF 1 CHF = 0,881 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,820 AUD 1 AUD = 0,549 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,751 CAD 1 CAD = 0,571 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,686 CHF 1 CHF = 0,593 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11,216 CNY 1 CNY = 0,089 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,962 CAD 1 CAD = 1,040 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,926 CHF 1 CHF = 1,080 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,167 CNY 1 CNY = 0,162 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,962 CHF 1 CHF = 1,039 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,404 CNY 1 CNY = 0,156 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,660 CNY 1 CNY = 0,150 CHF

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