Financial news on September 03, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Full Palette of Tools for Little Artists at Disney.com

Like Times Square, Disney’s home page is a crowded, noisy place. Starting this week, however, it will offer something radically different — a completely silent, blank canvas surrounded by creativity tools. Read more..

By WARREN BUCKLEITNER - The New York Times

A Refuge Made From Refuse

Businesses are finding new ways to turn farm and industrial waste into low-cost building materials. Read more..

By HILLARY BRENHOUSE - International Herald Tribune

At ABC, an Anchor Shift; for TV, an Image Shift

Diane Sawyer’s arrival at ABC’s “World News” will alter the image of an avuncular male nightly news anchor. Read more..

By BILL CARTER and BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

BP Finds Giant Oil Field Deep in Gulf of Mexico

It may take years to determine how much crude can actually be extracted from a well 35,000 feet deep. Read more..

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS - The New York Times

Britain Looks to an Old Heating Technology in Fight to Cut Emissions

District heating, a technology as old as the Romans, is gaining ground in Britain as the government searches for ways to decrease global warming gases. Read more..

By BETH GARDINER - International Herald Tribune

Can a New Cast Save Global Trade Talks?

Ahead of negotiations in New Delhi, some observers see new hope for an agreement on the long-running negotations to lower trade barriers. Read more..

By STEPHEN CASTLE and VIKAS BAJAJ - International Herald Tribune

F.A.A. Orders New Speed Indicators for Jets

A faulty air-speed indicator is seen as having played a role the crash of an Air France plane in the Atlantic Ocean in June. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Tackling Business Stress in Trying Times

The economic downturn has been especially hard on small businesses, and owners seek ways to ease the tension. Read more..

By CAITLIN KELLY - The New York Times

Taking a Fresh Look at a Long-Known Energy Source

Despite its discovery in the 19th century, piezoelectric technology has never been widely exploited as an alternative source of energy. That may be about to change. Read more..

By ALICE PFEIFFER - International Herald Tribune

The Basics of Starting a Business

Most start-up businesses fail, alas, but you can take steps to improve your odds — or learn in advance that it’s a bad idea. Read more..

By TOM TAULLI - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 13,35 13,48 13,29 13,45 54.5M
Intel INTC 19,61 19,63 19,23 19,42 47.5M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 26,33 26,92 26,31 26,91 39.5M
Pfizer PFE 16,05 16,22 15,95 16,08 35.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41,23 42,25 41,11 42,11 35M
Microsoft MSFT 23,91 24,14 23,76 24,11 34.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21,73 21,90 21,34 21,49 33.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21,57 21,60 21,22 21,56 28.6M
AT&T Inc. T 25,47 25,47 25,01 25,15 27.5M
Comcast CMCSA 15,41 15,55 15,30 15,48 20.8M
Merck MRK 30,83 30,87 29,94 30,24 16.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 51,15 51,85 50,99 51,74 16.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 68,47 68,66 67,83 68,26 15.2M
Altria MO 18,39 18,39 18,15 18,21 12.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45,23 45,23 44,75 45,06 11.5M
Verizon Communications VZ 30,15 30,36 30,05 30,24 11.4M
Coca-Cola KO 49,63 49,85 49,23 49,58 11.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 44,32 44,79 44,16 44,45 11.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 25,59 25,63 25,25 25,44 11.1M
Apple AAPL 166,44 167,10 165,00 166,55 10.5M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 28,94 29,10 28,03 28,87 10.5M
Home Depot HD 26,61 26,91 26,43 26,90 9.73M
ConocoPhillips COP 44,54 44,58 43,92 44,22 9.44M
Procter & Gamble PG 52,95 53,02 52,52 52,87 9.12M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 59,84 59,84 59,28 59,69 8.72M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21,85 21,85 21,54 21,77 7.93M
Pepsico PEP 56,54 56,80 56,00 56,64 7.82M
Chevron CVX 68,42 68,65 67,96 68,33 7.24M
Amgen AMGN 58,81 58,81 57,64 58,47 6.97M
Schlumberger SLB 54,73 54,98 54,05 54,42 6.62M
McDonald's MCD 55,55 55,60 55,06 55,57 5.68M
Boeing BA 48,67 48,83 47,76 48,46 5.47M
International Business Machines IBM 116,55 116,73 115,15 116,33 4.94M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45,69 45,75 45,00 45,46 4.84M
Union Pacific UNP 58,84 60,33 58,27 60,03 4.75M
United Technologies UTX 58,86 59,75 58,85 59,65 4.73M
Visa V 70,41 71,05 69,80 70,91 4.27M
Amazon AMZN 78,39 78,96 77,51 78,46 4.14M
Alphabet GOOGL 455,82 458,25 455,00 457,52 3.29M
3M MMM 70,74 71,11 70,14 71,02 3.19M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3205,00 3227,00 3191,50 3210,00 21K
Exchange Rates of September 03, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 92,600 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,102 CAD 1 CAD = 0,907 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,062 CHF 1 CHF = 0,942 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,831 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 132,030 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,873 GBP 1 GBP = 1,146 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,698 AUD 1 AUD = 0,589 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,572 CAD 1 CAD = 0,636 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,514 CHF 1 CHF = 0,661 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,740 CNY 1 CNY = 0,103 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,661 GBP 1 GBP = 1,513 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,285 AUD 1 AUD = 0,778 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,190 CAD 1 CAD = 0,840 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,147 CHF 1 CHF = 0,872 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,945 AUD 1 AUD = 0,514 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,801 CAD 1 CAD = 0,555 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,734 CHF 1 CHF = 0,577 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,925 CAD 1 CAD = 1,081 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,892 CHF 1 CHF = 1,122 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,735 CNY 1 CNY = 0,174 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,963 CHF 1 CHF = 1,038 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,198 CNY 1 CNY = 0,161 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,432 CNY 1 CNY = 0,155 CHF

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