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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE13.3513.4813.2913.4554.5M
IntelINTC19.6119.6319.2319.4247.5M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC26.3326.9226.3126.9139.5M
PfizerPFE16.0516.2215.9516.0835.5M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM41.2342.2541.1142.1135M
MicrosoftMSFT23.9124.1423.7624.1134.1M
Cisco SystemsCSCO21.7321.9021.3421.4933.8M
Oracle Corp.ORCL21.5721.6021.2221.5628.6M
AT&T Inc.T25.4725.4725.0125.1527.5M
ComcastCMCSA15.4115.5515.3015.4820.8M
MerckMRK30.8330.8729.9430.2416.6M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT51.1551.8550.9951.7416.3M
ExxonMobilXOM68.4768.6667.8368.2615.2M
AltriaMO18.3918.3918.1518.2112.1M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT45.2345.2344.7545.0611.5M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ30.1530.3630.0530.2411.4M
Coca-ColaKO49.6349.8549.2349.5811.3M
HP Inc.HPQ44.3244.7944.1644.4511.2M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS25.5925.6325.2525.4411.1M
AppleAAPL166.44167.10165.00166.5510.5M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH28.9429.1028.0328.8710.5M
Home DepotHD26.6126.9126.4326.909.73M
ConocoPhillipsCOP44.5444.5843.9244.229.44M
Procter & GamblePG52.9553.0252.5252.879.12M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ59.8459.8459.2859.698.72M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY21.8521.8521.5421.777.93M
PepsicoPEP56.5456.8056.0056.647.82M
ChevronCVX68.4268.6567.9668.337.24M
AmgenAMGN58.8158.8157.6458.476.97M
SchlumbergerSLB54.7354.9854.0554.426.62M
McDonald'sMCD55.5555.6055.0655.575.68M
BoeingBA48.6748.8347.7648.465.47M
International Business MachinesIBM116.55116.73115.15116.334.94M
Gilead SciencesGILD45.6945.7545.0045.464.84M
Union PacificUNP58.8460.3358.2760.034.75M
United TechnologiesUTX58.8659.7558.8559.654.73M
VisaV70.4171.0569.8070.914.27M
AmazonAMZN78.3978.9677.5178.464.14M
AlphabetGOOGL455.82458.25455.00457.523.29M
3MMMM70.7471.1170.1471.023.19M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3205.003227.003191.503210.0021K
Exchange Rates of September 03, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 92.600 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.102 CAD1 CAD = 0.907 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.062 CHF1 CHF = 0.942 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.831 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 132.030 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.873 GBP1 GBP = 1.146 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.698 AUD1 AUD = 0.589 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.572 CAD1 CAD = 0.636 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.514 CHF1 CHF = 0.661 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.740 CNY1 CNY = 0.103 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.661 GBP1 GBP = 1.513 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.285 AUD1 AUD = 0.778 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.190 CAD1 CAD = 0.840 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.147 CHF1 CHF = 0.872 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.945 AUD1 AUD = 0.514 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.801 CAD1 CAD = 0.555 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.734 CHF1 CHF = 0.577 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.925 CAD1 CAD = 1.081 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.892 CHF1 CHF = 1.122 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.735 CNY1 CNY = 0.174 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.963 CHF1 CHF = 1.038 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.198 CNY1 CNY = 0.161 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.432 CNY1 CNY = 0.155 CHF

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