Financial news on January 04, 2010

Business and Financial news
A Savior in the Form of a Tablet

Is an Apple tablet the second coming of the iPhone: a device that can do anything, including saving embattled print providers from doom? Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Deborah Howell, One of the First Women to Lead a Big U.S. Paper, Dies at 68

Ms. Howell was an ombudsman of The Washington Post and a top editor, who earned accolades for her toughness, curiosity and enthusiasm. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Fault Lines Remain After Climate Talks

Opinions about the results of the climate change talks in Copenhagen last month suggest that, if nothing else, the fault lines that preceded the conference are still very much in place. Read more..

By TOM ZELLER Jr - International Herald Tribune

In Allowing Ad Blockers, a Test for Google

Though reliant on advertising revenue, the Internet giant is reiterating its commitment to transparency and open industry standards. Read more..

By NOAM COHEN - The New York Times

Lax Oversight Caused Crisis, Bernanke Says

Ben S. Bernanke’s remarks came as he awaited confirmation for a second term as Fed chairman and as he sought greater authority from Congress. Read more..

By CATHERINE RAMPELL - The New York Times

Newspapers Covered Terror Plot Without Home Delivery Edition

A plane carrying a suspected terrorist landed in Detroit on Christmas, but neither The Free Press nor The News delivered to people’s homes the next day. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 15.22 15.64 15.15 15.45 67.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24.11 24.84 24.01 24.69 59.9M
Pfizer PFE 18.27 18.94 18.24 18.93 52.1M
Intel INTC 20.79 21.03 20.73 20.88 47.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27.02 27.48 26.82 27.32 39.3M
Microsoft MSFT 30.62 31.10 30.59 30.95 38.4M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41.79 42.99 41.67 42.85 35.5M
AT&T Inc. T 28.41 28.61 28.28 28.58 29.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 68.72 69.26 68.19 69.15 27.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 24.66 25.19 24.66 24.85 26.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53.74 54.67 53.67 54.23 20.8M
Apple AAPL 213.43 214.50 212.38 214.01 17.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 33.40 33.45 33.09 33.28 16.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.41 25.70 25.30 25.63 14.4M
Merck MRK 36.82 37.25 36.55 37.01 13.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 51.77 52.68 51.53 52.58 13.9M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 32.25 32.75 31.87 32.07 13.7M
Comcast CMCSA 16.75 17.13 16.75 16.97 13.6M
Home Depot HD 29.15 29.15 28.55 28.67 13.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 51.54 52.50 51.32 52.45 12.7M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 31.38 31.60 30.97 31.53 12.2M
Altria MO 19.77 19.87 19.58 19.79 11M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54.19 54.56 53.92 54.46 10.8M
Chevron CVX 78.20 79.20 78.16 79.06 10.2M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.71 64.99 64.41 64.68 9.51M
Procter & Gamble PG 61.11 61.31 60.63 61.12 9.19M
Gilead Sciences GILD 43.39 43.72 43.09 43.30 8.4M
Amazon AMZN 136.25 136.61 133.14 133.90 7.6M
Coca-Cola KO 57.16 57.22 56.90 57.04 6.94M
Pepsico PEP 61.19 61.52 60.64 61.24 6.59M
Boeing BA 55.72 56.39 54.80 56.18 6.19M
International Business Machines IBM 131.18 132.97 130.85 132.45 6.16M
United Technologies UTX 70.21 71.86 69.86 71.63 6.1M
McDonald's MCD 62.63 63.07 62.31 62.78 5.84M
Schlumberger SLB 66.39 67.20 66.12 67.11 5.77M
Amgen AMGN 56.63 57.87 56.56 57.72 5.28M
Visa V 88.00 88.77 87.46 88.14 5.04M
Alphabet GOOGL 626.95 629.51 624.24 626.75 3.91M
3M MMM 83.09 83.45 82.67 83.02 3.04M
Union Pacific UNP 64.58 65.42 64.47 65.39 2.95M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3300.00 3325.00 3296.00 3311.00 31.5K
Exchange Rates of January 04, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 92.520 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.042 CAD 1 CAD = 0.960 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.030 CHF 1 CHF = 0.971 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.828 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 133.320 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.895 GBP 1 GBP = 1.117 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.579 AUD 1 AUD = 0.634 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.501 CAD 1 CAD = 0.666 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.484 CHF 1 CHF = 0.674 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.840 CNY 1 CNY = 0.102 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.671 GBP 1 GBP = 1.489 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.184 AUD 1 AUD = 0.845 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.126 CAD 1 CAD = 0.888 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.113 CHF 1 CHF = 0.899 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.763 AUD 1 AUD = 0.567 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.677 CAD 1 CAD = 0.596 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.657 CHF 1 CHF = 0.603 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.975 CNY 1 CNY = 0.091 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.951 CAD 1 CAD = 1.052 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.939 CHF 1 CHF = 1.065 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.237 CNY 1 CNY = 0.160 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.988 CHF 1 CHF = 1.012 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.555 CNY 1 CNY = 0.153 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.628 CNY 1 CNY = 0.151 CHF

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