Financial news on June 04, 2009

Business and Financial news
An Open-Mike Event for Small-Business Ideas

At live events, the Ideablob Corporation encourages entrepreneurs to step up and pitch their ideas to an audience of their peers. Read more..

By DON STEINBERG - The New York Times

A Political Message Amid the Movie Trailers

Moviegoers may get a dose of advocacy this month as commercials intended to spell out the perils of frivolous lawsuits come to theaters. Read more..

By ELIZABETH OLSON - The New York Times

Chrysler Sale to Fiat Moves to a Higher Court

A federal appeals court agreed to hear an appeal of Chrysler’s sale to Fiat, after a lower court judge approved the move to help expedite the process. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

Court Revives Case Against Unit of Shell

The United States Court of Appeals in New York reinstated a case against Shell Nigeria, which a lower court judge dismissed last year. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Cracking Open XML Files

I’ve started receiving files in the newer document format and have problems opening them with my older version of the program. Is there any way to open these files? Read more..

By J.D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Icahn Places Two Allies on the Biogen Idec Board

Carl C. Icahn, the billionaire activist investor, claimed a major victory in his long-running battle with Biogen Idec on Wednesday, announcing that two allies had been placed on the company’s board. Read more..

By ZACHERY KOUWE - The New York Times

Palm Pre, Elegant Contender

Palm’s new multitouch smartphone may be the challenger that can finally out-iPhone the iPhone. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Putting Words to Pictures

I have a long spoken-word audio clip that’d I’d like to put online, with a series of images to go along with it. What’s the best way to do this? Read more..

By J.D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Rising Interest on Nations’ Debts May Sap World Growth

Countries worldwide are paying higher interest rates on their expanding debt, which could translate into hundreds of billions of dollars more in spending. Read more..

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ - The New York Times

Steel Maker Plans Deep Layoffs in Spain

ArcelorMittal was granted permission to cut hours by the government in Spain, which has the highest jobless rate in Europe. Read more..

By DAVID JOLLY - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 24.39 25.10 23.78 25.10 75.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 34.40 35.44 34.23 35.35 71M
General Electric GE 13.62 13.75 13.43 13.75 58.4M
Intel INTC 15.98 16.25 15.88 16.13 49.1M
Microsoft MSFT 21.77 21.90 21.58 21.83 42.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 19.46 19.81 19.30 19.67 40.6M
Pfizer PFE 14.94 14.94 14.60 14.64 40.5M
AT&T Inc. T 24.64 24.77 24.24 24.36 33M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20.34 20.67 20.27 20.61 30.3M
ConocoPhillips COP 46.10 46.38 45.20 45.97 26M
ExxonMobil XOM 72.67 73.05 72.07 72.98 25.9M
Merck MRK 27.47 27.55 26.47 26.58 22.1M
Apple AAPL 140.13 144.18 140.04 143.74 19.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 35.73 36.28 35.48 36.09 18.9M
Comcast CMCSA 14.23 14.50 14.02 14.47 18.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45.18 45.30 44.35 44.75 16.7M
Home Depot HD 24.39 24.65 23.75 24.57 15.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 50.83 51.00 50.25 50.87 15.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 29.68 29.82 29.45 29.57 14.8M
Visa V 68.45 71.24 68.32 69.52 14.1M
Altria MO 17.00 17.12 16.91 16.97 14.1M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20.02 20.10 19.85 19.98 12.9M
Pepsico PEP 54.27 54.90 53.80 54.82 12.6M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 56.36 56.40 55.47 55.84 12.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 25.01 25.22 24.81 25.14 11.5M
Chevron CVX 68.97 69.85 68.48 69.79 11.3M
Coca-Cola KO 49.14 49.79 48.71 49.76 10.9M
McDonald's MCD 60.65 60.65 59.80 60.24 10.2M
Procter & Gamble PG 53.76 53.86 52.97 53.35 9.99M
Schlumberger SLB 57.63 58.78 56.86 58.31 9.23M
Gilead Sciences GILD 44.69 45.50 44.69 44.92 7.41M
Boeing BA 48.63 50.91 48.57 50.57 7.32M
Alphabet GOOGL 435.30 441.24 434.50 440.28 7.27M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 27.73 27.93 27.02 27.27 6.61M
Amgen AMGN 51.94 52.35 50.54 51.01 6.46M
International Business Machines IBM 106.17 106.87 105.60 106.33 5.47M
Amazon AMZN 85.42 86.40 84.57 85.52 5.47M
United Technologies UTX 54.86 55.41 54.67 55.13 5.1M
Union Pacific UNP 52.06 53.67 51.41 53.32 4.05M
3M MMM 59.59 59.96 59.12 59.85 3.28M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2935.00 2957.50 2920.00 2933.00 25.5K
Exchange Rates of June 04, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 96.640 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.098 CAD 1 CAD = 0.911 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.069 CHF 1 CHF = 0.936 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.834 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 137.020 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.878 GBP 1 GBP = 1.139 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.767 AUD 1 AUD = 0.566 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.557 CAD 1 CAD = 0.642 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.516 CHF 1 CHF = 0.660 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.692 CNY 1 CNY = 0.103 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.641 GBP 1 GBP = 1.561 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.289 AUD 1 AUD = 0.776 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.136 CAD 1 CAD = 0.880 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.106 CHF 1 CHF = 0.904 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.012 AUD 1 AUD = 0.497 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.773 CAD 1 CAD = 0.564 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.726 CHF 1 CHF = 0.580 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11.041 CNY 1 CNY = 0.091 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.881 CAD 1 CAD = 1.135 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.858 CHF 1 CHF = 1.166 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.478 CNY 1 CNY = 0.183 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.973 CHF 1 CHF = 1.028 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.222 CNY 1 CNY = 0.161 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.391 CNY 1 CNY = 0.156 CHF

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