Financial news on April 5th, 2010

Business and Financial news
Debunkers of Fictions Sift the Net

After 14 years of evaluating online rumors at, David and Barbara Mikkelson seem to have concluded that people are rather cavalier about the facts. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Developers Scramble to Strike iPad Gold

The creators of the iPhone game Doodle Jump spent Saturday with their new iPad — but they were working, not playing. Read more..

By JENNA WORTHAM - The New York Times

Filipinos Criticize Eminent Imitator

In a commencement speech, Manuel Pangilinan, one of the most respected businessmen in the Philippines, quoted Oprah Winfrey, Conan O’Brien, J. K. Rowling and President Obama, all without attribution. Read more..

By CARLOS H. CONDE - The New York Times

Gazing Into the Crystal Ball for April

The Deal Professor offers six predictions about coming financial and regulatory events in April. Read more..


Greenspan Cites Economic ‘Momentum’

Alan Greenspan on Sunday reinforced increasingly confident assessments of the Obama administration that the latest job numbers reveal a resurgent economy. Read more..

By JOSEPH BERGER - The New York Times

People and Accounts of Note in Advertising

The latest moves of executives and accounts in the advertising industry. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Spending a Week in Solitary to Promote a Documentary

The National Geographic Channel’s marketing stunt is borrowed from extreme reality TV — or perhaps a psychology experiment. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Using an Electronic Device to Break in a New Violin

A device called the ToneRite slips over the strings and emits sound that is intended to mimic the physics of playing the instrument. Read more..

By KEVIN DELANEY - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE18.4218.6518.3318.5355.9M
Cisco SystemsCSCO25.8726.2425.8026.1734.8M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC31.4931.7531.2631.5130.8M
AT&T Inc.T26.3026.3626.1326.3124M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45.2845.4044.7945.3421.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL25.5125.7425.3525.5819.4M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31.7131.7131.2931.4618.8M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY26.9426.9526.5626.7712.3M
Home DepotHD32.3532.7432.1632.6611.4M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT52.9953.2552.7052.9311.1M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT55.7055.7355.2255.4910.7M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS35.2835.5535.0735.2210.6M
HP Inc.HPQ53.2853.9553.1953.879.88M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ65.7765.8965.3865.408.62M
Procter & GamblePG63.3963.8963.3063.768.58M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH33.1233.2232.7733.146.72M
Gilead SciencesGILD46.0346.1945.4145.846.34M
United TechnologiesUTX74.3274.9574.2274.854.5M
International Business MachinesIBM128.38129.80128.14129.354.12M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B81.9281.9581.0081.163.6M
Union PacificUNP73.7774.2673.1673.813.35M
Exchange Rates of April 5th, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 94.330 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.002 CAD1 CAD = 0.998 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.062 CHF1 CHF = 0.941 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.827 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 127.190 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.882 GBP1 GBP = 1.134 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.463 AUD1 AUD = 0.683 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.350 CAD1 CAD = 0.741 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.432 CHF1 CHF = 0.698 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.205 CNY1 CNY = 0.109 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.693 GBP1 GBP = 1.443 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.150 AUD1 AUD = 0.870 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.061 CAD1 CAD = 0.942 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.126 CHF1 CHF = 0.888 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.660 AUD1 AUD = 0.603 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.531 CAD1 CAD = 0.653 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.624 CHF1 CHF = 0.616 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.428 CNY1 CNY = 0.096 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.923 CAD1 CAD = 1.084 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.978 CHF1 CHF = 1.023 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.289 CNY1 CNY = 0.159 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.060 CHF1 CHF = 0.943 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.813 CNY1 CNY = 0.147 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.425 CNY1 CNY = 0.156 CHF

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