Financial news on August 05, 2009

Business and Financial news
BHP Names Ex-Chief of Ford Chairman

Jacques A. Nasser will succeed Don Argus as chairman at the mining company. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Bids Start at $300,000 for Chicago’s Post Office

The Postal Service’s largest vacant property will be auctioned after proposals to rehabilitate the site foundered. Read more..

By ROBERT SHAROFF - The New York Times

D.R. Horton and Pulte, Home Builders, Post Losses

Orders and revenue declined as the long housing slump eroded demand, the nation’s two largest home builders said. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Higher Prices Pushed Up Consumer Spending for June

Consumers spent more in June because prices of food and energy were rising, not because they were ready to spend freely again. Read more..

By JACK HEALY - The New York Times

NBC Builds Anticipation for 10 P.M.

With six weeks of promotions for "The Jay Leno Show," NBC says "life needs more laughter" and subtly knocks the competition’s crime dramas. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

New Entry in E-Books Is a Paper Tiger

Barnes & Noble’s e-book store has a lot of promise, but is saddled with filler, missing some top books and has some awkward details. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Royal Bank of Scotland Sells Asian Units to ANZ

The British bank was in need of cash, and the buyer, the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, wanted to raise its profile in Asia. Read more..

By BETTINA WASSENER - The New York Times

Toyota Posts $819 Million Loss

Sales remain sluggish, but the Japanese automaker trimmed its fiscal year loss forecast by about 18 percent to $4.7 billion. Read more..

By HIROKO TABUCHI - International Herald Tribune

What Trump Gets, Not Everyone Can

The real estate mogul has managed to get his Atlantic City casinos out of bankruptcy for a third time. Equity firms could take lessons. Read more..

By LAUREN SILVA LAUGHLIN and EDWARD HADAS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 13,85 14,10 13,83 13,99 99.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 26,71 28,05 26,60 28,02 87.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 22,55 22,57 22,01 22,17 79M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 40,34 42,20 40,26 41,78 63.3M
Intel INTC 19,27 19,30 18,86 18,86 60M
Pfizer PFE 15,98 16,00 15,65 15,87 58.7M
Microsoft MSFT 23,84 24,25 23,79 23,81 53.3M
AT&T Inc. T 26,37 26,39 25,60 25,73 43M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21,83 21,85 21,18 21,44 36M
Comcast CMCSA 15,22 15,31 14,89 15,06 22.3M
Procter & Gamble PG 53,74 54,17 53,32 53,91 21.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 70,48 70,49 69,61 70,03 20.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 31,89 31,89 31,16 31,27 18.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 49,94 49,97 49,18 49,20 17.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 44,35 44,35 43,97 44,00 16.4M
Apple AAPL 165,75 167,39 164,21 165,11 15.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 43,41 43,42 42,74 43,26 13.5M
Altria MO 17,64 17,70 17,41 17,51 12.8M
Merck MRK 29,87 30,18 29,34 29,61 12.8M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 25,64 25,70 24,99 25,27 12M
ConocoPhillips COP 44,87 44,92 44,15 44,59 11.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21,97 22,14 21,61 21,75 10.4M
Pepsico PEP 59,18 59,50 58,29 58,39 10.1M
Home Depot HD 26,30 26,46 25,96 26,33 10M
McDonald's MCD 55,13 55,24 54,80 55,09 9.43M
Chevron CVX 70,42 70,49 69,40 69,79 9.23M
Gilead Sciences GILD 47,81 47,91 46,68 46,84 9.19M
Schlumberger SLB 54,96 55,22 53,86 54,10 8.75M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61,19 61,23 60,29 60,45 8.58M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 26,88 26,89 26,04 26,18 7.89M
Coca-Cola KO 49,51 49,59 49,00 49,17 7.5M
Amazon AMZN 85,64 85,75 83,02 84,29 7.28M
Boeing BA 43,63 44,21 43,40 44,03 7.13M
Amgen AMGN 63,66 63,83 62,01 62,31 7.1M
International Business Machines IBM 118,52 119,00 117,86 117,92 5.03M
Visa V 69,19 69,19 67,86 68,38 4.97M
Alphabet GOOGL 456,00 456,91 447,88 451,14 4.68M
3M MMM 72,35 72,75 71,23 71,83 4.53M
United Technologies UTX 54,85 54,94 53,67 54,22 4.44M
Union Pacific UNP 60,48 60,75 58,65 59,26 2.39M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3316,50 3497,00 3305,00 3452,00 52.5K
Exchange Rates of August 05, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 94,910 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,070 CAD 1 CAD = 0,935 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,061 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 = 136,810 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,848 GBP 1 GBP = 1,179 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,714 AUD 1 AUD = 0,583 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,542 CAD 1 CAD = 0,648 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,530 CHF 1 CHF = 0,654 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,844 CNY 1 CNY = 0,102 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,620 GBP 1 GBP = 1,614 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,253 AUD 1 AUD = 0,798 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,127 CAD 1 CAD = 0,887 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,118 CHF 1 CHF = 0,894 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,021 AUD 1 AUD = 0,495 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,818 CAD 1 CAD = 0,550 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,803 CHF 1 CHF = 0,555 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11,591 CNY 1 CNY = 0,086 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,900 CAD 1 CAD = 1,112 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,892 CHF 1 CHF = 1,121 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,744 CNY 1 CNY = 0,174 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,991 CHF 1 CHF = 1,009 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,383 CNY 1 CNY = 0,157 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,432 CNY 1 CNY = 0,155 CHF

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