Financial news on January 05, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Star Turn for a Sheriff on Fox TV

With his reputation for being tough on crime and his way with a good quote, Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio of Maricopa County in Arizona would seem to be a reality show waiting to happen. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

As Vacant Office Space Grows, So Does Lenders’ Crisis

Rising vacancy rates across the country could make it hard for building owners to pay their mortgages. Read more..

By CHARLES V. BAGLI - The New York Times

Auto Industry Still Coming to Grips With the Damage of 2008

Each of the six largest automakers, including foreign and domestic brands, is expected to say that its sales in the United States fell at least 30 percent in December. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

New Year’s Resolutions for Washington

A few resolutions Barack Obama should make for 2009. Read more..

By BREAKINGVIEWS.COM - The New York Times

Resurrecting the WB as a Web Contender

When TheWB.com launched in August 2008, Warner Brothers executives knew they had something most start-up sites do not have — a loyal audience base. Read more..

By JOHN CONSOLI - The New York Times

The Times to Sell Display Ads on the Front Page

Faced with declining advertising revenue, The Times joins many other newspapers across the country in a break with tradition. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Universal Sells Rogue for $150 Million

The sale of Rogue Pictures, a maker and distributor of lower-cost films, to Relativity Media signifies further reordering in Hollywood’s specialty movie business. Read more..

By MICHAEL CIEPLY - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 17.17 17.24 16.50 16.63 72.5M
Microsoft MSFT 20.20 20.67 20.06 20.52 61.5M
Intel INTC 15.07 15.29 14.81 14.91 57.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 16.85 17.30 16.75 17.11 45.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 30.73 30.77 29.08 29.25 44.1M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 29.74 29.79 28.06 28.06 43.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 81.27 82.42 80.68 81.63 43.3M
Apple AAPL 93.17 96.18 92.71 94.58 42.2M
Pfizer PFE 18.40 18.48 17.88 18.16 42.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 33.70 33.70 31.84 32.48 36.1M
Comcast CMCSA 17.80 17.86 16.91 17.03 35M
AT&T Inc. T 28.80 28.89 28.06 28.43 32.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18.19 18.25 17.86 18.09 28.3M
Altria MO 15.15 15.44 15.10 15.38 24.2M
Home Depot HD 24.02 24.88 23.81 24.71 22.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 54.65 56.05 54.45 55.47 20.4M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 23.84 23.93 23.12 23.23 17M
Chevron CVX 76.16 78.37 75.74 76.66 17M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 56.96 57.35 55.68 56.52 16M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.42 60.77 59.36 60.05 15.5M
Merck MRK 31.45 31.66 30.29 30.53 15M
HP Inc. HPQ 36.80 36.80 36.05 36.33 14.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.32 62.44 61.59 62.35 14.3M
Schlumberger SLB 45.12 48.99 44.81 46.82 13.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.20 53.48 52.07 52.64 13.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 23.51 24.00 23.29 23.50 11.7M
Amgen AMGN 59.22 59.65 58.00 59.65 10.9M
Coca-Cola KO 45.57 45.89 45.18 45.44 10.1M
Alphabet GOOGL 321.00 331.24 315.00 328.05 9.77M
Amazon AMZN 55.73 55.74 53.03 54.06 9.51M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 27.40 27.67 26.56 27.14 8.52M
International Business Machines IBM 86.42 87.67 86.18 86.82 8.32M
Gilead Sciences GILD 51.76 51.98 50.41 51.00 7.83M
McDonald's MCD 63.26 63.84 62.89 63.56 7.69M
Pepsico PEP 55.82 55.90 55.10 55.60 7.12M
Boeing BA 45.50 46.81 44.80 46.17 6.92M
Union Pacific UNP 50.69 52.61 49.59 52.05 6.26M
United Technologies UTX 54.32 54.98 53.80 54.30 5.46M
Visa V 53.00 55.30 53.00 53.82 4.15M
3M MMM 58.79 59.09 58.11 58.50 3.77M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3343.00 3405.00 3291.00 3349.00 28.7K
Exchange Rates of January 05, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 93.320 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.189 CAD 1 CAD = 0.841 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.109 CHF 1 CHF = 0.902 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.831 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 127.190 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.927 GBP 1 GBP = 1.079 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.900 AUD 1 AUD = 0.526 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.621 CAD 1 CAD = 0.617 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.512 CHF 1 CHF = 0.662 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.299 CNY 1 CNY = 0.108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.729 GBP 1 GBP = 1.372 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.493 AUD 1 AUD = 0.670 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.274 CAD 1 CAD = 0.785 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.188 CHF 1 CHF = 0.842 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.049 AUD 1 AUD = 0.488 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.746 CAD 1 CAD = 0.573 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.630 CHF 1 CHF = 0.614 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.025 CNY 1 CNY = 0.100 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.852 CAD 1 CAD = 1.173 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.795 CHF 1 CHF = 1.258 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.900 CNY 1 CNY = 0.204 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.932 CHF 1 CHF = 1.073 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.744 CNY 1 CNY = 0.174 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.147 CNY 1 CNY = 0.163 CHF

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