Financial news on May 05, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Back to Basics Weekend With Warren Buffett

At Berkshire Hathaway’s meeting, the investor served up advice that was too commonly ignored before the credit crisis. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN - The New York Times

Gene Test for Dosage of Warfarin Is Rebuffed

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said there was not enough evidence to show that the tests improved health. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

Lower Court Told to Revisit Ruling in Super Bowl Show

The Supreme Court set aside an appeals court ruling overturning CBS’s $550,000 fine levied by the F.C.C. for Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction.” Read more..

By DAVID STOUT - The New York Times

Obama Plan Leaves One Path to Lower Taxes Wide Open

Transfer pricing, a tactic multinationals use to keep profits offshore, has been a concern to the government in recent years. Read more..

By LYNNLEY BROWNING - The New York Times

Times Co. Postpones Threat to Close Boston Globe

Talks with the Boston Newspaper Guild continued, as members of the guild at the flagship New York Times newspaper voted to accept a pay cut to avoid layoffs. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 23,63 24,15 22,73 23,27 176M
General Electric GE 13,25 13,49 13,00 13,10 105M
Intel INTC 16,53 16,53 15,93 16,16 67.9M
Microsoft MSFT 20,14 20,24 19,64 19,79 66.8M
Pfizer PFE 13,99 14,36 13,93 14,28 64.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 35,45 35,95 34,46 34,82 63.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 19,50 19,63 19,28 19,63 46.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19,17 19,19 18,68 19,01 29.4M
Comcast CMCSA 16,46 17,00 15,91 16,25 23.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 68,08 68,32 67,16 67,65 19.9M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 50,67 51,38 49,95 50,46 19.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 43,20 44,00 43,13 43,73 19.5M
AT&T Inc. T 26,51 26,75 26,35 26,50 19.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 31,01 31,20 30,51 30,63 17.5M
Merck MRK 24,50 24,98 24,36 24,59 17.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 22,69 23,34 22,66 23,15 16.8M
Altria MO 16,25 16,61 16,06 16,60 14.9M
Apple AAPL 131,75 132,86 131,12 132,71 14.2M
Visa V 67,82 68,50 66,97 67,39 14.2M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 23,62 25,68 23,62 25,56 13.8M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 53,75 54,40 53,45 54,36 13.3M
ConocoPhillips COP 44,20 44,29 42,71 42,96 13.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 36,58 36,97 36,46 36,80 12.9M
Chevron CVX 66,76 66,96 65,39 65,75 12.7M
McDonald's MCD 53,00 53,65 52,97 53,16 12.4M
Procter & Gamble PG 50,76 50,99 49,51 49,79 12.3M
Pepsico PEP 49,13 49,95 49,12 49,73 11.6M
Home Depot HD 26,18 26,40 25,93 26,19 11.3M
Coca-Cola KO 43,32 43,75 43,02 43,14 11.2M
Schlumberger SLB 53,92 54,42 52,51 54,20 10.1M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 19,50 19,86 19,50 19,68 10.1M
Boeing BA 41,92 43,25 41,92 43,15 7.68M
Union Pacific UNP 53,25 53,63 51,21 52,09 6.95M
International Business Machines IBM 106,00 106,82 105,51 105,85 6.75M
Gilead Sciences GILD 44,99 44,99 44,20 44,52 6.73M
Amgen AMGN 48,53 48,88 47,52 47,99 6.7M
Amazon AMZN 81,01 82,00 80,19 81,90 5.87M
United Technologies UTX 50,90 51,90 50,90 51,83 4.93M
Alphabet GOOGL 399,98 405,00 397,25 402,99 4.8M
3M MMM 58,42 58,76 57,78 58,43 4.3M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3100,00 3123,00 3017,00 3097,00 24.4K
Exchange Rates of May 05, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 98,910 JPY 1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,176 CAD 1 CAD = 0,850 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,134 CHF 1 CHF = 0,882 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,819 CNY 1 CNY = 0,147 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 131,660 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,884 GBP 1 GBP = 1,131 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,797 AUD 1 AUD = 0,557 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,566 CAD 1 CAD = 0,639 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,509 CHF 1 CHF = 0,663 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,090 CNY 1 CNY = 0,110 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,671 GBP 1 GBP = 1,491 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,364 AUD 1 AUD = 0,733 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,189 CAD 1 CAD = 0,841 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,146 CHF 1 CHF = 0,873 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,033 AUD 1 AUD = 0,492 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,771 CAD 1 CAD = 0,565 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,707 CHF 1 CHF = 0,586 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,281 CNY 1 CNY = 0,097 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,871 CAD 1 CAD = 1,148 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,840 CHF 1 CHF = 1,191 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,071 CNY 1 CNY = 0,197 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,964 CHF 1 CHF = 1,038 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5,806 CNY 1 CNY = 0,172 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,017 CNY 1 CNY = 0,166 CHF

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