Financial news on April 06, 2010

Business and Financial news
A Nudge in the Ribs for Sleepy Travelers

As international passenger traffic rises, a couple of books can help travelers reset their body clocks. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

Citigroup’s Chief Shrinks Company, Eyeing Growth

Citigroup’s chief executive is shedding the bank’s complex businesses and shrinking its balance sheet. Read more..

By ERIC DASH - The New York Times

Europe’s Safety Net for Greece Fails the Test

Not only does the agreement specify that Greece would have to have almost hit the deck before it could be rescued, but a rescue would require all 16 countries using the euro to agree to step in. Read more..

By PAUL TAYLOR - International Herald Tribune

Facing Suit, Pipe Maker Extends Guarantee

JM Eagle, fighting to retain sales amid allegations that it knowingly sold defective pipe, said its guarantee will cover pipe that is already in the ground, as well as the pipe that the company will sell in the future. Read more..

By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH - The New York Times

John G. McCoy, Innovator in Banking, Dies at 97

Mr. McCoy transformed the smallest bank in Columbus, Ohio, into a national powerhouse. Read more..

By NATASHA SINGER - The New York Times

Now to Explain the Party Favors

When Charles O. Prince III and Robert E. Rubin testify on Thursday about Citigroup, there is a chance to address a sense that on Wall Street, even big mistakes have no consequences. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN - The New York Times

On First Day, Apple Sells 300,000 iPads

The tablet computer met analysts’ predictions for sales, which were lowered somewhat by slower consumer acceptance and by some buyers waiting for the 3G version. Read more..

By JENNA WORTHAM - The New York Times

Strong Ties With India Goal of Trip by Geithner

In a two-day trip, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is expected to focus more on infrastructure and banking issues than on trade. Read more..

By HEATHER TIMMONS and VIKAS BAJAJ - The New York Times

U.S. Court Curbs F.C.C. Authority on Web Traffic

A ruling would let providers slow down access to certain content and favor their services over those of competitors. Read more..

By EDWARD WYATT - The New York Times

U.S. Is Seeking a Fine of $16.4 Million Against Toyota

The penalty is the largest single federal fine against an automaker and accuses Toyota of failing to notify the government about defective pedals promptly. Read more..

By MICHELINE MAYNARD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Pfizer PFE 16.94 17.05 16.86 16.96 77.6M
General Electric GE 18.45 18.65 18.41 18.60 54.1M
Microsoft MSFT 29.15 29.58 28.98 29.32 47.4M
Intel INTC 22.43 22.48 22.26 22.40 47.1M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 31.36 32.39 31.35 32.28 39.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26.13 26.38 26.05 26.22 31.1M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45.23 45.94 45.15 45.84 28.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 25.37 25.94 25.30 25.83 26.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 31.36 31.36 31.12 31.20 22.5M
AT&T Inc. T 26.27 26.36 26.15 26.31 21.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 67.99 68.35 67.80 67.90 19.8M
Apple AAPL 238.20 240.24 237.00 239.54 16M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 52.87 53.12 52.58 52.84 15.1M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 35.24 35.61 35.10 35.47 12.6M
Merck MRK 37.53 37.53 37.17 37.25 12.3M
Comcast CMCSA 18.58 18.92 18.58 18.76 11.4M
Procter & Gamble PG 63.58 63.59 63.01 63.11 11.1M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 26.72 26.77 26.33 26.38 10.7M
Altria MO 20.93 21.03 20.90 20.98 10.4M
Schlumberger SLB 65.89 67.02 65.80 66.79 10.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 53.17 53.43 52.90 53.30 9.74M
HP Inc. HPQ 53.68 53.97 53.36 53.86 9.68M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 55.44 55.63 55.29 55.53 9.57M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 33.27 34.00 33.25 33.41 9.43M
Home Depot HD 32.62 32.73 32.42 32.55 9.4M
Coca-Cola KO 54.84 54.84 54.22 54.29 8.8M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 65.13 65.45 65.00 65.31 8.26M
Amazon AMZN 131.23 136.00 131.18 135.56 7.95M
Pepsico PEP 65.79 66.63 65.79 66.39 6.73M
Chevron CVX 77.57 78.00 77.20 77.88 6.49M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45.54 45.78 45.42 45.51 5.74M
Boeing BA 71.84 73.18 71.77 72.36 5.19M
Alphabet GOOGL 569.46 570.89 565.40 568.22 4.12M
Amgen AMGN 60.25 60.49 59.84 60.29 3.95M
International Business Machines IBM 128.68 129.30 128.05 128.93 3.93M
United Technologies UTX 74.54 74.97 74.42 74.67 3.69M
Visa V 92.03 93.33 91.81 92.40 3.45M
McDonald's MCD 67.77 67.96 67.65 67.81 3.32M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 81.00 81.02 80.52 80.91 3.24M
3M MMM 83.90 84.47 83.55 84.35 3.21M
Union Pacific UNP 73.34 73.85 73.30 73.64 2.8M
Exchange Rates of April 06, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 93.760 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.001 CAD 1 CAD = 0.999 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.069 CHF 1 CHF = 0.935 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.826 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 125.570 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.877 GBP 1 GBP = 1.140 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.443 AUD 1 AUD = 0.693 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.341 CAD 1 CAD = 0.746 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.432 CHF 1 CHF = 0.698 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.147 CNY 1 CNY = 0.109 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.699 GBP 1 GBP = 1.432 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.149 AUD 1 AUD = 0.870 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.068 CAD 1 CAD = 0.937 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.140 CHF 1 CHF = 0.877 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.645 AUD 1 AUD = 0.608 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.528 CAD 1 CAD = 0.654 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.632 CHF 1 CHF = 0.613 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.411 CNY 1 CNY = 0.096 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.929 CAD 1 CAD = 1.077 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.991 CHF 1 CHF = 1.009 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.336 CNY 1 CNY = 0.158 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.067 CHF 1 CHF = 0.937 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.818 CNY 1 CNY = 0.147 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.386 CNY 1 CNY = 0.157 CHF

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