Financial news on August 06, 2009

Business and Financial news
$2 Billion in Grants to Bolster U.S. Manufacturing of Parts for Electric Cars

The Obama administration announced $2.4 billion in grants to make batteries, mostly for electric vehicles. Read more..

By MATTHEW L. WALD - The New York Times

Agreement on a Vote to Extend Car Program

Democrats said that leaders of both parties had reached a deal that could allow the Senate to approve an extension of “cash for clunkers.” Read more..

By MATTHEW L. WALD - The New York Times

An Unexpected Gain in Factory Orders in June

Factory orders rose 0.4 percent in June, the fourth increase in five months, in the latest sign that the ailing manufacturing sector is recovering. Read more..

By JACK HEALY - The New York Times

Bank of England May End Bond Buying

Some analysts say the effort to spur new lending has worked, while others say more needs to be done to help the economy. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Cathay Pacific Returns to Profit

Fuel hedging, not a rebound in passenger and cargo demand, was behind the gains at one of Asia's leading airlines. Read more..

By BETTINA WASSENER - International Herald Tribune

‘Charlie Rose’ to Appear on Bloomberg Channel

The interview program synonymous with PBS is getting a second home with rebroadcasts on Bloomberg Television. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Deutsche Bank in Talks With European Private Bank

The lender may take a stake in Sal. Oppenheim, which has been hit hard by investments that went sour in the financial crisis. Read more..

By CARTER DOUGHERTY - International Herald Tribune

For Today’s Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics

With the explosion of digital data, statisticians can earn $125,000 in their first year after getting a doctorate. Read more..

By STEVE LOHR - The New York Times

Prep Your PC for Windows 7

My computer is a few years old. Will it be able to handle Windows 7 if I decide to upgrade my operating system? Read more..

By J.D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Quick Tests for the Flu Found Often Inaccurate

Widely used rapid checks for the H1N1 virus — or any flu, for that matter — fail more than 50 percent of the time. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 14,19 14,43 14,02 14,31 120M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 28,56 28,99 27,47 27,97 85.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 22,04 22,41 21,68 22,31 83.3M
Intel INTC 18,93 19,18 18,56 18,70 66.9M
Microsoft MSFT 23,93 23,98 23,27 23,46 59.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42,28 42,46 40,22 40,75 54.2M
Pfizer PFE 15,88 15,91 15,70 15,79 38.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 53,81 53,91 51,14 51,46 29.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21,42 21,94 21,09 21,21 28M
AT&T Inc. T 25,75 25,86 25,42 25,55 25.8M
Comcast CMCSA 15,43 15,60 14,94 15,05 24.9M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 44,17 44,18 43,49 43,63 20.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 70,01 70,03 69,41 69,73 17.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 43,14 43,39 42,14 42,21 17M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 49,25 49,38 48,75 48,98 16.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 31,35 31,38 30,72 30,96 15.8M
Altria MO 17,60 17,64 17,44 17,64 14.9M
Home Depot HD 26,40 26,74 26,17 26,54 13.8M
Apple AAPL 165,58 166,51 163,09 163,91 12.2M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 26,27 26,45 25,42 25,98 11M
Merck MRK 29,68 29,68 29,25 29,36 11M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60,67 60,67 59,70 59,93 10.8M
ConocoPhillips COP 44,63 44,71 43,82 44,12 10.5M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46,89 47,09 45,42 45,45 10.3M
McDonald's MCD 55,20 55,25 54,67 54,84 10.2M
Boeing BA 44,29 45,73 44,03 45,52 10.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21,76 21,87 21,61 21,73 9.71M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 25,35 25,62 25,07 25,37 9.15M
Amgen AMGN 62,42 62,46 60,64 60,69 8.89M
Chevron CVX 69,86 69,88 68,71 69,25 8.66M
Pepsico PEP 58,61 58,81 57,69 57,83 7.55M
Coca-Cola KO 49,41 49,55 49,20 49,39 6.91M
Schlumberger SLB 54,30 54,46 53,08 53,70 6.5M
United Technologies UTX 54,53 55,26 53,89 55,06 6.06M
International Business Machines IBM 118,31 118,40 116,70 117,38 6M
Visa V 68,52 69,69 67,95 68,65 5.22M
Amazon AMZN 84,31 84,84 83,05 84,47 4.69M
3M MMM 71,97 72,59 71,78 72,40 4.3M
Alphabet GOOGL 454,30 454,88 448,53 450,36 4.22M
Union Pacific UNP 59,61 60,52 59,18 59,43 3.39M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3510,00 3542,00 3412,00 3517,50 57.3K
Exchange Rates of August 06, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 95,400 JPY 1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,078 CAD 1 CAD = 0,928 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,065 CHF 1 CHF = 0,939 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,832 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 136,920 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,855 GBP 1 GBP = 1,169 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,708 AUD 1 AUD = 0,585 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,546 CAD 1 CAD = 0,647 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,528 CHF 1 CHF = 0,654 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,805 CNY 1 CNY = 0,102 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,624 GBP 1 GBP = 1,602 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,247 AUD 1 AUD = 0,802 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,129 CAD 1 CAD = 0,886 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,116 CHF 1 CHF = 0,896 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,997 AUD 1 AUD = 0,501 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,808 CAD 1 CAD = 0,553 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,787 CHF 1 CHF = 0,560 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11,450 CNY 1 CNY = 0,087 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,905 CAD 1 CAD = 1,105 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,894 CHF 1 CHF = 1,119 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,735 CNY 1 CNY = 0,174 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,988 CHF 1 CHF = 1,012 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,338 CNY 1 CNY = 0,158 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,413 CNY 1 CNY = 0,156 CHF

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