Financial news on January 06, 2010

Business and Financial news
A Mercedes Flagship That Sets the Standard

A 333,000-square-foot dealership in Manhattan will have five levels, two of which will be above ground and have glass walls on three sides. Read more..

By ALISON GREGOR - The New York Times

A Once-Defiant U.A.W. Local Now Focuses on G.M.’s Success

U.A.W. Local 1112, long a thorn in General Motors’ side, is now working with the automaker to ensure its success and protect union members’ jobs. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

Apple Buys Quattro, an Ad Firm

While Google introduced its first piece of hardware, the Nexus One cellphone, Apple began to take aim at advertising, Google’s bread and butter. Read more..

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER - The New York Times

Biopharmaceutical Industry Is Banking on Boston

About $2.3 billion in new biopharmaceutical manufacturing plants were going up in the Boston area. Read more..

By SUSAN DIESENHOUSE - The New York Times

Christmas Sales Brought a Move Toward Stability

Retailers did not discount as deeply as they did in 2008, a positive sign for profit margins. Read more..

By STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM - The New York Times

Do Chipmunks Outrank Na’vi?

“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” may be more valuable than “Avatar” over the long run. Read more..

By ROLFE WINKLER, ROBERT CYRAN and ROB COX - The New York Times

Fed Missed This Bubble. Will It See a New One?

A lack of explanation for why the Fed failed to recognize the economic bubble is the weak link in its push for power. Read more..

By DAVID LEONHARDT - The New York Times

GMAC Predicts Loss of $5 Billion

The auto loan maker, which just received $3.8 billion from the federal government in its latest bailout, is being hit by its push into home lending. Read more..

By REUTERS - The New York Times

Judge Lifts Some Tobacco Ad Limits

Tobacco companies can use graphics and colors in their labels and advertising, but are barred from brand-name product merchandise and sponsorships. Read more..

By DUFF WILSON - The New York Times

Television Begins a Push Into the 3rd Dimension

Cable programmers are rushing to create new channels for 3-D sets that manufacturers are unveiling. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER and BRAD STONE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT30,8831,0830,5230,7758.2M
General ElectricGE15,5315,6215,4415,4555.5M
PfizerPFE18,6618,8118,5118,6041.4M
IntelINTC20,8120,9320,6720,8040M
AT&T Inc.T27,9528,0327,5527,6137.9M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ32,6432,7431,8031,9237.5M
Cisco SystemsCSCO24,5424,7424,3424,4235.7M
ExxonMobilXOM69,4570,6069,3470,0235M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC28,0328,3327,7928,1133.2M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM43,4544,0943,3143,9227.7M
Oracle Corp.ORCL24,7724,9224,3824,4624.6M
AltriaMO19,8520,1119,8020,0921.3M
AppleAAPL214,38215,23210,75210,9719.7M
Gilead SciencesGILD44,0045,0143,6144,7616.4M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25,1725,2925,0725,2215.5M
MerckMRK37,2137,7336,9037,6615.2M
ComcastCMCSA16,7816,8016,5316,6213.9M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ63,9064,5463,8364,4513.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT53,5053,8353,4253,5712.5M
HP Inc.HPQ52,5352,7352,0552,1811.7M
ConocoPhillipsCOP52,6753,0752,3353,0111.6M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53,9454,3953,8554,3211.4M
ChevronCVX79,4480,0079,1979,6311M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS31,9032,0031,6831,8210.7M
McDonald'sMCD62,2062,4161,0661,4510.6M
PepsicoPEP61,9962,4761,2361,3610M
SchlumbergerSLB67,1768,9467,0368,809.95M
Procter & GamblePG60,9460,9660,5060,859.91M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH31,6032,0631,4131,799.76M
Coca-ColaKO56,3556,4455,9856,339.63M
BoeingBA58,2359,9957,8859,788.84M
Home DepotHD28,8829,0028,7028,788.83M
AlphabetGOOGL625,86625,86606,36608,267.95M
AmazonAMZN134,60134,73131,65132,257.18M
AmgenAMGN56,9457,3956,5056,796.02M
International Business MachinesIBM130,68131,49129,81130,005.61M
3MMMM83,8884,6083,5183,675.27M
United TechnologiesUTX70,5670,8370,0370,194.73M
VisaV87,0187,0885,9085,964.06M
Union PacificUNP66,2767,2866,1266,402.68M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3325,003325,003310,003310,0035.2K
Exchange Rates of January 06, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 92,310 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,032 CAD1 CAD = 0,969 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,027 CHF1 CHF = 0,973 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,828 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 133,050 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,900 GBP1 GBP = 1,112 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,566 AUD1 AUD = 0,639 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,487 CAD1 CAD = 0,672 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,481 CHF1 CHF = 0,675 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,839 CNY1 CNY = 0,102 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,676 GBP1 GBP = 1,479 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,176 AUD1 AUD = 0,850 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,118 CAD1 CAD = 0,895 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,113 CHF1 CHF = 0,899 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,740 AUD1 AUD = 0,575 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,653 CAD1 CAD = 0,605 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,646 CHF1 CHF = 0,608 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10,923 CNY1 CNY = 0,092 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,950 CAD1 CAD = 1,053 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,946 CHF1 CHF = 1,058 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6,280 CNY1 CNY = 0,159 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,995 CHF1 CHF = 1,005 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,616 CNY1 CNY = 0,151 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,643 CNY1 CNY = 0,151 CHF

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