Financial news on July 6th, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Father of Netscape Begins a Silicon Valley Venture Firm

Marc Andreessen and a longtime business partner, Ben Horowitz, have $300 million to invest in information technology start-ups. Read more..

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER - The New York Times

Bemis in Deal With Rio Tinto to Buy Its U.S. Packaging Unit

Bemis, a Midwestern packaging maker, said late Sunday that it had agreed to buy the American operations of Alcan Packaging, a unit of Rio Tinto, for $1.2 billion in cash and stock. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

Comedy About a Pregnancy Spices Up ABC Family

After years of being seen mostly in the tabloids, Lindsay Lohan will appear in a film on the ABC Family channel. Read more..

By EDWARD WYATT - The New York Times

The Risk of Junk Upends Leverage

A few junk-rated borrowers have been flexing their muscles against lenders lately and winning. Read more..

By DWIGHT CASS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC22.9523.4222.2223.1077.6M
General ElectricGE11.3711.5211.2711.4865.5M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM32.0332.6031.5932.6060.7M
PfizerPFE14.4014.6114.2714.5754.9M
MicrosoftMSFT23.2123.2822.8723.2049.2M
IntelINTC16.6116.8416.3716.5447.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL20.9221.0420.5020.6737.2M
Cisco SystemsCSCO18.3218.7018.3018.5335.3M
ExxonMobilXOM67.6768.1566.3668.1029.8M
AT&T Inc.T24.5524.8924.4524.8025.6M
MerckMRK26.9728.0026.7627.8923.1M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT47.7448.1847.5747.7320.3M
ConocoPhillipsCOP40.1340.8939.7440.8318M
AppleAAPL138.70138.99136.25138.6117.8M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT45.6346.3345.6346.0016.5M
Procter & GamblePG50.7552.4250.5252.1716M
AltriaMO16.2416.6716.1016.6215.5M
ComcastCMCSA13.7814.0113.7313.9014.9M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS22.6823.1422.6023.0914.5M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ30.0330.5530.0230.3613.9M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ56.1156.7655.7156.6212.9M
Home DepotHD22.7623.1422.5222.8812.6M
HP Inc.HPQ37.5538.2037.4137.7312.2M
SchlumbergerSLB50.7051.5450.3551.4512M
ChevronCVX63.6964.2862.5764.1410.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY19.7319.7819.4419.7010.6M
PepsicoPEP56.2757.1756.0857.138.89M
Coca-ColaKO48.6849.0548.3849.008.34M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH23.9124.2823.6924.097.91M
McDonald'sMCD57.0858.2456.8057.997.53M
AmazonAMZN78.4578.8976.5478.107.37M
AmgenAMGN51.1952.1850.6552.057.25M
BoeingBA40.3840.7639.9240.567.13M
Gilead SciencesGILD45.9846.2545.2545.756.85M
International Business MachinesIBM101.57102.23100.47101.656.52M
United TechnologiesUTX49.8750.9849.3350.906.28M
VisaV60.0761.1059.9060.675.85M
3MMMM59.8760.7859.6360.675.79M
Union PacificUNP50.4950.9149.6450.724.53M
AlphabetGOOGL406.50410.64401.66409.614.52M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2851.002883.502824.502855.0039.7K
Exchange Rates of July 6th, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 95.320 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.159 CAD1 CAD = 0.863 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.085 CHF1 CHF = 0.922 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.835 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 133.210 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.859 GBP1 GBP = 1.164 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.755 AUD1 AUD = 0.570 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.620 CAD1 CAD = 0.617 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.517 CHF1 CHF = 0.659 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.553 CNY1 CNY = 0.105 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.644 GBP1 GBP = 1.552 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.317 AUD1 AUD = 0.759 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.216 CAD1 CAD = 0.823 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.139 CHF1 CHF = 0.878 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.044 AUD1 AUD = 0.489 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.886 CAD1 CAD = 0.530 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.766 CHF1 CHF = 0.566 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11.113 CNY1 CNY = 0.090 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.922 CAD1 CAD = 1.084 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.863 CHF1 CHF = 1.159 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.442 CNY1 CNY = 0.184 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.936 CHF1 CHF = 1.068 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.896 CNY1 CNY = 0.170 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.296 CNY1 CNY = 0.159 CHF

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