Financial news on July 06, 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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 22.95 23.42 22.22 23.10 77.6M
General Electric GE 11.37 11.52 11.27 11.48 65.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 32.03 32.60 31.59 32.60 60.7M
Pfizer PFE 14.40 14.61 14.27 14.57 54.9M
Microsoft MSFT 23.21 23.28 22.87 23.20 49.2M
Intel INTC 16.61 16.84 16.37 16.54 47.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20.92 21.04 20.50 20.67 37.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 18.32 18.70 18.30 18.53 35.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 67.67 68.15 66.36 68.10 29.8M
AT&T Inc. T 24.55 24.89 24.45 24.80 25.6M
Merck MRK 26.97 28.00 26.76 27.89 23.1M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47.74 48.18 47.57 47.73 20.3M
ConocoPhillips COP 40.13 40.89 39.74 40.83 18M
Apple AAPL 138.70 138.99 136.25 138.61 17.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45.63 46.33 45.63 46.00 16.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 50.75 52.42 50.52 52.17 16M
Altria MO 16.24 16.67 16.10 16.62 15.5M
Comcast CMCSA 13.78 14.01 13.73 13.90 14.9M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 22.68 23.14 22.60 23.09 14.5M
Verizon Communications VZ 30.03 30.55 30.02 30.36 13.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 56.11 56.76 55.71 56.62 12.9M
Home Depot HD 22.76 23.14 22.52 22.88 12.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 37.55 38.20 37.41 37.73 12.2M
Schlumberger SLB 50.70 51.54 50.35 51.45 12M
Chevron CVX 63.69 64.28 62.57 64.14 10.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 19.73 19.78 19.44 19.70 10.6M
Pepsico PEP 56.27 57.17 56.08 57.13 8.89M
Coca-Cola KO 48.68 49.05 48.38 49.00 8.34M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 23.91 24.28 23.69 24.09 7.91M
McDonald's MCD 57.08 58.24 56.80 57.99 7.53M
Amazon AMZN 78.45 78.89 76.54 78.10 7.37M
Amgen AMGN 51.19 52.18 50.65 52.05 7.25M
Boeing BA 40.38 40.76 39.92 40.56 7.13M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45.98 46.25 45.25 45.75 6.85M
International Business Machines IBM 101.57 102.23 100.47 101.65 6.52M
United Technologies UTX 49.87 50.98 49.33 50.90 6.28M
Visa V 60.07 61.10 59.90 60.67 5.85M
3M MMM 59.87 60.78 59.63 60.67 5.79M
Union Pacific UNP 50.49 50.91 49.64 50.72 4.53M
Alphabet GOOGL 406.50 410.64 401.66 409.61 4.52M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2851.00 2883.50 2824.50 2855.00 39.7K
Exchange Rates of July 06, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 95.320 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.159 CAD 1 CAD = 0.863 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.085 CHF 1 CHF = 0.922 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.835 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 133.210 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.859 GBP 1 GBP = 1.164 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.755 AUD 1 AUD = 0.570 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.620 CAD 1 CAD = 0.617 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.517 CHF 1 CHF = 0.659 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.553 CNY 1 CNY = 0.105 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.644 GBP 1 GBP = 1.552 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.317 AUD 1 AUD = 0.759 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.216 CAD 1 CAD = 0.823 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.139 CHF 1 CHF = 0.878 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.044 AUD 1 AUD = 0.489 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.886 CAD 1 CAD = 0.530 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.766 CHF 1 CHF = 0.566 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11.113 CNY 1 CNY = 0.090 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.922 CAD 1 CAD = 1.084 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.863 CHF 1 CHF = 1.159 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.442 CNY 1 CNY = 0.184 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.936 CHF 1 CHF = 1.068 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.896 CNY 1 CNY = 0.170 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.296 CNY 1 CNY = 0.159 CHF

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