Financial news on December 7th, 2009

Business and Financial news
Copenhagen 101

The Times's Tom Zeller Jr. and Andrew C. Revkin, along with some people in Times Square, discuss the science and diplomacy behind the climate conference. Read more..

Sean Patrick Farrell - The New York Times

Copenhagen Takes to a New Breed of Mini-Windmill

In a bid to introduce wind power into the cityscape, Dong Energy plans to sell a device that is only 30 feet high and produces enough energy for a family of four. Read more..

By NATALIA RACHLIN - International Herald Tribune

Emission Trading Programs Struggle to Find Traction

Without a high price for carbon emissions, most economists say, there are few prospects for the many investments needed to shift to a more sustainable energy base. Read more..

By JAMES KANTER - International Herald Tribune

If You Can’t Stand the Web Camera, Get Out of the Kitchen

A campaign for a new restaurant in Minneapolis includes at live video feed from the kitchen. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times’s New Tack Diverts From Defunct Magazine

Under the ownership of American City Business Journals, is being reinvented as more helpful and earnest. Read more..


The Two-Way Street for Film Promotions

This season’s promotions are putting a new twist on the Happy Meal model of film marketing, with some efforts branching out into unexpected realms. Read more..

By ARI KARPEL - The New York Times

Tortured Legacy: Canada's Oil-Sands Bounty

Canada has the largest crude oil deposits in the world after Saudi Arabia, a bounty that makes it enemies as well as friends. Read more..

By HILLARY BRENHOUSE - International Herald Tribune

Trimming the Costs of Wind Power

Significant challenges remain before the wind-energy industry can achieve its potential, and chief among these is cost. Read more..

By KATE GALBRAITH - International Herald Tribune

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE16.0716.2416.0116.0864.4M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25.4425.9525.2725.2856.5M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC27.0727.3126.1826.3635.8M
Cisco SystemsCSCO24.1124.4024.1024.2133.1M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM41.6341.9641.0641.2532.9M
AT&T Inc.T27.8128.2627.7027.9724.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.7222.8922.3522.4824.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ32.7833.5732.7533.2517.2M
HP Inc.HPQ49.4849.8849.1549.2113M
Home DepotHD28.0428.3028.0428.2212.7M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS30.9331.2430.8231.0012.5M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT54.1454.9854.1454.9311.4M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH27.5428.4727.5228.3011.3M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53.8454.2553.6253.6611.1M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64.4864.7664.1964.379.11M
Procter & GamblePG62.3962.7362.0462.478.95M
International Business MachinesIBM126.88127.53126.59127.044.14M
Union PacificUNP65.3465.5764.8264.824.01M
Gilead SciencesGILD46.5046.9146.4246.624M
United TechnologiesUTX68.3269.2068.2068.863.49M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3310.003338.503305.003315.5027.4K
Exchange Rates of December 7th, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 89.470 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.052 CAD1 CAD = 0.951 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.020 CHF1 CHF = 0.981 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.830 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 132.650 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.902 GBP1 GBP = 1.109 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.624 AUD1 AUD = 0.616 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.559 CAD1 CAD = 0.641 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.511 CHF1 CHF = 0.662 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 10.123 CNY1 CNY = 0.099 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.679 GBP1 GBP = 1.472 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.223 AUD1 AUD = 0.817 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.175 CAD1 CAD = 0.851 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.139 CHF1 CHF = 0.878 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.801 AUD1 AUD = 0.555 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.729 CAD1 CAD = 0.578 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.676 CHF1 CHF = 0.597 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11.220 CNY1 CNY = 0.089 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.960 CAD1 CAD = 1.042 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.931 CHF1 CHF = 1.075 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.233 CNY1 CNY = 0.160 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.969 CHF1 CHF = 1.032 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.492 CNY1 CNY = 0.154 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.698 CNY1 CNY = 0.149 CHF

See what else happened on December 7th, 2009