Financial news on July 07, 2009

Business and Financial news
BT Decides Not to Adopt Internet-Based Ad System

BT Group, the British telecommunications company, decided not to use a controversial technology that targets advertising based on consumers’ Internet use. Read more..

By ERIC PFANNER - The New York Times

Fiat and Chinese Carmaker Form Alliance

The Italian automaker is teaming up with the Guangzhou Automobile Group to make cars and engines for the Chinese market. Read more..

By DAVID JOLLY - The New York Times

Here’s an Idea: Bring Back the Suggestion Box

Small businesses may benefit by reviving the old-school suggestion box, with modern touches added, of course. Read more..

By PAUL B. BROWN - The New York Times

In Step to Enhance Currency, China Allows Its Use in Some Foreign Payments

China opened the door slightly wider to full convertibility of its currency by allowing some companies to settle payments for imports and exports in renminbi. Read more..

By KEITH BRADSHER - The New York Times

Shares End Mixed as Oil Prices Hit 5-Week Low

Stocks ended mostly lower Monday as declines in the prices of oil and other commodities had investors worrying again that demand for basic materials might remain slack. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Twice the Work, Half the Pay

Site bookers and coordinators, paid by hotels on the number of rooms used, say they are working twice as hard for half the money. Read more..

By MARTHA C. WHITE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 11.47 11.54 10.96 11.01 99.3M
Intel INTC 16.83 16.93 16.20 16.25 69.2M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 23.15 23.84 23.00 23.33 64.7M
Pfizer PFE 14.55 14.84 14.45 14.59 60.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 32.63 33.40 32.13 32.81 56.7M
Microsoft MSFT 23.08 23.14 22.46 22.53 52.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 18.54 18.62 18.19 18.24 41.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20.67 20.78 20.12 20.18 35.5M
Comcast CMCSA 13.83 13.85 13.26 13.30 26.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 67.61 67.81 66.37 66.56 25.1M
AT&T Inc. T 24.86 24.86 24.25 24.33 23.8M
Merck MRK 27.85 28.39 27.52 27.62 22.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 40.74 40.84 39.54 39.99 21.6M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 24.05 26.31 24.00 25.17 19.9M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45.42 46.09 45.22 45.34 17.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 30.39 30.40 29.55 29.64 17.3M
Apple AAPL 138.48 139.68 135.18 135.40 16.5M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 23.11 23.22 22.50 22.53 15.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47.90 48.05 47.73 47.84 15.1M
Home Depot HD 22.91 22.91 22.32 22.40 15M
Altria MO 16.54 16.65 16.32 16.35 14.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 37.61 37.80 36.78 36.84 14.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 51.99 52.44 51.63 51.91 13.4M
Pepsico PEP 57.07 57.46 55.92 56.00 12M
Schlumberger SLB 51.35 51.62 49.03 49.20 11.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 19.70 19.95 19.56 19.68 10.3M
Amgen AMGN 51.91 52.96 51.61 52.23 10.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 56.61 56.71 56.13 56.23 9.68M
Chevron CVX 63.93 64.09 62.66 62.70 9.52M
Coca-Cola KO 48.73 49.17 48.55 48.64 8.55M
McDonald's MCD 58.00 58.00 56.75 56.80 8.19M
Boeing BA 40.50 40.69 38.94 39.04 7.7M
Visa V 61.33 61.33 59.40 59.71 7.59M
3M MMM 61.09 61.30 58.69 58.76 7.29M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45.67 45.79 45.18 45.19 7.19M
International Business Machines IBM 101.34 101.96 100.03 100.19 6.69M
Alphabet GOOGL 408.24 409.19 395.98 396.63 6.51M
Amazon AMZN 78.53 78.69 75.41 75.63 6.49M
United Technologies UTX 50.89 50.99 49.38 49.43 6.28M
Union Pacific UNP 50.51 51.03 48.71 49.03 4.98M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2862.00 2862.00 2801.00 2810.00 25.6K
Exchange Rates of July 07, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 94.790 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.166 CAD 1 CAD = 0.857 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.089 CHF 1 CHF = 0.918 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.834 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 131.910 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.863 GBP 1 GBP = 1.159 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.762 AUD 1 AUD = 0.567 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.623 CAD 1 CAD = 0.616 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.516 CHF 1 CHF = 0.660 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.509 CNY 1 CNY = 0.105 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.654 GBP 1 GBP = 1.529 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.336 AUD 1 AUD = 0.749 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.230 CAD 1 CAD = 0.813 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.149 CHF 1 CHF = 0.870 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.042 AUD 1 AUD = 0.490 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.881 CAD 1 CAD = 0.532 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.757 CHF 1 CHF = 0.569 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11.010 CNY 1 CNY = 0.091 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.921 CAD 1 CAD = 1.086 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.860 CHF 1 CHF = 1.163 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.397 CNY 1 CNY = 0.185 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.934 CHF 1 CHF = 1.071 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.861 CNY 1 CNY = 0.171 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.272 CNY 1 CNY = 0.159 CHF

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