Financial news on July 07, 2011

Business and Financial news
A Wave of Chinese Money Gives a Lift to Companies Struggling in Tough Times

Chinese investment in American companies amounted to $5 billion in 2010 and is expected to rise; for some smaller companies, it has been a lifeline. Read more..

By JAMES FLANIGAN - The New York Times

Boating Apps Help Sailors Get There and Back Again

The software can show the tides and weather, offers charts and helps with the accounting of boat ownership. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

F.D.I.C. Rule Puts at Risk 2 Years of Executives’ Pay

The F.D.I.C. rule enables federal regulators to recoup money paid to Wall Street executives if they are responsible for the collapse of a financial firm. Read more..

By REUTERS - The New York Times

Morning Take-Out

Highlights from the DealBook newsletter. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Options Abound to Protect the iPad

The iPad 2’s popular Smart Cover protects only the front. If you want to cover the back too, there are many offerings to choose from. Read more..

By MICKEY MEECE - The New York Times

U.S. Backs Project to Produce Fuel From Corn Waste

A $105 million loan guarantee will help expand an ethanol factory in Emmetsburg, Iowa, that could become the first commercial-scale plant of its kind. Read more..

By MATTHEW L. WALD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Pfizer PFE 20.64 20.74 20.17 20.23 92.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 15.64 15.99 15.61 15.90 70.2M
Intel INTC 22.89 23.39 22.86 23.23 53.1M
Microsoft MSFT 26.49 26.88 26.36 26.77 51.9M
General Electric GE 19.23 19.45 19.14 19.30 45M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 33.47 34.13 33.40 34.09 29.9M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 28.69 28.94 28.58 28.66 28.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41.19 41.79 41.10 41.32 28.6M
AT&T Inc. T 31.25 31.31 31.07 31.23 22M
ExxonMobil XOM 82.27 82.60 81.87 82.36 18.4M
Comcast CMCSA 25.68 25.82 25.54 25.58 17M
HP Inc. HPQ 36.47 36.59 36.33 36.45 16M
Verizon Communications VZ 37.70 37.70 37.18 37.42 15.4M
Apple AAPL 354.67 358.00 354.00 357.20 14.3M
General Motors GM 31.79 32.08 31.65 31.80 13.3M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 54.57 54.81 54.19 54.49 12.8M
Merck MRK 35.76 35.95 35.45 35.73 12.2M
Visa V 88.20 90.83 88.00 90.15 12.1M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 29.37 29.41 29.15 29.37 11.5M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.49 53.60 53.24 53.54 10.3M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 39.85 40.06 39.73 39.74 10.2M
Home Depot HD 36.82 37.25 36.75 37.05 9.85M
Altria MO 26.99 27.09 26.86 27.00 9.24M
Procter & Gamble PG 64.98 65.14 64.72 64.95 8.97M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 67.82 68.05 67.40 67.92 8.42M
Schlumberger SLB 89.99 90.89 89.30 90.40 8.34M
ConocoPhillips COP 76.84 77.00 76.26 76.75 7.97M
Chevron CVX 106.08 106.92 105.80 106.59 7.88M
Alphabet GOOGL 541.00 550.68 535.88 546.60 7.86M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 53.28 53.50 51.97 52.63 7.56M
United Technologies UTX 91.01 91.83 90.76 91.39 6.31M
Coca-Cola KO 68.82 68.89 68.58 68.75 6.21M
Amgen AMGN 58.08 58.30 57.54 57.91 6.12M
McDonald's MCD 86.00 86.29 85.66 86.06 6.07M
International Business Machines IBM 176.78 177.27 176.12 176.48 5.91M
Pepsico PEP 70.49 70.75 70.25 70.52 5.7M
Gilead Sciences GILD 42.47 42.70 42.34 42.69 5.39M
Boeing BA 75.33 76.20 74.85 75.99 4.98M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 77.13 77.96 76.86 77.77 4.17M
3M MMM 97.73 98.19 97.17 97.97 3.31M
Amazon AMZN 215.09 217.80 215.09 216.74 3.14M
Union Pacific UNP 107.72 107.89 105.67 106.25 3M
Exchange Rates of July 07, 2011
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 81.220 JPY 1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 0.959 CAD 1 CAD = 1.043 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.845 CHF 1 CHF = 1.184 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.467 CNY 1 CNY = 0.155 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 116.610 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.899 GBP 1 GBP = 1.112 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.333 AUD 1 AUD = 0.750 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.377 CAD 1 CAD = 0.726 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.213 CHF 1 CHF = 0.824 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.284 CNY 1 CNY = 0.108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.771 GBP 1 GBP = 1.298 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.142 AUD 1 AUD = 0.876 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.180 CAD 1 CAD = 0.847 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.040 CHF 1 CHF = 0.962 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.482 AUD 1 AUD = 0.675 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.531 CAD 1 CAD = 0.653 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.349 CHF 1 CHF = 0.741 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.322 CNY 1 CNY = 0.097 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1.033 CAD 1 CAD = 0.968 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.910 CHF 1 CHF = 1.099 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.966 CNY 1 CNY = 0.144 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.881 CHF 1 CHF = 1.135 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.743 CNY 1 CNY = 0.148 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 7.652 CNY 1 CNY = 0.131 CHF

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