Financial news on December 08, 2009

Business and Financial news
Bank of America Executive Under Scrutiny

The New York attorney general is focusing on testimony by Greg Curl, the bank’s chief risk officer and a leading candidate for C.E.O., about a merger with Merrill Lynch. Read more..

By LOUISE STORY - The New York Times

Dark Side of a Natural Gas Boom

Some environmentalists are concerned that a technology called hydraulic fracturing used to produce natural gas could be leading to pollution. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD and CLIFFORD KRAUSS - The New York Times

Game Firms Seem Mighty Appealing

Game Firms Seem Mighty Appealing. Read more..

By ROLFE WINKLER, ROB COX and CHRISTOPHER SWANN - The New York Times

Google Adds Live Updates to Results

Google will supplement its search results with updates posted each second to sites like Twitter and Facebook. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

Music Industry Companies Opening Video Site

The new Web site will be introduced Tuesday night as three of the four top music labels combine to try new ways to increase revenue. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Small British Company Develops Improved LED Bulbs

Luminanz, founded in 2005, said it has developed an improved type of LED bulb that is deemed to reduce health risks while using less power and lasting longer. Read more..

By ALICE PFEIFFER - International Herald Tribune

Times Company Reverses Its Plans to Sell Worcester Telegram & Gazette

The New York Times Company informed Telegram & Gazette employees that it would keep the paper, which it had planned to sell with The Boston Globe. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

To Reduce Deficit, Britain Considers Bank Bonus Tax

The government laid out more concrete steps for reducing the country’s budget deficit, but would not say whether it plans a controversial tax on bonuses. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

U.K.-Based Financier Invests in Guyana’s Rain Forest

Canopy Capital, a U.K.-based financier, is hoping the rain forests’ oxygen generating, rain making, and atmosphere cooling services will have increasing monetary value. Read more..

By ERICA GIES - International Herald Tribune

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Pfizer PFE 18,05 18,07 17,63 17,76 80M
General Electric GE 15,90 15,93 15,65 15,72 78.9M
Intel INTC 20,25 20,28 19,80 19,99 64M
Comcast CMCSA 17,12 17,41 16,91 17,36 55.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24,02 24,21 23,75 23,81 44.1M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 25,99 26,46 25,91 26,03 42.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41,01 41,40 40,63 41,21 41.9M
Microsoft MSFT 29,52 29,74 29,38 29,57 37.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22,31 22,36 21,89 21,91 27.9M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25,24 25,30 24,90 24,90 27.7M
AT&T Inc. T 27,99 27,99 27,50 27,61 25.9M
Apple AAPL 189,36 192,35 188,70 189,87 24.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 33,41 33,65 32,88 33,39 21.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 73,47 73,50 72,41 72,95 18.5M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 28,16 28,92 28,07 28,46 15.9M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 54,93 54,93 54,93 54,93 15.8M
Merck MRK 36,65 37,00 36,26 36,35 15.5M
Home Depot HD 28,08 28,11 27,54 27,67 15.1M
McDonald's MCD 60,45 60,91 60,04 60,61 14.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 50,40 50,42 49,79 49,94 13.2M
Altria MO 19,46 19,46 19,13 19,26 12.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53,52 53,64 52,94 53,24 12.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 49,08 49,15 48,82 48,94 11.6M
Procter & Gamble PG 62,14 62,30 61,60 61,87 11.2M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64,50 64,64 63,93 64,25 11.1M
Coca-Cola KO 57,53 57,74 57,07 57,68 9.15M
Chevron CVX 77,89 77,98 76,45 76,76 9.06M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30,87 30,98 30,45 30,68 8.7M
Schlumberger SLB 61,01 61,17 59,57 60,00 8.01M
Amazon AMZN 134,30 136,08 132,87 134,11 8M
Pepsico PEP 64,09 64,09 63,15 63,48 6.16M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46,14 46,48 45,91 46,12 5.51M
International Business Machines IBM 126,97 127,35 126,16 126,80 5.35M
Union Pacific UNP 64,42 64,60 63,16 63,35 5.21M
3M MMM 76,35 77,43 76,00 77,11 5.05M
Amgen AMGN 56,00 56,21 55,72 55,93 4.88M
Boeing BA 55,99 56,22 55,06 55,66 4.66M
United Technologies UTX 68,52 68,52 67,39 68,23 4.11M
Alphabet GOOGL 583,50 590,66 582,00 587,05 3.04M
Visa V 79,62 80,41 79,55 79,99 2.6M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3320,00 3320,00 3296,00 3314,00 32.2K
Exchange Rates of December 08, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 88,410 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,063 CAD 1 CAD = 0,941 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,027 CHF 1 CHF = 0,974 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,829 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 129,970 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,903 GBP 1 GBP = 1,108 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,627 AUD 1 AUD = 0,615 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,563 CAD 1 CAD = 0,640 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,510 CHF 1 CHF = 0,662 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 10,040 CNY 1 CNY = 0,100 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,694 GBP 1 GBP = 1,441 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,250 AUD 1 AUD = 0,800 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,202 CAD 1 CAD = 0,832 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,161 CHF 1 CHF = 0,861 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,802 AUD 1 AUD = 0,555 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,732 CAD 1 CAD = 0,577 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,673 CHF 1 CHF = 0,598 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11,111 CNY 1 CNY = 0,090 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,961 CAD 1 CAD = 1,041 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,927 CHF 1 CHF = 1,078 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,178 CNY 1 CNY = 0,162 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,966 CHF 1 CHF = 1,036 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,422 CNY 1 CNY = 0,156 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,648 CNY 1 CNY = 0,150 CHF

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