Financial news on February 08, 2010

Business and Financial news
A Growing Appreciation for Cents Off

After a 17-year slump, consumers’ use of coupons is rising. Read more..

By ALEX MINDLIN - The New York Times

For New and Healthy Recipes, a Magazine Turns to Leftovers

The editor of Health said cost concerns did not drive the decision to recycle recipes from Real Simple. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

In Secret, Nations Work Toward Crackdown on Piracy

Negotiators, under intense pressure from media companies, luxury brands and other corporate victims of piracy to complete a deal, are facing criticism over the process. Read more..

By ERIC PFANNER - International Herald Tribune

Kindle Books in Snack Sizes

FT Press is selling stripped-down, 1,000- to 2,000-word versions of books, for $1.99, and a new series of essays of about 5,000 words, for $2.99. Read more..

By MOTOKO RICH - The New York Times

Some Toyota Owners Voice an Eroding Loyalty

The recall of millions of Toyota cars and trucks for problems with their accelerator pedals is giving Toyota loyalists second thoughts. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

Toyota Is Expected to Add 2010 Prius to Recalls

The decision to recall at least 311,000 2010 Prius cars will be announced early this week, adding to the automaker’s woes after recalls of other models. Read more..

By HIROKO TABUCHI - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 73,99 74,50 72,93 74,23 1.2B
General Electric GE 15,83 15,84 15,47 15,60 70.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23,78 23,90 23,48 23,50 69.9M
Intel INTC 19,48 19,79 19,30 19,35 62.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 38,29 38,29 37,32 37,70 58.3M
Pfizer PFE 17,91 18,00 17,72 17,84 55.6M
Microsoft MSFT 28,01 28,08 27,57 27,72 52.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27,23 27,41 26,40 26,43 43.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 23,54 23,65 23,10 23,12 32.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 64,91 65,49 64,34 64,35 30.5M
AT&T Inc. T 25,19 25,27 24,96 24,98 27.2M
Home Depot HD 28,53 28,94 28,47 28,59 26M
Verizon Communications VZ 28,79 28,82 28,37 28,37 17.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 47,15 48,13 47,05 47,59 17.6M
Apple AAPL 195,69 197,88 194,00 194,12 17.1M
Comcast CMCSA 15,44 15,47 15,20 15,21 15.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53,85 53,95 53,31 53,35 14.9M
Altria MO 19,43 19,63 19,35 19,37 13.8M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 23,91 24,30 23,76 23,96 12.5M
Chevron CVX 71,24 71,45 70,13 70,13 11.6M
Procter & Gamble PG 61,06 61,51 60,81 61,01 11.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29,76 29,95 29,46 29,48 10.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53,38 53,54 52,92 52,93 10.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 47,91 48,25 47,30 47,37 10.4M
Merck MRK 36,58 37,08 36,22 36,59 10.2M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 62,50 62,98 62,26 62,37 10.1M
Amazon AMZN 119,38 121,00 116,56 116,83 9.89M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 32,23 32,95 32,23 32,41 9.56M
Coca-Cola KO 53,27 53,27 52,57 52,65 8.36M
Schlumberger SLB 62,23 63,68 61,57 62,12 7.96M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46,30 46,48 45,67 46,09 7.73M
Pepsico PEP 59,60 59,66 58,75 58,96 7.05M
McDonald's MCD 63,48 63,80 62,92 62,92 6.98M
Visa V 82,90 84,38 82,56 83,05 5.99M
Amgen AMGN 57,54 57,92 56,70 57,46 5.95M
International Business Machines IBM 123,15 123,22 121,74 121,88 5.72M
Alphabet GOOGL 532,50 542,00 531,53 533,47 5.38M
United Technologies UTX 66,28 66,33 65,31 65,40 5.26M
Boeing BA 58,33 58,97 57,78 57,89 4.72M
3M MMM 78,48 78,48 77,25 77,53 4.41M
Union Pacific UNP 62,18 62,45 60,97 60,97 3.37M
Exchange Rates of February 08, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 89,210 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,075 CAD 1 CAD = 0,930 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,073 CHF 1 CHF = 0,932 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,828 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 121,740 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,876 GBP 1 GBP = 1,142 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,578 AUD 1 AUD = 0,634 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,468 CAD 1 CAD = 0,681 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,465 CHF 1 CHF = 0,683 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,321 CNY 1 CNY = 0,107 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,719 GBP 1 GBP = 1,391 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,295 AUD 1 AUD = 0,772 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,205 CAD 1 CAD = 0,830 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,203 CHF 1 CHF = 0,831 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,802 AUD 1 AUD = 0,555 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,676 CAD 1 CAD = 0,597 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,673 CHF 1 CHF = 0,598 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,630 CNY 1 CNY = 0,094 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,930 CAD 1 CAD = 1,075 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,928 CHF 1 CHF = 1,078 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,902 CNY 1 CNY = 0,169 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,998 CHF 1 CHF = 1,002 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,349 CNY 1 CNY = 0,158 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,361 CNY 1 CNY = 0,157 CHF

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