Financial news on January 08, 2009

Business and Financial news
Average Mortgage Rate Hits 5%, Lowest in Decades

It is unclear whether the record low will be enough to lure home buyers back into the housing market. Read more..

By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD - The New York Times

Getting a Peek Inside That Mac

Where do I go in Mac OS X to see how much memory is installed in the computer? Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 51.31 51.82 50.31 51.38 92.8M
Microsoft MSFT 19.63 20.19 19.55 20.12 70.3M
Intel INTC 14.45 14.57 14.25 14.55 63.1M
General Electric GE 16.05 16.20 15.72 16.14 62.1M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 25.36 26.07 25.11 25.72 52.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 27.90 27.95 26.86 27.22 52.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 17.23 17.57 17.00 17.54 46.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 17.50 17.67 17.31 17.62 35.1M
Pfizer PFE 17.40 17.69 17.33 17.65 33.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 77.91 79.57 77.90 79.09 30.8M
Apple AAPL 90.43 93.15 90.04 92.70 24.1M
AT&T Inc. T 26.92 27.35 26.82 27.18 21.4M
Altria MO 15.13 15.20 15.00 15.10 19.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 50.70 51.82 50.70 51.20 18.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 31.86 32.53 31.71 32.39 17.4M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 59.66 59.89 58.63 59.02 17.3M
Home Depot HD 24.12 24.46 23.70 24.39 17.3M
Comcast CMCSA 16.53 17.05 16.47 16.91 16.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 37.70 37.75 36.86 37.64 15.5M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.13 22.60 22.05 22.51 14.3M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 23.10 23.22 22.51 22.90 12.6M
Procter & Gamble PG 60.91 61.25 60.00 60.41 11.5M
Chevron CVX 73.61 74.84 73.22 74.24 11.4M
Schlumberger SLB 45.25 46.13 44.18 45.83 11.1M
Merck MRK 29.68 29.69 29.04 29.36 10.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 52.99 54.24 52.57 53.99 10.1M
Coca-Cola KO 44.84 45.28 44.56 45.24 10M
McDonald's MCD 60.83 60.83 59.70 60.52 9.38M
Visa V 56.01 56.30 53.27 55.76 8.67M
Pepsico PEP 53.80 54.07 52.80 53.25 8.21M
Gilead Sciences GILD 48.67 48.87 47.61 48.87 7.51M
International Business Machines IBM 87.81 88.14 85.98 87.18 7.23M
Alphabet GOOGL 318.28 325.19 317.34 325.19 7.19M
Amazon AMZN 54.99 57.32 54.58 57.16 6.58M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 26.10 26.91 25.75 26.71 6.11M
United Technologies UTX 53.17 53.76 52.77 53.51 5.97M
Amgen AMGN 58.06 59.28 58.02 59.26 5.58M
Union Pacific UNP 50.02 50.63 48.16 49.28 5.5M
Boeing BA 44.50 44.90 43.88 44.79 5.48M
3M MMM 57.68 58.71 57.45 58.58 3.94M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3189.00 3274.00 3100.00 3267.00 27.5K
Exchange Rates of January 08, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 91.190 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.179 CAD 1 CAD = 0.848 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.093 CHF 1 CHF = 0.915 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.835 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 124.960 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.900 GBP 1 GBP = 1.111 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.924 AUD 1 AUD = 0.520 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.617 CAD 1 CAD = 0.619 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.497 CHF 1 CHF = 0.668 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.367 CNY 1 CNY = 0.107 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.720 GBP 1 GBP = 1.389 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.539 AUD 1 AUD = 0.650 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.293 CAD 1 CAD = 0.773 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.198 CHF 1 CHF = 0.835 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.137 AUD 1 AUD = 0.468 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.795 CAD 1 CAD = 0.557 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.663 CHF 1 CHF = 0.601 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.394 CNY 1 CNY = 0.096 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.840 CAD 1 CAD = 1.190 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.778 CHF 1 CHF = 1.285 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.867 CNY 1 CNY = 0.205 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.926 CHF 1 CHF = 1.080 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.792 CNY 1 CNY = 0.173 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.251 CNY 1 CNY = 0.160 CHF

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