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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Wal-Mart StoresWMT51.3151.8250.3151.3892.8M
MicrosoftMSFT19.6320.1919.5520.1270.3M
IntelINTC14.4514.5714.2514.5563.1M
General ElectricGE16.0516.2015.7216.1462.1M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC25.3626.0725.1125.7252.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM27.9027.9526.8627.2252.1M
Cisco SystemsCSCO17.2317.5717.0017.5446.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17.5017.6717.3117.6235.1M
PfizerPFE17.4017.6917.3317.6533.3M
ExxonMobilXOM77.9179.5777.9079.0930.8M
AppleAAPL90.4393.1590.0492.7024.1M
AT&T Inc.T26.9227.3526.8227.1821.4M
AltriaMO15.1315.2015.0015.1019.4M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT50.7051.8250.7051.2018.2M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31.8632.5331.7132.3917.4M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ59.6659.8958.6359.0217.3M
Home DepotHD24.1224.4623.7024.3917.3M
ComcastCMCSA16.5317.0516.4716.9116.9M
HP Inc.HPQ37.7037.7536.8637.6415.5M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.1322.6022.0522.5114.3M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS23.1023.2222.5122.9012.6M
Procter & GamblePG60.9161.2560.0060.4111.5M
ChevronCVX73.6174.8473.2274.2411.4M
SchlumbergerSLB45.2546.1344.1845.8311.1M
MerckMRK29.6829.6929.0429.3610.6M
ConocoPhillipsCOP52.9954.2452.5753.9910.1M
Coca-ColaKO44.8445.2844.5645.2410M
McDonald'sMCD60.8360.8359.7060.529.38M
VisaV56.0156.3053.2755.768.67M
PepsicoPEP53.8054.0752.8053.258.21M
Gilead SciencesGILD48.6748.8747.6148.877.51M
International Business MachinesIBM87.8188.1485.9887.187.23M
AlphabetGOOGL318.28325.19317.34325.197.19M
AmazonAMZN54.9957.3254.5857.166.58M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH26.1026.9125.7526.716.11M
United TechnologiesUTX53.1753.7652.7753.515.97M
AmgenAMGN58.0659.2858.0259.265.58M
Union PacificUNP50.0250.6348.1649.285.5M
BoeingBA44.5044.9043.8844.795.48M
3MMMM57.6858.7157.4558.583.94M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3189.003274.003100.003267.0027.5K
Exchange Rates of January 08, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 91.190 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.179 CAD1 CAD = 0.848 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.093 CHF1 CHF = 0.915 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.835 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 124.960 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.900 GBP1 GBP = 1.111 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.924 AUD1 AUD = 0.520 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.617 CAD1 CAD = 0.619 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.497 CHF1 CHF = 0.668 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.367 CNY1 CNY = 0.107 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.720 GBP1 GBP = 1.389 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.539 AUD1 AUD = 0.650 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.293 CAD1 CAD = 0.773 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.198 CHF1 CHF = 0.835 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.137 AUD1 AUD = 0.468 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.795 CAD1 CAD = 0.557 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.663 CHF1 CHF = 0.601 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.394 CNY1 CNY = 0.096 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.840 CAD1 CAD = 1.190 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.778 CHF1 CHF = 1.285 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.867 CNY1 CNY = 0.205 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.926 CHF1 CHF = 1.080 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.792 CNY1 CNY = 0.173 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.251 CNY1 CNY = 0.160 CHF

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