Financial news on July 08, 2009

Business and Financial news
Boeing Buys Plant That Makes Crucial Part of Dreamliner

The airplane maker said that it would buy a North Charleston, S.C., plant in an apparent effort to resolve supplier problems that have contributed to costly delays. Read more..

By CHRISTOPHER DREW - The New York Times

Deadline for Boston Globe Bids Is Postponed

Potential bidders for the newspapers want more time to wait for the outcome of a concessions vote by members of the Boston Newspaper Guild. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Energy Traders on the Firing Line

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is considering limits on energy traders to curb “excessive speculation.” But any rules born of such a narrow view are likely to be harmful. Read more..

By DWIGHT CASS and LAUREN SILVA LAUGHLIN - The New York Times

Lights, Camera, Lots of Action. Forget the Script.

With pornographic movies being sold online in chunks, moviemakers are now even less interested in story lines. Read more..

By MATT RICHTEL - The New York Times

Music Labels Reach Online Royalty Deal

Many of the online radio stations had argued that the old rates were so high they were being forced out of business. Read more..

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER - The New York Times

Staggering Budget Gap and a Reluctance to Fill It

The potential perils of Washington’s staggering deficits are known, but trying to overcome them during a recession carries its own risks. Read more..

By PETER S. GOODMAN - The New York Times

Wall St. Turns to Earnings and Starts to Worry

Talk of a second stimulus underscored worries the economy is doing worse than investors had hoped. The Dow fell 161 points. Read more..

By JACK HEALY - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE10.9911.0610.5010.71140M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC23.3323.5722.0822.9193.9M
IntelINTC16.3116.3615.7815.9480.9M
MicrosoftMSFT22.3122.6922.0022.5673M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM32.9333.4931.7932.7171.8M
Oracle Corp.ORCL20.2120.7919.7920.5755.8M
Cisco SystemsCSCO18.2518.3317.8218.1353.6M
PfizerPFE14.7414.8014.5014.6150.6M
AmgenAMGN60.2560.9559.3859.5050M
AT&T Inc.T24.1524.1623.3323.5434.1M
ConocoPhillipsCOP39.8140.0838.6239.4430.1M
ExxonMobilXOM66.5667.1365.5066.2630.1M
ComcastCMCSA13.3613.6413.3213.5026.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ29.4029.4028.4128.6521.8M
MerckMRK27.8928.5427.7328.0421.4M
AppleAAPL135.92138.04134.42137.2220.6M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT45.5046.4945.5046.3119.5M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT48.1148.5047.9848.3718.9M
Procter & GamblePG52.0252.8151.5452.6416.9M
VisaV59.7260.3258.0059.4916M
AltriaMO16.4216.4616.2916.4015.5M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ56.4557.2256.2357.0815.4M
HP Inc.HPQ36.8637.4136.8037.2115.1M
Home DepotHD22.3822.7522.2922.6614.7M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS22.6822.8422.0522.2414.5M
SchlumbergerSLB49.4250.0748.1349.8412.9M
PepsicoPEP56.0956.1354.5254.8512.1M
ChevronCVX62.6763.1761.9062.7811.9M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH25.2625.3623.9124.6711.9M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY19.8119.8419.4519.6811.1M
McDonald'sMCD57.1057.1956.4457.0410.8M
Coca-ColaKO48.5548.8848.1748.5110.7M
BoeingBA39.1239.8338.9239.558.8M
AmazonAMZN76.4677.9375.7077.368.54M
Gilead SciencesGILD45.7445.8344.7644.928.53M
International Business MachinesIBM100.29101.1799.50100.687.38M
United TechnologiesUTX49.7450.0549.0149.687M
AlphabetGOOGL400.00406.00398.06402.496.88M
3MMMM58.8759.2557.8159.026.1M
Union PacificUNP49.1349.5047.4748.894.32M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2834.502834.502756.002811.0037.6K
Exchange Rates of July 08, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 92.670 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.167 CAD1 CAD = 0.857 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.090 CHF1 CHF = 0.917 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.832 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 128.590 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.864 GBP1 GBP = 1.158 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.779 AUD1 AUD = 0.562 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.618 CAD1 CAD = 0.618 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.513 CHF1 CHF = 0.661 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.480 CNY1 CNY = 0.105 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.672 GBP1 GBP = 1.489 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.383 AUD1 AUD = 0.723 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.258 CAD1 CAD = 0.795 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.176 CHF1 CHF = 0.850 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.060 AUD1 AUD = 0.485 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.872 CAD1 CAD = 0.534 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.750 CHF1 CHF = 0.571 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.964 CNY1 CNY = 0.091 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.909 CAD1 CAD = 1.101 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.850 CHF1 CHF = 1.177 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.318 CNY1 CNY = 0.188 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.935 CHF1 CHF = 1.070 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.850 CNY1 CNY = 0.171 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.263 CNY1 CNY = 0.160 CHF

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