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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 10.99 11.06 10.50 10.71 140M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 23.33 23.57 22.08 22.91 93.9M
Intel INTC 16.31 16.36 15.78 15.94 80.9M
Microsoft MSFT 22.31 22.69 22.00 22.56 73M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 32.93 33.49 31.79 32.71 71.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20.21 20.79 19.79 20.57 55.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 18.25 18.33 17.82 18.13 53.6M
Pfizer PFE 14.74 14.80 14.50 14.61 50.6M
Amgen AMGN 60.25 60.95 59.38 59.50 50M
AT&T Inc. T 24.15 24.16 23.33 23.54 34.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 39.81 40.08 38.62 39.44 30.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 66.56 67.13 65.50 66.26 30.1M
Comcast CMCSA 13.36 13.64 13.32 13.50 26.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 29.40 29.40 28.41 28.65 21.8M
Merck MRK 27.89 28.54 27.73 28.04 21.4M
Apple AAPL 135.92 138.04 134.42 137.22 20.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 45.50 46.49 45.50 46.31 19.5M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.11 48.50 47.98 48.37 18.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 52.02 52.81 51.54 52.64 16.9M
Visa V 59.72 60.32 58.00 59.49 16M
Altria MO 16.42 16.46 16.29 16.40 15.5M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 56.45 57.22 56.23 57.08 15.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 36.86 37.41 36.80 37.21 15.1M
Home Depot HD 22.38 22.75 22.29 22.66 14.7M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 22.68 22.84 22.05 22.24 14.5M
Schlumberger SLB 49.42 50.07 48.13 49.84 12.9M
Pepsico PEP 56.09 56.13 54.52 54.85 12.1M
Chevron CVX 62.67 63.17 61.90 62.78 11.9M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 25.26 25.36 23.91 24.67 11.9M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 19.81 19.84 19.45 19.68 11.1M
McDonald's MCD 57.10 57.19 56.44 57.04 10.8M
Coca-Cola KO 48.55 48.88 48.17 48.51 10.7M
Boeing BA 39.12 39.83 38.92 39.55 8.8M
Amazon AMZN 76.46 77.93 75.70 77.36 8.54M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45.74 45.83 44.76 44.92 8.53M
International Business Machines IBM 100.29 101.17 99.50 100.68 7.38M
United Technologies UTX 49.74 50.05 49.01 49.68 7M
Alphabet GOOGL 400.00 406.00 398.06 402.49 6.88M
3M MMM 58.87 59.25 57.81 59.02 6.1M
Union Pacific UNP 49.13 49.50 47.47 48.89 4.32M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2834.50 2834.50 2756.00 2811.00 37.6K
Exchange Rates of July 08, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 92.670 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.167 CAD 1 CAD = 0.857 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.090 CHF 1 CHF = 0.917 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.832 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 128.590 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.864 GBP 1 GBP = 1.158 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.779 AUD 1 AUD = 0.562 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.618 CAD 1 CAD = 0.618 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.513 CHF 1 CHF = 0.661 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.480 CNY 1 CNY = 0.105 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.672 GBP 1 GBP = 1.489 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.383 AUD 1 AUD = 0.723 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.258 CAD 1 CAD = 0.795 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.176 CHF 1 CHF = 0.850 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.060 AUD 1 AUD = 0.485 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.872 CAD 1 CAD = 0.534 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.750 CHF 1 CHF = 0.571 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.964 CNY 1 CNY = 0.091 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.909 CAD 1 CAD = 1.101 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.850 CHF 1 CHF = 1.177 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.318 CNY 1 CNY = 0.188 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.935 CHF 1 CHF = 1.070 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.850 CNY 1 CNY = 0.171 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.263 CNY 1 CNY = 0.160 CHF

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