Financial news on March 08, 2010

Business and Financial news
Accounts, People & Miscellany

News of client assignments, agency positions and other developments in the advertising business. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Advertisement for Premium Saltines

This Canadian commercial is the basis for the new Premium Saltines campaign in the United States. Read more..

Joshua Brustein - The New York Times

At the Last Minute, a Disney-Cablevision Truce

The companies’ feud, most recently exemplified by a Disney move that temporarily prevented Cablevision customers from viewing the Academy Awards, promises to spread across the country to other cable providers and stations. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER and BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

For Web and Public TV, Brief Films That Dramatize Issues

An attempt by a public television stalwart to bring the young into the fold with punchy takes on social issues. Read more..

By ELIZABETH JENSEN - The New York Times

Good Housekeeping Puts on a Show to Celebrate Women

The show, to be staged at the New York City Center, reflects efforts by media companies to go beyond traditional realms of the printed page or TV set. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

How Pandora Slipped Past the Junkyard

After a decade of near-death experiences, the Internet music service is attracting attention from investment bankers who think it could go public. Read more..

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER - The New York Times

Microsoft Gives Rival Browsers a Lift

As Microsoft complies with new European rules to offer a choice of browsers to Windows users, smaller browsers are getting a boost. Read more..

By ERIC PFANNER - International Herald Tribune

Strangers in the Net, Exchanging Glances

ChatRoulette, a nascent Internet phenomenon, is providing Web researchers with a social networking case study into the nature of online togetherness. Read more..

By NOAM COHEN - The New York Times

This Brand Doesn’t Mind Being in the Soup

A campaign promoting the ability of Premium saltine crackers to liven up a prosaic bowl of soup that began in Canada has arrived in the United States, with some changes. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Cisco Systems CSCO 25.31 26.36 25.26 26.13 116M
General Electric GE 16.37 16.47 16.24 16.27 53.7M
Pfizer PFE 17.59 17.60 17.27 17.35 48.7M
Microsoft MSFT 28.52 28.93 28.50 28.63 39.4M
Intel INTC 20.81 20.88 20.70 20.77 35.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.08 64.41 64.02 64.20 33.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 29.13 29.35 28.82 28.89 31.3M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42.85 43.03 42.47 42.59 28.5M
AT&T Inc. T 25.05 25.36 24.90 25.28 24.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 66.77 66.79 66.23 66.48 20.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 29.30 29.72 29.20 29.63 17.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 24.97 24.97 24.68 24.70 16.8M
Comcast CMCSA 17.32 17.67 17.24 17.56 16.7M
Apple AAPL 220.01 220.09 218.25 219.08 15.4M
Altria MO 20.80 20.81 20.67 20.74 13.9M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 32.96 33.50 32.95 33.19 13.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 51.65 51.98 51.58 51.73 12.9M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.23 25.35 25.15 25.31 12.4M
Schlumberger SLB 63.83 64.65 63.78 64.48 12.3M
Merck MRK 37.49 37.54 37.11 37.35 12M
McDonald's MCD 64.41 65.54 64.23 65.12 11.8M
Procter & Gamble PG 63.55 63.67 63.03 63.19 11.3M
Home Depot HD 31.68 32.04 31.68 31.72 11M
Coca-Cola KO 54.72 54.87 54.32 54.46 9.46M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54.37 54.55 54.12 54.42 8.99M
ConocoPhillips COP 50.56 50.87 50.41 50.73 8.17M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 83.57 83.57 82.65 82.79 7.88M
Visa V 88.45 90.93 88.09 90.63 7.81M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 33.74 33.84 33.03 33.10 7.73M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 54.01 54.28 53.93 54.15 7.56M
Gilead Sciences GILD 47.41 47.54 46.76 47.01 7.31M
Chevron CVX 74.49 74.88 74.15 74.64 6.47M
International Business Machines IBM 127.06 127.50 126.36 126.41 6.2M
Amazon AMZN 128.30 130.85 127.71 130.11 5.61M
Pepsico PEP 64.27 64.46 63.80 64.15 5.09M
Boeing BA 68.01 68.01 67.13 67.24 5.08M
Alphabet GOOGL 564.78 565.18 561.01 562.48 4.77M
Amgen AMGN 57.25 58.10 57.20 57.61 4.41M
United Technologies UTX 71.19 71.42 70.76 70.76 4.02M
3M MMM 82.42 82.53 81.23 81.31 3.63M
Union Pacific UNP 69.31 69.76 69.06 69.49 2.4M
Exchange Rates of March 08, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 90.290 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.027 CAD 1 CAD = 0.974 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.073 CHF 1 CHF = 0.932 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.827 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 123.080 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.905 GBP 1 GBP = 1.105 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.499 AUD 1 AUD = 0.667 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.400 CAD 1 CAD = 0.714 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.463 CHF 1 CHF = 0.684 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.306 CNY 1 CNY = 0.107 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.735 GBP 1 GBP = 1.361 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.217 AUD 1 AUD = 0.822 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.137 CAD 1 CAD = 0.879 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.189 CHF 1 CHF = 0.841 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.656 AUD 1 AUD = 0.604 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.547 CAD 1 CAD = 0.646 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.617 CHF 1 CHF = 0.619 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.274 CNY 1 CNY = 0.097 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.934 CAD 1 CAD = 1.071 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.975 CHF 1 CHF = 1.026 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.044 CHF 1 CHF = 0.957 CAD

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