Financial news on March 8th, 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..


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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Cisco SystemsCSCO25,3126,3625,2626,13116M
General ElectricGE16,3716,4716,2416,2753.7M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64,0864,4164,0264,2033.4M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC29,1329,3528,8228,8931.3M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM42,8543,0342,4742,5928.5M
AT&T Inc.T25,0525,3624,9025,2824.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ29,3029,7229,2029,6317.1M
Oracle Corp.ORCL24,9724,9724,6824,7016.8M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS32,9633,5032,9533,1913.2M
HP Inc.HPQ51,6551,9851,5851,7312.9M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25,2325,3525,1525,3112.4M
Procter & GamblePG63,5563,6763,0363,1911.3M
Home DepotHD31,6832,0431,6831,7211M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54,3754,5554,1254,428.99M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B83,5783,5782,6582,797.88M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH33,7433,8433,0333,107.73M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT54,0154,2853,9354,157.56M
Gilead SciencesGILD47,4147,5446,7647,017.31M
International Business MachinesIBM127,06127,50126,36126,416.2M
United TechnologiesUTX71,1971,4270,7670,764.02M
Union PacificUNP69,3169,7669,0669,492.4M
Exchange Rates of March 8th, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 90,290 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,027 CAD1 CAD = 0,974 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,073 CHF1 CHF = 0,932 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,827 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 123,080 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,905 GBP1 GBP = 1,105 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,499 AUD1 AUD = 0,667 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,400 CAD1 CAD = 0,714 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,463 CHF1 CHF = 0,684 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,306 CNY1 CNY = 0,107 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,735 GBP1 GBP = 1,361 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,217 AUD1 AUD = 0,822 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,137 CAD1 CAD = 0,879 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,189 CHF1 CHF = 0,841 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,656 AUD1 AUD = 0,604 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,547 CAD1 CAD = 0,646 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,617 CHF1 CHF = 0,619 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10,274 CNY1 CNY = 0,097 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,934 CAD1 CAD = 1,071 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,975 CHF1 CHF = 1,026 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,044 CHF1 CHF = 0,957 CAD

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