Financial news on November 08, 2010

Business and Financial news
Amazon Has a Reported Deal to Buy Parent of Diapers.com

The acquisition suggests how intent Amazon is to maintain its edge in many corners of e-commerce. Read more..

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER - The New York Times

AOL Said to Hire Advisers, With Yahoo in View

AOL is exploring strategic options, which include a possible tie-up with Yahoo, and has retained financial advisers to do so, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing unnamed sources. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

A Quant in Love: Boaz Weinstein and Tali Farhadian

Mazel tov to Mr. Weinstein, the head of Saba Capital, who has rebounded since losing $1 billion at Deutsche Bank, and his new wife. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Bank of America May Pay Bonuses in Shares

Bank of America is running out of time to fulfill a promise to raise more capital by year-end and may be forced to make up the shortfall by paying some bonuses in stock rather than cash. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Concern Over the Environment Rises in Asia

Climate change and environmental issues have moved up Asia’s list of worries, often topping any concerns about the global economy, according to recent surveys. Read more..

By BETTINA WASSENER - International Herald Tribune

Friedman Casts Shadow as Economists Meet

A weekend gathering of top Fed officials and economists took on the air of an awkward family reunion, with rivalries for the affections of an ancestor, Milton Friedman. Read more..

By SEWELL CHAN - The New York Times

High Hopes for Conan O’Brien’s Debut

High ratings are expected for the host’s first show on TBS, but the network says its only long-term goal is for him to attract a younger audience than before. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Olbermann, Impartiality and MSNBC

If MSNBC were really worried about coming off as impartial, don’t you think it would have chosen somebody besides Mr. Olbermann to anchor its election coverage? Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Paying the Lowest Yield on Company Debt

Superlow interest rates have made it a chief financial officer’s world. Balance sheet repair is easier than ever, and debt investors are eager. Read more..

By TIMOTHY SIFERT and ROBERT CYRAN - The New York Times

With Book, Bush Is Back in Spotlight

George W. Bush will end a self-imposed silence about his presidency in an NBC special with Matt Lauer on Monday. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 26.68 27.05 26.58 26.81 71.7M
Intel INTC 21.34 21.50 21.17 21.23 53M
General Electric GE 16.62 16.84 16.62 16.71 47.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24.35 24.58 24.28 24.39 40.4M
Pfizer PFE 17.06 17.12 16.92 17.05 37.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 28.91 29.28 28.51 29.04 35.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 40.86 41.20 40.21 40.51 33M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 29.08 29.19 28.84 29.04 27.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 69.49 70.42 69.46 70.32 23.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 43.63 44.49 43.51 44.25 15.7M
AT&T Inc. T 29.10 29.23 29.01 29.18 15.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 50.93 50.93 50.22 50.45 13.8M
Merck MRK 35.65 35.81 35.57 35.62 13.7M
Chevron CVX 84.62 85.00 83.79 84.80 11.8M
ConocoPhillips COP 61.50 62.47 61.35 62.41 11.6M
Comcast CMCSA 20.91 20.99 20.72 20.91 11.5M
Gilead Sciences GILD 38.78 38.91 38.19 38.83 11.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 33.31 33.34 32.92 33.17 11M
Schlumberger SLB 75.39 75.66 74.24 74.84 10.6M
Altria MO 25.93 25.96 25.75 25.87 10.3M
Apple AAPL 317.20 319.77 316.76 318.62 10.1M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 54.91 55.08 54.51 54.91 9.94M
Home Depot HD 31.63 31.64 31.20 31.49 9.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.56 64.61 64.10 64.33 8.48M
Procter & Gamble PG 64.87 64.92 64.57 64.75 7.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 26.54 26.63 26.29 26.47 7.17M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 37.05 37.14 36.89 37.06 6.8M
Amazon AMZN 170.84 173.20 168.78 171.99 5.71M
Coca-Cola KO 62.50 62.57 62.30 62.46 5.57M
Pepsico PEP 65.00 65.31 64.75 65.11 5.52M
3M MMM 85.80 86.60 85.55 85.86 5.52M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 83.05 83.27 81.89 82.32 4.95M
McDonald's MCD 78.94 79.40 78.70 79.31 4.87M
Amgen AMGN 55.13 55.43 54.99 55.29 4.53M
International Business Machines IBM 145.35 146.58 145.25 146.46 4.46M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 36.63 37.18 36.61 37.12 4.37M
Alphabet GOOGL 624.02 629.49 623.13 626.77 4.2M
Boeing BA 70.06 70.41 69.75 70.21 4.17M
United Technologies UTX 76.52 76.91 76.33 76.63 3.15M
Visa V 79.40 79.83 78.60 78.71 3.06M
Union Pacific UNP 90.91 92.22 90.68 91.98 2.19M
Exchange Rates of November 08, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 81.170 JPY 1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.003 CAD 1 CAD = 0.997 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.966 CHF 1 CHF = 1.036 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.679 CNY 1 CNY = 0.150 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 112.990 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.862 GBP 1 GBP = 1.160 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.373 AUD 1 AUD = 0.728 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.397 CAD 1 CAD = 0.716 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.344 CHF 1 CHF = 0.744 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.300 CNY 1 CNY = 0.108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.763 GBP 1 GBP = 1.311 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.215 AUD 1 AUD = 0.823 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.236 CAD 1 CAD = 0.809 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.189 CHF 1 CHF = 0.841 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.592 AUD 1 AUD = 0.628 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.620 CAD 1 CAD = 0.617 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.559 CHF 1 CHF = 0.642 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.771 CNY 1 CNY = 0.093 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1.017 CAD 1 CAD = 0.983 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.979 CHF 1 CHF = 1.022 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.768 CNY 1 CNY = 0.148 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.962 CHF 1 CHF = 1.039 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.660 CNY 1 CNY = 0.150 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.918 CNY 1 CNY = 0.145 CHF

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