Financial news on October 8th, 2009

Business and Financial news
Criminal Probe to Open in Deutsche Spying Case

The prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt announced Thursday it would open an official criminal investigation into charges that Deutsche Bank spied on a shareholder, a journalist and its own board members. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

F.B.I. Indicts Dozens in Online Bank Fraud

An indictment accuses the ring of running a computer “phishing” scheme to obtain personal information and withdraw money from bank accounts. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

Google to Revise a Book Pact by Nov. 9

The agreement is being renegotiated after the federal government said it seemed the existing settlement would violate antitrust laws. Read more..

By MOTOKO RICH - The New York Times

High-End Products for Putting Digital Music in the Air

The Bowers & Wilkins Mini Zeppelin and the Bose SoundDock 10 are fairly expensive systems for playing music from an iPod, iPhone or computer. Read more..

By STEVE WILLIAMS - The New York Times

In Choosing a New Phone, Online Research Goes Only So Far

Three simple steps to buying a new smartphone: narrow down your choices on the Web, handle the phone yourself, then buy online. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

Inside CBS, Disbelief at an Arrest

Inside CBS News, Robert Joel Halderman was a widely liked and well-regarded producer, known for chasing action and taking chances. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Photos Scanned to Print

I need to scan a bunch of old photographs. What setting should I use on the photo scanner so that the pictures will look decent if I want to print copies for family members? Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Revisiting Entrepreneurs Who Ride the Economic Waves

A look back at some small-business people who continue to stay afloat, sometimes changing directions, in tough times. Read more..

By BRENT BOWERS - The New York Times

Tip of the Week: Positioning the Browser Pane in iTunes 9

One of the first things many people notice after upgrading to Apple’s iTunes 9 is that the program’s browser pane has moved to a vertical list along the left side of the iTunes window. Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Travel Sector Takes Steps to Resist Flu

Hotels, airports and airlines are seeking a balance between taking preventive steps and acting so aggressively that they panic travelers. Read more..

By MARTHA C. WHITE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE16.4616.5516.2016.2277.4M
Oracle Corp.ORCL20.6521.0620.5920.8046.6M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.8323.9223.5523.6745.9M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC29.1629.4328.9129.0545.3M
AT&T Inc.T26.3726.4425.8825.9444.2M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM46.0446.4445.0545.3036.6M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH24.2924.4323.5024.1624.5M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ29.5529.5529.1029.1620.3M
Home DepotHD26.4127.0626.3826.8916.1M
HP Inc.HPQ46.8947.1646.3546.4615M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT49.5349.8749.4049.7415M
Procter & GamblePG57.3757.8557.1457.6512.8M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT50.3350.7549.8650.1112.3M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS28.2728.9928.2528.6710.4M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ61.0761.2860.8860.949.22M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.4822.5822.3022.346.88M
International Business MachinesIBM122.52122.98121.85122.296.5M
Gilead SciencesGILD45.4845.5445.0345.225.37M
Union PacificUNP59.2959.9658.9259.454.51M
United TechnologiesUTX61.6062.2861.2961.784.46M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3275.503315.003275.503285.5025.7K
Exchange Rates of October 8th, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 88.380 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.052 CAD1 CAD = 0.951 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.026 CHF1 CHF = 0.975 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.827 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 130.710 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.921 GBP1 GBP = 1.086 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.631 AUD1 AUD = 0.613 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.556 CAD1 CAD = 0.643 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.518 CHF1 CHF = 0.659 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 10.098 CNY1 CNY = 0.099 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.704 GBP1 GBP = 1.421 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.247 AUD1 AUD = 0.802 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.189 CAD1 CAD = 0.841 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.161 CHF1 CHF = 0.861 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.771 AUD1 AUD = 0.565 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.690 CAD1 CAD = 0.592 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.649 CHF1 CHF = 0.607 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.953 CAD1 CAD = 1.049 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.930 CHF1 CHF = 1.075 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.188 CNY1 CNY = 0.162 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.975 CHF1 CHF = 1.026 CAD

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