Financial news on October 08, 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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 16.46 16.55 16.20 16.22 77.4M
Intel INTC 19.74 19.98 19.50 19.88 74.2M
Microsoft MSFT 25.44 25.90 25.22 25.67 60.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20.65 21.06 20.59 20.80 46.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.83 23.92 23.55 23.67 45.9M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 29.16 29.43 28.91 29.05 45.3M
Pfizer PFE 16.92 16.94 16.64 16.70 44.7M
AT&T Inc. T 26.37 26.44 25.88 25.94 44.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 49.95 51.99 49.70 51.41 37.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 46.04 46.44 45.05 45.30 36.6M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 24.29 24.43 23.50 24.16 24.5M
Comcast CMCSA 15.58 15.81 15.51 15.65 22.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 29.55 29.55 29.10 29.16 20.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 68.97 69.30 68.70 69.05 19.2M
Pepsico PEP 61.24 61.24 59.80 60.39 17.3M
Home Depot HD 26.41 27.06 26.38 26.89 16.1M
Apple AAPL 190.66 191.45 188.89 189.27 15.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 46.89 47.16 46.35 46.46 15M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 49.53 49.87 49.40 49.74 15M
Procter & Gamble PG 57.37 57.85 57.14 57.65 12.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 50.33 50.75 49.86 50.11 12.3M
Merck MRK 32.39 32.55 32.23 32.43 11.4M
Altria MO 17.82 17.92 17.79 17.85 10.8M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 28.27 28.99 28.25 28.67 10.4M
Chevron CVX 70.89 71.82 70.70 71.45 10.1M
Schlumberger SLB 61.00 62.96 60.70 62.65 10M
Amazon AMZN 94.80 96.72 94.23 95.22 9.67M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61.07 61.28 60.88 60.94 9.22M
Coca-Cola KO 55.01 55.01 54.32 54.59 9.02M
McDonald's MCD 57.47 57.62 56.81 56.87 8.71M
Alphabet GOOGL 519.57 523.25 513.34 514.18 8.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.48 22.58 22.30 22.34 6.88M
International Business Machines IBM 122.52 122.98 121.85 122.29 6.5M
Visa V 71.10 72.03 70.67 71.73 6.03M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45.48 45.54 45.03 45.22 5.37M
Amgen AMGN 58.97 59.44 58.71 58.89 5.36M
Union Pacific UNP 59.29 59.96 58.92 59.45 4.51M
United Technologies UTX 61.60 62.28 61.29 61.78 4.46M
3M MMM 73.38 74.95 73.38 74.53 3.3M
Boeing BA 52.30 52.60 51.86 52.30 3.19M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3275.50 3315.00 3275.50 3285.50 25.7K
Exchange Rates of October 08, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 88.380 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.052 CAD 1 CAD = 0.951 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.026 CHF 1 CHF = 0.975 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.827 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 130.710 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.921 GBP 1 GBP = 1.086 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.631 AUD 1 AUD = 0.613 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.556 CAD 1 CAD = 0.643 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.518 CHF 1 CHF = 0.659 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 10.098 CNY 1 CNY = 0.099 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.704 GBP 1 GBP = 1.421 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.247 AUD 1 AUD = 0.802 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.189 CAD 1 CAD = 0.841 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.161 CHF 1 CHF = 0.861 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.771 AUD 1 AUD = 0.565 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.690 CAD 1 CAD = 0.592 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.649 CHF 1 CHF = 0.607 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.953 CAD 1 CAD = 1.049 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.930 CHF 1 CHF = 1.075 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.188 CNY 1 CNY = 0.162 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.975 CHF 1 CHF = 1.026 CAD

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