Financial news on September 08, 2008

Business and Financial news
Drawing a Bead on the Press

Gov. Sarah Palin probably had no idea of the media onslaught that was about to hit her. By the time she was done speaking on Wednesday, it was clear the reverse was true as well. Read more..

By DAVID CARR - The New York Times

Fannie, Freddie and You: What It Means to the Public

Mortgage rates may fall a bit initially but probably not enough to quickly halt the decline in home prices. Read more..

By RON LIEBER - The New York Times

MSNBC Takes Incendiary Hosts From Anchor Seat

David Gregory will be the sole anchor of MSNBC’s coverage of the presidential debates and election night. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

New E-Newspaper Reader Echoes Look of the Paper

Plastic Logic introduced its version of an electronic newspaper reader: a lightweight plastic screen that mimics the look — but not the feel — of a printed newspaper. Read more..

By ERIC A. TAUB - The New York Times

RealNetworks to Introduce a DVD Copier

The digital media company will introduce RealDVD, a $30 software program for Windows computers that allows users to easily make a digital copy of an entire DVD. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 33.24 33.96 31.83 33.56 97.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20.37 20.65 18.94 19.26 93.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42.39 43.66 40.00 41.55 85.6M
General Electric GE 28.88 29.17 28.25 29.09 84.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 22.78 23.44 22.43 23.37 66.1M
Intel INTC 20.98 21.10 20.52 20.97 63.3M
Microsoft MSFT 26.21 26.33 25.67 26.12 62.1M
Pfizer PFE 18.84 19.19 18.76 19.14 48.9M
Home Depot HD 29.80 30.74 29.71 30.16 41.5M
Apple AAPL 164.57 164.89 151.46 157.92 37.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 76.76 77.55 76.00 76.77 31.2M
AT&T Inc. T 32.13 32.68 31.56 32.55 29.6M
Altria MO 21.38 21.85 20.78 20.97 29.6M
Comcast CMCSA 20.99 21.34 20.79 21.32 28.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 61.39 62.01 60.25 62.00 28.6M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 31.99 33.05 31.92 32.92 20.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 76.77 77.19 73.68 74.69 19.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21.96 22.49 21.74 22.32 19.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 45.56 45.85 44.84 45.74 18.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 34.72 35.17 34.43 35.12 18.3M
Alphabet GOOGL 452.02 452.94 417.55 419.95 18M
Procter & Gamble PG 71.33 72.48 71.31 72.37 16.5M
Merck MRK 34.96 35.52 34.52 35.48 16.3M
Chevron CVX 81.34 82.35 79.67 81.05 15.5M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 71.20 72.38 70.80 72.22 15.2M
Visa V 73.51 74.29 68.68 70.10 14.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 58.16 58.84 57.33 58.42 14M
Gilead Sciences GILD 48.25 48.34 46.24 47.07 13.8M
Schlumberger SLB 88.27 89.00 84.90 86.01 13.5M
Amgen AMGN 60.51 60.92 59.24 59.78 12.2M
Coca-Cola KO 52.72 53.53 52.30 53.38 11.2M
International Business Machines IBM 118.00 118.28 115.14 117.29 10.5M
McDonald's MCD 61.26 62.50 60.93 62.42 10.4M
Amazon AMZN 82.25 83.75 78.85 81.16 9.49M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 28.66 29.25 28.22 29.16 8.88M
Boeing BA 62.47 64.07 61.86 63.91 8.31M
Union Pacific UNP 77.77 78.80 74.12 75.45 7.54M
United Technologies UTX 65.27 66.08 64.30 65.78 7.36M
Pepsico PEP 69.22 70.53 69.22 70.34 6.95M
3M MMM 70.13 71.99 70.13 71.18 6.06M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 4010.00 4020.00 3932.00 3996.00 25.5K
Exchange Rates of September 08, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 108.130 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.066 CAD 1 CAD = 0.938 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.132 CHF 1 CHF = 0.884 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.838 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 152.690 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.803 GBP 1 GBP = 1.245 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.733 AUD 1 AUD = 0.577 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.505 CAD 1 CAD = 0.664 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.598 CHF 1 CHF = 0.626 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.658 CNY 1 CNY = 0.104 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.526 GBP 1 GBP = 1.902 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.135 AUD 1 AUD = 0.881 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0.985 CAD 1 CAD = 1.015 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.046 CHF 1 CHF = 0.956 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.157 AUD 1 AUD = 0.464 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.874 CAD 1 CAD = 0.534 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.989 CHF 1 CHF = 0.503 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 12.013 CNY 1 CNY = 0.083 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.868 CAD 1 CAD = 1.152 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.921 CHF 1 CHF = 1.085 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.577 CNY 1 CNY = 0.179 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.061 CHF 1 CHF = 0.942 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.415 CNY 1 CNY = 0.156 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.042 CNY 1 CNY = 0.166 CHF

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