Financial news on February 09, 2010

Business and Financial news
A List No Hotel Wants to Be On

This year’s lists singled out the 10 "dirtiest" hotels in each of six regions — the United States, Asia, Canada, France, Italy and Britain. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

China Lists $9.6 Billion in Shares of U.S. Companies

The China Investment Corporation bought more than $9 billion worth of shares in companies like Bank of America and Apple. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA and KEITH BRADSHER - The New York Times

Do-It-Yourself Super Ads

Some of the most-talked-about ads during the Super Bowl broadcast were those created or suggested by consumers, not advertising agencies. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Insider’s Admission Deepens Galleon Case

Rajiv Goel said that in 2007 he provided the hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam with confidential tips about Intel and Sprint Nextel. Read more..

By ZACHERY KOUWE - The New York Times

In Toyota Mess, Lesson for Japan

Economists said that Toyota’s troubles show that economic change is urgently needed in Japan. Read more..

By MARTIN FACKLER - The New York Times

More Troubles for Toyota

Adam Bryant, deputy business editor of The Times discusses Toyota's crisis and its latest recall, the Prius hybrid. Read more..

None None - The New York Times

Newsstand Sales and Circulation Fall for Magazines

Newsstand sales of magazines plummeted in the last half of 2009, helping to send total circulation lower. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

Optimism Persists in a Kentucky Town Where a Carmaker Brought Jobs

As production resumes this week in Georgetown, Ky., and other American cities where Toyota builds cars, people are eager to see its recall problems blow over. Read more..

By MICKEY MEECE - The New York Times

Paulson Reassures Buffett on TARP Repayment

Former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr., responding to a question from Warren E. Buffett, said Tuesday that the United States government would be repaid in full for the bailout money it gave to financial firms. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

S.E.C. Enforcers Focus on Avoiding Madoff Repeat

Robert S. Khuzami, the head of enforcement, must restore confidence that the S.E.C. can police Wall Street. Read more..

By JENNY ANDERSON and ZACHERY KOUWE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 74.72 74.72 73.90 74.53 1.36B
General Electric GE 15.76 15.89 15.43 15.60 97.6M
Pfizer PFE 17.87 18.15 17.65 17.88 71M
Intel INTC 19.64 19.89 19.44 19.65 69.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.80 24.00 23.58 23.89 60.3M
Microsoft MSFT 27.97 28.34 27.75 28.01 59.2M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 26.89 27.14 26.37 26.71 46.8M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 38.19 38.70 37.84 38.39 45.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 65.11 65.71 64.56 65.20 36.2M
AT&T Inc. T 25.18 25.42 25.05 25.26 34.9M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 23.47 23.72 23.25 23.51 34.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 28.70 29.08 28.69 28.75 25.6M
Comcast CMCSA 15.38 15.70 15.27 15.39 24.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.64 53.98 53.34 53.35 23.2M
Apple AAPL 196.42 197.50 194.75 196.19 22.6M
Amgen AMGN 58.24 58.40 56.70 57.21 18.7M
Home Depot HD 28.87 29.09 28.57 28.87 18.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 48.10 48.84 47.86 48.12 17.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 47.95 50.32 47.40 48.49 17.5M
Merck MRK 36.93 37.17 36.32 36.47 17.1M
Altria MO 19.54 19.58 19.23 19.46 17M
Coca-Cola KO 53.69 54.98 53.37 54.01 15.7M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29.89 30.04 29.48 29.84 14.4M
Chevron CVX 70.89 72.03 70.82 71.31 13.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 61.38 62.00 61.01 61.76 11.4M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 62.55 63.47 62.47 62.76 11.4M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 32.72 33.06 32.00 33.00 11.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53.21 53.62 52.82 53.25 10.8M
McDonald's MCD 63.15 63.85 62.77 63.57 10.1M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.10 24.41 23.90 24.25 9.91M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46.57 47.00 46.05 46.30 9.5M
Amazon AMZN 118.20 119.09 117.00 118.03 9.22M
Schlumberger SLB 63.13 64.99 63.00 63.76 9.16M
Boeing BA 58.62 60.43 58.39 59.74 8.25M
Pepsico PEP 59.29 60.48 59.29 60.05 7.94M
International Business Machines IBM 122.65 124.20 122.46 123.21 6.04M
Alphabet GOOGL 539.54 541.53 535.07 536.44 5.63M
United Technologies UTX 66.20 67.11 65.71 66.52 5.28M
Visa V 83.05 83.05 83.05 83.05 4.49M
3M MMM 78.28 79.41 77.90 78.72 4.25M
Union Pacific UNP 61.84 62.55 61.38 61.74 2.26M
Exchange Rates of February 09, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 89.680 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.066 CAD 1 CAD = 0.938 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.064 CHF 1 CHF = 0.940 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.828 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 123.720 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.877 GBP 1 GBP = 1.140 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.569 AUD 1 AUD = 0.637 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.470 CAD 1 CAD = 0.680 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.468 CHF 1 CHF = 0.681 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.709 GBP 1 GBP = 1.411 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.268 AUD 1 AUD = 0.789 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.188 CAD 1 CAD = 0.842 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.186 CHF 1 CHF = 0.843 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.788 AUD 1 AUD = 0.559 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.676 CAD 1 CAD = 0.597 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.672 CHF 1 CHF = 0.598 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.937 CAD 1 CAD = 1.067 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.935 CHF 1 CHF = 1.070 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.998 CNY 1 CNY = 0.167 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.998 CHF 1 CHF = 1.002 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.400 CNY 1 CNY = 0.156 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.414 CNY 1 CNY = 0.156 CHF

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