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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B74,7274,7273,9074,531.36B
General ElectricGE15,7615,8915,4315,6097.6M
PfizerPFE17,8718,1517,6517,8871M
IntelINTC19,6419,8919,4419,6569.5M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23,8024,0023,5823,8960.3M
MicrosoftMSFT27,9728,3427,7528,0159.2M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC26,8927,1426,3726,7146.8M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM38,1938,7037,8438,3945.2M
ExxonMobilXOM65,1165,7164,5665,2036.2M
AT&T Inc.T25,1825,4225,0525,2634.9M
Oracle Corp.ORCL23,4723,7223,2523,5134.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ28,7029,0828,6928,7525.6M
ComcastCMCSA15,3815,7015,2715,3924.4M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53,6453,9853,3453,3523.2M
AppleAAPL196,42197,50194,75196,1922.6M
AmgenAMGN58,2458,4056,7057,2118.7M
Home DepotHD28,8729,0928,5728,8718.1M
HP Inc.HPQ48,1048,8447,8648,1217.6M
ConocoPhillipsCOP47,9550,3247,4048,4917.5M
MerckMRK36,9337,1736,3236,4717.1M
AltriaMO19,5419,5819,2319,4617M
Coca-ColaKO53,6954,9853,3754,0115.7M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29,8930,0429,4829,8414.4M
ChevronCVX70,8972,0370,8271,3113.1M
Procter & GamblePG61,3862,0061,0161,7611.4M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ62,5563,4762,4762,7611.4M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH32,7233,0632,0033,0011.2M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT53,2153,6252,8253,2510.8M
McDonald'sMCD63,1563,8562,7763,5710.1M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY24,1024,4123,9024,259.91M
Gilead SciencesGILD46,5747,0046,0546,309.5M
AmazonAMZN118,20119,09117,00118,039.22M
SchlumbergerSLB63,1364,9963,0063,769.16M
BoeingBA58,6260,4358,3959,748.25M
PepsicoPEP59,2960,4859,2960,057.94M
International Business MachinesIBM122,65124,20122,46123,216.04M
AlphabetGOOGL539,54541,53535,07536,445.63M
United TechnologiesUTX66,2067,1165,7166,525.28M
VisaV83,0583,0583,0583,054.49M
3MMMM78,2879,4177,9078,724.25M
Union PacificUNP61,8462,5561,3861,742.26M
Exchange Rates of February 09, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 89,680 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,066 CAD1 CAD = 0,938 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,064 CHF1 CHF = 0,940 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,828 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 123,720 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,877 GBP1 GBP = 1,140 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,569 AUD1 AUD = 0,637 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,470 CAD1 CAD = 0,680 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,468 CHF1 CHF = 0,681 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,709 GBP1 GBP = 1,411 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,268 AUD1 AUD = 0,789 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,188 CAD1 CAD = 0,842 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,186 CHF1 CHF = 0,843 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,788 AUD1 AUD = 0,559 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,676 CAD1 CAD = 0,597 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,672 CHF1 CHF = 0,598 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,937 CAD1 CAD = 1,067 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,935 CHF1 CHF = 1,070 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5,998 CNY1 CNY = 0,167 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,998 CHF1 CHF = 1,002 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,400 CNY1 CNY = 0,156 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,414 CNY1 CNY = 0,156 CHF

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