Financial news on November 09, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Netflix Model for Haute Couture

Rent the Runway wants to do for high-end fashion what Netflix has done for movies by offering a simple mail-order system. Read more..

By JENNA WORTHAM - The New York Times

A Stratocaster for Max, and Other Mad Men Stories

A Wal-Mart executive describes how people go hungry when they run out of money at the end of the month, and what the chain is doing about it. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Balancing Energy Needs and Material Hazards

Companies that make ultrathin solar panels using a toxic compound are watching nervously as the European Union considers expanding a ban on such materials in electrical components. Read more..

By JAMES KANTER - International Herald Tribune

Economists Seek to Fix a Defect in Data That Overstates the Nation’s Vigor

The shortcoming is in the way imports are accounted for in measures of gross domestic product and worker productivity. Read more..

By LOUIS UCHITELLE - The New York Times

Hands-Only CPR: Try It -- It’s Effective

With the help of a New York advertising agency, the American Heart Association is introducing a new campaign to encourage the use of hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Read more..

By JANE L. LEVERE - The New York Times

Intense Review Is Expected for NBC Deal

Comcast’s plan to gain control of NBC Universal, which is expected to be announced soon, is likely to be the first major test of the Obama administration’s media regulators. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Medical Industry Grumbles, but It Stands to Gain

Many analysts say the House bill is not as bad for business as many in the health care industry might have feared when the overhaul effort began. Read more..

By DUFF WILSON and REED ABELSON - The New York Times

Sending a Message, Again and Again

The number of text messages transmitted in the United States grew by more than 80 percent over the 12 months ended in June. Read more..

By ALEX MINDLIN - The New York Times

Taiwan Firm Positioned for E-Reader Takeoff

Prime View International already produces displays for the most popular e-readers. By the end of the year, it will own the company that produces the “ink” for them. Read more..

By JONATHAN ADAMS - International Herald Tribune

Wells Fargo’s Big Dilemma

The chief executive of Wells Fargo might have a hard time of paying back the Troubled Asset Relief Program investment while avoiding damage to his shareholders. Read more..

By ANTONY CURRIE and ROB COX - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 15,70 15,92 15,60 15,85 103M
Microsoft MSFT 28,62 29,00 28,53 28,99 57.5M
Intel INTC 19,15 19,46 19,12 19,46 51.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23,93 24,00 23,72 23,99 46.9M
Pfizer PFE 17,10 17,43 17,03 17,43 46.2M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27,50 28,40 27,12 28,40 44.4M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 43,93 44,39 43,30 44,35 38.8M
Comcast CMCSA 14,73 15,16 14,64 15,15 29.8M
Merck MRK 32,88 33,49 32,70 33,43 29.2M
AT&T Inc. T 25,97 26,35 25,91 26,34 23.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21,61 21,87 21,50 21,83 22.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 29,82 30,20 29,75 30,17 20.4M
Altria MO 18,83 18,93 18,68 18,87 19.8M
Apple AAPL 196,94 201,90 196,26 201,46 18.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 72,96 73,17 72,45 72,85 16.8M
HP Inc. HPQ 49,07 50,00 48,82 49,99 15.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 51,66 52,03 51,41 52,00 15.3M
Procter & Gamble PG 61,19 61,90 60,84 61,85 14.3M
Chevron CVX 78,29 78,38 77,50 77,66 13.7M
Schlumberger SLB 65,75 65,97 64,67 65,13 13.4M
Home Depot HD 26,31 26,87 26,20 26,81 13.3M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 28,67 29,07 28,23 29,00 12.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 52,79 53,23 52,65 52,85 11.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60,42 60,75 60,29 60,75 11.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 28,31 29,24 28,20 29,13 11.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 51,78 52,40 51,55 52,35 10.9M
McDonald's MCD 62,27 62,88 62,13 62,64 10.5M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46,43 46,58 45,87 46,58 9.71M
Coca-Cola KO 54,59 55,50 54,17 55,48 9.62M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22,77 23,11 22,69 23,05 9.13M
Union Pacific UNP 62,15 63,20 61,30 62,38 9.03M
Amazon AMZN 127,11 128,32 125,59 126,67 8.62M
International Business Machines IBM 123,92 126,00 123,49 126,00 7.76M
Pepsico PEP 61,81 62,32 61,43 62,28 6.92M
Visa V 79,86 81,64 79,70 81,16 6.58M
Amgen AMGN 54,71 55,13 54,51 54,91 6.33M
Alphabet GOOGL 555,45 562,58 554,23 562,51 5.29M
Boeing BA 50,01 51,48 49,89 51,35 4.44M
3M MMM 75,93 77,28 75,50 77,20 3.95M
United Technologies UTX 65,63 66,75 65,11 66,73 3.83M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3500,00 3500,00 3425,00 3425,00 69.3K
Exchange Rates of November 09, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 89,960 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,056 CAD 1 CAD = 0,947 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,008 CHF 1 CHF = 0,992 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,827 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 134,910 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,895 GBP 1 GBP = 1,118 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,613 AUD 1 AUD = 0,620 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,583 CAD 1 CAD = 0,632 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,512 CHF 1 CHF = 0,662 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,663 GBP 1 GBP = 1,509 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,195 AUD 1 AUD = 0,837 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,173 CAD 1 CAD = 0,853 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,120 CHF 1 CHF = 0,893 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,803 AUD 1 AUD = 0,555 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,769 CAD 1 CAD = 0,565 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,689 CHF 1 CHF = 0,592 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,981 CAD 1 CAD = 1,019 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,937 CHF 1 CHF = 1,068 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,955 CHF 1 CHF = 1,048 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,467 CNY 1 CNY = 0,155 CAD

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