Financial news on October 09, 2009

Business and Financial news
Europeans Again Interested in Florida Homes

The real estate market in the Sunshine State is seeing a rebound in interest. Read more..

By SHELLEY EMLING - International Herald Tribune

Flying Into Headwinds

The flush times in military spending are coming to an end, and Boeing, which has sharply expanded its defense business in recent years, could be the biggest loser. Read more..

By CHRISTOPHER DREW - The New York Times

From Dancing to Real Estate: 2 Loves of a Star

Leslie Caron danced her way to Hollywood fame with the likes of Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. But it turns out that her love of dance is matched by her love of architecture and interior decor. Read more..

By JEAN RAFFERTY - International Herald Tribune

Hedge Firm Says Chief Will Retire

James H. Simons told investors he plans to step down from day-to-day management of Renaissance Technologies, the firm he founded over 30 years ago. Read more..

By ZACHERY KOUWE - The New York Times

Interest Rates Are Unchanged in Europe and Britain

The European Central Bank and the Bank of England kept their benchmark rates at record lows. Read more..

By CARTER DOUGHERTY and JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Jet Leasing Companies Stumble on Debt Burden

Jet-leasing companies own or manage more than one-third of the airliners in the sky and, despite the turmoil in the global economy, are still turning significant profits. Read more..

By NICOLA CLARK - The New York Times

Overall, International Interest in U.S. Real Estate Has Waned

Despite plummeting prices, international interest in United States property cooled in the last year, according to an annual survey by the National Association of Realtors. Read more..

By KEVIN BRASS - International Herald Tribune

Retailers’ Sales for September Only Reach 2005 Levels

Several stores reported better-than-expected results, but the comparison is to a year ago when business collapsed because of the financial meltdown. Read more..

By STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM - The New York Times

Selling a Charitable Feeling, Along With Treats for the Dog

Del Monte Foods is making its donations to an organization named Canine Assistants the centerpiece of a campaign for its Milk-Bone line of dog treats. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

When Law Obscures the Facts

A 1995 law designed to prevent frivolous lawsuits is preventing the details of the auction-rate securities debacle from emerging. Read more..

By FLOYD NORRIS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 16.20 16.37 16.10 16.18 70.4M
Intel INTC 19.84 20.32 19.81 20.17 55.9M
Pfizer PFE 16.69 17.03 16.61 16.92 48.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.64 24.08 23.50 24.03 45.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20.74 21.03 20.66 20.74 39.8M
Microsoft MSFT 25.57 25.79 25.46 25.55 39.5M
AT&T Inc. T 26.02 26.09 25.61 25.66 33.1M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 29.01 29.33 28.86 29.21 29.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 45.46 45.94 45.08 45.85 26M
Verizon Communications VZ 29.25 29.27 28.74 29.16 24.8M
Comcast CMCSA 15.60 15.66 15.37 15.55 17.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 24.45 25.05 24.41 24.67 16.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 49.81 50.03 49.62 49.97 16.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 51.09 51.23 50.28 50.78 16.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 46.40 47.48 46.38 47.38 14.3M
Altria MO 17.96 18.11 17.84 18.06 13.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 68.96 69.27 68.63 69.27 13.5M
International Business Machines IBM 122.43 126.00 122.30 125.93 13.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 50.05 50.45 49.91 50.08 11.4M
Merck MRK 32.46 32.68 32.33 32.56 11.4M
Home Depot HD 26.85 27.01 26.65 26.96 11.1M
Apple AAPL 188.97 190.70 188.62 190.47 10.5M
McDonald's MCD 56.54 56.77 56.03 56.70 10.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.27 22.47 22.21 22.47 9.76M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.81 61.74 60.81 61.74 9.25M
Chevron CVX 71.94 72.94 71.45 72.76 8.81M
Schlumberger SLB 62.59 63.30 62.29 62.89 7.39M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 28.67 28.76 28.45 28.64 7.09M
Procter & Gamble PG 57.34 57.63 57.30 57.56 6.47M
Pepsico PEP 60.38 60.70 59.81 60.59 6.36M
Coca-Cola KO 54.67 54.90 54.25 54.65 5.91M
Alphabet GOOGL 516.65 521.51 514.50 516.25 5.47M
Visa V 71.55 73.29 71.34 72.94 5.18M
Amgen AMGN 59.02 59.76 58.97 59.42 4.78M
Amazon AMZN 95.00 95.95 94.26 95.71 4.69M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45.25 45.37 45.01 45.30 4.68M
Union Pacific UNP 59.43 60.07 59.01 59.79 3.33M
United Technologies UTX 61.84 62.22 61.78 62.17 2.81M
3M MMM 74.46 74.73 73.99 74.73 2.8M
Boeing BA 52.49 52.75 51.96 52.69 2.59M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3274.00 3289.00 3250.00 3287.00 29.1K
Exchange Rates of October 09, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 89.730 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.042 CAD 1 CAD = 0.959 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.031 CHF 1 CHF = 0.970 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.826 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 132.140 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.930 GBP 1 GBP = 1.076 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.630 AUD 1 AUD = 0.614 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.535 CAD 1 CAD = 0.652 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.519 CHF 1 CHF = 0.658 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 10.057 CNY 1 CNY = 0.099 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.703 GBP 1 GBP = 1.422 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.232 AUD 1 AUD = 0.812 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.160 CAD 1 CAD = 0.862 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.149 CHF 1 CHF = 0.871 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.753 AUD 1 AUD = 0.570 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.651 CAD 1 CAD = 0.606 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.634 CHF 1 CHF = 0.612 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.808 CNY 1 CNY = 0.093 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.941 CAD 1 CAD = 1.063 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.932 CHF 1 CHF = 1.073 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.170 CNY 1 CNY = 0.162 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.990 CHF 1 CHF = 1.011 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.552 CNY 1 CNY = 0.153 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.619 CNY 1 CNY = 0.151 CHF

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