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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE16.2016.3716.1016.1870.4M
IntelINTC19.8420.3219.8120.1755.9M
PfizerPFE16.6917.0316.6116.9248.1M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.6424.0823.5024.0345.6M
Oracle Corp.ORCL20.7421.0320.6620.7439.8M
MicrosoftMSFT25.5725.7925.4625.5539.5M
AT&T Inc.T26.0226.0925.6125.6633.1M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC29.0129.3328.8629.2129.2M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45.4645.9445.0845.8526M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ29.2529.2728.7429.1624.8M
ComcastCMCSA15.6015.6615.3715.5517.8M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH24.4525.0524.4124.6716.6M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT49.8150.0349.6249.9716.4M
ConocoPhillipsCOP51.0951.2350.2850.7816.3M
HP Inc.HPQ46.4047.4846.3847.3814.3M
AltriaMO17.9618.1117.8418.0613.9M
ExxonMobilXOM68.9669.2768.6369.2713.5M
International Business MachinesIBM122.43126.00122.30125.9313.1M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT50.0550.4549.9150.0811.4M
MerckMRK32.4632.6832.3332.5611.4M
Home DepotHD26.8527.0126.6526.9611.1M
AppleAAPL188.97190.70188.62190.4710.5M
McDonald'sMCD56.5456.7756.0356.7010.2M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.2722.4722.2122.479.76M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.8161.7460.8161.749.25M
ChevronCVX71.9472.9471.4572.768.81M
SchlumbergerSLB62.5963.3062.2962.897.39M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS28.6728.7628.4528.647.09M
Procter & GamblePG57.3457.6357.3057.566.47M
PepsicoPEP60.3860.7059.8160.596.36M
Coca-ColaKO54.6754.9054.2554.655.91M
AlphabetGOOGL516.65521.51514.50516.255.47M
VisaV71.5573.2971.3472.945.18M
AmgenAMGN59.0259.7658.9759.424.78M
AmazonAMZN95.0095.9594.2695.714.69M
Gilead SciencesGILD45.2545.3745.0145.304.68M
Union PacificUNP59.4360.0759.0159.793.33M
United TechnologiesUTX61.8462.2261.7862.172.81M
3MMMM74.4674.7373.9974.732.8M
BoeingBA52.4952.7551.9652.692.59M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3274.003289.003250.003287.0029.1K
Exchange Rates of October 09, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 89.730 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.042 CAD1 CAD = 0.959 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.031 CHF1 CHF = 0.970 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.826 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 132.140 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.930 GBP1 GBP = 1.076 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.630 AUD1 AUD = 0.614 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.535 CAD1 CAD = 0.652 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.519 CHF1 CHF = 0.658 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 10.057 CNY1 CNY = 0.099 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.703 GBP1 GBP = 1.422 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.232 AUD1 AUD = 0.812 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.160 CAD1 CAD = 0.862 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.149 CHF1 CHF = 0.871 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.753 AUD1 AUD = 0.570 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.651 CAD1 CAD = 0.606 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.634 CHF1 CHF = 0.612 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.808 CNY1 CNY = 0.093 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.941 CAD1 CAD = 1.063 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.932 CHF1 CHF = 1.073 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.170 CNY1 CNY = 0.162 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.990 CHF1 CHF = 1.011 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.552 CNY1 CNY = 0.153 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.619 CNY1 CNY = 0.151 CHF

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