Financial news on August 10, 2009

Business and Financial news
After Winning Advertising Awards, an Invitation to Pay for the Trophies

The head of the group that hands out the Communicator Awards says selling the trophies keeps the cost of entry low. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

As Rivals Branch Out, SAP Is Sticking to Software

The German software giant is focused on its core business and says expanding into hardware would pose challenges. Read more..

By CARTER DOUGHERTY and ASHLEE VANCE - The New York Times

F.C.C. Weighs Need for New Cellphone Handset Rules

The federal government has always been involved in wireless networks but until now has rarely overseen the devices themselves. Read more..

By SAUL HANSELL - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE14.6214.8314.3914.5785.7M
IntelINTC18.6018.8318.5618.7646.9M
Cisco SystemsCSCO21.9822.1221.5021.6446.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM42.0343.2242.0142.6943.7M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC28.5028.9928.1528.6443.4M
MicrosoftMSFT23.4623.5523.3023.4235.3M
PfizerPFE15.8515.9815.8115.9128.1M
ComcastCMCSA14.9215.1614.7915.0021.4M
Oracle Corp.ORCL21.2121.4121.0321.2519.5M
MerckMRK30.2931.0030.1130.6018.2M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT43.7044.5643.5144.5217.2M
ExxonMobilXOM69.4769.4769.4769.4716.2M
AT&T Inc.T25.7225.7225.4325.5815.7M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT49.3849.7349.0149.7213M
HP Inc.HPQ43.3743.7543.1843.6712.2M
Procter & GamblePG51.9252.2851.5852.1711.8M
AltriaMO17.7017.7517.5017.5611.3M
ConocoPhillipsCOP43.9944.5043.8444.2211.1M
McDonald'sMCD55.8056.4955.7556.2711M
AppleAAPL165.66166.60163.66164.7210.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY21.8921.9921.7521.8810.5M
Home DepotHD27.1827.2426.7727.1010.4M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ30.9931.2630.7230.929.53M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.0860.7259.5560.729.52M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS26.4226.5426.1426.448.2M
PepsicoPEP57.7957.7956.9457.418.13M
ChevronCVX69.2869.7968.8469.237.91M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH26.4727.1426.1827.077.7M
Coca-ColaKO49.2649.4848.9849.446.75M
AmgenAMGN60.4761.3359.7961.246.73M
SchlumbergerSLB53.2653.8352.7953.516.27M
Gilead SciencesGILD45.9346.2745.5446.006.13M
3MMMM72.5972.5970.3270.915.92M
BoeingBA46.4146.4145.1945.775.62M
United TechnologiesUTX55.4656.4355.3555.894.93M
AmazonAMZN85.0185.4783.2784.444.44M
International Business MachinesIBM118.17119.19117.97118.703.98M
AlphabetGOOGL455.14458.41453.79456.613.48M
Union PacificUNP61.0461.0459.0459.273.35M
VisaV69.0469.4968.6068.882.51M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3510.003519.003311.003390.0052.9K
Exchange Rates of August 10, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 97.050 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.088 CAD1 CAD = 0.919 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.085 CHF1 CHF = 0.921 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.834 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 137.270 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.858 GBP1 GBP = 1.166 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.688 AUD1 AUD = 0.592 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.539 CAD1 CAD = 0.650 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.534 CHF1 CHF = 0.652 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.667 CNY1 CNY = 0.103 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.625 GBP1 GBP = 1.601 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.229 AUD1 AUD = 0.814 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.121 CAD1 CAD = 0.892 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.118 CHF1 CHF = 0.895 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.967 AUD1 AUD = 0.508 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.794 CAD1 CAD = 0.557 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.788 CHF1 CHF = 0.559 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11.257 CNY1 CNY = 0.089 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.911 CAD1 CAD = 1.097 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.909 CHF1 CHF = 1.100 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.727 CNY1 CNY = 0.175 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.997 CHF1 CHF = 1.003 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.280 CNY1 CNY = 0.159 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.298 CNY1 CNY = 0.159 CHF

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