Financial news on February 10, 2010

Business and Financial news
E.C.B. Chief Cuts Short Trip to Attend Summit on Debt Crisis

Jean-Claude Trichet is returning early from Australia to attend a meeting of European leaders, amid speculation over possible action to ease the debt crisis in several countries. Read more..

By DAVID JOLLY - International Herald Tribune

Europeans Discuss Aid for Greek Debt

The specifics of any bailout remained unclear and officials played down reports that Germany and France had already agreed on a rescue plan for Greece. Read more..

By JACK EWING and DAVID JOLLY - International Herald Tribune

Fed to Reveal Its Strategy for Raising Interest Rates

Ben S. Bernanke now faces the task of beginning to pull the Federal Reserve out of its extraordinary effort to prop up the economy. Read more..

By SEWELL CHAN - The New York Times

Finance Regulatory Chief in Britain Will Step Down

Hector Sants said he had planned to leave after three years, but some said his move could start a regulatory overhaul. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Japan Airlines Decides to Stick With American Airlines

The Japanese carrier said Tuesday that it will stay in the Oneworld alliance, rejecting an overture by Delta Air Lines of the rival SkyTeam group. Read more..

By BETTINA WASSENER - International Herald Tribune

Leaks Trouble Nominees for Nuclear Panel

Three energy experts who are expected to join the Nuclear Regulatory Commission say that when tritium leaks at one nuclear plant, it puts other reactors in a negative light. Read more..

By MATTHEW L. WALD - The New York Times

North Jersey Finds Popularity as Home for Data Centers

Commercial real estate is experiencing a boom in data center construction, especially in New Jersey, because of proximity to New York’s financial companies. Read more..

By JOTHAM SEDERSTROM - The New York Times

Peril for Products Tied to Mortgages

Investors in collateralized mortgage obligations could be in for trouble if interest rates increase, causing a sharp fall in the value of these products. Read more..

By AGNES T. CRANE and ANTONY CURRIE - The New York Times

Talk of Assistance for Greece Propels Markets

Whispers that a rescue for Greece might be near touched off a broad rally in European stocks, bonds and the euro, as well as American markets. Read more..

By JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ and JACK EWING - The New York Times

Trail of Disquieting Reports From Hospitals of Select Medical

Medicare reports found problems ranging from poor record-keeping to staff members incapable of reading a heart monitor. Read more..

By ALEX BERENSON - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 74.54 74.59 74.25 74.42 1.38B
General Electric GE 15.57 15.87 15.50 15.69 68.4M
Pfizer PFE 17.92 17.98 17.63 17.74 60M
Intel INTC 19.59 19.87 19.45 19.69 56.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.86 24.00 23.62 23.76 50.6M
Microsoft MSFT 28.03 28.24 27.84 27.99 48.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 26.61 27.56 26.55 27.18 42.1M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 23.51 23.61 22.92 23.11 40.1M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 38.64 39.50 38.52 38.87 39.3M
AT&T Inc. T 25.23 25.25 25.01 25.12 26.6M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29.16 30.09 29.03 30.03 24.2M
Comcast CMCSA 15.44 15.44 15.18 15.31 21.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 65.08 65.22 64.16 64.85 21.7M
Merck MRK 36.50 36.69 35.76 36.20 16.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 28.79 29.02 28.55 28.87 16.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.26 53.49 52.67 53.26 15.5M
Home Depot HD 28.84 28.96 28.40 28.65 14.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 48.53 48.72 47.75 48.02 13.9M
Apple AAPL 195.89 196.60 194.26 195.12 13.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 48.51 48.65 47.80 48.26 11.8M
Chevron CVX 71.02 71.23 70.00 70.75 11.6M
Altria MO 19.54 19.54 19.25 19.38 11.4M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46.44 46.79 45.69 45.97 11.4M
Pepsico PEP 59.96 60.67 59.51 60.38 10.9M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 33.00 33.17 32.30 32.71 10.8M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.27 24.27 23.76 23.92 10.6M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 62.79 63.07 62.21 62.73 10.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 61.74 61.85 61.22 61.67 9.85M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53.27 53.50 52.96 53.24 9.41M
Coca-Cola KO 54.60 54.60 53.17 53.79 9.36M
Schlumberger SLB 63.61 64.25 62.35 63.65 6.9M
Amazon AMZN 118.00 118.61 116.00 117.36 6.23M
McDonald's MCD 63.54 63.83 62.97 63.25 6.16M
Amgen AMGN 57.09 57.29 56.37 56.84 6.02M
Alphabet GOOGL 534.07 537.79 527.69 534.45 5.34M
International Business Machines IBM 122.94 123.65 122.21 122.81 5.22M
United Technologies UTX 66.52 66.93 66.11 66.64 4.93M
Boeing BA 59.71 60.05 58.94 59.54 4.24M
Visa V 83.49 83.91 82.89 83.64 3.64M
Union Pacific UNP 61.76 62.32 60.64 61.71 3.47M
3M MMM 78.80 79.29 78.00 78.62 2.45M
Exchange Rates of February 10, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 89.920 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.062 CAD 1 CAD = 0.942 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.067 CHF 1 CHF = 0.937 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.828 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 123.510 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.881 GBP 1 GBP = 1.136 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.569 AUD 1 AUD = 0.637 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.459 CAD 1 CAD = 0.686 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.466 CHF 1 CHF = 0.682 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.375 CNY 1 CNY = 0.107 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.713 GBP 1 GBP = 1.403 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.269 AUD 1 AUD = 0.788 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.180 CAD 1 CAD = 0.847 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.187 CHF 1 CHF = 0.843 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.781 AUD 1 AUD = 0.562 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.655 CAD 1 CAD = 0.604 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.665 CHF 1 CHF = 0.601 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.635 CNY 1 CNY = 0.094 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.929 CAD 1 CAD = 1.076 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.934 CHF 1 CHF = 1.071 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.977 CNY 1 CNY = 0.167 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.005 CHF 1 CHF = 0.995 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.423 CNY 1 CNY = 0.156 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.394 CNY 1 CNY = 0.156 CHF

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