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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B74,5474,5974,2574,421.38B
General ElectricGE15,5715,8715,5015,6968.4M
PfizerPFE17,9217,9817,6317,7460M
IntelINTC19,5919,8719,4519,6956.3M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23,8624,0023,6223,7650.6M
MicrosoftMSFT28,0328,2427,8427,9948.6M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC26,6127,5626,5527,1842.1M
Oracle Corp.ORCL23,5123,6122,9223,1140.1M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM38,6439,5038,5238,8739.3M
AT&T Inc.T25,2325,2525,0125,1226.6M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29,1630,0929,0330,0324.2M
ComcastCMCSA15,4415,4415,1815,3121.7M
ExxonMobilXOM65,0865,2264,1664,8521.7M
MerckMRK36,5036,6935,7636,2016.8M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ28,7929,0228,5528,8716.2M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53,2653,4952,6753,2615.5M
Home DepotHD28,8428,9628,4028,6514.5M
HP Inc.HPQ48,5348,7247,7548,0213.9M
AppleAAPL195,89196,60194,26195,1213.2M
ConocoPhillipsCOP48,5148,6547,8048,2611.8M
ChevronCVX71,0271,2370,0070,7511.6M
AltriaMO19,5419,5419,2519,3811.4M
Gilead SciencesGILD46,4446,7945,6945,9711.4M
PepsicoPEP59,9660,6759,5160,3810.9M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH33,0033,1732,3032,7110.8M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY24,2724,2723,7623,9210.6M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ62,7963,0762,2162,7310.1M
Procter & GamblePG61,7461,8561,2261,679.85M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT53,2753,5052,9653,249.41M
Coca-ColaKO54,6054,6053,1753,799.36M
SchlumbergerSLB63,6164,2562,3563,656.9M
AmazonAMZN118,00118,61116,00117,366.23M
McDonald'sMCD63,5463,8362,9763,256.16M
AmgenAMGN57,0957,2956,3756,846.02M
AlphabetGOOGL534,07537,79527,69534,455.34M
International Business MachinesIBM122,94123,65122,21122,815.22M
United TechnologiesUTX66,5266,9366,1166,644.93M
BoeingBA59,7160,0558,9459,544.24M
VisaV83,4983,9182,8983,643.64M
Union PacificUNP61,7662,3260,6461,713.47M
3MMMM78,8079,2978,0078,622.45M
Exchange Rates of February 10, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 89,920 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,062 CAD1 CAD = 0,942 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,067 CHF1 CHF = 0,937 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,828 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 123,510 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,881 GBP1 GBP = 1,136 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,569 AUD1 AUD = 0,637 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,459 CAD1 CAD = 0,686 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,466 CHF1 CHF = 0,682 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,375 CNY1 CNY = 0,107 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,713 GBP1 GBP = 1,403 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,269 AUD1 AUD = 0,788 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,180 CAD1 CAD = 0,847 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,187 CHF1 CHF = 0,843 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,781 AUD1 AUD = 0,562 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,655 CAD1 CAD = 0,604 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,665 CHF1 CHF = 0,601 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10,635 CNY1 CNY = 0,094 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,929 CAD1 CAD = 1,076 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,934 CHF1 CHF = 1,071 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5,977 CNY1 CNY = 0,167 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,005 CHF1 CHF = 0,995 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,423 CNY1 CNY = 0,156 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,394 CNY1 CNY = 0,156 CHF

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