Financial news on March 10, 2009

Business and Financial news
Times Co. Building Deal Raises Cash

The New York Times Company said Monday that it had raised $225 million through a sale-leaseback of part of its headquarters building, one in a series of moves to pay down its debts. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Wal-Mart Plans to Market Digital Health Records System

The company said its package deal of hardware, software, installation and service will make the technology more affordable for small physician offices. Read more..

By STEVE LOHR - The New York Times

Wondering if Crude Could Fall Even More

Most analysts do not believe prices will continue to fall, but a growing minority says the world recession could push prices still lower. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 8.01 8.99 7.95 8.87 369M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 11.17 11.95 10.70 11.81 233M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 17.35 19.50 17.13 19.50 149M
Pfizer PFE 12.68 13.13 12.59 13.09 95.9M
Microsoft MSFT 15.37 16.62 15.25 16.48 95.2M
Intel INTC 12.80 13.95 12.75 13.92 92.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 14.04 14.79 13.92 14.64 71.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14.17 15.19 14.00 15.09 58.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 65.47 67.48 65.34 67.39 51.7M
AT&T Inc. T 22.10 23.09 21.93 23.02 44.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 26.00 27.11 25.59 27.04 35.7M
Merck MRK 21.63 22.31 21.39 22.20 34.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47.60 48.92 47.27 48.67 32.5M
Apple AAPL 84.87 89.17 84.36 88.63 30.2M
Comcast CMCSA 11.50 12.25 11.34 12.21 28.5M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 19.42 20.24 19.26 20.23 28M
Altria MO 16.06 16.65 15.88 16.60 27.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 37.57 38.20 37.37 38.00 27.1M
Home Depot HD 18.34 19.58 18.26 19.42 25.5M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 15.23 16.62 15.14 16.61 24.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47.30 47.43 46.34 46.98 24M
Schlumberger SLB 37.50 40.61 37.49 39.52 22.2M
Chevron CVX 59.89 61.78 59.28 61.78 21.9M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 47.23 47.87 46.93 47.78 21.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 44.51 45.19 44.37 45.17 20.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 26.69 27.62 26.31 27.61 20.5M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 17.64 19.38 17.64 19.31 18.8M
Coca-Cola KO 39.63 39.67 38.65 39.16 17.6M
McDonald's MCD 52.83 53.50 52.07 52.60 17.3M
International Business Machines IBM 85.11 87.25 83.64 87.25 15.9M
Amazon AMZN 62.49 65.90 61.78 65.71 15.4M
Alphabet GOOGL 298.25 310.50 294.25 308.17 13.4M
United Technologies UTX 38.39 40.79 37.93 40.79 12.1M
Boeing BA 31.47 33.02 31.32 33.01 11.5M
Amgen AMGN 46.99 48.36 46.40 48.34 11.3M
Gilead Sciences GILD 44.19 44.52 43.66 44.51 10.8M
3M MMM 42.10 45.55 41.80 45.49 10.7M
Visa V 50.99 52.87 50.59 52.87 9.66M
Pepsico PEP 46.10 46.67 45.85 46.60 9.35M
Union Pacific UNP 34.22 36.03 34.22 35.80 9.03M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2325.00 2755.00 2325.00 2755.00 100K
Exchange Rates of March 10, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 98.740 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.281 CAD 1 CAD = 0.781 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.160 CHF 1 CHF = 0.862 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.842 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 125.190 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.922 GBP 1 GBP = 1.084 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.961 AUD 1 AUD = 0.510 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.624 CAD 1 CAD = 0.616 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.471 CHF 1 CHF = 0.680 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.676 CNY 1 CNY = 0.115 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.737 GBP 1 GBP = 1.358 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.566 AUD 1 AUD = 0.639 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.297 CAD 1 CAD = 0.771 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.175 CHF 1 CHF = 0.851 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.125 AUD 1 AUD = 0.470 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.760 CAD 1 CAD = 0.568 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.595 CHF 1 CHF = 0.627 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.392 CNY 1 CNY = 0.106 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.828 CAD 1 CAD = 1.208 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.750 CHF 1 CHF = 1.334 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.422 CNY 1 CNY = 0.226 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.905 CHF 1 CHF = 1.105 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.341 CNY 1 CNY = 0.187 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 5.897 CNY 1 CNY = 0.170 CHF

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