Financial news on May 10, 2011

Business and Financial news
A Book Publisher Finds Ready Conversation

Though not “a great flier,” Margery Mayer says conversations with seatmates can turn a routine business trip into a memorable experience. Read more..

By MARGERY MAYER - The New York Times

Ann Curry to Become a Co-Host of ‘Today’

Ann Curry, who has read the news on NBC’s “Today” show for 15 years, will succeed Meredith Vieira as a co-host of television’s dominant morning show. Read more..

By BILL CARTER and BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Asian Economies Recalibrate to Address Inequality

Policy makers are drawing increasing attention to another shortcoming of Asia's export-oriented growth model: excessive inequality, which is holding people back and stifling consumption. Read more..

By ALAN WHEATLEY | REUTERS - International Herald Tribune

European Court Rejects Bid to Limit News on Celebrities

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg struck down a legal bid to strengthen the privacy protections for public figures. Read more..

By ERIC PFANNER - The New York Times

For Journalists, a Call to Rethink Their Online Models

A report by Columbia University says many journalists have not adapted to digital technology and must reconsider their interactions with readers and advertisers. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Google to Start a Cloud-Based Music Player

Google starts a cloud-based music player. Read more..

By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER - The New York Times

Microsoft Acquires Skype

Microsoft's $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype is the biggest technology deal so far this year, and the transaction would rank among the 12 biggest high-tech deals since 2000. Read more..

Mac William Bishop - The New York Times

Morning Take-Out

Highlights from the DealBook newsletter. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Social Networks Offer a Way to Narrow the Field of Friends

When Facebook is too public, smaller sites let a user share news with a streamlined group of people. Read more..

By JENNA WORTHAM and CLAIRE CAIN MILLER - The New York Times

Sysco’s Quartely Profit Tops Forecasts

Its share rise 11 percent as its results increase investor confidence that it can pass on higher costs without hurting sales. Read more..

By REUTERS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT25,3825,8525,2525,67121M
Cisco SystemsCSCO17,6517,9417,6517,7968.8M
IntelINTC22,8523,2022,8223,0366.3M
General ElectricGE20,1420,4220,1220,3038.2M
PfizerPFE20,6920,9620,6620,8633.4M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC28,3428,5828,3028,5325.3M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM45,0645,5044,9845,1620.5M
ExxonMobilXOM83,0883,7682,5083,3417.7M
ComcastCMCSA25,4425,9125,3625,8217.1M
AT&T Inc.T31,4631,7431,3931,6917.1M
Oracle Corp.ORCL35,4935,6635,2335,6217M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS43,2444,1343,1043,9112.5M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ37,2837,6837,2537,5710.4M
AppleAAPL348,89349,69346,66349,4510.1M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ65,6165,8065,2865,769.69M
MerckMRK36,5536,7936,5036,779.6M
ConocoPhillipsCOP73,8974,7973,5674,609.25M
HP Inc.HPQ41,0841,7441,0041,579.01M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT55,1555,6055,1055,538.76M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT52,7752,9152,6152,848.2M
Procter & GamblePG65,2965,8965,2565,738.08M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY28,7428,8228,4628,818.04M
Gilead SciencesGILD41,2741,5740,7041,047.95M
General MotorsGM31,4731,6431,3331,617.84M
AltriaMO27,2027,2527,0427,177.38M
SchlumbergerSLB84,0385,2483,4884,497.29M
Home DepotHD36,8937,3736,8937,276.82M
ChevronCVX104,32104,95103,25104,366.43M
PepsicoPEP69,8170,1269,8170,036.12M
AmazonAMZN201,94205,29201,56203,945.89M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH50,7250,9850,1950,515.64M
Coca-ColaKO67,0067,4666,9867,345.56M
International Business MachinesIBM169,25170,90169,22170,384.93M
VisaV79,9780,7079,7280,354.93M
AmgenAMGN57,9558,4157,6158,304.72M
McDonald'sMCD79,5279,8579,2779,714.38M
AlphabetGOOGL540,00544,43537,54542,664.08M
BoeingBA79,7680,4279,7679,953.85M
United TechnologiesUTX89,8190,1289,6889,813.43M
3MMMM96,2496,4395,6395,713.29M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B80,9681,3580,6081,232.87M
Union PacificUNP102,82104,77102,78104,492.56M
Exchange Rates of May 10, 2011
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 80,870 JPY1 JPY = 0,012 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 0,957 CAD1 CAD = 1,045 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0,880 CHF1 CHF = 1,137 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,493 CNY1 CNY = 0,154 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 116,510 JPY1 JPY = 0,009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,880 GBP1 GBP = 1,136 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,329 AUD1 AUD = 0,752 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,379 CAD1 CAD = 0,725 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,268 CHF1 CHF = 0,789 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,355 CNY1 CNY = 0,107 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,755 GBP1 GBP = 1,324 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,140 AUD1 AUD = 0,877 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,183 CAD1 CAD = 0,845 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,088 CHF1 CHF = 0,920 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,510 AUD1 AUD = 0,662 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,567 CAD1 CAD = 0,638 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,440 CHF1 CHF = 0,695 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10,628 CNY1 CNY = 0,094 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 1,038 CAD1 CAD = 0,964 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,953 CHF1 CHF = 1,049 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 7,040 CNY1 CNY = 0,142 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,919 CHF1 CHF = 1,089 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,782 CNY1 CNY = 0,147 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 7,379 CNY1 CNY = 0,136 CHF

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