Financial news on October 10, 2008

Business and Financial news
As Crisis Grows, Driven by Impulse

The Times's business reporter, Alex Berenson, discusses the tendency in periods of crisis for investors to be driven impulse. Read more..

Sean Patrick Farrell - The New York Times

As Crisis Spreads, Global Approach Weighed

The U.S. and Britain appear to be coming to a common solution a day before a meeting of financial leaders. Read more..

By MARK LANDLER and EDMUND L. ANDREWS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE18.7021.5018.4021.50275M
MicrosoftMSFT21.7922.3520.6521.50228M
IntelINTC15.0115.8914.2615.19167M
PfizerPFE14.8315.9014.3115.14149M
Cisco SystemsCSCO16.4918.2216.2917.23137M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC25.4329.5325.0028.31122M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM35.0342.0035.0241.64113M
ExxonMobilXOM63.8666.0656.5162.36113M
Oracle Corp.ORCL15.7017.0315.2816.6896.9M
AT&T Inc.T22.1424.8220.9022.4280.1M
AppleAAPL85.70100.0085.0096.8079.3M
ComcastCMCSA15.9316.2614.0115.3670.6M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ24.1828.0923.0726.7752.9M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT49.0354.2347.0050.9551.6M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ55.4059.0052.0655.8550.1M
HP Inc.HPQ36.2340.6535.5037.0049.6M
Home DepotHD18.7021.3117.0519.7549.3M
AltriaMO16.5017.8416.2617.1648.7M
ChevronCVX60.5064.7655.5057.8348.2M
ConocoPhillipsCOP51.0053.4945.2048.2347.4M
Procter & GamblePG58.7763.0054.9259.5647.1M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT47.9752.2345.7549.4542.2M
MerckMRK25.2628.3223.6426.2338.5M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS22.5924.4221.2523.0437.8M
Coca-ColaKO42.0545.0540.2941.5036.8M
McDonald'sMCD50.0457.7845.7953.3533.1M
SchlumbergerSLB56.0660.5551.2560.5032.2M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY17.1418.4716.0017.5630.4M
Gilead SciencesGILD38.5841.1935.6037.4725.1M
International Business MachinesIBM87.4191.6683.5187.7524.6M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH16.6319.0014.5117.3522.7M
PepsicoPEP57.6862.7853.2157.8021.5M
AlphabetGOOGL313.16341.89310.30332.0021.2M
United TechnologiesUTX45.0150.6343.2847.6321M
BoeingBA40.1344.2540.0041.8020.3M
AmgenAMGN48.2549.6945.0048.5820.2M
VisaV47.0053.9547.0052.0018.1M
AmazonAMZN52.9959.7551.0556.2518M
3MMMM51.8356.4450.0154.2616.3M
Union PacificUNP53.3460.4451.7558.0010M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3000.003848.003000.003780.00130K
Exchange Rates of October 10, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 100.720 JPY1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.175 CAD1 CAD = 0.851 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.139 CHF1 CHF = 0.878 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.836 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 135.350 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.781 GBP1 GBP = 1.281 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 2.084 AUD1 AUD = 0.480 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.573 CAD1 CAD = 0.636 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.527 CHF1 CHF = 0.655 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.156 CNY1 CNY = 0.109 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.583 GBP1 GBP = 1.717 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.543 AUD1 AUD = 0.648 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.165 CAD1 CAD = 0.858 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.131 CHF1 CHF = 0.884 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.649 AUD1 AUD = 0.377 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2.006 CAD1 CAD = 0.499 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.941 CHF1 CHF = 0.515 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11.651 CNY1 CNY = 0.086 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.756 CAD1 CAD = 1.323 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.733 CHF1 CHF = 1.364 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.400 CNY1 CNY = 0.227 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.969 CHF1 CHF = 1.032 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.814 CNY1 CNY = 0.172 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 5.997 CNY1 CNY = 0.167 CHF

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