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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 18.70 21.50 18.40 21.50 275M
Microsoft MSFT 21.79 22.35 20.65 21.50 228M
Intel INTC 15.01 15.89 14.26 15.19 167M
Pfizer PFE 14.83 15.90 14.31 15.14 149M
Cisco Systems CSCO 16.49 18.22 16.29 17.23 137M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 25.43 29.53 25.00 28.31 122M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 35.03 42.00 35.02 41.64 113M
ExxonMobil XOM 63.86 66.06 56.51 62.36 113M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 15.70 17.03 15.28 16.68 96.9M
AT&T Inc. T 22.14 24.82 20.90 22.42 80.1M
Apple AAPL 85.70 100.00 85.00 96.80 79.3M
Comcast CMCSA 15.93 16.26 14.01 15.36 70.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 24.18 28.09 23.07 26.77 52.9M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 49.03 54.23 47.00 50.95 51.6M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 55.40 59.00 52.06 55.85 50.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 36.23 40.65 35.50 37.00 49.6M
Home Depot HD 18.70 21.31 17.05 19.75 49.3M
Altria MO 16.50 17.84 16.26 17.16 48.7M
Chevron CVX 60.50 64.76 55.50 57.83 48.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 51.00 53.49 45.20 48.23 47.4M
Procter & Gamble PG 58.77 63.00 54.92 59.56 47.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47.97 52.23 45.75 49.45 42.2M
Merck MRK 25.26 28.32 23.64 26.23 38.5M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 22.59 24.42 21.25 23.04 37.8M
Coca-Cola KO 42.05 45.05 40.29 41.50 36.8M
McDonald's MCD 50.04 57.78 45.79 53.35 33.1M
Schlumberger SLB 56.06 60.55 51.25 60.50 32.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 17.14 18.47 16.00 17.56 30.4M
Gilead Sciences GILD 38.58 41.19 35.60 37.47 25.1M
International Business Machines IBM 87.41 91.66 83.51 87.75 24.6M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 16.63 19.00 14.51 17.35 22.7M
Pepsico PEP 57.68 62.78 53.21 57.80 21.5M
Alphabet GOOGL 313.16 341.89 310.30 332.00 21.2M
United Technologies UTX 45.01 50.63 43.28 47.63 21M
Boeing BA 40.13 44.25 40.00 41.80 20.3M
Amgen AMGN 48.25 49.69 45.00 48.58 20.2M
Visa V 47.00 53.95 47.00 52.00 18.1M
Amazon AMZN 52.99 59.75 51.05 56.25 18M
3M MMM 51.83 56.44 50.01 54.26 16.3M
Union Pacific UNP 53.34 60.44 51.75 58.00 10M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3000.00 3848.00 3000.00 3780.00 130K
Exchange Rates of October 10, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 100.720 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.175 CAD 1 CAD = 0.851 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.139 CHF 1 CHF = 0.878 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.836 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 135.350 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.781 GBP 1 GBP = 1.281 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 2.084 AUD 1 AUD = 0.480 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.573 CAD 1 CAD = 0.636 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.527 CHF 1 CHF = 0.655 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.156 CNY 1 CNY = 0.109 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.583 GBP 1 GBP = 1.717 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.543 AUD 1 AUD = 0.648 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.165 CAD 1 CAD = 0.858 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.131 CHF 1 CHF = 0.884 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.649 AUD 1 AUD = 0.377 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.006 CAD 1 CAD = 0.499 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.941 CHF 1 CHF = 0.515 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11.651 CNY 1 CNY = 0.086 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.756 CAD 1 CAD = 1.323 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.733 CHF 1 CHF = 1.364 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.400 CNY 1 CNY = 0.227 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.969 CHF 1 CHF = 1.032 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.814 CNY 1 CNY = 0.172 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 5.997 CNY 1 CNY = 0.167 CHF

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