Financial news on December 11, 2009

Business and Financial news
Democrats Defend Bill to Rein In Wall Street

They said their legislation would protect consumers in their dealings with financial institutions while holding executives rather than taxpayers accountable. Read more..

By CARL HULSE - The New York Times

Goldman’s Curbs on Bonuses Aim to Quell Uproar

It’s unclear if the move, which comes ahead of rulings by the government’s compensation czar, will placate critics. Read more..

By LOUISE STORY - The New York Times

Hamstrung by Delays, Fitbit Explains and Tries to Deliver

It is a classic start-up story: entrepreneurs with a hot idea generate excitement, then run into problems making and delivering their product. Read more..

By JENNA WORTHAM - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE15.7216.0015.6915.9256.4M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC25.0925.6525.0125.4148.5M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM40.9941.2540.7540.9646.6M
MicrosoftMSFT29.9730.0029.7929.8543.7M
IntelINTC20.2020.2319.8119.9039.1M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25.4725.9725.4625.8033.8M
PfizerPFE18.3718.4818.2618.3030.9M
Cisco SystemsCSCO24.0424.0723.6723.7727.7M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.7022.8622.4922.7826.7M
AltriaMO19.5019.6019.4519.5223.7M
ComcastCMCSA17.6317.7817.4817.6420.1M
AT&T Inc.T27.9528.1027.8128.0119.2M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH30.4331.0430.4030.4819.1M
ExxonMobilXOM72.8973.1572.3272.8317.1M
Home DepotHD28.1528.5328.1528.4916.3M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS31.4931.8331.3731.7015.5M
AppleAAPL197.78198.00193.43194.6715.3M
Coca-ColaKO58.6059.4058.6059.1115.2M
MerckMRK37.3837.3836.8737.0713.7M
HP Inc.HPQ50.0950.2149.8950.0511.8M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT54.8255.0054.6454.6511.4M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54.0054.3553.6553.7711.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ33.7333.8333.4033.7311.1M
ConocoPhillipsCOP51.0051.1950.5850.929.27M
Procter & GamblePG62.2962.8562.2162.348.93M
PepsicoPEP61.8562.3861.1861.278.25M
AmazonAMZN136.07136.29133.20134.158.05M
BoeingBA55.4755.8055.1255.607.4M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64.7465.1664.7264.857.19M
ChevronCVX77.6778.1777.2977.766.71M
International Business MachinesIBM129.01129.77128.71129.686.6M
McDonald'sMCD61.3761.9161.1961.665.86M
United TechnologiesUTX68.8269.6568.6569.405.81M
SchlumbergerSLB61.7162.0561.0061.385.71M
3MMMM80.5881.8180.4581.754.79M
AmgenAMGN56.2956.6856.0456.314.42M
Gilead SciencesGILD46.1646.7146.1646.423.89M
AlphabetGOOGL594.68594.75587.73590.513.44M
Union PacificUNP65.1265.1263.9264.183.2M
VisaV82.2982.4081.1481.342.88M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3281.503295.003270.003287.0027.5K
Exchange Rates of December 11, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 89.080 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.060 CAD1 CAD = 0.943 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.034 CHF1 CHF = 0.967 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.828 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 130.300 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.900 GBP1 GBP = 1.112 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.603 AUD1 AUD = 0.624 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.551 CAD1 CAD = 0.645 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.513 CHF1 CHF = 0.661 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.985 CNY1 CNY = 0.100 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.690 GBP1 GBP = 1.449 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.229 AUD1 AUD = 0.814 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.190 CAD1 CAD = 0.840 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.161 CHF1 CHF = 0.862 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.781 AUD1 AUD = 0.562 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.724 CAD1 CAD = 0.580 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.681 CHF1 CHF = 0.595 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11.092 CNY1 CNY = 0.090 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.968 CAD1 CAD = 1.033 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.944 CHF1 CHF = 1.060 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.228 CNY1 CNY = 0.161 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.975 CHF1 CHF = 1.026 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.436 CNY1 CNY = 0.155 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.599 CNY1 CNY = 0.152 CHF

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