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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 15.72 16.00 15.69 15.92 56.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 25.09 25.65 25.01 25.41 48.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 40.99 41.25 40.75 40.96 46.6M
Microsoft MSFT 29.97 30.00 29.79 29.85 43.7M
Intel INTC 20.20 20.23 19.81 19.90 39.1M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.47 25.97 25.46 25.80 33.8M
Pfizer PFE 18.37 18.48 18.26 18.30 30.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24.04 24.07 23.67 23.77 27.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22.70 22.86 22.49 22.78 26.7M
Altria MO 19.50 19.60 19.45 19.52 23.7M
Comcast CMCSA 17.63 17.78 17.48 17.64 20.1M
AT&T Inc. T 27.95 28.10 27.81 28.01 19.2M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 30.43 31.04 30.40 30.48 19.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 72.89 73.15 72.32 72.83 17.1M
Home Depot HD 28.15 28.53 28.15 28.49 16.3M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 31.49 31.83 31.37 31.70 15.5M
Apple AAPL 197.78 198.00 193.43 194.67 15.3M
Coca-Cola KO 58.60 59.40 58.60 59.11 15.2M
Merck MRK 37.38 37.38 36.87 37.07 13.7M
HP Inc. HPQ 50.09 50.21 49.89 50.05 11.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 54.82 55.00 54.64 54.65 11.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54.00 54.35 53.65 53.77 11.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 33.73 33.83 33.40 33.73 11.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 51.00 51.19 50.58 50.92 9.27M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.29 62.85 62.21 62.34 8.93M
Pepsico PEP 61.85 62.38 61.18 61.27 8.25M
Amazon AMZN 136.07 136.29 133.20 134.15 8.05M
Boeing BA 55.47 55.80 55.12 55.60 7.4M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.74 65.16 64.72 64.85 7.19M
Chevron CVX 77.67 78.17 77.29 77.76 6.71M
International Business Machines IBM 129.01 129.77 128.71 129.68 6.6M
McDonald's MCD 61.37 61.91 61.19 61.66 5.86M
United Technologies UTX 68.82 69.65 68.65 69.40 5.81M
Schlumberger SLB 61.71 62.05 61.00 61.38 5.71M
3M MMM 80.58 81.81 80.45 81.75 4.79M
Amgen AMGN 56.29 56.68 56.04 56.31 4.42M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46.16 46.71 46.16 46.42 3.89M
Alphabet GOOGL 594.68 594.75 587.73 590.51 3.44M
Union Pacific UNP 65.12 65.12 63.92 64.18 3.2M
Visa V 82.29 82.40 81.14 81.34 2.88M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3281.50 3295.00 3270.00 3287.00 27.5K
Exchange Rates of December 11, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 89.080 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.060 CAD 1 CAD = 0.943 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.034 CHF 1 CHF = 0.967 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.828 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 130.300 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.900 GBP 1 GBP = 1.112 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.603 AUD 1 AUD = 0.624 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.551 CAD 1 CAD = 0.645 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.513 CHF 1 CHF = 0.661 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.985 CNY 1 CNY = 0.100 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.690 GBP 1 GBP = 1.449 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.229 AUD 1 AUD = 0.814 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.190 CAD 1 CAD = 0.840 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.161 CHF 1 CHF = 0.862 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.781 AUD 1 AUD = 0.562 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.724 CAD 1 CAD = 0.580 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.681 CHF 1 CHF = 0.595 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11.092 CNY 1 CNY = 0.090 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.968 CAD 1 CAD = 1.033 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.944 CHF 1 CHF = 1.060 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.228 CNY 1 CNY = 0.161 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.975 CHF 1 CHF = 1.026 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.436 CNY 1 CNY = 0.155 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.599 CNY 1 CNY = 0.152 CHF

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