Financial news on November 11, 2010

Business and Financial news
Cisco Reports Higher Profit But Sees Some Weaknesses

Despite the company’s strong performance, shares fell close to 10 percent in after-hours trading after the earnings release. Read more..

By VERNE G. KOPYTOFF - The New York Times

Committee May Dilute New Banking Rules

The Group of 20 may constrain plans to impose higher standards on the world's largest banks, possibly weakening measures to prevent problems at one institution from spreading across borders. Read more..

By JACK EWING - International Herald Tribune

Ex-KB Home Chief Receives Probation

Bruce Karatz was sentenced to five years’ probation and eight months of home detention and was fined $1 million for his conviction in a stock-option backdating case. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

For Autistic Children, Therapy on Four Legs

Staff members at the Anderson Center for Autism find that some of their most patient and effective therapists have four paws and a wagging tail. Read more..

By KAREN JONES - The New York Times

For German Economy, Praise and Caution

A panel of experts warned of continued risks to the economy and implored politicians not to undo laws that have bolstered Germany’s recovery. Read more..

By JACK EWING - International Herald Tribune

Giving a Gift and Getting a Return

Gift annuities offer returns of 5 percent or more, but the rates may not seem so attractive if inflation rises in the future. Read more..

By JAN M. ROSEN - The New York Times

Morning Take-Out

Merrill’s “Voldemort book” | Our finances, ourselves | Corrupt countries. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Nike Harnesses ‘Girl Effect’ Again

A global brand in athletic gear promotes a program to better the educations of young girls in developing nations. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Putting Star Power Behind Good Works

Sean Penn and Brad Pitt are among celebrity driving forces behind charity organizations. Read more..

By STEPHANIE STROM - The New York Times

The Risk-Taking Edge of West Coast Women

A transplant to Silicon Valley finds that many businesswomen there are more willing to take risks and invest in start-ups than their more corporate-oriented East Coast counterparts. Read more..

By PAMELA RYCKMAN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Cisco Systems CSCO 20.35 20.96 20.25 20.52 553M
Intel INTC 20.69 21.23 20.55 21.21 69.7M
Microsoft MSFT 26.68 26.72 26.28 26.68 62.1M
General Electric GE 16.44 16.52 16.22 16.35 46.6M
Pfizer PFE 16.62 17.01 16.61 16.98 44.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 36.88 37.39 35.15 35.93 37.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 28.20 28.58 27.68 28.57 37.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 40.27 40.44 39.85 40.02 25.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 43.79 43.97 42.73 43.10 24.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 71.00 71.90 70.73 71.83 23.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 28.36 28.57 27.98 28.19 23.3M
AT&T Inc. T 28.95 29.11 28.75 28.83 21.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 49.78 50.15 49.69 49.78 18.1M
Comcast CMCSA 20.48 20.87 20.28 20.68 16.5M
Merck MRK 34.90 35.41 34.85 35.21 14.1M
Apple AAPL 315.00 318.40 314.25 316.66 12.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 32.73 32.89 32.46 32.63 12.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 54.52 54.52 53.96 54.34 12.6M
Chevron CVX 85.00 86.19 85.00 86.09 11.3M
Altria MO 24.95 25.29 24.95 25.23 10.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 62.90 63.14 62.59 62.89 10.1M
Boeing BA 66.55 66.70 65.04 65.37 10M
Home Depot HD 31.37 31.93 31.33 31.70 9.23M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63.70 63.95 63.58 63.92 9.11M
Schlumberger SLB 73.99 75.14 73.52 75.02 9.05M
Coca-Cola KO 62.49 62.80 62.36 62.80 8.13M
Gilead Sciences GILD 38.54 39.01 38.37 38.98 7.77M
Procter & Gamble PG 64.32 64.58 64.06 64.36 7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 26.23 26.31 26.14 26.27 6.12M
3M MMM 85.72 86.56 85.22 86.50 5.85M
Amazon AMZN 171.00 172.05 169.42 170.37 5.69M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 36.97 37.50 36.74 37.47 5.4M
Amgen AMGN 54.29 54.82 54.09 54.62 5.39M
International Business Machines IBM 144.70 145.50 143.35 145.43 4.75M
Pepsico PEP 64.98 65.22 64.70 64.90 4.74M
Alphabet GOOGL 619.70 619.85 614.21 617.19 4.52M
McDonald's MCD 79.36 79.85 79.32 79.70 4.44M
United Technologies UTX 75.87 75.95 75.04 75.39 3.51M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 81.30 81.60 80.90 81.13 2.96M
Union Pacific UNP 90.82 91.74 90.46 90.94 2.6M
Visa V 78.91 79.49 78.04 79.22 2.3M
Exchange Rates of November 11, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 82.470 JPY 1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.003 CAD 1 CAD = 0.997 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.975 CHF 1 CHF = 1.026 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.624 CNY 1 CNY = 0.151 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 112.700 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.848 GBP 1 GBP = 1.180 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.369 AUD 1 AUD = 0.730 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.371 CAD 1 CAD = 0.729 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.333 CHF 1 CHF = 0.750 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.056 CNY 1 CNY = 0.110 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.752 GBP 1 GBP = 1.330 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.214 AUD 1 AUD = 0.824 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.216 CAD 1 CAD = 0.823 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.182 CHF 1 CHF = 0.846 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.616 AUD 1 AUD = 0.619 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.617 CAD 1 CAD = 0.618 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.572 CHF 1 CHF = 0.636 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.671 CNY 1 CNY = 0.094 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1.001 CAD 1 CAD = 0.999 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.973 CHF 1 CHF = 1.028 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.619 CNY 1 CNY = 0.151 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.972 CHF 1 CHF = 1.029 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.603 CNY 1 CNY = 0.151 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.797 CNY 1 CNY = 0.147 CHF

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