Financial news on February 12, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Fashionable Lift for the Everywoman

Ads for the designer Isaac Mizrahi’s first spring collection for Liz Claiborne will start appearing this week. Read more..

By STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM - The New York Times

A Touch-Screen Universal Remote With a Reach of 100 Feet (Even Through a Door)

Logitech’s Harmony 1100 is a 3.5-inch touch-screen remote that lets users customize commands as well as place their most-used functions. Read more..

By AZADEH ENSHA - The New York Times

Business Opportunities Abound, Even in Bad Times

Some entrepreneurs have found ways to make money in a sagging economy. Here’s a look at four of them. Read more..

By BRENT BOWERS - The New York Times

Chinese Exports Plummet in January

The 17.5 percent decline from a year earlier was worse than most analysts had projected and could dash hopes that the downturn had bottomed out. Read more..

By BETTINA WASSENER - The New York Times

DirecTV Owner Said to Seek Deal for Sirius XM

Liberty Media is in preliminary talks with the satellite radio giant Sirius XM Radio, people briefed on the negotiations said on Wednesday. Read more..

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and ZACHERY KOUWE - The New York Times

Europe Aims to Ease Tension on Protectionist Policies

The European Union on Wednesday said it would hold two more economic summit meetings in an effort to overcome disunity on tackling the slowdown. Read more..

By STEPHEN CASTLE - The New York Times

Finding the Right Point-and-Shoot Camera

The author compared eight cameras for ease of deployment. And he picks ... Read more..

By TODD LAPPIN - The New York Times

More Room for Your Music, Coming to Your iPod Soon

Do you have 60,000 songs that you’d like to cram into your iPod? You’re not alone. Read more..

By RIK FAIRLIE - The New York Times

Understanding Download Speeds

I see that a DSL provider offers “up to 7.1 Mbps,” while the cable company says it can do “up to 10 Mbps.” What do these numbers mean? Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 16.41 16.81 15.27 16.80 145M
General Electric GE 11.75 11.75 11.20 11.68 132M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 25.35 26.22 24.17 26.19 80.5M
Intel INTC 13.81 14.00 13.49 14.00 76.4M
Microsoft MSFT 18.97 19.32 18.54 19.26 75.3M
Pfizer PFE 14.30 14.68 14.10 14.65 65.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 15.90 16.22 15.63 16.20 57.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 73.57 75.25 72.70 75.22 42.9M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 17.55 17.61 16.94 17.55 42.6M
AT&T Inc. T 24.17 24.41 23.52 24.29 40.5M
Coca-Cola KO 42.75 44.45 42.15 44.39 30.6M
Apple AAPL 95.83 99.75 95.83 99.27 29.2M
Comcast CMCSA 13.35 13.83 13.18 13.78 24.1M
Home Depot HD 21.70 22.06 21.15 21.98 23.5M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47.98 48.29 47.03 48.13 22.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 18.33 18.88 18.03 18.83 20.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 34.05 35.28 33.76 35.24 19.7M
Altria MO 16.47 16.58 16.17 16.55 19.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 45.48 46.34 44.60 46.20 18.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 29.78 29.90 28.97 29.86 18.4M
Procter & Gamble PG 50.93 51.40 49.95 51.28 18M
Chevron CVX 69.95 70.06 67.94 69.86 17.2M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 27.80 29.54 27.50 29.48 16.4M
Schlumberger SLB 41.89 42.05 40.77 41.97 15.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 56.92 57.85 56.08 57.78 14.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 55.28 56.13 54.56 56.13 14.1M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.53 22.55 21.78 22.52 13.3M
McDonald's MCD 56.79 57.05 55.63 56.96 12.8M
Alphabet GOOGL 353.16 363.62 351.48 363.05 11.1M
Merck MRK 29.23 29.43 28.53 29.34 10.9M
Pepsico PEP 50.51 52.17 50.00 52.00 10.4M
International Business Machines IBM 94.41 95.20 92.20 95.07 9.92M
Union Pacific UNP 44.74 45.04 41.61 43.35 9.7M
Visa V 54.28 56.60 53.10 56.40 8.71M
Amgen AMGN 57.51 58.46 57.10 58.41 8.7M
3M MMM 50.45 50.56 48.64 49.97 8.5M
Amazon AMZN 63.25 64.25 61.71 63.96 8.1M
Gilead Sciences GILD 49.56 50.50 49.10 50.50 7.02M
United Technologies UTX 46.60 47.01 45.41 46.91 6.38M
Boeing BA 39.58 39.99 38.58 39.86 6.03M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2885.00 2943.00 2838.00 2896.50 24K
Exchange Rates of February 12, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 90.960 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.243 CAD 1 CAD = 0.804 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.163 CHF 1 CHF = 0.860 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.836 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 117.010 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.902 GBP 1 GBP = 1.109 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.971 AUD 1 AUD = 0.507 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.599 CAD 1 CAD = 0.625 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.496 CHF 1 CHF = 0.669 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.795 CNY 1 CNY = 0.114 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.770 GBP 1 GBP = 1.298 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.684 AUD 1 AUD = 0.594 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.367 CAD 1 CAD = 0.732 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.279 CHF 1 CHF = 0.782 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.186 AUD 1 AUD = 0.457 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.774 CAD 1 CAD = 0.564 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.659 CHF 1 CHF = 0.603 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.739 CNY 1 CNY = 0.103 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.811 CAD 1 CAD = 1.233 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.758 CHF 1 CHF = 1.319 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.464 CNY 1 CNY = 0.224 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.935 CHF 1 CHF = 1.070 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.500 CNY 1 CNY = 0.182 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 5.878 CNY 1 CNY = 0.170 CHF

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