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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC16.4116.8115.2716.80145M
General ElectricGE11.7511.7511.2011.68132M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM25.3526.2224.1726.1980.5M
IntelINTC13.8114.0013.4914.0076.4M
MicrosoftMSFT18.9719.3218.5419.2675.3M
PfizerPFE14.3014.6814.1014.6565.2M
Cisco SystemsCSCO15.9016.2215.6316.2057.6M
ExxonMobilXOM73.5775.2572.7075.2242.9M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17.5517.6116.9417.5542.6M
AT&T Inc.T24.1724.4123.5224.2940.5M
Coca-ColaKO42.7544.4542.1544.3930.6M
AppleAAPL95.8399.7595.8399.2729.2M
ComcastCMCSA13.3513.8313.1813.7824.1M
Home DepotHD21.7022.0621.1521.9823.5M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT47.9848.2947.0348.1322.4M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS18.3318.8818.0318.8320.4M
HP Inc.HPQ34.0535.2833.7635.2419.7M
AltriaMO16.4716.5816.1716.5519.6M
ConocoPhillipsCOP45.4846.3444.6046.2018.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ29.7829.9028.9729.8618.4M
Procter & GamblePG50.9351.4049.9551.2818M
ChevronCVX69.9570.0667.9469.8617.2M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH27.8029.5427.5029.4816.4M
SchlumbergerSLB41.8942.0540.7741.9715.1M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ56.9257.8556.0857.7814.4M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT55.2856.1354.5656.1314.1M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.5322.5521.7822.5213.3M
McDonald'sMCD56.7957.0555.6356.9612.8M
AlphabetGOOGL353.16363.62351.48363.0511.1M
MerckMRK29.2329.4328.5329.3410.9M
PepsicoPEP50.5152.1750.0052.0010.4M
International Business MachinesIBM94.4195.2092.2095.079.92M
Union PacificUNP44.7445.0441.6143.359.7M
VisaV54.2856.6053.1056.408.71M
AmgenAMGN57.5158.4657.1058.418.7M
3MMMM50.4550.5648.6449.978.5M
AmazonAMZN63.2564.2561.7163.968.1M
Gilead SciencesGILD49.5650.5049.1050.507.02M
United TechnologiesUTX46.6047.0145.4146.916.38M
BoeingBA39.5839.9938.5839.866.03M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B2885.002943.002838.002896.5024K
Exchange Rates of February 12, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 90.960 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.243 CAD1 CAD = 0.804 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.163 CHF1 CHF = 0.860 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.836 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 117.010 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.902 GBP1 GBP = 1.109 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.971 AUD1 AUD = 0.507 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.599 CAD1 CAD = 0.625 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.496 CHF1 CHF = 0.669 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8.795 CNY1 CNY = 0.114 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.770 GBP1 GBP = 1.298 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.684 AUD1 AUD = 0.594 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.367 CAD1 CAD = 0.732 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.279 CHF1 CHF = 0.782 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.186 AUD1 AUD = 0.457 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.774 CAD1 CAD = 0.564 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.659 CHF1 CHF = 0.603 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9.739 CNY1 CNY = 0.103 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.811 CAD1 CAD = 1.233 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.758 CHF1 CHF = 1.319 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.464 CNY1 CNY = 0.224 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.935 CHF1 CHF = 1.070 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.500 CNY1 CNY = 0.182 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 5.878 CNY1 CNY = 0.170 CHF

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