Financial news on January 12, 2010

Business and Financial news
A Future That Doesn’t Guzzle

Automakers unveiled many hybrid gas-electric and battery-powered cars at the Detroit auto show, a sign of how much emphasis is being placed on the electrification of vehicles. Read more..

By BILL VLASIC and NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

E-Mail? Free. Internet? That’ll Cost You.

As Continental installs Wi-Fi on some aircraft, it will also offer Kiteline, a connection for e-mail but not for surfing of the Web, free. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

Investigating Wall Street Compensation

Louise Story of The Times discusses the backlash over big bonuses on Wall Street. Read more..

None None - The New York Times

Now, Electronics That Obey Hand Gestures

Devices will soon be sold that allow people to flip TV channels or move computer files with hand gestures. Read more..

By ASHLEE VANCE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC20.8720.9020.3820.6170M
MicrosoftMSFT30.1530.4029.9130.0765.9M
General ElectricGE16.5816.8416.5716.7764.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM43.9944.1542.9443.4947.1M
PfizerPFE18.8018.9918.6418.7741.3M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC28.4728.5527.5028.0839.8M
Cisco SystemsCSCO24.4424.5024.0824.2035.8M
ExxonMobilXOM69.7269.9969.5269.9531.5M
AT&T Inc.T26.8527.1126.7826.9626.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL24.5624.6124.3124.5626.2M
Home DepotHD28.1528.3527.8927.9823.1M
AppleAAPL209.19209.77206.42207.7221.2M
ComcastCMCSA16.7516.7516.4116.5118.1M
AltriaMO20.2120.2520.0320.1515.3M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT54.0054.7553.8654.7315.1M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS31.0231.1230.6830.8214.6M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31.7831.9231.6931.9114.4M
Procter & GamblePG60.7061.3660.5060.8913.5M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH32.7032.9131.5432.0513.1M
HP Inc.HPQ52.0352.5651.7951.9712.3M
ChevronCVX79.5280.4579.4780.4112.2M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25.0125.2024.7124.8111.9M
Coca-ColaKO56.0957.0056.0656.8811.6M
ConocoPhillipsCOP53.0053.0152.2852.4311.3M
AmgenAMGN57.1457.4254.8256.0311.3M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT55.3355.3355.3355.3310.9M
MerckMRK37.8237.9937.3237.5510.9M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64.1364.7264.0264.5610.8M
AlphabetGOOGL598.08598.16588.00590.489.7M
SchlumbergerSLB69.2070.7168.8069.599.41M
AmazonAMZN128.99129.82126.55127.359.1M
PepsicoPEP60.5261.6860.5061.559.08M
International Business MachinesIBM129.03131.33129.00130.518.08M
McDonald'sMCD62.0362.6662.0062.667.2M
Gilead SciencesGILD45.0045.0644.5344.956.98M
BoeingBA60.0761.2059.9160.435.27M
United TechnologiesUTX71.8071.9571.0671.744.67M
Union PacificUNP67.0067.5366.7667.393.32M
VisaV86.5887.0585.8586.343.21M
3MMMM83.5884.1883.3084.053.03M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3311.003327.003300.003300.0034.8K
Exchange Rates of January 12, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 90.980 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.038 CAD1 CAD = 0.963 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.018 CHF1 CHF = 0.982 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.827 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 131.820 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.896 GBP1 GBP = 1.116 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.575 AUD1 AUD = 0.635 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.505 CAD1 CAD = 0.665 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.476 CHF1 CHF = 0.678 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.896 CNY1 CNY = 0.101 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.680 GBP1 GBP = 1.472 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.194 AUD1 AUD = 0.838 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.141 CAD1 CAD = 0.876 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.119 CHF1 CHF = 0.893 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.757 AUD1 AUD = 0.569 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.679 CAD1 CAD = 0.596 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.646 CHF1 CHF = 0.608 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11.029 CNY1 CNY = 0.091 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.955 CAD1 CAD = 1.047 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.937 CHF1 CHF = 1.067 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.284 CNY1 CNY = 0.159 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.980 CHF1 CHF = 1.020 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.575 CNY1 CNY = 0.152 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.708 CNY1 CNY = 0.149 CHF

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