Financial news on March 12, 2009

Business and Financial news
Google’s Free Phone Manager Could Threaten a Variety of Services

The new feature could take revenue from telephone companies, eBay and a string of technology start-up firms. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

Tax Havens Likely to Be Target of G-20 Nations

Nations like Switzerland and Luxembourg, long considered tax havens, are coming under increasing pressure by European officials to divulge more information on potential tax evaders. Read more..

By MATTHEW SALTMARSH - The New York Times

U.A.W. Deal With Ford Cuts Hourly Rate to $55

The automaker said that its new agreement with the union would eventually bring its labor costs in line with what foreign competitors pay their U.S. workers. Read more..

By NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

Untangling the Madoff Case

As Bernard Madoff enters his plea, many questions remain unanswered about his crimes. Diana B. Henriques analyzes the case. Read more..

Kassie Bracken - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 8.73 9.78 8.43 9.57 355M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 11.53 14.01 11.36 13.95 194M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 20.21 23.33 20.00 23.20 152M
Pfizer PFE 13.24 14.14 12.94 14.02 112M
Microsoft MSFT 17.01 17.04 16.48 17.01 93.7M
Intel INTC 14.22 14.60 13.88 14.52 84.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 15.00 15.51 14.77 15.51 49.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 66.01 67.49 65.72 67.15 40.4M
AT&T Inc. T 23.49 24.43 23.28 24.35 40M
Merck MRK 21.86 24.09 21.66 24.03 38.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 38.02 38.38 36.16 37.39 33.6M
Apple AAPL 92.97 96.58 92.00 96.35 27.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 15.35 15.68 15.08 15.63 27.4M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 44.36 47.28 44.10 46.65 27.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 47.87 49.12 47.32 48.94 25.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 28.50 29.45 28.06 29.34 24M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 19.48 20.87 19.33 20.78 23M
Verizon Communications VZ 27.44 28.16 27.30 28.14 22.5M
Gilead Sciences GILD 41.01 44.62 40.62 44.43 19.7M
Altria MO 16.07 16.39 15.83 16.30 19.5M
Home Depot HD 19.65 20.45 19.28 20.33 17.5M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 16.80 17.49 16.57 17.43 16.8M
Schlumberger SLB 38.67 40.01 37.33 39.96 16.6M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 47.72 49.32 47.33 49.00 16.3M
Chevron CVX 61.71 63.51 61.14 63.40 15.6M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 19.03 20.60 18.86 20.41 15.5M
McDonald's MCD 51.03 52.43 50.51 52.17 15.3M
Comcast CMCSA 12.31 12.98 12.12 12.92 14.8M
Procter & Gamble PG 44.89 45.90 44.52 45.78 13.7M
Coca-Cola KO 39.58 40.86 39.35 40.84 12.7M
International Business Machines IBM 88.59 90.60 87.49 90.40 11.8M
Amazon AMZN 68.35 69.87 67.25 69.58 11.3M
Visa V 51.30 54.09 50.27 54.09 10.8M
Amgen AMGN 47.42 50.64 47.17 50.27 10.5M
Alphabet GOOGL 317.54 325.00 313.65 323.53 10M
Pepsico PEP 47.28 48.41 47.07 48.29 8.26M
United Technologies UTX 40.50 41.99 40.00 41.80 7.69M
3M MMM 47.05 48.02 46.12 48.00 6.2M
Boeing BA 33.01 33.75 32.39 33.63 6.13M
Union Pacific UNP 36.41 37.57 35.54 37.27 5.3M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2720.00 2890.00 2625.00 2780.50 55.8K
Exchange Rates of March 12, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 97.600 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.278 CAD 1 CAD = 0.783 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.186 CHF 1 CHF = 0.843 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.838 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 126.000 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.926 GBP 1 GBP = 1.080 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.968 AUD 1 AUD = 0.508 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.649 CAD 1 CAD = 0.606 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.532 CHF 1 CHF = 0.653 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.836 CNY 1 CNY = 0.113 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.735 GBP 1 GBP = 1.360 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.562 AUD 1 AUD = 0.640 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.309 CAD 1 CAD = 0.764 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.216 CHF 1 CHF = 0.823 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.124 AUD 1 AUD = 0.471 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.781 CAD 1 CAD = 0.561 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.653 CHF 1 CHF = 0.605 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.521 CNY 1 CNY = 0.105 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.838 CAD 1 CAD = 1.193 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.778 CHF 1 CHF = 1.286 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.489 CNY 1 CNY = 0.223 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.928 CHF 1 CHF = 1.077 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.351 CNY 1 CNY = 0.187 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 5.767 CNY 1 CNY = 0.173 CHF

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