Financial news on November 12th, 2009

Business and Financial news
App of the Week: Tightening the Strands of Your Network

An app combines social-networking sites, texts, a phone log and local search services with your contacts so you can respond from one screen. Read more..

By ROY FURCHGOTT - The New York Times

China Data Show Economic Rebound Picking Up Steam

Industrial output and retail sales for October topped analysts’ expectations, underscoring the speed of the economic rebound, thanks to extensive government stimulus measures. Read more..

By BETTINA WASSENER - International Herald Tribune

Verizon: How Much Do You Charge Now?

Verizon’s cellphones are designed in such a way that you can almost never avoid getting $1.99 charge on the bill for its mobile Web services, even if you immediately cancel the action. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC19.7820.5019.6319.6877M
General ElectricGE15.8015.9415.6615.7565.7M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.7423.8423.1723.4063.8M
MicrosoftMSFT29.0129.4929.0029.3655.4M
PfizerPFE17.6017.8617.4817.6239.7M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC28.7828.9028.1128.2234.7M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM44.0844.6543.0043.3034.6M
ComcastCMCSA15.1515.4415.1015.3331.9M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT53.3753.7453.1153.2428.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.0122.1321.9422.0424.3M
HP Inc.HPQ49.6549.9649.5349.7022M
Home DepotHD27.3327.7927.1727.2418.7M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29.4029.4628.9029.0518.3M
AT&T Inc.T26.3626.6326.2026.2917M
ExxonMobilXOM72.6873.0571.7171.9016.6M
Procter & GamblePG62.1162.1261.2261.3014.2M
MerckMRK33.0433.4832.8632.9814.1M
ConocoPhillipsCOP53.0153.2251.9952.2213.7M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.6461.4360.6261.1513.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ30.3830.4330.0630.1613.3M
AppleAAPL203.14204.87201.43201.9913M
AltriaMO18.9719.1618.9519.0211.5M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53.3953.8053.0153.239.96M
ChevronCVX78.3278.6077.0777.428.6M
PepsicoPEP62.4962.7561.1061.278.47M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH29.4329.4328.6928.768.43M
AmgenAMGN55.2455.8154.8255.228.23M
Coca-ColaKO56.1156.3855.8555.947.6M
AmazonAMZN129.98132.15129.98130.537.21M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY23.2223.3923.0823.127.15M
McDonald'sMCD62.7262.8161.9962.176.42M
SchlumbergerSLB65.6766.3264.1864.606.04M
International Business MachinesIBM126.61127.65126.11126.265.35M
Gilead SciencesGILD47.3147.4446.7446.885.28M
United TechnologiesUTX67.1567.5766.5166.704.67M
AlphabetGOOGL569.56572.90565.50567.853.77M
Union PacificUNP63.2063.6862.2662.503.7M
BoeingBA50.6250.9250.0950.283.32M
VisaV80.6881.0979.3379.923.24M
3MMMM77.9178.1776.9577.212.45M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3404.003410.003373.503403.5028.3K
Exchange Rates of November 12th, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 90.380 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.056 CAD1 CAD = 0.947 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.017 CHF1 CHF = 0.983 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.826 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 134.170 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.895 GBP1 GBP = 1.117 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.607 AUD1 AUD = 0.622 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.568 CAD1 CAD = 0.638 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.510 CHF1 CHF = 0.662 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 10.133 CNY1 CNY = 0.099 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.667 GBP1 GBP = 1.499 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.197 AUD1 AUD = 0.835 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.168 CAD1 CAD = 0.857 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.126 CHF1 CHF = 0.888 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.795 AUD1 AUD = 0.557 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.751 CAD1 CAD = 0.571 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.687 CHF1 CHF = 0.593 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11.310 CNY1 CNY = 0.088 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.975 CAD1 CAD = 1.026 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.939 CHF1 CHF = 1.065 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.305 CNY1 CNY = 0.159 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.963 CHF1 CHF = 1.038 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.463 CNY1 CNY = 0.155 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.707 CNY1 CNY = 0.149 CHF

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