Financial news on October 12, 2009

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By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Advertising: American Renewal

General Electric is one of many advertisers who are trumpeting America's bright future in its new commercials. Read more..

None None - The New York Times

Fox’s Volley With Obama Intensifying

Attacking the news media is a time-honored White House tactic but the Obama administration has narrowed its sights to the Fox News Channel. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

From ‘Cabaret’ to Kanye, Songs of ‘Glee’ Are a Hit

Cast recordings from the show “Glee” accounted for 10 spots on the iTunes top 200 and four on the Billboard Hot 100. Read more..

By EDWARD WYATT - The New York Times

Is It a Day to Be Happy? Check the Index

A study of two years of anonymous data from Facebook attempts to say something profound based on the reports of daily life that social networkers share with their friends. Read more..

By NOAM COHEN - The New York Times

K.K.R.’s Numbers Compel Attention

A comparison with the Blackstone Group indicates Kohlberg Kravis Roberts may be a good bet when trading begins. Read more..

By LAUREN SILVA LAUGHLIN - The New York Times

Obama Becomes Japan’s English Teacher

A compilation of President Obama’s speeches has sold half a million copies in Japan, and publishers are trying to tap into the education market with new titles. Read more..

By MIKI TANIKAWA - International Herald Tribune

Special Issues a Bright Spot for Magazines

For magazines, print advertising is in poor shape right now, but special issues seem to be the one thing attracting ad dollars. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

Tax Evaders Face Choice: Pay or Pray

On Oct. 15, people with money in overseas banks must confess to the Internal Revenue Service and pay penalties or hope they will not be caught. Read more..

By LYNNLEY BROWNING - The New York Times

Xstrata Sells $465 Million Mine Stake to Barrick

Xstrata, the mining group, said Monday that it had agreed to sell its 70 percent interest in the El Morro copper-gold project in Chile for $465 million to Canada’s Barrick Gold. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 20,38 20,65 20,24 20,40 65.1M
Pfizer PFE 16,92 17,13 16,82 17,10 59.5M
General Electric GE 16,36 16,49 16,27 16,33 58.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 29,50 30,54 29,11 30,28 52.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24,07 24,22 23,62 23,78 32.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 20,73 20,92 20,60 20,72 32.4M
Microsoft MSFT 25,66 25,89 25,55 25,72 29.1M
AT&T Inc. T 25,74 25,83 25,53 25,60 26M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 46,37 46,42 45,35 46,08 24.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 29,21 29,25 28,75 29,00 17.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 50,03 50,21 49,47 49,61 16.4M
ExxonMobil XOM 69,51 70,50 69,44 70,13 16.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 50,08 50,08 50,08 50,08 15.2M
Comcast CMCSA 15,46 15,59 15,16 15,28 15.1M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 24,81 25,52 24,81 25,23 14M
Altria MO 18,20 18,29 18,08 18,12 13.5M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61,89 62,74 61,87 62,53 12.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 51,50 51,89 51,14 51,36 12.1M
Home Depot HD 27,10 27,44 27,01 27,04 11M
Merck MRK 32,72 32,99 32,50 32,86 10.9M
Apple AAPL 191,02 191,51 189,64 190,81 10.3M
McDonald's MCD 56,93 57,54 56,57 56,68 8.55M
HP Inc. HPQ 47,44 47,50 46,85 47,04 8.51M
Schlumberger SLB 63,51 64,67 63,41 64,22 8.25M
Coca-Cola KO 54,83 55,25 54,53 54,79 8.01M
Procter & Gamble PG 57,67 58,37 57,42 57,50 7.93M
International Business Machines IBM 125,44 127,10 125,20 127,04 7.73M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 28,71 29,15 28,49 28,64 6.96M
Chevron CVX 73,19 74,10 73,14 73,67 6.79M
Alphabet GOOGL 523,42 525,76 519,32 524,04 6.64M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22,85 22,85 22,64 22,70 6.46M
Pepsico PEP 60,43 61,36 60,25 60,92 6.18M
Amazon AMZN 96,17 96,25 93,07 93,60 5.59M
Amgen AMGN 60,03 60,40 59,35 59,51 5.48M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45,52 45,65 45,05 45,18 5.02M
Visa V 74,33 74,94 73,35 73,70 4.82M
Boeing BA 52,66 52,73 51,38 51,66 3.97M
United Technologies UTX 62,32 62,49 61,04 61,47 3.61M
Union Pacific UNP 59,89 60,69 59,19 59,61 2.78M
3M MMM 74,85 75,56 74,47 74,88 2.41M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3288,00 3298,00 3268,00 3280,00 21.6K
Exchange Rates of October 12, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 89,800 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,035 CAD 1 CAD = 0,967 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,027 CHF 1 CHF = 0,974 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,824 CNY 1 CNY = 0,147 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 132,700 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,935 GBP 1 GBP = 1,070 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,628 AUD 1 AUD = 0,614 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,529 CAD 1 CAD = 0,654 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,516 CHF 1 CHF = 0,659 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 10,082 CNY 1 CNY = 0,099 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,704 GBP 1 GBP = 1,420 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,227 AUD 1 AUD = 0,815 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,152 CAD 1 CAD = 0,868 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,143 CHF 1 CHF = 0,875 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,741 AUD 1 AUD = 0,574 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,635 CAD 1 CAD = 0,612 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,622 CHF 1 CHF = 0,617 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,769 CNY 1 CNY = 0,093 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,939 CAD 1 CAD = 1,066 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,931 CHF 1 CHF = 1,074 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,191 CNY 1 CNY = 0,162 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,992 CHF 1 CHF = 1,008 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,595 CNY 1 CNY = 0,152 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,644 CNY 1 CNY = 0,151 CHF

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