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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC20,3820,6520,2420,4065.1M
PfizerPFE16,9217,1316,8217,1059.5M
General ElectricGE16,3616,4916,2716,3358.6M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC29,5030,5429,1130,2852.5M
Cisco SystemsCSCO24,0724,2223,6223,7832.8M
Oracle Corp.ORCL20,7320,9220,6020,7232.4M
MicrosoftMSFT25,6625,8925,5525,7229.1M
AT&T Inc.T25,7425,8325,5325,6026M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM46,3746,4245,3546,0824.2M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ29,2129,2528,7529,0017.7M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT50,0350,2149,4749,6116.4M
ExxonMobilXOM69,5170,5069,4470,1316.2M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT50,0850,0850,0850,0815.2M
ComcastCMCSA15,4615,5915,1615,2815.1M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH24,8125,5224,8125,2314M
AltriaMO18,2018,2918,0818,1213.5M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ61,8962,7461,8762,5312.7M
ConocoPhillipsCOP51,5051,8951,1451,3612.1M
Home DepotHD27,1027,4427,0127,0411M
MerckMRK32,7232,9932,5032,8610.9M
AppleAAPL191,02191,51189,64190,8110.3M
McDonald'sMCD56,9357,5456,5756,688.55M
HP Inc.HPQ47,4447,5046,8547,048.51M
SchlumbergerSLB63,5164,6763,4164,228.25M
Coca-ColaKO54,8355,2554,5354,798.01M
Procter & GamblePG57,6758,3757,4257,507.93M
International Business MachinesIBM125,44127,10125,20127,047.73M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS28,7129,1528,4928,646.96M
ChevronCVX73,1974,1073,1473,676.79M
AlphabetGOOGL523,42525,76519,32524,046.64M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22,8522,8522,6422,706.46M
PepsicoPEP60,4361,3660,2560,926.18M
AmazonAMZN96,1796,2593,0793,605.59M
AmgenAMGN60,0360,4059,3559,515.48M
Gilead SciencesGILD45,5245,6545,0545,185.02M
VisaV74,3374,9473,3573,704.82M
BoeingBA52,6652,7351,3851,663.97M
United TechnologiesUTX62,3262,4961,0461,473.61M
Union PacificUNP59,8960,6959,1959,612.78M
3MMMM74,8575,5674,4774,882.41M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3288,003298,003268,003280,0021.6K
Exchange Rates of October 12, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 89,800 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,035 CAD1 CAD = 0,967 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,027 CHF1 CHF = 0,974 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,824 CNY1 CNY = 0,147 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 132,700 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,935 GBP1 GBP = 1,070 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,628 AUD1 AUD = 0,614 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,529 CAD1 CAD = 0,654 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,516 CHF1 CHF = 0,659 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 10,082 CNY1 CNY = 0,099 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,704 GBP1 GBP = 1,420 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,227 AUD1 AUD = 0,815 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,152 CAD1 CAD = 0,868 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,143 CHF1 CHF = 0,875 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,741 AUD1 AUD = 0,574 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,635 CAD1 CAD = 0,612 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,622 CHF1 CHF = 0,617 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10,769 CNY1 CNY = 0,093 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,939 CAD1 CAD = 1,066 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,931 CHF1 CHF = 1,074 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6,191 CNY1 CNY = 0,162 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,992 CHF1 CHF = 1,008 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,595 CNY1 CNY = 0,152 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,644 CNY1 CNY = 0,151 CHF

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