Financial news on September 12, 2008

Business and Financial news
France: Job Loss Figure Raised

The country lost more than twice as many jobs in the second quarter as initially reported as economic growth contracted for the first time in more than five years. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Shares Continue Decline as Lehman Looks for Buyer

As confidence in Lehman continued to drain away, the bank, one of the oldest names on Wall Street, continued to reach out to potential buyers, including Bank of America and Barclays. Read more..

By JENNY ANDERSON, ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and BEN WHITE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE27.7327.7426.3326.75155M
MicrosoftMSFT27.1427.7426.9427.6275.6M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC33.2634.5032.9734.2963.9M
IntelINTC19.8620.2119.5820.1661.1M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM40.8441.9640.1941.1751.4M
Cisco SystemsCSCO22.8723.5922.6123.4650.8M
PfizerPFE18.2918.7218.2018.6243.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL19.2219.6719.0419.6139.2M
ExxonMobilXOM75.5277.7075.5177.5028.6M
AppleAAPL150.91150.91146.50148.9428.3M
Home DepotHD29.1729.3228.5028.8025.7M
ComcastCMCSA21.5221.8821.1421.7124.2M
AT&T Inc.T31.3831.5730.6931.5423.4M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT62.7162.8761.5862.4119.1M
HP Inc.HPQ46.7547.1846.2946.9716.8M
ConocoPhillipsCOP72.3774.0671.8973.4315.9M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ34.7234.7334.0034.4915.8M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ71.0671.8770.3070.5915.1M
AltriaMO20.8321.1820.6421.1614.3M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT59.0059.3058.1259.0913.7M
Gilead SciencesGILD49.4249.7047.9648.1213.4M
ChevronCVX82.9084.4882.4784.2413.4M
AlphabetGOOGL430.21441.99429.00437.6612M
Procter & GamblePG72.3373.2572.3373.1511.4M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY21.7822.3021.6722.2411.2M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS32.7733.4532.6033.2611.2M
MerckMRK33.8134.2533.5433.8211M
SchlumbergerSLB87.0489.5087.0388.6810.6M
Coca-ColaKO53.8554.5553.5554.5010.2M
AmgenAMGN63.0663.4562.3162.879.51M
McDonald'sMCD64.1264.8763.5764.069.37M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH30.0030.0028.9129.617.19M
VisaV69.9371.6669.2571.657.06M
PepsicoPEP72.2273.2072.0673.156.93M
International Business MachinesIBM118.66119.28116.82118.976.64M
AmazonAMZN78.8179.6076.6278.306.48M
United TechnologiesUTX63.4164.9063.3564.465.85M
3MMMM69.8570.4869.2570.155.7M
Union PacificUNP78.0078.4176.0177.805.43M
BoeingBA62.3863.4261.7063.305.08M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3890.003992.003876.003980.0037.5K
Exchange Rates of September 12, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 107.920 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.060 CAD1 CAD = 0.944 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.131 CHF1 CHF = 0.885 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.838 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 153.500 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.793 GBP1 GBP = 1.261 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.719 AUD1 AUD = 0.582 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.507 CAD1 CAD = 0.663 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.608 CHF1 CHF = 0.622 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.721 CNY1 CNY = 0.103 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.516 GBP1 GBP = 1.938 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.124 AUD1 AUD = 0.890 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 0.982 CAD1 CAD = 1.019 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.047 CHF1 CHF = 0.955 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.176 AUD1 AUD = 0.459 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.901 CAD1 CAD = 0.526 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 2.028 CHF1 CHF = 0.493 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 12.255 CNY1 CNY = 0.082 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.873 CAD1 CAD = 1.146 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.931 CHF1 CHF = 1.074 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.638 CNY1 CNY = 0.177 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.066 CHF1 CHF = 0.938 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.453 CNY1 CNY = 0.155 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.048 CNY1 CNY = 0.165 CHF

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