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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 27,73 27,74 26,33 26,75 155M
Microsoft MSFT 27,14 27,74 26,94 27,62 75.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 33,26 34,50 32,97 34,29 63.9M
Intel INTC 19,86 20,21 19,58 20,16 61.1M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 40,84 41,96 40,19 41,17 51.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 22,87 23,59 22,61 23,46 50.8M
Pfizer PFE 18,29 18,72 18,20 18,62 43.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19,22 19,67 19,04 19,61 39.2M
ExxonMobil XOM 75,52 77,70 75,51 77,50 28.6M
Apple AAPL 150,91 150,91 146,50 148,94 28.3M
Home Depot HD 29,17 29,32 28,50 28,80 25.7M
Comcast CMCSA 21,52 21,88 21,14 21,71 24.2M
AT&T Inc. T 31,38 31,57 30,69 31,54 23.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 62,71 62,87 61,58 62,41 19.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 46,75 47,18 46,29 46,97 16.8M
ConocoPhillips COP 72,37 74,06 71,89 73,43 15.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 34,72 34,73 34,00 34,49 15.8M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 71,06 71,87 70,30 70,59 15.1M
Altria MO 20,83 21,18 20,64 21,16 14.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 59,00 59,30 58,12 59,09 13.7M
Gilead Sciences GILD 49,42 49,70 47,96 48,12 13.4M
Chevron CVX 82,90 84,48 82,47 84,24 13.4M
Alphabet GOOGL 430,21 441,99 429,00 437,66 12M
Procter & Gamble PG 72,33 73,25 72,33 73,15 11.4M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21,78 22,30 21,67 22,24 11.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 32,77 33,45 32,60 33,26 11.2M
Merck MRK 33,81 34,25 33,54 33,82 11M
Schlumberger SLB 87,04 89,50 87,03 88,68 10.6M
Coca-Cola KO 53,85 54,55 53,55 54,50 10.2M
Amgen AMGN 63,06 63,45 62,31 62,87 9.51M
McDonald's MCD 64,12 64,87 63,57 64,06 9.37M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 30,00 30,00 28,91 29,61 7.19M
Visa V 69,93 71,66 69,25 71,65 7.06M
Pepsico PEP 72,22 73,20 72,06 73,15 6.93M
International Business Machines IBM 118,66 119,28 116,82 118,97 6.64M
Amazon AMZN 78,81 79,60 76,62 78,30 6.48M
United Technologies UTX 63,41 64,90 63,35 64,46 5.85M
3M MMM 69,85 70,48 69,25 70,15 5.7M
Union Pacific UNP 78,00 78,41 76,01 77,80 5.43M
Boeing BA 62,38 63,42 61,70 63,30 5.08M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3890,00 3992,00 3876,00 3980,00 37.5K
Exchange Rates of September 12, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 107,920 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,060 CAD 1 CAD = 0,944 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,131 CHF 1 CHF = 0,885 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,838 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 153,500 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,793 GBP 1 GBP = 1,261 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,719 AUD 1 AUD = 0,582 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,507 CAD 1 CAD = 0,663 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,608 CHF 1 CHF = 0,622 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,721 CNY 1 CNY = 0,103 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,516 GBP 1 GBP = 1,938 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,124 AUD 1 AUD = 0,890 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 0,982 CAD 1 CAD = 1,019 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,047 CHF 1 CHF = 0,955 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2,176 AUD 1 AUD = 0,459 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,901 CAD 1 CAD = 0,526 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2,028 CHF 1 CHF = 0,493 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 12,255 CNY 1 CNY = 0,082 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,873 CAD 1 CAD = 1,146 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,931 CHF 1 CHF = 1,074 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,638 CNY 1 CNY = 0,177 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,066 CHF 1 CHF = 0,938 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,453 CNY 1 CNY = 0,155 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,048 CNY 1 CNY = 0,165 CHF

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