Financial news on December 13, 2011

Business and Financial news
After a Fainting Spell, Learning to Fly Again

Joan Raymond Frequent Flier column; event producer and design firm operator Jes Gordon discusses how she bounced back after an emergency airplane landing. Read more..

By JES GORDON - The New York Times

Cameron's Defense May End Up Hurting the City

In his failed quest for special treatment on financial regulation, the prime minister has taken Britain out of the room where decisions on the future of Europe will be shaped. Read more..

By PAUL TAYLOR | REUTERS - International Herald Tribune

Google Acquisition of Motorola Delayed in Europe

European antitrust regulators suspend their investigation into Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, delaying deal, until Google provides additional documents. Read more..

By JAMES KANTER - The New York Times

Morning Take-Out

Highlights from the DealBook newsletter. Read more..

By WILLIAM ALDEN - The New York Times

On a Long Train Trip, Rare Pleasures Return

Joe Sharkey On The Road column on the pleasures of train travel, even for business; says it is a reminder of how civilized airline travel once was. Read more..

By JOE SHARKEY - The New York Times

Pondering a Dire Day: Leaving the Euro

Legal and financial experts are examining in detail what would happen if Greece abandoned the euro and returned to the drachma; danger that Greece, or another deeply damaged European nation, could leave the euro zone can no longer be ruled out; leaders agree to adopt strict fiscal rules on countries using the universal currency to avoid such an event; Read more..

By LANDON THOMAS Jr - The New York Times

Reviewing Jerry Sandusky

Jerry Sandusky’s autobiography is no longer available from Amazon, but that is not stopping would-be reviewers, who are piling on with sarcastic reviews. Read more..

By DAVID STREITFELD - The New York Times

The Facebook Resisters

Facebook, which is preparing for a public offering, has more than 800 million active users around the world. But some people, even on the younger end of the age spectrum, just refuse to participate. Read more..

By JENNA WORTHAM - The New York Times

Today’s Scuttlebot: Ugly Apps and a Steve Jobs Statue

The tech reporters and editors of The New York Times are always searching for interesting items on the Web. Here’s what they found on Tuesday: a statue for Steve Jobs, DIY gifts and the economics of video games explained. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Walk Through Earthquake Rubble Online

Google has placed views of earthquake and tsunami damage in its maps of Japan. You’ll see the idyllic countryside change dramatically, becoming cluttered with mountains of rubble and debris as you get closer to the ocean, says one of the Google executives managing the project. Read more..

By HIROKO TABUCHI - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 24,05 24,06 23,42 23,56 78.5M
General Electric GE 16,56 16,72 16,30 16,42 73.9M
Pfizer PFE 20,57 20,96 20,51 20,76 69.3M
Microsoft MSFT 25,75 26,10 25,65 25,76 54.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 32,37 32,63 30,87 31,29 49.5M
Cisco Systems CSCO 18,57 18,85 18,34 18,47 48M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 26,55 26,58 25,47 25,79 31.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 31,69 31,90 30,60 30,83 25.3M
AT&T Inc. T 29,06 29,25 28,95 29,04 21.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 80,61 81,81 80,14 80,53 21.9M
Merck MRK 35,22 35,36 34,86 34,99 18.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 27,41 27,85 26,65 26,80 18.2M
Comcast CMCSA 23,52 23,68 23,08 23,19 18.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64,08 64,08 63,14 63,36 14.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54,35 54,84 54,17 54,35 13.8M
Altria MO 28,92 29,25 28,82 28,99 13M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 36,69 37,12 36,18 36,33 12.7M
General Motors GM 20,96 21,00 19,95 20,11 12.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 70,94 71,65 69,56 69,85 12.2M
Apple AAPL 393,00 395,40 387,10 388,81 12.1M
Verizon Communications VZ 38,46 38,59 38,14 38,26 11.9M
Home Depot HD 40,22 40,25 39,36 39,51 11.4M
Procter & Gamble PG 64,54 65,33 64,40 64,73 11.1M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 58,13 58,35 57,42 57,60 11M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 33,31 33,68 33,27 33,53 10.7M
Schlumberger SLB 72,58 73,76 70,01 70,41 9.91M
Amazon AMZN 188,56 189,68 178,50 180,51 9.3M
Chevron CVX 104,22 105,89 103,10 103,62 8.99M
Alphabet GOOGL 628,76 636,56 622,85 625,63 8.05M
Gilead Sciences GILD 38,75 39,23 38,52 38,59 7.93M
Boeing BA 71,67 72,65 70,62 70,90 7.56M
Coca-Cola KO 67,09 67,27 66,29 66,48 7.14M
McDonald's MCD 98,74 98,95 97,76 98,00 6.86M
Amgen AMGN 57,70 58,38 57,31 57,43 6.84M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 76,56 76,90 75,02 75,86 6.74M
United Technologies UTX 75,01 75,96 73,75 74,20 5.4M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 48,44 49,30 47,70 47,93 5.27M
International Business Machines IBM 193,46 194,30 190,64 191,15 5.01M
Pepsico PEP 64,95 65,24 64,14 64,28 4.95M
3M MMM 81,00 81,22 78,91 79,41 3.98M
Visa V 97,44 97,54 95,53 95,91 3.39M
Union Pacific UNP 101,83 103,00 99,56 100,19 3.03M
Exchange Rates of December 13, 2011
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 77,990 JPY 1 JPY = 0,013 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,034 CAD 1 CAD = 0,967 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,946 CHF 1 CHF = 1,058 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,366 CNY 1 CNY = 0,157 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 101,650 JPY 1 JPY = 0,010 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,842 GBP 1 GBP = 1,188 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,301 AUD 1 AUD = 0,769 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,348 CAD 1 CAD = 0,742 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,232 CHF 1 CHF = 0,811 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8,291 CNY 1 CNY = 0,121 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,828 GBP 1 GBP = 1,208 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,279 AUD 1 AUD = 0,782 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,325 CAD 1 CAD = 0,755 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,212 CHF 1 CHF = 0,825 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,545 AUD 1 AUD = 0,647 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,601 CAD 1 CAD = 0,625 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,464 CHF 1 CHF = 0,683 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9,848 CNY 1 CNY = 0,102 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1,036 CAD 1 CAD = 0,966 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,947 CHF 1 CHF = 1,056 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,372 CNY 1 CNY = 0,157 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,914 CHF 1 CHF = 1,094 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,154 CNY 1 CNY = 0,163 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,727 CNY 1 CNY = 0,149 CHF

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