Financial news on January 13, 2010

Business and Financial news
Airbus Criticizes Latest U.S. Air Force Specs for Refueling Tanker

The European plane maker and its U.S. partner, Northrop Grumman, have said they would withdraw from the competition if the rules are not revised. Read more..

By NICOLA CLARK - International Herald Tribune

Asian Stocks Mixed, Oil Drops

Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as investors held back ahead of a slew of earnings and oil tumbled below $82 a barrel, knocking commodity stocks. Read more..

By ASSOCIATED PRESS - International Herald Tribune

For Bankers, Saying ‘Sorry’ Has Its Perils

The art of admitting mistakes without accepting blame will be on display at a Congressional hearing Wednesday. Read more..

By ANDREW MARTIN and MICHELINE MAYNARD - The New York Times

Google Would Abandon a Lucrative Market

Twenty or so other companies that may also have been attacked, are now in the difficult position of deciding whether to follow Google. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

Hey Google, Anybody Home?

Owners of the Nexus One, Google’s phone, have found themselves at a loss when it comes to seeking help with problems. Read more..

By JENNA WORTHAM and MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

New Twist in Lawsuit Against Billionaire

The legal move prompted confusion as Patricia Cohen, who brought the case, said she did not want it to be dropped. Read more..

By JENNY ANDERSON - The New York Times

Nintendo Wii to Add Netflix Service for Streaming Video

The service, to start in the spring, is one more sign that game consoles are aiming to be a hub of entertainment in the living room. Read more..

By BRAD STONE - The New York Times

O’Brien Rejects NBC Shift: He’s Set to Say Good Night

After NBC said it intended to move his “Tonight Show” to a new time, Conan O’Brien said he would not agree to what he saw as a demotion for the institution of the show. Read more..

By BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Super Bowl Sales as Economic Indicator

A year after playing down their involvement, companies are promoting their Super Bowl spots. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

To Curb Loans, China Tells Banks to Increase Reserves

The move is another in a string of indicators that Beijing is concerned about speculation in the nation’s fast-growing economy. Read more..

By MICHAEL WINES - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC20,7221,0820,4420,9671.4M
General ElectricGE16,7616,9216,5716,8365.3M
PfizerPFE18,8719,3018,8719,2159.5M
MicrosoftMSFT30,2630,5230,0130,3551.9M
Cisco SystemsCSCO24,2824,7024,2024,6443.7M
AT&T Inc.T27,0027,1026,5326,6442.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM43,5544,5342,8744,2539.6M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC27,9928,7627,8028,5836.7M
MerckMRK38,3139,3738,1038,9325.4M
Oracle Corp.ORCL24,6324,9924,5524,8024.9M
ExxonMobilXOM69,9670,0469,2669,6724.9M
AppleAAPL207,87210,93204,10210,6521.6M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ31,9532,0431,6631,8717.1M
Procter & GamblePG61,0461,7960,9161,5217M
ComcastCMCSA16,6816,8516,6216,7715.8M
Home DepotHD28,0028,2528,0028,1315.6M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY24,7925,0824,7024,9914.4M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT54,7955,2054,4155,0113.3M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64,5465,2364,5464,9713M
AlphabetGOOGL576,49588,38573,90587,0913M
AltriaMO20,1220,4020,1220,2411.9M
HP Inc.HPQ52,2052,4151,6552,2211.8M
ChevronCVX80,2780,4179,0979,8010.8M
AmazonAMZN127,90129,71125,75129,1110.7M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54,8655,5454,8555,2910.5M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS30,8931,3730,8731,299.62M
ConocoPhillipsCOP52,2152,9651,9852,769.47M
Gilead SciencesGILD45,0745,8744,8845,518.92M
SchlumbergerSLB69,7171,0868,2270,858.8M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH31,9932,5531,6832,548.8M
McDonald'sMCD62,8663,2962,5662,598.62M
Coca-ColaKO56,8657,4356,6957,037.58M
PepsicoPEP61,4162,3461,4162,057.38M
International Business MachinesIBM130,39131,12129,16130,236.46M
AmgenAMGN56,3556,7555,9656,535.06M
BoeingBA60,6161,7060,3561,164.95M
United TechnologiesUTX71,8272,6671,7972,564.88M
Union PacificUNP67,7067,8866,5567,473.68M
VisaV86,4687,2085,9587,143.36M
3MMMM84,1184,1183,2083,783.1M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3311,003323,003299,503300,0030.7K
Exchange Rates of January 13, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 91,370 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,030 CAD1 CAD = 0,971 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,018 CHF1 CHF = 0,982 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,831 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 132,570 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,891 GBP1 GBP = 1,122 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,570 AUD1 AUD = 0,637 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,495 CAD1 CAD = 0,669 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,477 CHF1 CHF = 0,677 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,912 CNY1 CNY = 0,101 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,672 GBP1 GBP = 1,488 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,183 AUD1 AUD = 0,845 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,127 CAD1 CAD = 0,887 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,114 CHF1 CHF = 0,898 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,761 AUD1 AUD = 0,568 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,677 CAD1 CAD = 0,596 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,657 CHF1 CHF = 0,603 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,952 CAD1 CAD = 1,051 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,941 CHF1 CHF = 1,063 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6,313 CNY1 CNY = 0,158 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,988 CHF1 CHF = 1,012 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,627 CNY1 CNY = 0,151 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,706 CNY1 CNY = 0,149 CHF

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