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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 20,72 21,08 20,44 20,96 71.4M
General Electric GE 16,76 16,92 16,57 16,83 65.3M
Pfizer PFE 18,87 19,30 18,87 19,21 59.5M
Microsoft MSFT 30,26 30,52 30,01 30,35 51.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24,28 24,70 24,20 24,64 43.7M
AT&T Inc. T 27,00 27,10 26,53 26,64 42.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 43,55 44,53 42,87 44,25 39.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27,99 28,76 27,80 28,58 36.7M
Merck MRK 38,31 39,37 38,10 38,93 25.4M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 24,63 24,99 24,55 24,80 24.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 69,96 70,04 69,26 69,67 24.9M
Apple AAPL 207,87 210,93 204,10 210,65 21.6M
Verizon Communications VZ 31,95 32,04 31,66 31,87 17.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 61,04 61,79 60,91 61,52 17M
Comcast CMCSA 16,68 16,85 16,62 16,77 15.8M
Home Depot HD 28,00 28,25 28,00 28,13 15.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24,79 25,08 24,70 24,99 14.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 54,79 55,20 54,41 55,01 13.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64,54 65,23 64,54 64,97 13M
Alphabet GOOGL 576,49 588,38 573,90 587,09 13M
Altria MO 20,12 20,40 20,12 20,24 11.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 52,20 52,41 51,65 52,22 11.8M
Chevron CVX 80,27 80,41 79,09 79,80 10.8M
Amazon AMZN 127,90 129,71 125,75 129,11 10.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54,86 55,54 54,85 55,29 10.5M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30,89 31,37 30,87 31,29 9.62M
ConocoPhillips COP 52,21 52,96 51,98 52,76 9.47M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45,07 45,87 44,88 45,51 8.92M
Schlumberger SLB 69,71 71,08 68,22 70,85 8.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 31,99 32,55 31,68 32,54 8.8M
McDonald's MCD 62,86 63,29 62,56 62,59 8.62M
Coca-Cola KO 56,86 57,43 56,69 57,03 7.58M
Pepsico PEP 61,41 62,34 61,41 62,05 7.38M
International Business Machines IBM 130,39 131,12 129,16 130,23 6.46M
Amgen AMGN 56,35 56,75 55,96 56,53 5.06M
Boeing BA 60,61 61,70 60,35 61,16 4.95M
United Technologies UTX 71,82 72,66 71,79 72,56 4.88M
Union Pacific UNP 67,70 67,88 66,55 67,47 3.68M
Visa V 86,46 87,20 85,95 87,14 3.36M
3M MMM 84,11 84,11 83,20 83,78 3.1M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3311,00 3323,00 3299,50 3300,00 30.7K
Exchange Rates of January 13, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 91,370 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,030 CAD 1 CAD = 0,971 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,018 CHF 1 CHF = 0,982 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,831 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 132,570 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,891 GBP 1 GBP = 1,122 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,570 AUD 1 AUD = 0,637 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,495 CAD 1 CAD = 0,669 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,477 CHF 1 CHF = 0,677 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,912 CNY 1 CNY = 0,101 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,672 GBP 1 GBP = 1,488 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,183 AUD 1 AUD = 0,845 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,127 CAD 1 CAD = 0,887 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,114 CHF 1 CHF = 0,898 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,761 AUD 1 AUD = 0,568 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,677 CAD 1 CAD = 0,596 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,657 CHF 1 CHF = 0,603 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,952 CAD 1 CAD = 1,051 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,941 CHF 1 CHF = 1,063 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,313 CNY 1 CNY = 0,158 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,988 CHF 1 CHF = 1,012 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,627 CNY 1 CNY = 0,151 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,706 CNY 1 CNY = 0,149 CHF

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