Financial news on May 13, 2010

Business and Financial news
Banker Says Questioning Account Had Her Fired

A former private banker at JPMorgan Chase & Company has sued the bank, claiming that she was fired after alerting superiors to possibly questionable dealings by a top client. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Con-Way Gears Up for Share Sale

Con-way, the trucking company, on Wednesday said it will sell 4.3 million shares of common stock, The Associated Press reported. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Disney Sells a Franchise That Mothers Didn’t Like

The media investor Haim Saban has purchased the cartoon’s rights and announced plans to refurbish the show and broadcast it on Nickelodeon. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER and BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

E-Reader Applications for Today, and Beyond

Because the reading experience on book-reading apps is not significantly different, the hard choice comes down to differentiating how you select your books, and how you may one day like to use them. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

Estonia’s Adoption of Euro Advances, Despite Concerns From Central Bank

The European Commission said the country met the criteria, as the central bank issued a critical report. Read more..

By JACK EWING - The New York Times

MGM Gets Another Debt Reprieve

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer said that its lenders had agreed to let it skip interest and principal payments until July 14. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Prudential Poised to Price $21 Billion Offering

The British insurer is raising funds to finance its $35.5 billion takeover of American International Group’s Asian life insurance arm, AIA. Read more..

By CHRIS V. NICHOLSON - The New York Times

Under-Skin Defibrillators Seen Closer to Reality

A new device delivers a jolt through a sensor implanted under a patient’s skin, but not wired to a patient’s heart. Read more..

By BARRY MEIER - The New York Times

U.S. Clears a Test of Bioengineered Trees

The controversial test is meant to see if the eucalyptus trees can become a new source of wood, as well as material for biofuels. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

Weighing the Costs in Asian Trade Talks

Fears grow that lower tariffs on products from mainland China could hurt traditional industries in Taiwan. Read more..

By JONATHAN ADAMS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Cisco Systems CSCO 26.09 26.10 25.37 25.53 144M
Pfizer PFE 16.84 16.94 16.54 16.56 67.8M
General Electric GE 18.41 18.43 17.96 18.05 64.3M
Intel INTC 23.03 23.17 22.36 22.50 62.1M
Comcast CMCSA 18.24 18.26 17.61 17.76 58.1M
Microsoft MSFT 29.26 29.73 29.18 29.24 45.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41.44 41.60 40.78 40.81 35.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 33.50 33.83 33.08 33.08 33.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 64.87 65.27 64.32 64.74 26.8M
AT&T Inc. T 25.80 25.97 25.62 25.74 22.9M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 24.42 24.55 24.20 24.24 22.8M
Apple AAPL 263.22 265.00 256.40 258.36 21.4M
Home Depot HD 35.85 36.00 35.12 35.27 20.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 49.11 49.11 48.21 48.61 19.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 49.54 50.00 48.61 48.72 15.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 35.18 35.53 34.74 34.75 15.4M
Merck MRK 33.68 33.75 33.11 33.31 14.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 28.69 28.96 28.54 28.69 14.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 57.42 57.78 56.79 56.94 14M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.40 24.44 23.97 24.00 13.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 52.63 52.97 52.36 52.40 12.5M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.84 65.16 64.51 64.67 12.3M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.91 63.42 62.73 62.75 11.2M
Chevron CVX 79.80 80.06 78.75 78.92 10.8M
Altria MO 21.72 21.80 21.58 21.63 10.8M
International Business Machines IBM 130.93 133.10 130.85 131.48 10.5M
Schlumberger SLB 67.07 68.32 65.98 66.94 9.81M
Coca-Cola KO 53.95 54.00 53.45 53.49 9.66M
Gilead Sciences GILD 40.19 40.35 39.43 39.47 9.59M
Visa V 85.88 87.98 84.52 85.73 7.96M
Pepsico PEP 67.02 67.08 66.46 66.48 7.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 30.20 30.43 29.93 30.18 7.15M
Alphabet GOOGL 516.50 522.00 510.37 510.88 6.64M
Amazon AMZN 133.93 136.99 131.00 131.47 5.94M
McDonald's MCD 70.71 71.30 70.45 70.50 5.73M
United Technologies UTX 73.11 74.11 72.73 72.86 5.28M
Amgen AMGN 56.36 56.51 55.78 55.88 4.74M
Boeing BA 72.66 73.30 71.56 71.76 3.95M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 77.89 78.10 77.17 77.27 3.43M
3M MMM 86.06 87.00 85.42 85.59 3.31M
Union Pacific UNP 76.67 76.79 75.62 75.83 2.3M
Exchange Rates of May 13, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 92.680 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.022 CAD 1 CAD = 0.979 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.118 CHF 1 CHF = 0.894 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.829 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 116.050 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.858 GBP 1 GBP = 1.166 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.399 AUD 1 AUD = 0.715 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.279 CAD 1 CAD = 0.782 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.401 CHF 1 CHF = 0.714 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.550 CNY 1 CNY = 0.117 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.739 GBP 1 GBP = 1.353 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.205 AUD 1 AUD = 0.830 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.102 CAD 1 CAD = 0.908 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.207 CHF 1 CHF = 0.829 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.631 AUD 1 AUD = 0.613 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.491 CAD 1 CAD = 0.671 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.632 CHF 1 CHF = 0.613 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 9.952 CNY 1 CNY = 0.100 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.914 CAD 1 CAD = 1.094 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 1.001 CHF 1 CHF = 0.999 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.105 CNY 1 CNY = 0.164 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1.095 CHF 1 CHF = 0.914 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.682 CNY 1 CNY = 0.150 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.101 CNY 1 CNY = 0.164 CHF

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