Financial news on November 13, 2009

Business and Financial news
After Bankruptcy, G.M. Struggles to Shed a Legendary Bureaucracy

G.M. will present its first postbankruptcy scorecard on Monday, when it reports third-quarter earnings and its cash reserves. Read more..

By BILL VLASIC - The New York Times

After Dobbs, CNN Makes a Bet on King

The network said that by choosing John King to fill its 7 p.m. slot, it was “doubling down” with its hard news strategy. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER and BILL CARTER - The New York Times

Birmingham Looks to Recapture Its Glorious Past

Birmingham, Britain's second city, is working on a rejuvenation plan that will add 50,000 homes over the next 20 years and open up the city center. Read more..

By RICHARD HOLLEDGE - International Herald Tribune

CNN Cuts Back on a Web Video Project

In pulling back from its experimental service, CNN.com Live, the channel laid off its four Web anchors. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Disney Posts Strong Profit Despite Weakness in Films

Disney reported an 18 percent increase in the fourth quarter, but the company is racing to overhaul a troubled movie studio. Read more..

By BROOKS BARNES - The New York Times

For Comcast’s Chief, Content Led the Way

At a dinner 12 years ago in Redmond, Wash., Brian L. Roberts challenged the richest man in the world to invest in his business — cable TV. Read more..

By TIM ARANGO and BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

G.E. to Sell Security Unit

The deal, valued at $1.82 billion, will help General Electric to part with what it considers noncore businesses. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

New York Times News Service to Cut Jobs and Relocate

The news service will be edited at a newspaper owned by The New York Times Company, which will also stop contributing to nonunion workers’ pensions. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Rebuilding Its Economy, Iraq Shuns U.S. Businesses

Baghdad’s first trade fair since the invasion six years ago attracted 396 companies, but only a few from the United States. Read more..

By ROD NORDLAND - The New York Times

Selling a Household Cleaning Product on Its ... Sex Appeal?

The makers of Pine-Sol are taking a page from perfume marketing to sell the fantasy of clean floors, mopped by a man. Read more..

By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE15.7615.8015.5615.6665.4M
MicrosoftMSFT29.4729.7929.3729.6353M
IntelINTC19.7219.9519.5819.8244M
PfizerPFE17.7217.7717.5117.5936.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM43.1643.2942.3642.9036.7M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC28.0728.1527.3727.6836.6M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.5123.8023.4523.7135.8M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS29.7530.5329.7130.4429.1M
ComcastCMCSA15.3515.5015.1815.4326.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.0522.3621.9522.3424.7M
AT&T Inc.T26.3026.5026.1126.2519.8M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT53.2853.5553.0653.2017.6M
AltriaMO19.0719.3019.0019.2614.6M
MerckMRK33.3033.5033.0033.1014.5M
ExxonMobilXOM72.0573.1671.7372.4714.5M
Home DepotHD27.2627.5526.8827.3414.2M
HP Inc.HPQ49.7149.9549.4049.9113.9M
ConocoPhillipsCOP52.3053.2051.8552.8312.8M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ30.2330.3730.0030.1312.6M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53.4053.5052.7852.9512.4M
AppleAAPL202.87204.83202.07204.4512.3M
Procter & GamblePG61.3061.8561.0461.6111.8M
Coca-ColaKO56.0656.7055.9056.4611.7M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ61.0961.5861.0461.439.95M
McDonald'sMCD62.2363.8062.1763.589.69M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY23.1223.4723.0923.189.67M
SchlumbergerSLB64.2365.8263.7565.527.98M
ChevronCVX77.3078.5177.2577.267.9M
AmazonAMZN131.16132.99129.75132.977.38M
PepsicoPEP61.6362.1361.3561.946.41M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH28.8829.3528.8529.086.27M
Gilead SciencesGILD46.7847.2746.6747.055.19M
AmgenAMGN55.1955.6455.1855.415.14M
International Business MachinesIBM126.41127.80126.27127.034.98M
United TechnologiesUTX66.8668.2566.6667.994.95M
BoeingBA49.9850.9449.7250.683.55M
VisaV79.9380.1978.7580.003.42M
AlphabetGOOGL569.29572.51566.61572.053.33M
Union PacificUNP62.4563.6362.4563.552.94M
3MMMM77.2277.8876.7277.322.42M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3412.003430.003397.003411.0034.9K
Exchange Rates of November 13, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 89.660 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.052 CAD1 CAD = 0.950 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.012 CHF1 CHF = 0.988 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.827 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 133.640 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.894 GBP1 GBP = 1.119 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.597 AUD1 AUD = 0.626 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.568 CAD1 CAD = 0.638 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.509 CHF1 CHF = 0.663 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 10.180 CNY1 CNY = 0.098 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.668 GBP1 GBP = 1.497 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.195 AUD1 AUD = 0.837 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.173 CAD1 CAD = 0.853 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.129 CHF1 CHF = 0.886 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.788 AUD1 AUD = 0.559 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.755 CAD1 CAD = 0.570 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.689 CHF1 CHF = 0.592 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.981 CAD1 CAD = 1.019 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.944 CHF1 CHF = 1.059 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.370 CNY1 CNY = 0.157 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.962 CHF1 CHF = 1.040 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.491 CNY1 CNY = 0.154 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.746 CNY1 CNY = 0.148 CHF

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