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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 15.76 15.80 15.56 15.66 65.4M
Microsoft MSFT 29.47 29.79 29.37 29.63 53M
Intel INTC 19.72 19.95 19.58 19.82 44M
Pfizer PFE 17.72 17.77 17.51 17.59 36.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 43.16 43.29 42.36 42.90 36.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 28.07 28.15 27.37 27.68 36.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.51 23.80 23.45 23.71 35.8M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 29.75 30.53 29.71 30.44 29.1M
Comcast CMCSA 15.35 15.50 15.18 15.43 26.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22.05 22.36 21.95 22.34 24.7M
AT&T Inc. T 26.30 26.50 26.11 26.25 19.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53.28 53.55 53.06 53.20 17.6M
Altria MO 19.07 19.30 19.00 19.26 14.6M
Merck MRK 33.30 33.50 33.00 33.10 14.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 72.05 73.16 71.73 72.47 14.5M
Home Depot HD 27.26 27.55 26.88 27.34 14.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 49.71 49.95 49.40 49.91 13.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 52.30 53.20 51.85 52.83 12.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 30.23 30.37 30.00 30.13 12.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.40 53.50 52.78 52.95 12.4M
Apple AAPL 202.87 204.83 202.07 204.45 12.3M
Procter & Gamble PG 61.30 61.85 61.04 61.61 11.8M
Coca-Cola KO 56.06 56.70 55.90 56.46 11.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61.09 61.58 61.04 61.43 9.95M
McDonald's MCD 62.23 63.80 62.17 63.58 9.69M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 23.12 23.47 23.09 23.18 9.67M
Schlumberger SLB 64.23 65.82 63.75 65.52 7.98M
Chevron CVX 77.30 78.51 77.25 77.26 7.9M
Amazon AMZN 131.16 132.99 129.75 132.97 7.38M
Pepsico PEP 61.63 62.13 61.35 61.94 6.41M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 28.88 29.35 28.85 29.08 6.27M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46.78 47.27 46.67 47.05 5.19M
Amgen AMGN 55.19 55.64 55.18 55.41 5.14M
International Business Machines IBM 126.41 127.80 126.27 127.03 4.98M
United Technologies UTX 66.86 68.25 66.66 67.99 4.95M
Boeing BA 49.98 50.94 49.72 50.68 3.55M
Visa V 79.93 80.19 78.75 80.00 3.42M
Alphabet GOOGL 569.29 572.51 566.61 572.05 3.33M
Union Pacific UNP 62.45 63.63 62.45 63.55 2.94M
3M MMM 77.22 77.88 76.72 77.32 2.42M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3412.00 3430.00 3397.00 3411.00 34.9K
Exchange Rates of November 13, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 89.660 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.052 CAD 1 CAD = 0.950 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.012 CHF 1 CHF = 0.988 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.827 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 133.640 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.894 GBP 1 GBP = 1.119 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.597 AUD 1 AUD = 0.626 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.568 CAD 1 CAD = 0.638 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.509 CHF 1 CHF = 0.663 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 10.180 CNY 1 CNY = 0.098 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.668 GBP 1 GBP = 1.497 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.195 AUD 1 AUD = 0.837 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.173 CAD 1 CAD = 0.853 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.129 CHF 1 CHF = 0.886 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.788 AUD 1 AUD = 0.559 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.755 CAD 1 CAD = 0.570 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.689 CHF 1 CHF = 0.592 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.981 CAD 1 CAD = 1.019 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.944 CHF 1 CHF = 1.059 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.370 CNY 1 CNY = 0.157 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.962 CHF 1 CHF = 1.040 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.491 CNY 1 CNY = 0.154 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.746 CNY 1 CNY = 0.148 CHF

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