Financial news on October 13, 2011

Business and Financial news
For ‘Reinvented’ Toyota Camry, Readiness Is All

Stuart Elliott Advertising column highlights Toyota Motor Sales USA's campaign for its 2012 Toyota Camry. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

In Response to Lawmaker, Buffett Claims 17.4% Tax Rate

Warren E Buffett responds to Rep Tim Huelskamp, who asked for Buffett to release his tax returns after Buffett called for higher taxes on wealthy individuals; he paid $6.9 million in federal income taxes in 2010, representing 17.4 percent of his $39.8 million in taxable income. Read more..

By REUTERS - The New York Times

Wal-Mart Sales Improve at Its Stores in the U.S.

Wal-Mart says sales at American stores open at least a year increased during last three months, reversing negative trend that began in 2009. Read more..

By ANDREW MARTIN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
JPMorgan ChaseJPM32.4532.4930.9231.6078.8M
IntelINTC23.0223.4622.9623.3951.3M
General ElectricGE16.2316.3116.0216.2246.1M
Cisco SystemsCSCO17.1717.4317.1717.4244.2M
MicrosoftMSFT26.7627.2026.6227.1843.8M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC26.5826.5825.6626.1241.6M
PfizerPFE18.7218.8618.5818.7630.6M
Oracle Corp.ORCL30.9631.3030.5731.1427.2M
AT&T Inc.T28.8329.1228.7029.1020M
ExxonMobilXOM76.2276.7975.8476.3719.5M
HP Inc.HPQ25.9225.9525.1425.6315.5M
AppleAAPL404.98408.43402.85408.4315.2M
ComcastCMCSA23.5323.6923.3023.5615M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ36.7337.0836.5737.0213.7M
MerckMRK32.4832.8732.2632.7013.6M
AlphabetGOOGL550.03559.00548.02558.9911.4M
ConocoPhillipsCOP66.2167.3166.0967.0411.1M
SchlumbergerSLB67.0067.5865.7467.2011M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT55.0455.3154.7255.0210.5M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT52.5352.5451.8252.1510.1M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY32.6132.9332.6132.769.97M
General MotorsGM23.3823.3822.5023.159.86M
AltriaMO27.6327.7427.4127.619.52M
Home DepotHD34.5234.7134.0534.418.94M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64.4564.4563.5764.237.78M
Procter & GamblePG64.5164.8063.9764.657.31M
PepsicoPEP62.1962.4962.0162.366.89M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS33.3933.7333.2733.556.84M
ChevronCVX96.6298.1096.2597.796.51M
Coca-ColaKO67.3167.5866.8967.406.45M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B74.3474.6273.3974.055.62M
AmgenAMGN56.4857.3156.4056.985.46M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH46.0246.6245.6746.535.03M
McDonald'sMCD88.3989.9488.2889.314.99M
AmazonAMZN237.00239.68235.23236.154.83M
United TechnologiesUTX74.8374.9272.3973.544.75M
Gilead SciencesGILD40.1240.7340.0640.644.66M
International Business MachinesIBM184.97187.50184.50186.824.4M
3MMMM78.2778.4076.6777.803.73M
Union PacificUNP91.1891.2089.3590.113.43M
VisaV90.5092.9390.4692.603.3M
BoeingBA63.7864.0963.0563.533.15M
Exchange Rates of October 13, 2011
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 76.860 JPY1 JPY = 0.013 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.021 CAD1 CAD = 0.980 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0.898 CHF1 CHF = 1.114 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.383 CNY1 CNY = 0.157 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 105.835 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.874 GBP1 GBP = 1.145 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.352 AUD1 AUD = 0.740 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.406 CAD1 CAD = 0.711 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.237 CHF1 CHF = 0.808 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8.792 CNY1 CNY = 0.114 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.825 GBP1 GBP = 1.212 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.276 AUD1 AUD = 0.783 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.328 CAD1 CAD = 0.753 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.168 CHF1 CHF = 0.856 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.547 AUD1 AUD = 0.646 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.609 CAD1 CAD = 0.622 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.415 CHF1 CHF = 0.707 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.036 CNY1 CNY = 0.100 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 1.040 CAD1 CAD = 0.962 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.915 CHF1 CHF = 1.093 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.503 CNY1 CNY = 0.154 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.879 CHF1 CHF = 1.137 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.251 CNY1 CNY = 0.160 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 7.107 CNY1 CNY = 0.141 CHF

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