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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
JPMorgan Chase JPM 32,45 32,49 30,92 31,60 78.8M
Intel INTC 23,02 23,46 22,96 23,39 51.3M
General Electric GE 16,23 16,31 16,02 16,22 46.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 17,17 17,43 17,17 17,42 44.2M
Microsoft MSFT 26,76 27,20 26,62 27,18 43.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 26,58 26,58 25,66 26,12 41.6M
Pfizer PFE 18,72 18,86 18,58 18,76 30.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 30,96 31,30 30,57 31,14 27.2M
AT&T Inc. T 28,83 29,12 28,70 29,10 20M
ExxonMobil XOM 76,22 76,79 75,84 76,37 19.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 25,92 25,95 25,14 25,63 15.5M
Apple AAPL 404,98 408,43 402,85 408,43 15.2M
Comcast CMCSA 23,53 23,69 23,30 23,56 15M
Verizon Communications VZ 36,73 37,08 36,57 37,02 13.7M
Merck MRK 32,48 32,87 32,26 32,70 13.6M
Alphabet GOOGL 550,03 559,00 548,02 558,99 11.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 66,21 67,31 66,09 67,04 11.1M
Schlumberger SLB 67,00 67,58 65,74 67,20 11M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 55,04 55,31 54,72 55,02 10.5M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 52,53 52,54 51,82 52,15 10.1M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 32,61 32,93 32,61 32,76 9.97M
General Motors GM 23,38 23,38 22,50 23,15 9.86M
Altria MO 27,63 27,74 27,41 27,61 9.52M
Home Depot HD 34,52 34,71 34,05 34,41 8.94M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64,45 64,45 63,57 64,23 7.78M
Procter & Gamble PG 64,51 64,80 63,97 64,65 7.31M
Pepsico PEP 62,19 62,49 62,01 62,36 6.89M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33,39 33,73 33,27 33,55 6.84M
Chevron CVX 96,62 98,10 96,25 97,79 6.51M
Coca-Cola KO 67,31 67,58 66,89 67,40 6.45M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 74,34 74,62 73,39 74,05 5.62M
Amgen AMGN 56,48 57,31 56,40 56,98 5.46M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 46,02 46,62 45,67 46,53 5.03M
McDonald's MCD 88,39 89,94 88,28 89,31 4.99M
Amazon AMZN 237,00 239,68 235,23 236,15 4.83M
United Technologies UTX 74,83 74,92 72,39 73,54 4.75M
Gilead Sciences GILD 40,12 40,73 40,06 40,64 4.66M
International Business Machines IBM 184,97 187,50 184,50 186,82 4.4M
3M MMM 78,27 78,40 76,67 77,80 3.73M
Union Pacific UNP 91,18 91,20 89,35 90,11 3.43M
Visa V 90,50 92,93 90,46 92,60 3.3M
Boeing BA 63,78 64,09 63,05 63,53 3.15M
Exchange Rates of October 13, 2011
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 76,860 JPY 1 JPY = 0,013 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,021 CAD 1 CAD = 0,980 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0,898 CHF 1 CHF = 1,114 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,383 CNY 1 CNY = 0,157 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 105,835 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,874 GBP 1 GBP = 1,145 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,352 AUD 1 AUD = 0,740 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,406 CAD 1 CAD = 0,711 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,237 CHF 1 CHF = 0,808 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8,792 CNY 1 CNY = 0,114 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,825 GBP 1 GBP = 1,212 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,276 AUD 1 AUD = 0,783 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,328 CAD 1 CAD = 0,753 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,168 CHF 1 CHF = 0,856 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,547 AUD 1 AUD = 0,646 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,609 CAD 1 CAD = 0,622 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,415 CHF 1 CHF = 0,707 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,036 CNY 1 CNY = 0,100 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1,040 CAD 1 CAD = 0,962 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,915 CHF 1 CHF = 1,093 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,503 CNY 1 CNY = 0,154 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,879 CHF 1 CHF = 1,137 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,251 CNY 1 CNY = 0,160 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 7,107 CNY 1 CNY = 0,141 CHF

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