Financial news on January 14, 2010

Business and Financial news
Baidu’s Gain from Departure Could Be China’s Loss

Some analysts say a lack of strong competition could slow the overall development of the Internet in China. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA - The New York Times

The Fine Print Behind Google's Nexus One

Google was not at all prepared for its moment to become a hardware company overnight. You call HTC for hardware questions, Google for software questions, T-Mobile for cell-service questions. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Tough Confirmation for E.U.’s Ex-Antitrust Chief

Despite major antitrust victories, Neelie Kroes will have to prove her consumer-friendliness if she wants to become commissioner for the bloc’s digital agenda. Read more..

By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN - International Herald Tribune

Voices That Dominate Wall Street Take a Meeker Tone on Capitol Hill

Tensions flared as commission members retraced the events leading to the near-collapse of the financial system in 2008. Read more..

By SEWELL CHAN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 21,11 21,55 21,05 21,48 151M
Microsoft MSFT 30,31 31,10 30,26 30,96 63.2M
General Electric GE 16,79 16,87 16,68 16,70 57.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24,58 25,08 24,52 24,95 52.3M
Pfizer PFE 19,20 19,50 19,13 19,38 47.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 25,13 25,58 25,05 25,34 44.7M
AT&T Inc. T 26,64 26,85 26,08 26,19 42.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 44,20 44,79 44,10 44,69 37.9M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 28,50 29,21 28,50 28,99 31.5M
Verizon Communications VZ 31,82 31,87 31,20 31,22 23.1M
Merck MRK 39,24 40,12 39,10 39,99 22M
ExxonMobil XOM 69,54 69,74 69,35 69,68 18.6M
Comcast CMCSA 16,82 16,83 16,61 16,67 17.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 52,23 52,94 52,13 52,51 16.1M
Apple AAPL 210,11 210,46 209,02 209,43 15.5M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 54,73 54,84 54,16 54,21 13.8M
Home Depot HD 28,12 28,44 28,12 28,30 13.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25,02 25,11 24,88 25,05 11.4M
Amazon AMZN 129,14 130,38 126,40 127,35 9.77M
Altria MO 20,23 20,45 20,16 20,38 9.62M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 31,13 31,18 30,96 31,02 9.24M
Procter & Gamble PG 61,42 61,74 61,38 61,58 9.14M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 55,22 55,62 55,00 55,35 8.98M
ConocoPhillips COP 52,66 53,15 52,50 52,98 8.84M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 32,68 33,33 32,33 33,32 8.82M
Alphabet GOOGL 583,90 594,20 582,81 589,85 8.47M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45,90 45,99 45,20 45,46 8.44M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 65,20 65,27 64,75 65,10 7.9M
Schlumberger SLB 70,11 71,83 70,11 71,29 7.21M
Pepsico PEP 62,02 62,92 61,76 62,80 7.21M
International Business Machines IBM 130,55 132,71 129,91 132,31 7.11M
McDonald's MCD 62,56 62,73 62,09 62,65 7.1M
Chevron CVX 79,63 79,80 79,15 79,55 6.72M
Coca-Cola KO 57,04 57,25 56,77 57,13 6.2M
Amgen AMGN 56,35 56,53 55,91 56,16 4.67M
Visa V 86,97 87,53 86,50 87,44 4.59M
United Technologies UTX 72,24 72,85 72,12 72,81 3.55M
Union Pacific UNP 67,12 67,63 65,95 66,38 3.08M
Boeing BA 61,03 61,62 60,78 61,56 3M
3M MMM 83,74 83,93 83,42 83,50 2.63M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3310,00 3310,00 3292,50 3298,00 26.5K
Exchange Rates of January 14, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 91,160 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,023 CAD 1 CAD = 0,978 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,018 CHF 1 CHF = 0,982 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,828 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 132,200 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,888 GBP 1 GBP = 1,127 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,556 AUD 1 AUD = 0,643 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,484 CAD 1 CAD = 0,674 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,477 CHF 1 CHF = 0,677 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,901 CNY 1 CNY = 0,101 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,671 GBP 1 GBP = 1,490 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,176 AUD 1 AUD = 0,850 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,122 CAD 1 CAD = 0,892 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,117 CHF 1 CHF = 0,896 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,753 AUD 1 AUD = 0,571 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,671 CAD 1 CAD = 0,598 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,664 CHF 1 CHF = 0,601 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,953 CAD 1 CAD = 1,049 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,949 CHF 1 CHF = 1,054 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,365 CNY 1 CNY = 0,157 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,995 CHF 1 CHF = 1,005 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,674 CNY 1 CNY = 0,150 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,703 CNY 1 CNY = 0,149 CHF

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