Financial news on April 15, 2009

Business and Financial news
Day of Worry on Wall Street; Shares End Lower

Stocks fell sharply as two disappointing economic reports outweighed good earnings reports from Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson. Read more..

By JACK HEALY and DAVID JOLLY - The New York Times

Developers Struggle to Fill Manhattan Office Space

To attract prospective tenants to new or rehabbed buildings, landlords are tailoring their marketing efforts to today’s economic realities. Read more..

By TERRY PRISTIN - The New York Times

Harder-Edged Warnings About Britain’s Economy

Britain’s deteriorating public finances may require the government to seek International Monetary Fund aid. Read more..

By LANDON THOMAS Jr - The New York Times

Hospitals Merge Design and Building to Cut Costs

Using an architect and contractor from one company helps avoid turf battles and limits the scope and schedule of projects. Read more..

By ALISON GREGOR - The New York Times

Promising Test for Dendreon’s Prostate Cancer Drug

A prostate cancer drug developed by the biotechnology company Dendreon prolonged the lives of men in a decisive clinical trial, the company said. Read more..

By ANDREW POLLACK - The New York Times

U.S. Program Lends a Hand to Banks, Quietly

Some banks, including Goldman Sachs, are quietly holding on to a government subsidy that allows them to issue debt cheaply with the backing of the F.D.I.C. Read more..

By LOUISE STORY - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 15.36 15.68 15.11 15.62 153M
General Electric GE 11.49 11.95 11.14 11.83 120M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 17.97 19.63 17.60 19.55 119M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 30.62 32.97 30.27 32.56 108M
Microsoft MSFT 19.21 19.25 18.51 18.83 72.7M
Pfizer PFE 13.34 13.94 13.32 13.86 59M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 43.41 44.21 41.88 42.66 55.7M
Cisco Systems CSCO 17.75 18.00 17.34 17.56 51.9M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18.69 18.74 18.11 18.59 28.4M
AT&T Inc. T 25.33 25.67 25.25 25.45 26.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 67.59 68.50 67.23 68.14 24.5M
Comcast CMCSA 13.72 14.42 13.70 14.38 23.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 33.79 34.96 33.77 34.85 18.7M
Home Depot HD 25.22 25.75 25.10 25.67 17.5M
Altria MO 16.44 16.92 16.40 16.89 16.3M
Merck MRK 25.62 26.39 25.53 26.25 15.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 24.34 25.85 24.08 25.11 15.7M
ConocoPhillips COP 39.44 39.83 38.76 39.70 15.4M
Apple AAPL 117.20 118.25 115.76 117.64 14.7M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46.04 46.25 43.65 44.54 14.5M
Verizon Communications VZ 31.20 31.74 31.18 31.69 14.3M
Procter & Gamble PG 47.68 48.86 47.65 48.75 14.2M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 50.76 51.42 50.62 51.29 13M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 19.12 19.80 19.04 19.73 12.7M
McDonald's MCD 54.05 54.18 53.03 53.95 12.2M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 51.79 52.08 51.35 51.77 11.5M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 19.80 20.36 19.76 20.32 11.3M
Chevron CVX 66.43 66.95 65.59 66.70 11.2M
Schlumberger SLB 43.91 45.75 43.91 45.53 10.6M
Alphabet GOOGL 367.10 381.06 364.16 379.50 9.85M
Amazon AMZN 75.50 75.81 73.51 74.71 9.41M
Union Pacific UNP 46.60 48.33 45.89 46.59 8.64M
Amgen AMGN 47.51 48.00 47.13 47.62 8.37M
Coca-Cola KO 44.20 45.12 44.10 45.03 8.33M
International Business Machines IBM 98.23 99.06 96.44 98.85 8.16M
Visa V 58.03 59.28 57.25 59.11 7.42M
Pepsico PEP 50.24 52.10 50.24 52.04 6.73M
United Technologies UTX 45.40 47.20 45.31 46.76 6.06M
Boeing BA 36.63 38.04 36.61 37.57 5.45M
3M MMM 52.78 54.04 52.35 53.73 4.53M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2982.00 3019.00 2961.00 2983.00 14.7K
Exchange Rates of April 15, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 99.370 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.205 CAD 1 CAD = 0.830 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.144 CHF 1 CHF = 0.874 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.833 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 131.290 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.882 GBP 1 GBP = 1.134 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.816 AUD 1 AUD = 0.551 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.592 CAD 1 CAD = 0.628 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.511 CHF 1 CHF = 0.662 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.028 CNY 1 CNY = 0.111 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.671 GBP 1 GBP = 1.490 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.383 AUD 1 AUD = 0.723 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.212 CAD 1 CAD = 0.825 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.151 CHF 1 CHF = 0.869 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.058 AUD 1 AUD = 0.486 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.805 CAD 1 CAD = 0.554 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.713 CHF 1 CHF = 0.584 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.226 CNY 1 CNY = 0.098 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.877 CAD 1 CAD = 1.141 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.832 CHF 1 CHF = 1.202 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.969 CNY 1 CNY = 0.201 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.949 CHF 1 CHF = 1.054 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.671 CNY 1 CNY = 0.176 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 5.973 CNY 1 CNY = 0.167 CHF

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