Financial news on February 15th, 2010

Business and Financial news
Anger Leads to Apology From Google About Buzz

The company is disabling Buzz’s much-criticized auto-follow feature, which had been intended to make it easy for people to start using the service. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

Approval of Airline Deal Puts Pressure on Europe

The U.S. said late Saturday that British Airways and American Airlines could work together to price international flights. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Charges in Web Video Bring Unusual Rebuttal From F.D.I.C.

The statement by the F.D.I.C. was not only an effort at rumor control and a nod to the power of online media but also a defense of the agency. Read more..

By SEWELL CHAN - The New York Times

Demand for Oil Set to Rise Anew

Chinese oil demand is once more growing fast, rebel militants are threatening to attack pipelines in Nigeria, and tensions are again rising in the Gulf. Read more..

By JAD MOUAWAD - International Herald Tribune

Despite Budgets, Some Newsrooms Persist in Costly Fight for Records

As journalism budgets continue to wither, some companies are taking aggressive action, but other smaller publications have had to let go of those efforts. Read more..

By TIM ARANGO - The New York Times

E.C.B. President Defends Measures on Greece

Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, said there was no doubt about the commitment of the Continent’s governments to aiding the beleaguered country. Read more..

By DAVID JOLLY - International Herald Tribune

Pinpointing Emissions at Their Source

Portable analyzers made by the Silicon Valley company Picarro take precise real-time measurements of carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases. Read more..

By TODD WOODY - International Herald Tribune

Exchange Rates of February 15th, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 90.000 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.049 CAD1 CAD = 0.953 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.078 CHF1 CHF = 0.928 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.834 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 122.350 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.868 GBP1 GBP = 1.152 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.530 AUD1 AUD = 0.654 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.426 CAD1 CAD = 0.701 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.465 CHF1 CHF = 0.683 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.296 CNY1 CNY = 0.108 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.709 GBP1 GBP = 1.410 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.250 AUD1 AUD = 0.800 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.165 CAD1 CAD = 0.858 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.197 CHF1 CHF = 0.835 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.762 AUD1 AUD = 0.568 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.643 CAD1 CAD = 0.609 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.687 CHF1 CHF = 0.593 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.697 CNY1 CNY = 0.093 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.932 CAD1 CAD = 1.073 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.957 CHF1 CHF = 1.045 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.076 CNY1 CNY = 0.165 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.027 CHF1 CHF = 0.974 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.517 CNY1 CNY = 0.153 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.343 CNY1 CNY = 0.158 CHF

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