Financial news on January 15, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Digital Camera for Those Who Like Instant Gratification

The $200 PoGo Instant Digital Camera from Polaroid has a built-in printer that lets you capture and immediately print 2-by-3-inch images. Read more..

By RIK FAIRLIE - The New York Times

Buyers for a Citigroup Fire Sale Have Probably Been Singed, Too

Citigroup wants to sell unprofitable businesses and troublesome assets, but investors wonder whether other companies will have the will or the means to buy them. Read more..

By ERIC DASH - The New York Times

Forget the Cigarette Lighter Adapter. Now You Can Dock Your iPod in the Car Radio.

Fusion Electronics has created an AM-FM car stereo, the CA-IP500, that also is an internal dock for your iPod. Read more..

By AZADEH ENSHA - The New York Times

Gannett to Furlough Workers for Week

The nation’s largest newspaper publisher said that it will force thousands of workers to take a week off without pay. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Geithner’s Mistake on Tax Is Common, Experts Say

Timothy F. Geithner and his accountant appear to have made an honest mistake concerning a confusing part of tax law, according to several tax experts. Read more..

By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD - The New York Times

Judge Allows Madoff to Remain Free on Bail

A federal court upheld a lower court ruling and refused to send the disgraced financier Bernard L. Madoff to jail. Read more..

By DIANA B. HENRIQUES - The New York Times

Lilly Said to Be Near $1.4 Billion U.S. Settlement

The sum would settle criminal and civil charges that Lilly illegally marketed Zyprexa for unauthorized uses. Read more..

By GARDINER HARRIS and ALEX BERENSON - The New York Times

The Web Brings Together Cellphone Users Searching for Signals

Coverage maps and reviews from users can be useful in choosing a carrier. Read more..

By BOB TEDESCHI - The New York Times

This Is a Special Keepsake Inauguration Column

As Barack Obama prepares to be sworn in, the hoopla among marketers is reaching new heights with a round of products and advertisements pegged to the inauguration. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Twittering Tips for Beginners

I’m still dubious about Twitter’s prospects for becoming a tool for ordinary people. But one thing’s for sure: The whole thing would be a lot more palatable if somebody would explain the basics. Read more..

By DAVID POGUE - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC22.9923.0219.0320.16179M
General ElectricGE14.0814.1413.2513.77140M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM26.5627.0523.7624.34137M
MicrosoftMSFT19.0919.3018.5219.2496.2M
PfizerPFE17.2217.3916.5217.3980.7M
IntelINTC13.0113.4512.7113.2973.2M
AppleAAPL80.5684.1280.0583.3865.4M
Cisco SystemsCSCO15.6215.9515.1915.8161.8M
ExxonMobilXOM74.7076.7074.0176.6655.6M
Oracle Corp.ORCL16.3316.6815.8716.5345.1M
AT&T Inc.T25.2825.3423.9025.1243.2M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ30.1330.2828.5829.9032.1M
ConocoPhillipsCOP48.9649.0946.1648.4630.5M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT51.5651.8450.3351.3528.1M
AltriaMO16.2316.5016.0516.3727.7M
Home DepotHD21.9223.3121.6622.8126M
HP Inc.HPQ35.4936.1134.9635.7523.7M
ComcastCMCSA14.7015.2814.2515.0121.5M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT49.5049.6148.1749.2221.3M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ58.0958.2056.0157.6220.4M
ChevronCVX69.7071.2568.2570.7719.3M
Procter & GamblePG57.1957.4856.5557.4618.8M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS20.8021.6119.9521.3618.2M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.1822.1921.5822.0917M
SchlumbergerSLB40.4740.7637.8440.1815.3M
Coca-ColaKO42.5743.3942.4043.3614M
MerckMRK27.8128.2827.3728.1212.7M
McDonald'sMCD57.2058.5956.5557.9812.2M
Union PacificUNP41.5242.3938.8541.2312.1M
VisaV50.3850.8547.5049.3811.9M
AlphabetGOOGL297.57303.58286.79298.9911.9M
International Business MachinesIBM83.3484.8382.2684.1211.7M
AmazonAMZN48.5652.2347.6351.4411.6M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH24.0625.1423.8624.8910.7M
BoeingBA41.0741.6039.5140.968.46M
Gilead SciencesGILD47.3948.5247.2448.038.41M
AmgenAMGN55.7657.2955.2257.168.33M
United TechnologiesUTX50.0350.5148.1849.696.36M
3MMMM55.0855.7654.2955.174.78M
PepsicoPEP51.0551.1049.8850.532.49M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3100.003101.503000.003093.0047.1K
Exchange Rates of January 15, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 89.790 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.252 CAD1 CAD = 0.799 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.124 CHF1 CHF = 0.890 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.837 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 117.860 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.896 GBP1 GBP = 1.116 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.980 AUD1 AUD = 0.505 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.644 CAD1 CAD = 0.608 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.476 CHF1 CHF = 0.678 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8.983 CNY1 CNY = 0.111 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.760 GBP1 GBP = 1.316 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.679 AUD1 AUD = 0.596 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.395 CAD1 CAD = 0.717 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.252 CHF1 CHF = 0.799 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.208 AUD1 AUD = 0.453 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.833 CAD1 CAD = 0.546 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.646 CHF1 CHF = 0.608 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.007 CNY1 CNY = 0.100 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.829 CAD1 CAD = 1.206 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.745 CHF1 CHF = 1.342 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.536 CNY1 CNY = 0.220 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.897 CHF1 CHF = 1.114 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.457 CNY1 CNY = 0.183 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.081 CNY1 CNY = 0.164 CHF

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