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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 22.99 23.02 19.03 20.16 179M
General Electric GE 14.08 14.14 13.25 13.77 140M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 26.56 27.05 23.76 24.34 137M
Microsoft MSFT 19.09 19.30 18.52 19.24 96.2M
Pfizer PFE 17.22 17.39 16.52 17.39 80.7M
Intel INTC 13.01 13.45 12.71 13.29 73.2M
Apple AAPL 80.56 84.12 80.05 83.38 65.4M
Cisco Systems CSCO 15.62 15.95 15.19 15.81 61.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 74.70 76.70 74.01 76.66 55.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 16.33 16.68 15.87 16.53 45.1M
AT&T Inc. T 25.28 25.34 23.90 25.12 43.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 30.13 30.28 28.58 29.90 32.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 48.96 49.09 46.16 48.46 30.5M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 51.56 51.84 50.33 51.35 28.1M
Altria MO 16.23 16.50 16.05 16.37 27.7M
Home Depot HD 21.92 23.31 21.66 22.81 26M
HP Inc. HPQ 35.49 36.11 34.96 35.75 23.7M
Comcast CMCSA 14.70 15.28 14.25 15.01 21.5M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 49.50 49.61 48.17 49.22 21.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 58.09 58.20 56.01 57.62 20.4M
Chevron CVX 69.70 71.25 68.25 70.77 19.3M
Procter & Gamble PG 57.19 57.48 56.55 57.46 18.8M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 20.80 21.61 19.95 21.36 18.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.18 22.19 21.58 22.09 17M
Schlumberger SLB 40.47 40.76 37.84 40.18 15.3M
Coca-Cola KO 42.57 43.39 42.40 43.36 14M
Merck MRK 27.81 28.28 27.37 28.12 12.7M
McDonald's MCD 57.20 58.59 56.55 57.98 12.2M
Union Pacific UNP 41.52 42.39 38.85 41.23 12.1M
Visa V 50.38 50.85 47.50 49.38 11.9M
Alphabet GOOGL 297.57 303.58 286.79 298.99 11.9M
International Business Machines IBM 83.34 84.83 82.26 84.12 11.7M
Amazon AMZN 48.56 52.23 47.63 51.44 11.6M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 24.06 25.14 23.86 24.89 10.7M
Boeing BA 41.07 41.60 39.51 40.96 8.46M
Gilead Sciences GILD 47.39 48.52 47.24 48.03 8.41M
Amgen AMGN 55.76 57.29 55.22 57.16 8.33M
United Technologies UTX 50.03 50.51 48.18 49.69 6.36M
3M MMM 55.08 55.76 54.29 55.17 4.78M
Pepsico PEP 51.05 51.10 49.88 50.53 2.49M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3100.00 3101.50 3000.00 3093.00 47.1K
Exchange Rates of January 15, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 89.790 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.252 CAD 1 CAD = 0.799 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.124 CHF 1 CHF = 0.890 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.837 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 117.860 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.896 GBP 1 GBP = 1.116 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.980 AUD 1 AUD = 0.505 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.644 CAD 1 CAD = 0.608 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.476 CHF 1 CHF = 0.678 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8.983 CNY 1 CNY = 0.111 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.760 GBP 1 GBP = 1.316 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.679 AUD 1 AUD = 0.596 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.395 CAD 1 CAD = 0.717 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.252 CHF 1 CHF = 0.799 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.208 AUD 1 AUD = 0.453 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.833 CAD 1 CAD = 0.546 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.646 CHF 1 CHF = 0.608 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.007 CNY 1 CNY = 0.100 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.829 CAD 1 CAD = 1.206 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.745 CHF 1 CHF = 1.342 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.536 CNY 1 CNY = 0.220 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.897 CHF 1 CHF = 1.114 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.457 CNY 1 CNY = 0.183 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.081 CNY 1 CNY = 0.164 CHF

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