Financial news on July 15th, 2010

Business and Financial news
AECOM Buys Tishman Construction in a Global Move

The $245 million deal will expand AECOM business in high-margin construction program management. Read more..

By REUTERS - The New York Times

Congress Sends Financial Bill to Obama

By a vote of 60-39, the Senate gave final approval to a broad overhaul of the financial regulatory system. The president is expected to sign the bill next week. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Europe Clears Trans-Atlantic Air Alliance

In return, British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia agreed to give up some landing slots in a bid to ease competitive concerns. Read more..

By REUTERS - The New York Times

Europe Clears Trans-Atlantic Air Alliance

British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia won European Union antitrust clearance on Wednesday to deepen their Oneworld alliance on trans-Atlantic routes and better compete with rival groups, Reuters reported. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Europe Struggles to Match Success of U.S. Bank Tests

There are clear splits in the 27-nation European Union about how to model the stress test and how much to divulge. Read more..

By STEVE SLATER and BORIS GROENDAHL - International Herald Tribune

For FarmVille Players, a Crop From a Real Organic Farm

Users of the social network game, who tend virtual crops, will have the chance to plant blueberries from a subsidiary of General Mills. Read more..

By ELIZABETH OLSON - The New York Times

It’s Over for Goldman, but Not for Fabrice Tourre

Goldman’s settlement of securities fraud charges did not include Fabrice P. Tourre, a vice president at the firm who was also accused of civil fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Markets Finish Flat After Fed’s Report

Major indexes ended largely unchanged Wednesday as investors took note of a report that the economic recovery was likely to be slower than expected. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

Singapore Forecasts 15% Economic Growth

The country’s economy, like those of China and other Asia-Pacific nations, is rebounding strongly from the global financial crisis. Read more..

By BETTINA WASSENER - The New York Times

Some Humble Pie for a Concert Beast

Audiences have been staying away from the expensive, commercial events that Live Nation, the giant concert promoter, organizes in big arenas. Read more..

By ROB COX and EDWARD HADAS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
JPMorgan ChaseJPM40.7240.8439.3140.4681.9M
General ElectricGE15.1615.2814.8815.2579.3M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.7023.9623.4223.9251.8M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC27.8528.1627.0227.8148.1M
AT&T Inc.T24.9925.0524.7525.0037.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL23.8323.9023.5023.8326.1M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ26.8726.8726.6726.8018.4M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25.1025.5325.0325.5014.7M
Home DepotHD28.2228.4127.9228.3413.5M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.6260.7559.9060.2612.8M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT50.3450.4449.9150.4112.3M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT47.8648.1147.6848.0212.1M
HP Inc.HPQ47.2247.5346.6547.4212M
Gilead SciencesGILD34.9035.2434.6034.9010.7M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34.1534.4233.6034.0510.7M
Procter & GamblePG62.6262.8962.3562.7310.3M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH30.3230.9330.1230.889.21M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B79.4979.9978.4779.716.45M
International Business MachinesIBM129.87130.92129.55130.726.19M
United TechnologiesUTX67.9668.3667.1768.154.34M
Union PacificUNP72.6572.7471.3372.183.47M
Exchange Rates of July 15th, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 87.350 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.038 CAD1 CAD = 0.963 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.041 CHF1 CHF = 0.961 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.777 CNY1 CNY = 0.148 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 113.020 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.837 GBP1 GBP = 1.194 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.463 AUD1 AUD = 0.683 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.343 CAD1 CAD = 0.744 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.347 CHF1 CHF = 0.742 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8.770 CNY1 CNY = 0.114 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.741 GBP1 GBP = 1.350 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.294 AUD1 AUD = 0.773 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.188 CAD1 CAD = 0.842 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.192 CHF1 CHF = 0.839 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.747 AUD1 AUD = 0.572 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.604 CAD1 CAD = 0.623 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.608 CHF1 CHF = 0.622 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.460 CNY1 CNY = 0.096 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.917 CAD1 CAD = 1.091 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.920 CHF1 CHF = 1.087 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.997 CNY1 CNY = 0.167 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.003 CHF1 CHF = 0.998 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.530 CNY1 CNY = 0.153 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.507 CNY1 CNY = 0.154 CHF

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