Financial news on July 15, 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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 21,34 21,59 21,01 21,51 119M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 40,72 40,84 39,31 40,46 81.9M
General Electric GE 15,16 15,28 14,88 15,25 79.3M
Microsoft MSFT 25,50 25,59 24,98 25,51 56.9M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23,70 23,96 23,42 23,92 51.8M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27,85 28,16 27,02 27,81 48.1M
Pfizer PFE 14,85 14,93 14,65 14,87 43.6M
AT&T Inc. T 24,99 25,05 24,75 25,00 37.5M
Apple AAPL 248,23 256,97 247,30 251,45 29.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 23,83 23,90 23,50 23,83 26.1M
ExxonMobil XOM 59,36 59,49 58,59 59,27 24.7M
Comcast CMCSA 19,02 19,34 18,87 19,31 22.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 26,87 26,87 26,67 26,80 18.4M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25,10 25,53 25,03 25,50 14.7M
Home Depot HD 28,22 28,41 27,92 28,34 13.5M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60,62 60,75 59,90 60,26 12.8M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 50,34 50,44 49,91 50,41 12.3M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47,86 48,11 47,68 48,02 12.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 47,22 47,53 46,65 47,42 12M
Schlumberger SLB 58,92 58,92 57,42 58,67 11.5M
Merck MRK 36,25 36,56 35,90 36,49 11M
Altria MO 21,34 21,49 21,28 21,46 10.8M
Gilead Sciences GILD 34,90 35,24 34,60 34,90 10.7M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 34,15 34,42 33,60 34,05 10.7M
Chevron CVX 73,23 73,23 72,16 73,04 10.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 62,62 62,89 62,35 62,73 10.3M
Alphabet GOOGL 491,73 494,70 482,68 494,02 9.71M
ConocoPhillips COP 52,74 53,03 52,06 52,86 9.57M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 30,32 30,93 30,12 30,88 9.21M
Pepsico PEP 63,58 63,71 62,99 63,16 8.12M
Boeing BA 65,65 65,78 63,36 64,37 8.07M
Coca-Cola KO 52,72 52,95 52,32 52,85 7.49M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 79,49 79,99 78,47 79,71 6.45M
International Business Machines IBM 129,87 130,92 129,55 130,72 6.19M
Amazon AMZN 120,13 122,48 119,26 122,06 6.05M
McDonald's MCD 70,90 71,46 70,43 71,33 5.47M
Amgen AMGN 52,54 53,22 52,29 52,92 4.69M
3M MMM 83,17 83,17 81,53 83,06 4.64M
United Technologies UTX 67,96 68,36 67,17 68,15 4.34M
Visa V 76,39 76,64 74,26 75,28 4.12M
Union Pacific UNP 72,65 72,74 71,33 72,18 3.47M
Exchange Rates of July 15, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 87,350 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,038 CAD 1 CAD = 0,963 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,041 CHF 1 CHF = 0,961 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,777 CNY 1 CNY = 0,148 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 113,020 JPY 1 JPY = 0,009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,837 GBP 1 GBP = 1,194 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,463 AUD 1 AUD = 0,683 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,343 CAD 1 CAD = 0,744 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,347 CHF 1 CHF = 0,742 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 8,770 CNY 1 CNY = 0,114 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,741 GBP 1 GBP = 1,350 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,294 AUD 1 AUD = 0,773 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,188 CAD 1 CAD = 0,842 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,192 CHF 1 CHF = 0,839 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,747 AUD 1 AUD = 0,572 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,604 CAD 1 CAD = 0,623 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,608 CHF 1 CHF = 0,622 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,460 CNY 1 CNY = 0,096 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,917 CAD 1 CAD = 1,091 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,920 CHF 1 CHF = 1,087 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,997 CNY 1 CNY = 0,167 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,003 CHF 1 CHF = 0,998 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,530 CNY 1 CNY = 0,153 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,507 CNY 1 CNY = 0,154 CHF

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