Financial news on October 15, 2008

Business and Financial news
A Discussion with Carl Pope

Reporter Kate Galbraith talks with the executive director of the Sierra Club. Read more..

Erik Olsen - The New York Times

Gadgetry Takes a Hit as Nervous Consumers Plan for Lean Holidays

Demand for electronics is falling sharply — portending extra discounts for customers in coming months but a very unhappy holiday season for retailers. Read more..

By MATT RICHTEL and STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM - The New York Times

General Growth, Mall Owner, May Be Facing a Sale

A hasty purchase decision from the past has come back to haunt General Growth and may lead to the sale of the 54-year-old company. Read more..

By TERRY PRISTIN - The New York Times

Johnson & Johnson Posts Strong Results

Johnson & Johnson showed resilience Tuesday in the face of an economic downturn, posting higher third-quarter sales and earnings. Read more..

By STEPHANIE SAUL - The New York Times

Markets Suffer as Investors Weigh Relentless Trouble

Investors are recognizing that the financial crisis is not the fundamental economic problem, and it has only amplified others. Read more..

By PETER S. GOODMAN - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC16,1416,4214,9814,99141M
General ElectricGE20,4620,6619,0519,25115M
MicrosoftMSFT23,7824,2522,4822,66113M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC32,3035,0332,0233,3595M
Cisco SystemsCSCO18,1718,2116,5016,5794.7M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM39,3341,7938,0038,4984.8M
PfizerPFE17,2917,2916,1616,2771.6M
ExxonMobilXOM70,7670,7661,3362,3561.2M
AppleAAPL103,84107,0097,8997,9556.6M
Oracle Corp.ORCL17,4017,7315,9415,9555.1M
AT&T Inc.T26,0026,1224,5724,6247.8M
ComcastCMCSA16,3916,5414,1614,2333.9M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT56,1056,1053,2153,8830M
HP Inc.HPQ39,3840,6038,3538,6128.9M
Coca-ColaKO46,8347,3343,9144,2128.1M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT53,4453,6049,8850,0527.9M
Home DepotHD20,8721,1819,5019,8326.4M
ChevronCVX66,4866,4858,4259,9825.1M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64,3164,7660,1060,5425.1M
ConocoPhillipsCOP54,8554,8548,1949,0924.5M
Procter & GamblePG63,2863,8958,6359,8223.6M
PepsicoPEP54,1554,7250,6551,2523M
AltriaMO19,2519,5017,9618,0721M
SchlumbergerSLB64,5364,8153,4054,4020.9M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ28,4028,4026,4526,6420.7M
VisaV55,5256,0048,5349,7519.2M
MerckMRK28,8329,1026,4126,5618.2M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY18,6018,6017,2017,3318.2M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS25,1125,2323,2823,3718.1M
AmazonAMZN54,4654,6948,3548,7216.3M
United TechnologiesUTX51,3954,2948,8249,2514.5M
AlphabetGOOGL354,65359,00338,83339,1713.4M
McDonald'sMCD54,9856,0851,3251,5513.1M
AmgenAMGN51,9752,2747,2547,7613M
Gilead SciencesGILD41,3042,5638,1038,2812.8M
International Business MachinesIBM92,7795,2987,7188,2911.3M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH22,5823,0421,5721,6711.2M
Union PacificUNP61,6361,7052,9454,1410.4M
BoeingBA44,1845,4841,5442,3310.1M
3MMMM58,0559,3854,6254,689.65M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3950,003950,003780,003796,0030.6K
Exchange Rates of October 15, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 99,840 JPY1 JPY = 0,010 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,191 CAD1 CAD = 0,840 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,132 CHF1 CHF = 0,884 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,832 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 134,440 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,785 GBP1 GBP = 1,274 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 2,059 AUD1 AUD = 0,486 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,603 CAD1 CAD = 0,624 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,523 CHF1 CHF = 0,656 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,201 CNY1 CNY = 0,109 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,584 GBP1 GBP = 1,714 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,531 AUD1 AUD = 0,653 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,192 CAD1 CAD = 0,839 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,133 CHF1 CHF = 0,883 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2,621 AUD1 AUD = 0,382 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 2,042 CAD1 CAD = 0,490 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,940 CHF1 CHF = 0,515 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11,706 CNY1 CNY = 0,085 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,778 CAD1 CAD = 1,286 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,739 CHF1 CHF = 1,353 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4,462 CNY1 CNY = 0,224 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,950 CHF1 CHF = 1,053 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5,737 CNY1 CNY = 0,174 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,032 CNY1 CNY = 0,166 CHF

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