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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 16.14 16.42 14.98 14.99 141M
General Electric GE 20.46 20.66 19.05 19.25 115M
Microsoft MSFT 23.78 24.25 22.48 22.66 113M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 32.30 35.03 32.02 33.35 95M
Cisco Systems CSCO 18.17 18.21 16.50 16.57 94.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 39.33 41.79 38.00 38.49 84.8M
Pfizer PFE 17.29 17.29 16.16 16.27 71.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 70.76 70.76 61.33 62.35 61.2M
Apple AAPL 103.84 107.00 97.89 97.95 56.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 17.40 17.73 15.94 15.95 55.1M
AT&T Inc. T 26.00 26.12 24.57 24.62 47.8M
Comcast CMCSA 16.39 16.54 14.16 14.23 33.9M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 56.10 56.10 53.21 53.88 30M
HP Inc. HPQ 39.38 40.60 38.35 38.61 28.9M
Coca-Cola KO 46.83 47.33 43.91 44.21 28.1M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53.44 53.60 49.88 50.05 27.9M
Home Depot HD 20.87 21.18 19.50 19.83 26.4M
Chevron CVX 66.48 66.48 58.42 59.98 25.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.31 64.76 60.10 60.54 25.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 54.85 54.85 48.19 49.09 24.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 63.28 63.89 58.63 59.82 23.6M
Pepsico PEP 54.15 54.72 50.65 51.25 23M
Altria MO 19.25 19.50 17.96 18.07 21M
Schlumberger SLB 64.53 64.81 53.40 54.40 20.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 28.40 28.40 26.45 26.64 20.7M
Visa V 55.52 56.00 48.53 49.75 19.2M
Merck MRK 28.83 29.10 26.41 26.56 18.2M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 18.60 18.60 17.20 17.33 18.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 25.11 25.23 23.28 23.37 18.1M
Amazon AMZN 54.46 54.69 48.35 48.72 16.3M
United Technologies UTX 51.39 54.29 48.82 49.25 14.5M
Alphabet GOOGL 354.65 359.00 338.83 339.17 13.4M
McDonald's MCD 54.98 56.08 51.32 51.55 13.1M
Amgen AMGN 51.97 52.27 47.25 47.76 13M
Gilead Sciences GILD 41.30 42.56 38.10 38.28 12.8M
International Business Machines IBM 92.77 95.29 87.71 88.29 11.3M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 22.58 23.04 21.57 21.67 11.2M
Union Pacific UNP 61.63 61.70 52.94 54.14 10.4M
Boeing BA 44.18 45.48 41.54 42.33 10.1M
3M MMM 58.05 59.38 54.62 54.68 9.65M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3950.00 3950.00 3780.00 3796.00 30.6K
Exchange Rates of October 15, 2008
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 99.840 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.191 CAD 1 CAD = 0.840 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.132 CHF 1 CHF = 0.884 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.832 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 134.440 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.785 GBP 1 GBP = 1.274 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 2.059 AUD 1 AUD = 0.486 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.603 CAD 1 CAD = 0.624 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.523 CHF 1 CHF = 0.656 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.201 CNY 1 CNY = 0.109 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.584 GBP 1 GBP = 1.714 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.531 AUD 1 AUD = 0.653 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.192 CAD 1 CAD = 0.839 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.133 CHF 1 CHF = 0.883 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.621 AUD 1 AUD = 0.382 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.042 CAD 1 CAD = 0.490 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.940 CHF 1 CHF = 0.515 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11.706 CNY 1 CNY = 0.085 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.778 CAD 1 CAD = 1.286 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.739 CHF 1 CHF = 1.353 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.462 CNY 1 CNY = 0.224 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.950 CHF 1 CHF = 1.053 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.737 CNY 1 CNY = 0.174 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.032 CNY 1 CNY = 0.166 CHF

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