Financial news on October 15th, 2009

Business and Financial news
Calling on Big Banks to Repay Bailout Now

Senior Treasury officials would like more of the nation’s biggest banks to repay billions of dollars in taxpayer money that bailed them out over the last year. Read more..

By EDMUND L. ANDREWS - The New York Times

Collective Charging for Your Devices, Tangle-Free

You can charge your various cellphones and hand-held game machines by placing them on a wireless magnetic induction charging pad from Powermat. Read more..

By ERIC A. TAUB - The New York Times

For Porsche’s First Sedan, a Focus on Its Origins

The campaign for the first sedan from the brand seeks to sell a luxury car in difficult times as well as highlight the vehicle’s high-performance heritage. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Industry Built From Scratch

Though a long way from supplanting oil in motor fuels, start-ups have plants in place and are testing their production lines. Read more..

By MATTHEW L. WALD - The New York Times

In Hong Kong, a $56.6 Million Apartment

A developer announced the record sale just hours after Hong Kong’s chief executive warned that the city might be facing a real estate bubble. Read more..

By KEITH BRADSHER - International Herald Tribune

Lobbyists Mass to Try to Shape Financial Reform

A crucial committee moved to tighten rules on derivatives, the obscure and complex transactions that help lead to a financial collapse. Read more..

By STEPHEN LABATON - The New York Times

Managing Your Career as a Business

Amid job uncertainty, more people are finding online employment sites and social media a way to take control of their own careers. Read more..

By JAMES FLANIGAN - The New York Times

Redstone to Sell $1 Billion in CBS and Viacom Shares

The move means that National Amusements, which controls Viacom and CBS, will not sell many of its movie theaters. Read more..

By TIM ARANGO - The New York Times

Times Co. Will Hold On to Boston Globe

After months of hunting for a buyer, The New York Times Company said that it had decided not to sell The Boston Globe. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Typhoons Hit Small Businesses in Philippines Hard

The back-to-back typhoons that struck the Philippines have devastated small entrepreneurs. Read more..

By CARLOS H.CONDE - International Herald Tribune

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE16.7916.8416.4816.7992.3M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC31.0031.5330.9231.3839.1M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM46.3647.3246.3647.1636.1M
Cisco SystemsCSCO24.2524.3724.0624.3735.9M
Oracle Corp.ORCL21.0521.3220.9921.3230.4M
AT&T Inc.T25.8925.9625.6125.9125.9M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT50.2850.9950.2050.9521.7M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT51.4252.1651.2051.9121M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ28.9729.1528.8429.1117M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60.4360.9460.2960.9414.1M
Home DepotHD27.2827.3727.0527.3013.4M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22.8623.2222.8523.2112.5M
HP Inc.HPQ47.6748.0047.6348.0011.9M
International Business MachinesIBM127.56128.00126.32127.9811.9M
Procter & GamblePG57.2857.4356.8757.2411.8M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH24.7724.9124.3824.5511.1M
Gilead SciencesGILD46.0446.6946.0446.639.79M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS28.7329.2528.7029.238.73M
United TechnologiesUTX63.4664.4463.4664.405.67M
Union PacificUNP62.5063.6162.0062.784.14M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3349.003360.503326.003360.5027K
Exchange Rates of October 15th, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 90.570 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.034 CAD1 CAD = 0.968 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.015 CHF1 CHF = 0.985 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.828 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 135.300 JPY1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.918 GBP1 GBP = 1.089 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.622 AUD1 AUD = 0.617 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.544 CAD1 CAD = 0.648 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.516 CHF1 CHF = 0.660 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 10.201 CNY1 CNY = 0.098 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.678 GBP1 GBP = 1.474 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.198 AUD1 AUD = 0.835 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.141 CAD1 CAD = 0.877 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.121 CHF1 CHF = 0.892 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.766 AUD1 AUD = 0.566 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.681 CAD1 CAD = 0.595 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.651 CHF1 CHF = 0.606 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.952 CAD1 CAD = 1.051 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.935 CHF1 CHF = 1.070 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.287 CNY1 CNY = 0.159 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.982 CHF1 CHF = 1.019 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.604 CNY1 CNY = 0.151 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.726 CNY1 CNY = 0.149 CHF

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