Financial news on October 15, 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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Pfizer PFE 17.37 17.74 17.29 17.66 124M
General Electric GE 16.79 16.84 16.48 16.79 92.3M
Intel INTC 20.81 20.93 20.54 20.67 80.5M
Microsoft MSFT 25.90 26.71 25.90 26.71 65.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 31.00 31.53 30.92 31.38 39.1M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 46.36 47.32 46.36 47.16 36.1M
Cisco Systems CSCO 24.25 24.37 24.06 24.37 35.9M
Comcast CMCSA 15.51 15.71 15.26 15.27 30.7M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21.05 21.32 20.99 21.32 30.4M
AT&T Inc. T 25.89 25.96 25.61 25.91 25.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 71.51 73.00 71.51 72.94 24.1M
ConocoPhillips COP 50.62 51.89 50.40 51.77 22.4M
Merck MRK 32.82 33.40 32.62 33.30 22.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 50.28 50.99 50.20 50.95 21.7M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 51.42 52.16 51.20 51.91 21M
Verizon Communications VZ 28.97 29.15 28.84 29.11 17M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60.43 60.94 60.29 60.94 14.1M
Altria MO 18.20 18.30 18.14 18.25 13.7M
Schlumberger SLB 65.78 68.96 65.70 68.79 13.7M
Home Depot HD 27.28 27.37 27.05 27.30 13.4M
Apple AAPL 189.63 190.92 189.53 190.56 13.3M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22.86 23.22 22.85 23.21 12.5M
Alphabet GOOGL 533.75 536.90 527.27 529.91 12.2M
Coca-Cola KO 54.73 55.21 54.35 54.92 12.1M
HP Inc. HPQ 47.67 48.00 47.63 48.00 11.9M
International Business Machines IBM 127.56 128.00 126.32 127.98 11.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 57.28 57.43 56.87 57.24 11.8M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 24.77 24.91 24.38 24.55 11.1M
Pepsico PEP 61.57 62.75 61.39 62.68 10.5M
Chevron CVX 75.19 76.86 75.02 76.69 10.3M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46.04 46.69 46.04 46.63 9.79M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 28.73 29.25 28.70 29.23 8.73M
McDonald's MCD 57.27 58.25 57.27 58.20 8.14M
Amgen AMGN 60.57 61.85 60.35 61.83 7.89M
Amazon AMZN 95.13 97.06 95.08 96.01 6.24M
Boeing BA 52.03 52.53 50.94 51.76 5.68M
United Technologies UTX 63.46 64.44 63.46 64.40 5.67M
Visa V 74.19 75.84 74.02 75.08 5.57M
Union Pacific UNP 62.50 63.61 62.00 62.78 4.14M
3M MMM 76.20 77.23 76.20 76.77 3.69M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3349.00 3360.50 3326.00 3360.50 27K
Exchange Rates of October 15, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 90.570 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.034 CAD 1 CAD = 0.968 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.015 CHF 1 CHF = 0.985 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.828 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 135.300 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.918 GBP 1 GBP = 1.089 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.622 AUD 1 AUD = 0.617 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.544 CAD 1 CAD = 0.648 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.516 CHF 1 CHF = 0.660 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 10.201 CNY 1 CNY = 0.098 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.678 GBP 1 GBP = 1.474 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.198 AUD 1 AUD = 0.835 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.141 CAD 1 CAD = 0.877 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.121 CHF 1 CHF = 0.892 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.766 AUD 1 AUD = 0.566 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.681 CAD 1 CAD = 0.595 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.651 CHF 1 CHF = 0.606 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.952 CAD 1 CAD = 1.051 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.935 CHF 1 CHF = 1.070 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.287 CNY 1 CNY = 0.159 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.982 CHF 1 CHF = 1.019 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.604 CNY 1 CNY = 0.151 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.726 CNY 1 CNY = 0.149 CHF

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