Financial news on April 16, 2009

Business and Financial news
Canada: Total Offer Is Criticized

The largest shareholder of UTS Energy said it would not support a sweetened takeover offer from Total of France. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

China: Estimate of Millionaires Grows

The country’s millionaires average 39 years old, and 48 percent are concentrated in Beijing, Shanghai and the southern province of Guangdong. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

China Sees a Slight Lift in Factory Orders

The Chinese economy grew at an annual pace of “around 6 percent” in the first quarter, despite lackluster exports to the U.S. and Europe. Read more..

By KEITH BRADSHER - The New York Times

Delphi Faces a Deadline on G.M. Aid

The auto parts supplier was expected to emerge quickly from bankruptcy, as it is said G.M. would if it filed, but that has not been the case. Read more..

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED - The New York Times

Magazine Ad Pages Decline Almost 26% in First Quarter

Only 15 magazines had more ad pages in the quarter than they did in the period a year ago. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

Smoothing Out Hulu Streams

I’ve been watching a lot of shows on Hulu.com lately, and the video stream drops out and stops for a few seconds every couple of minutes. Is there anything I can do? Read more..

By J.D BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Texting From PC to Phone

Is there a way to send and receive text messages with someone’s mobile phone from my computer? Read more..

By J.D BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

The Local Insurance Agency Hustles in a Slump

Smaller agencies are facing competition from big agencies and the need to adjust what they offer to small businesses. Read more..

By JAMES FLANIGAN - The New York Times

UBS to Cut 7,500 More Jobs After $1.8 Billion Loss

The Swiss bank announced the additional job cuts as it continued to lose money in the first quarter and clients withdrew funds. Read more..

By JULIA WERDIGIER - The New York Times

Video Prank at Domino’s Taints Brand

A video prank two Domino’s Pizza employees posted online has shown how social media has the reach and speed to turn tiny incidents into marketing crises. Read more..

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
JPMorgan Chase JPM 34.01 34.01 32.36 33.24 133M
General Electric GE 12.06 12.43 11.71 12.27 133M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 19.66 19.99 18.65 19.45 130M
Intel INTC 15.84 15.93 15.40 15.89 68.8M
Microsoft MSFT 19.16 19.78 18.99 19.76 67.7M
Pfizer PFE 13.93 13.99 13.56 13.90 52.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 17.82 18.18 17.65 18.08 51.4M
AT&T Inc. T 25.65 26.29 25.40 25.99 32.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 43.00 43.10 42.26 42.69 30.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 18.81 19.29 18.58 19.18 30.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 68.61 68.61 66.82 67.41 27.9M
Comcast CMCSA 14.39 14.85 14.21 14.76 25.5M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 51.30 51.49 50.27 50.78 21.2M
Apple AAPL 119.19 123.15 118.79 121.45 21.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 35.50 36.87 35.46 36.60 21.2M
Alphabet GOOGL 381.50 392.90 381.02 388.74 20.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 31.80 31.81 31.34 31.73 19.3M
Merck MRK 26.44 26.51 25.36 25.85 18.6M
Home Depot HD 25.78 26.16 25.28 25.97 16.7M
Procter & Gamble PG 49.20 50.74 49.11 50.43 16.3M
ConocoPhillips COP 40.03 40.03 38.91 39.79 16M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 19.90 20.64 19.72 20.51 15.4M
Altria MO 16.97 17.04 16.58 16.98 15M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 20.44 20.48 19.95 20.35 13.3M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 25.32 26.10 23.67 24.36 12.4M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 51.91 52.32 51.55 52.20 12.2M
Chevron CVX 67.15 67.16 65.11 65.93 12M
Gilead Sciences GILD 44.52 45.36 43.99 44.85 11.1M
Schlumberger SLB 46.22 46.66 44.81 46.00 11M
International Business Machines IBM 99.74 101.92 99.18 101.43 9.26M
Visa V 58.10 59.37 57.50 58.07 9.03M
Coca-Cola KO 45.37 45.51 44.34 45.10 8.66M
McDonald's MCD 54.15 54.85 53.80 54.70 8.56M
Amgen AMGN 47.63 47.87 46.20 47.18 7.8M
Amazon AMZN 75.33 77.48 75.16 77.25 7.47M
Union Pacific UNP 47.15 47.99 46.51 47.18 6.46M
Boeing BA 37.62 38.75 37.00 38.39 6.42M
Pepsico PEP 52.24 52.24 51.16 51.96 6.12M
3M MMM 53.85 55.00 53.20 54.76 5.74M
United Technologies UTX 47.16 47.88 45.97 47.50 5.62M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3010.00 3044.00 2995.00 3025.00 26.3K
Exchange Rates of April 16, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 99.370 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.210 CAD 1 CAD = 0.827 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.147 CHF 1 CHF = 0.872 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.833 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 130.950 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.883 GBP 1 GBP = 1.132 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.830 AUD 1 AUD = 0.546 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.595 CAD 1 CAD = 0.627 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.512 CHF 1 CHF = 0.662 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.006 CNY 1 CNY = 0.111 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.674 GBP 1 GBP = 1.483 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.397 AUD 1 AUD = 0.716 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.217 CAD 1 CAD = 0.822 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.154 CHF 1 CHF = 0.866 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.072 AUD 1 AUD = 0.483 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.806 CAD 1 CAD = 0.554 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.711 CHF 1 CHF = 0.584 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.185 CNY 1 CNY = 0.098 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.871 CAD 1 CAD = 1.148 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.826 CHF 1 CHF = 1.211 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 4.923 CNY 1 CNY = 0.203 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.948 CHF 1 CHF = 1.055 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 5.648 CNY 1 CNY = 0.177 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 5.956 CNY 1 CNY = 0.168 CHF

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