Financial news on December 16, 2009

Business and Financial news
An Unwelcome Spotlight Falls on SAC Capital

After a former SAC analyst was charged for activities occurring after he left the firm, a flurry of articles have tried to connect SAC with the investigation. Read more..

By ALEX BERENSON - The New York Times

As Goldman Thrives, Some Say an Ethos Has Faded

Under Lloyd C. Blankfein’s leadership, Goldman Sachs now puts quick profits above all else, some executives say. Read more..

By JENNY ANDERSON - The New York Times

F.T.C. Says Intel Stifles Competition

The agency asserted the chip maker systematically prevented rivals from selling their products by blocking access to the market. Read more..

By STEVE LOHR - The New York Times

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Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
IntelINTC19.5019.8019.2819.3896.6M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC26.0926.2125.5625.8487.4M
General ElectricGE15.8015.8515.6615.6972.5M
ExxonMobilXOM69.5869.6068.4268.4357.7M
MicrosoftMSFT30.0730.4130.0430.1055.7M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY25.9025.9825.6425.8147.4M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM41.1741.7040.8841.3643.6M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.5723.6923.3523.4541.8M
PfizerPFE18.3718.5518.3118.4140M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH31.5032.3231.4132.2034.9M
Oracle Corp.ORCL23.3523.4623.0823.1230M
AT&T Inc.T27.6627.8027.4827.5227.4M
Gilead SciencesGILD45.3845.4642.9543.2323.3M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ33.0633.2232.6732.7120M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT54.2154.2353.1353.3217.2M
ComcastCMCSA17.6117.7517.4517.5117.1M
MerckMRK38.0238.1037.5237.7516.7M
AltriaMO19.7919.8219.6219.6316.2M
HP Inc.HPQ50.9051.5450.8951.3615.6M
Home DepotHD29.1329.3728.9028.9613.7M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ64.9565.0864.7564.8013.3M
AppleAAPL195.10196.50194.55195.0312.6M
ChevronCVX77.9078.6977.5577.8912.2M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS32.2032.5932.2032.4311.9M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT54.2554.4553.7753.8811.2M
ConocoPhillipsCOP50.9551.5250.8150.8610.5M
AmazonAMZN130.93131.45127.65128.3610.3M
Procter & GamblePG62.3862.6762.1262.169.87M
Coca-ColaKO58.9559.2058.3858.429.8M
VisaV86.2487.4885.8687.038.44M
PepsicoPEP61.1861.6960.6260.688.13M
BoeingBA56.1156.1454.4555.137.8M
SchlumbergerSLB62.5564.4062.4763.537.31M
AmgenAMGN55.8856.1455.0455.076.88M
International Business MachinesIBM128.74129.60128.35128.716.37M
McDonald'sMCD62.3262.7461.9362.425.65M
AlphabetGOOGL598.91600.37596.64597.765.61M
United TechnologiesUTX70.4070.7570.0970.255.24M
3MMMM82.5283.0281.5281.723.98M
Union PacificUNP64.5865.2164.3464.483.86M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3319.003323.003301.503308.5042.2K
Exchange Rates of December 16, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 89.770 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.061 CAD1 CAD = 0.943 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.038 CHF1 CHF = 0.963 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.828 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 130.450 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.889 GBP1 GBP = 1.124 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.614 AUD1 AUD = 0.620 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.542 CAD1 CAD = 0.649 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.509 CHF1 CHF = 0.663 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.932 CNY1 CNY = 0.101 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.682 GBP1 GBP = 1.467 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.236 AUD1 AUD = 0.809 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.182 CAD1 CAD = 0.846 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.157 CHF1 CHF = 0.864 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.814 AUD1 AUD = 0.551 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.733 CAD1 CAD = 0.577 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.696 CHF1 CHF = 0.590 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.955 CAD1 CAD = 1.047 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.935 CHF1 CHF = 1.070 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.148 CNY1 CNY = 0.163 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.978 CHF1 CHF = 1.022 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.435 CNY1 CNY = 0.155 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.581 CNY1 CNY = 0.152 CHF

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