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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 19.50 19.80 19.28 19.38 96.6M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 26.09 26.21 25.56 25.84 87.4M
General Electric GE 15.80 15.85 15.66 15.69 72.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 69.58 69.60 68.42 68.43 57.7M
Microsoft MSFT 30.07 30.41 30.04 30.10 55.7M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 25.90 25.98 25.64 25.81 47.4M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41.17 41.70 40.88 41.36 43.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.57 23.69 23.35 23.45 41.8M
Pfizer PFE 18.37 18.55 18.31 18.41 40M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 31.50 32.32 31.41 32.20 34.9M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 23.35 23.46 23.08 23.12 30M
AT&T Inc. T 27.66 27.80 27.48 27.52 27.4M
Gilead Sciences GILD 45.38 45.46 42.95 43.23 23.3M
Verizon Communications VZ 33.06 33.22 32.67 32.71 20M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 54.21 54.23 53.13 53.32 17.2M
Comcast CMCSA 17.61 17.75 17.45 17.51 17.1M
Merck MRK 38.02 38.10 37.52 37.75 16.7M
Altria MO 19.79 19.82 19.62 19.63 16.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 50.90 51.54 50.89 51.36 15.6M
Home Depot HD 29.13 29.37 28.90 28.96 13.7M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 64.95 65.08 64.75 64.80 13.3M
Apple AAPL 195.10 196.50 194.55 195.03 12.6M
Chevron CVX 77.90 78.69 77.55 77.89 12.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 32.20 32.59 32.20 32.43 11.9M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 54.25 54.45 53.77 53.88 11.2M
ConocoPhillips COP 50.95 51.52 50.81 50.86 10.5M
Amazon AMZN 130.93 131.45 127.65 128.36 10.3M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.38 62.67 62.12 62.16 9.87M
Coca-Cola KO 58.95 59.20 58.38 58.42 9.8M
Visa V 86.24 87.48 85.86 87.03 8.44M
Pepsico PEP 61.18 61.69 60.62 60.68 8.13M
Boeing BA 56.11 56.14 54.45 55.13 7.8M
Schlumberger SLB 62.55 64.40 62.47 63.53 7.31M
Amgen AMGN 55.88 56.14 55.04 55.07 6.88M
International Business Machines IBM 128.74 129.60 128.35 128.71 6.37M
McDonald's MCD 62.32 62.74 61.93 62.42 5.65M
Alphabet GOOGL 598.91 600.37 596.64 597.76 5.61M
United Technologies UTX 70.40 70.75 70.09 70.25 5.24M
3M MMM 82.52 83.02 81.52 81.72 3.98M
Union Pacific UNP 64.58 65.21 64.34 64.48 3.86M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3319.00 3323.00 3301.50 3308.50 42.2K
Exchange Rates of December 16, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 89.770 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.061 CAD 1 CAD = 0.943 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.038 CHF 1 CHF = 0.963 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.828 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 130.450 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.889 GBP 1 GBP = 1.124 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.614 AUD 1 AUD = 0.620 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.542 CAD 1 CAD = 0.649 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.509 CHF 1 CHF = 0.663 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.932 CNY 1 CNY = 0.101 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.682 GBP 1 GBP = 1.467 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.236 AUD 1 AUD = 0.809 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.182 CAD 1 CAD = 0.846 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.157 CHF 1 CHF = 0.864 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.814 AUD 1 AUD = 0.551 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.733 CAD 1 CAD = 0.577 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.696 CHF 1 CHF = 0.590 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.955 CAD 1 CAD = 1.047 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.935 CHF 1 CHF = 1.070 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.148 CNY 1 CNY = 0.163 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.978 CHF 1 CHF = 1.022 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.435 CNY 1 CNY = 0.155 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.581 CNY 1 CNY = 0.152 CHF

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