Financial news on February 16, 2009

Business and Financial news
An NPR Voice on ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ Is a Credential Played Down

When the National Public Radio analyst Juan Williams speaks on the Fox News Channel’s highest-rated program, the radio network doesn’t want any attention. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

The ’30s Were Lean, Even the Recipes

To determine if calorie counts have increased in home-cooked meals over the years, researchers analyzed 18 recipes that appear in all seven editions of “The Joy of Cooking.” Read more..

By ALEX MINDLIN - The New York Times

Union Talks Seen as Key as G.M. Makes Case for Funds

A deal with the U.A.W. is crucial as G.M. tries to justify its government loans with a plan that is likely to include a reduction of its lineup of brands. Read more..

By BILL VLASIC and NICK BUNKLEY - The New York Times

Exchange Rates of February 16, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 91.720 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.242 CAD1 CAD = 0.805 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.159 CHF1 CHF = 0.863 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.826 CNY1 CNY = 0.147 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 117.490 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.896 GBP1 GBP = 1.116 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.969 AUD1 AUD = 0.508 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.591 CAD1 CAD = 0.629 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.485 CHF1 CHF = 0.673 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8.730 CNY1 CNY = 0.115 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.762 GBP1 GBP = 1.312 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.676 AUD1 AUD = 0.597 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.354 CAD1 CAD = 0.738 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.264 CHF1 CHF = 0.791 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 2.196 AUD1 AUD = 0.455 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.775 CAD1 CAD = 0.563 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.657 CHF1 CHF = 0.604 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9.738 CNY1 CNY = 0.103 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.808 CAD1 CAD = 1.238 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.753 CHF1 CHF = 1.327 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 4.436 CNY1 CNY = 0.225 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.933 CHF1 CHF = 1.072 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 5.488 CNY1 CNY = 0.182 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 5.884 CNY1 CNY = 0.170 CHF

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