Financial news on August 17, 2009

Business and Financial news
A Determined Outpost of Tiny Technology

While its Silicon Valley neighbors have closed, Tessera Technologies is gambling on micro-devices like cameras and cooling equipment. Read more..

By ASHLEE VANCE - The New York Times

Bowing to Protests, China Halts Sale of Steel Mill

Workers opposed the sale of the government-owned Linzhou Iron and Steel Company to a private company. Read more..

By KEITH BRADSHER - The New York Times

Japan’s Economy Shows Signs of Improvement

A modest 0.9 percent expansion, which met expectations, may come to mark Japan’s emergence from recession. Read more..

By HIROKO TABUCHI - The New York Times

People and Accounts of Note

Webdenda. Read more..

By THE NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE13.3513.4213.1613.3681.3M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC26.7526.9926.2526.3052M
IntelINTC18.4318.5818.4118.4548.4M
PfizerPFE15.5715.9815.5515.8845.1M
MicrosoftMSFT23.3223.6023.2323.2542.5M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM41.2141.5840.7140.7339.2M
Cisco SystemsCSCO20.9420.9620.6820.7332.4M
Home DepotHD25.9226.4425.4326.1130.7M
ExxonMobilXOM67.3767.3766.5166.5524.3M
AT&T Inc.T25.2925.3925.0025.0221.3M
Oracle Corp.ORCL21.6521.7521.3721.4019.8M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT44.0044.9543.9044.7619.1M
AppleAAPL163.55163.59159.42159.5918.7M
MerckMRK30.6031.3530.5430.8818.7M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT51.3051.8651.1451.5717.7M
ComcastCMCSA14.5914.6714.4414.5617.2M
AltriaMO17.4017.5517.3617.5215M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH27.7229.6727.7228.4814.9M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ30.7430.9030.1430.2213.5M
ChevronCVX66.6567.0766.3566.5913.4M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ59.6060.2059.5959.8212.9M
HP Inc.HPQ43.6343.7242.8943.1112.5M
Procter & GamblePG52.3252.5952.1252.2111.4M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY21.6321.7621.4921.6711.4M
McDonald'sMCD54.7755.2554.5054.5010.4M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS25.3825.5424.8925.099.4M
SchlumbergerSLB52.0052.1550.5251.309.16M
AmgenAMGN60.4860.6559.7359.848.36M
Coca-ColaKO48.4448.7948.1248.708.11M
AmazonAMZN81.1681.7880.2581.066.89M
Gilead SciencesGILD44.1544.7844.0844.246.7M
PepsicoPEP56.4056.7855.8656.185.76M
United TechnologiesUTX56.7657.0055.7656.135.41M
International Business MachinesIBM116.69117.44116.21116.865.35M
AlphabetGOOGL451.50451.99443.12444.895.24M
BoeingBA43.9944.2843.7044.165.21M
VisaV66.8466.9866.0466.434.94M
3MMMM70.4970.9869.5370.084.42M
ConocoPhillipsCOP42.7042.7542.0642.362.78M
Union PacificUNP59.7259.7658.3159.022.68M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3243.003260.003155.003230.0028.8K
Exchange Rates of August 17, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 94.480 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.107 CAD1 CAD = 0.903 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.078 CHF1 CHF = 0.927 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.837 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 132.980 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.862 GBP1 GBP = 1.161 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.714 AUD1 AUD = 0.583 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.558 CAD1 CAD = 0.642 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.518 CHF1 CHF = 0.659 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.619 CNY1 CNY = 0.104 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.648 GBP1 GBP = 1.544 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.289 AUD1 AUD = 0.776 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.171 CAD1 CAD = 0.854 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.141 CHF1 CHF = 0.876 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.990 AUD1 AUD = 0.503 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.809 CAD1 CAD = 0.553 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.762 CHF1 CHF = 0.568 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11.156 CNY1 CNY = 0.090 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.909 CAD1 CAD = 1.100 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.885 CHF1 CHF = 1.130 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.611 CNY1 CNY = 0.178 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.974 CHF1 CHF = 1.027 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.174 CNY1 CNY = 0.162 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.336 CNY1 CNY = 0.158 CHF

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