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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 13.35 13.42 13.16 13.36 81.3M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 26.75 26.99 26.25 26.30 52M
Intel INTC 18.43 18.58 18.41 18.45 48.4M
Pfizer PFE 15.57 15.98 15.55 15.88 45.1M
Microsoft MSFT 23.32 23.60 23.23 23.25 42.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 41.21 41.58 40.71 40.73 39.2M
Cisco Systems CSCO 20.94 20.96 20.68 20.73 32.4M
Home Depot HD 25.92 26.44 25.43 26.11 30.7M
ExxonMobil XOM 67.37 67.37 66.51 66.55 24.3M
AT&T Inc. T 25.29 25.39 25.00 25.02 21.3M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21.65 21.75 21.37 21.40 19.8M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 44.00 44.95 43.90 44.76 19.1M
Apple AAPL 163.55 163.59 159.42 159.59 18.7M
Merck MRK 30.60 31.35 30.54 30.88 18.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 51.30 51.86 51.14 51.57 17.7M
Comcast CMCSA 14.59 14.67 14.44 14.56 17.2M
Altria MO 17.40 17.55 17.36 17.52 15M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 27.72 29.67 27.72 28.48 14.9M
Verizon Communications VZ 30.74 30.90 30.14 30.22 13.5M
Chevron CVX 66.65 67.07 66.35 66.59 13.4M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 59.60 60.20 59.59 59.82 12.9M
HP Inc. HPQ 43.63 43.72 42.89 43.11 12.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 52.32 52.59 52.12 52.21 11.4M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 21.63 21.76 21.49 21.67 11.4M
McDonald's MCD 54.77 55.25 54.50 54.50 10.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 25.38 25.54 24.89 25.09 9.4M
Schlumberger SLB 52.00 52.15 50.52 51.30 9.16M
Amgen AMGN 60.48 60.65 59.73 59.84 8.36M
Coca-Cola KO 48.44 48.79 48.12 48.70 8.11M
Amazon AMZN 81.16 81.78 80.25 81.06 6.89M
Gilead Sciences GILD 44.15 44.78 44.08 44.24 6.7M
Pepsico PEP 56.40 56.78 55.86 56.18 5.76M
United Technologies UTX 56.76 57.00 55.76 56.13 5.41M
International Business Machines IBM 116.69 117.44 116.21 116.86 5.35M
Alphabet GOOGL 451.50 451.99 443.12 444.89 5.24M
Boeing BA 43.99 44.28 43.70 44.16 5.21M
Visa V 66.84 66.98 66.04 66.43 4.94M
3M MMM 70.49 70.98 69.53 70.08 4.42M
ConocoPhillips COP 42.70 42.75 42.06 42.36 2.78M
Union Pacific UNP 59.72 59.76 58.31 59.02 2.68M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3243.00 3260.00 3155.00 3230.00 28.8K
Exchange Rates of August 17, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 94.480 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.107 CAD 1 CAD = 0.903 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.078 CHF 1 CHF = 0.927 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.837 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 132.980 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.862 GBP 1 GBP = 1.161 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.714 AUD 1 AUD = 0.583 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.558 CAD 1 CAD = 0.642 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.518 CHF 1 CHF = 0.659 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.619 CNY 1 CNY = 0.104 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.648 GBP 1 GBP = 1.544 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.289 AUD 1 AUD = 0.776 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.171 CAD 1 CAD = 0.854 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.141 CHF 1 CHF = 0.876 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.990 AUD 1 AUD = 0.503 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.809 CAD 1 CAD = 0.553 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.762 CHF 1 CHF = 0.568 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11.156 CNY 1 CNY = 0.090 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.909 CAD 1 CAD = 1.100 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.885 CHF 1 CHF = 1.130 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.611 CNY 1 CNY = 0.178 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.974 CHF 1 CHF = 1.027 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.174 CNY 1 CNY = 0.162 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.336 CNY 1 CNY = 0.158 CHF

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