Financial news on December 17th, 2009
Business and Financial news
Consumers who do their homework can avoid buying a navigation system that fails to meet their needs. Read more..
Google Goggles uses a smartphone’s camera to identify what it sees and return a stream of information. Read more..
Bank of America named one of its top managers, Brian Moynihan, as its chief executive, succeeding Kenneth D. Lewis, who plans to leave by the end of the year. Read more..
The agreement ended a decade of legal strife that cost the world’s top maker of software 1.67 billion euros in fines and penalties and forced it to alter the way it did business in Europe. Read more..
Two days after Citigroup moved to untangle itself from Washington, the Treasury backed away from plans to immediately sell a portion of its stake in the bank, according to a person briefed on the situation. Read more..
The decision could save billions for companies in which the government took an ownership stake as a condition of a bailout. Read more..
Using powerful software applications on their smartphones, consumers can search for bargains across a range of retailers. Read more..
The 16-to-7 Senate vote, which came after a debate that saw flashes of the populist anger that has erupted amid a sluggish recovery, was not unexpected. Read more..
Switzerland has received two appeals in the UBS tax case, a judicial official said, just weeks after 500 Americans were notified that their data was to be sent to the U.S. Justice Department. Read more..
The figures offer some hope that construction will continue a slow and steady revival that will spread through the broader economy. Read more..
Values are reported in US Dollars
|Wells Fargo & Co.||WFC||25.64||26.18||25.62||26.07||80.7M|
|Walt Disney & Co.||DIS||32.17||32.29||31.65||31.93||14.6M|
|Procter & Gamble||PG||62.00||62.12||61.54||61.59||11M|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||64.44||64.78||64.21||64.47||10.1M|
|International Business Machines||IBM||128.00||128.56||127.12||127.40||5.91M|
Exchange Rates of December 17th, 2009
|US Dollar||Japanese Yen||1 USD = 89.940 JPY||1 JPY = 0.011 USD|
|US Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 USD = 1.071 CAD||1 CAD = 0.934 USD|
|US Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 USD = 1.047 CHF||1 CHF = 0.955 USD|
|US Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 USD = 6.830 CNY||1 CNY = 0.146 USD|
|Euro||Japanese Yen||1 EUR = 128.980 JPY||1 JPY = 0.008 EUR|
|Euro||Pound Sterling||1 EUR = 0.888 GBP||1 GBP = 1.127 EUR|
|Euro||Australian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.617 AUD||1 AUD = 0.619 EUR|
|Euro||Canadian Dollar||1 EUR = 1.535 CAD||1 CAD = 0.651 EUR|
|Euro||Swiss Franc||1 EUR = 1.502 CHF||1 CHF = 0.666 EUR|
|Euro||Chinese Yuan||1 EUR = 9.792 CNY||1 CNY = 0.102 EUR|
|Japanese Yen||Pound Sterling||1 JPY = 0.688 GBP||1 GBP = 1.454 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Australian Dollar||1 JPY = 1.253 AUD||1 AUD = 0.798 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Canadian Dollar||1 JPY = 1.190 CAD||1 CAD = 0.840 JPY|
|Japanese Yen||Swiss Franc||1 JPY = 1.164 CHF||1 CHF = 0.859 JPY|
|Pound Sterling||Australian Dollar||1 GBP = 1.821 AUD||1 AUD = 0.549 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Canadian Dollar||1 GBP = 1.729 CAD||1 CAD = 0.578 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Swiss Franc||1 GBP = 1.692 CHF||1 CHF = 0.591 GBP|
|Pound Sterling||Chinese Yuan||1 GBP = 11.024 CNY||1 CNY = 0.091 GBP|
|Australian Dollar||Canadian Dollar||1 AUD = 0.949 CAD||1 CAD = 1.053 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 AUD = 0.929 CHF||1 CHF = 1.077 AUD|
|Australian Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 AUD = 6.059 CNY||1 CNY = 0.165 AUD|
|Canadian Dollar||Swiss Franc||1 CAD = 0.978 CHF||1 CHF = 1.023 CAD|
|Canadian Dollar||Chinese Yuan||1 CAD = 6.374 CNY||1 CNY = 0.157 CAD|
|Swiss Franc||Chinese Yuan||1 CHF = 6.522 CNY||1 CNY = 0.153 CHF|