Financial news on June 17, 2009

Business and Financial news
Investors, Mindful of Negative Numbers, Sell Holdings

After a down session, Wall Street awaited the release on Wednesday of the Consumer Price Index for May. Read more..

By JACK HEALY - The New York Times

MySpace Set to Lay Off 400 Workers

MySpace was once the pre-eminent social networking site, but recently it has lost some luster to Facebook. Read more..

By TIM ARANGO - The New York Times

Obama Sought a Range of Views on Finance Rules

The administration’s proposal to overhaul financial rules, born of compromise, is not as bold as some had hoped. Read more..

By STEPHEN LABATON - The New York Times

Spain Skips Airbus Talks, Raising Eyebrows

Spain blamed a scheduling mishap, but some speculated that Madrid was sending a message to EADS. Read more..

By NICOLA CLARK - The New York Times

Synthes, Medical Device Maker, Accused of Improper Marketing

The medical device maker and four of its executives were indicted Tuesday on federal charges that they improperly promoted a bone filler for purposes not approved by the F.D.A. Read more..

By BARRY MEIER - The New York Times

Three Accused of Insider Trading in Britain

The allegations relate to the takeover of NeuTec by the drug maker Novartis in 2006. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 12.71 12.73 12.14 12.25 130M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 24.16 24.24 22.98 23.09 101M
Microsoft MSFT 23.50 23.82 23.17 23.68 86.5M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 33.43 33.52 32.18 32.73 65.5M
Intel INTC 15.83 16.29 15.81 16.14 59.4M
Pfizer PFE 14.23 14.70 14.21 14.58 55M
Cisco Systems CSCO 19.04 19.49 18.97 19.20 48.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 19.72 20.17 19.70 19.94 33.3M
ExxonMobil XOM 71.06 71.78 70.84 71.42 29.9M
AT&T Inc. T 24.26 24.44 24.10 24.14 28.1M
Comcast CMCSA 13.62 13.97 13.52 13.86 25.7M
Merck MRK 24.45 24.98 24.43 24.77 23.5M
Altria MO 16.34 16.48 16.20 16.22 21.8M
Apple AAPL 136.67 137.45 134.53 135.58 20.4M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 19.50 20.29 19.42 19.92 20.1M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 48.30 48.89 48.10 48.56 19.3M
Home Depot HD 23.24 24.04 23.01 23.65 19M
ConocoPhillips COP 43.10 43.23 41.96 42.53 18.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 44.77 46.22 44.75 45.92 18.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 36.66 37.50 36.61 37.42 16.9M
Chevron CVX 69.44 69.88 68.46 68.83 15.5M
Verizon Communications VZ 29.58 30.04 29.58 29.78 13.1M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 54.68 55.53 54.55 55.20 13.1M
Procter & Gamble PG 50.13 50.75 50.00 50.01 12.7M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 24.03 24.65 23.83 24.02 12.1M
Schlumberger SLB 56.44 56.66 55.34 55.98 11.6M
Amgen AMGN 51.40 53.14 51.31 52.81 11.3M
Gilead Sciences GILD 44.35 45.99 44.16 45.53 9.43M
Pepsico PEP 52.31 53.83 52.11 52.97 9.4M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 23.43 23.95 23.36 23.68 8.62M
Coca-Cola KO 47.88 48.64 47.84 47.93 8.33M
Visa V 62.46 63.10 60.80 61.35 8.02M
Amazon AMZN 82.50 84.30 80.64 82.65 7.79M
International Business Machines IBM 107.46 107.88 106.88 107.00 7.37M
McDonald's MCD 57.21 58.12 57.21 57.37 7.22M
Alphabet GOOGL 416.19 419.72 411.56 415.16 6.97M
United Technologies UTX 54.46 55.23 54.35 54.68 5.6M
Boeing BA 48.55 49.16 48.05 48.55 4.87M
Union Pacific UNP 51.08 52.12 50.50 51.40 4.37M
3M MMM 58.59 59.44 58.59 59.04 3.83M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2915.00 2915.00 2855.00 2874.00 31.1K
Exchange Rates of June 17, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 95.660 JPY 1 JPY = 0.010 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.132 CAD 1 CAD = 0.883 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.080 CHF 1 CHF = 0.926 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.837 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 133.360 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.851 GBP 1 GBP = 1.176 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.758 AUD 1 AUD = 0.569 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.578 CAD 1 CAD = 0.634 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.505 CHF 1 CHF = 0.664 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.531 CNY 1 CNY = 0.105 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.637 GBP 1 GBP = 1.569 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.318 AUD 1 AUD = 0.759 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.183 CAD 1 CAD = 0.845 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.128 CHF 1 CHF = 0.886 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.067 AUD 1 AUD = 0.484 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.855 CAD 1 CAD = 0.539 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.769 CHF 1 CHF = 0.565 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11.199 CNY 1 CNY = 0.089 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.898 CAD 1 CAD = 1.114 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.856 CHF 1 CHF = 1.168 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5.419 CNY 1 CNY = 0.185 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.953 CHF 1 CHF = 1.049 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.038 CNY 1 CNY = 0.166 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.331 CNY 1 CNY = 0.158 CHF

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