Financial news on November 17, 2009

Business and Financial news
Audit Faults New York Fed in A.I.G. Bailout

Officials managing the bailout of the insurance giant may have overpaid other banks to wind down business relationships with A.I.G., Neil Barofsky, the bailout inspector, says. Read more..

By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH - The New York Times

Lobbying Effort Backfires for Hedge Funds

While hedge funds did not cause the economic crisis, many policy makers in Europe and the United States believe their highly leveraged business model poses risks to financial stability. Read more..

By PAUL TAYLOR - International Herald Tribune

Online Maps: Everyman Offers New Directions

From Petaluma to Peshawar, volunteer cartographers are logging details of neighborhoods near and far. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

Paying Extra for Green Power, and Getting Ads Instead

It is proving difficult to say exactly how customers’ voluntary payments for wind and solar power are actually used. Read more..

By KATE GALBRAITH - The New York Times

With New Presses, Daily News Is Betting on World of Print

The paper spent $150 million on high-speed presses — a statement of faith that print will still be big business for another decade or two. Read more..

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Microsoft MSFT 29.50 30.00 29.47 30.00 75.6M
General Electric GE 15.96 16.08 15.89 16.02 52M
Intel INTC 20.10 20.35 20.00 20.32 37.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23.92 24.11 23.82 24.09 37.2M
Pfizer PFE 17.85 17.95 17.73 17.94 34.1M
Home Depot HD 27.10 27.30 26.35 26.99 31M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 28.19 28.49 27.98 28.37 29.2M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 22.71 22.80 22.60 22.80 26.1M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42.92 43.19 42.54 43.16 25.9M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.40 24.40 23.99 24.23 24.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 74.73 75.16 74.49 75.03 22.9M
AT&T Inc. T 26.30 26.36 26.15 26.28 21.5M
Comcast CMCSA 15.80 15.81 15.32 15.51 19.4M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 53.40 53.80 53.10 53.66 17.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 30.28 30.65 30.19 30.65 17.5M
Merck MRK 33.80 34.30 33.35 34.29 16.6M
HP Inc. HPQ 50.36 51.43 50.25 51.32 15.8M
Altria MO 19.26 19.37 19.19 19.24 15M
Apple AAPL 206.08 207.44 205.00 207.00 14.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53.62 53.62 53.08 53.31 11.7M
Procter & Gamble PG 62.18 62.68 62.08 62.31 11.5M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 61.96 62.44 61.79 62.17 11.4M
ConocoPhillips COP 53.54 53.91 53.11 53.69 11M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 30.27 30.93 30.25 30.87 10.2M
Schlumberger SLB 67.30 67.68 66.36 67.09 9.07M
McDonald's MCD 64.34 64.48 63.45 63.57 8.59M
Amazon AMZN 131.40 131.85 129.32 131.25 7.75M
Chevron CVX 78.45 79.05 78.21 78.81 6.74M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 28.96 29.18 28.79 28.97 6.1M
Coca-Cola KO 56.64 56.92 56.45 56.87 5.67M
Union Pacific UNP 64.89 66.04 64.55 65.96 5.12M
United Technologies UTX 69.34 69.34 69.34 69.34 4.81M
Pepsico PEP 62.42 62.63 62.03 62.60 4.36M
Amgen AMGN 56.00 56.35 55.82 56.28 4.14M
Boeing BA 52.42 52.69 51.70 52.53 3.95M
Visa V 79.56 80.68 79.29 80.55 3.93M
Alphabet GOOGL 574.87 577.50 573.72 577.49 3.83M
Gilead Sciences GILD 47.29 47.50 47.02 47.49 3.73M
3M MMM 78.02 78.02 78.02 78.02 3.09M
International Business Machines IBM 127.43 128.66 127.40 128.63 1.03M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3434.00 3445.50 3425.50 3430.00 24.8K
Exchange Rates of November 17, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 89.250 JPY 1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.051 CAD 1 CAD = 0.952 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.016 CHF 1 CHF = 0.984 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.827 CNY 1 CNY = 0.146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 132.770 JPY 1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.885 GBP 1 GBP = 1.130 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.598 AUD 1 AUD = 0.626 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.563 CAD 1 CAD = 0.640 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.511 CHF 1 CHF = 0.662 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 10.156 CNY 1 CNY = 0.098 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.666 GBP 1 GBP = 1.501 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.203 AUD 1 AUD = 0.831 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.177 CAD 1 CAD = 0.850 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.138 CHF 1 CHF = 0.879 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.806 AUD 1 AUD = 0.554 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.767 CAD 1 CAD = 0.566 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.708 CHF 1 CHF = 0.585 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11.469 CNY 1 CNY = 0.087 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.978 CAD 1 CAD = 1.023 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.946 CHF 1 CHF = 1.058 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.355 CNY 1 CNY = 0.157 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.967 CHF 1 CHF = 1.035 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.495 CNY 1 CNY = 0.154 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.719 CNY 1 CNY = 0.149 CHF

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