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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
MicrosoftMSFT29.5030.0029.4730.0075.6M
General ElectricGE15.9616.0815.8916.0252M
IntelINTC20.1020.3520.0020.3237.6M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23.9224.1123.8224.0937.2M
PfizerPFE17.8517.9517.7317.9434.1M
Home DepotHD27.1027.3026.3526.9931M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC28.1928.4927.9828.3729.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL22.7122.8022.6022.8026.1M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM42.9243.1942.5443.1625.9M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY24.4024.4023.9924.2324.8M
ExxonMobilXOM74.7375.1674.4975.0322.9M
AT&T Inc.T26.3026.3626.1526.2821.5M
ComcastCMCSA15.8015.8115.3215.5119.4M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT53.4053.8053.1053.6617.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ30.2830.6530.1930.6517.5M
MerckMRK33.8034.3033.3534.2916.6M
HP Inc.HPQ50.3651.4350.2551.3215.8M
AltriaMO19.2619.3719.1919.2415M
AppleAAPL206.08207.44205.00207.0014.2M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53.6253.6253.0853.3111.7M
Procter & GamblePG62.1862.6862.0862.3111.5M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ61.9662.4461.7962.1711.4M
ConocoPhillipsCOP53.5453.9153.1153.6911M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS30.2730.9330.2530.8710.2M
SchlumbergerSLB67.3067.6866.3667.099.07M
McDonald'sMCD64.3464.4863.4563.578.59M
AmazonAMZN131.40131.85129.32131.257.75M
ChevronCVX78.4579.0578.2178.816.74M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH28.9629.1828.7928.976.1M
Coca-ColaKO56.6456.9256.4556.875.67M
Union PacificUNP64.8966.0464.5565.965.12M
United TechnologiesUTX69.3469.3469.3469.344.81M
PepsicoPEP62.4262.6362.0362.604.36M
AmgenAMGN56.0056.3555.8256.284.14M
BoeingBA52.4252.6951.7052.533.95M
VisaV79.5680.6879.2980.553.93M
AlphabetGOOGL574.87577.50573.72577.493.83M
Gilead SciencesGILD47.2947.5047.0247.493.73M
3MMMM78.0278.0278.0278.023.09M
International Business MachinesIBM127.43128.66127.40128.631.03M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3434.003445.503425.503430.0024.8K
Exchange Rates of November 17, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 89.250 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.051 CAD1 CAD = 0.952 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.016 CHF1 CHF = 0.984 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.827 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 132.770 JPY1 JPY = 0.008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.885 GBP1 GBP = 1.130 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.598 AUD1 AUD = 0.626 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.563 CAD1 CAD = 0.640 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.511 CHF1 CHF = 0.662 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 10.156 CNY1 CNY = 0.098 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.666 GBP1 GBP = 1.501 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.203 AUD1 AUD = 0.831 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.177 CAD1 CAD = 0.850 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.138 CHF1 CHF = 0.879 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.806 AUD1 AUD = 0.554 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.767 CAD1 CAD = 0.566 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.708 CHF1 CHF = 0.585 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11.469 CNY1 CNY = 0.087 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.978 CAD1 CAD = 1.023 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.946 CHF1 CHF = 1.058 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.355 CNY1 CNY = 0.157 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.967 CHF1 CHF = 1.035 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.495 CNY1 CNY = 0.154 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.719 CNY1 CNY = 0.149 CHF

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