Financial news on September 17, 2009

Business and Financial news
Adding Memory to Vista

I upgraded the RAM on my laptop to four gigabytes, but when I check to see how much memory I have now, it only says about three gigabytes. Could there be something wrong with the chips? Read more..

By J. D. BIERSDORFER - The New York Times

Canada Won’t Review Sale of Nortel Unit

Research in Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, had said Nortel’s wireless unit should be kept in Canadian hands. The country’s industry minister disagreed. Read more..

By IAN AUSTEN - The New York Times

Cuomo Is Said to Issue Subpoenas in Merrill Case

Andrew M. Cuomo wants to know if Bank of America directors were misled or “little more than rubber stamps” for management. Read more..

By ZACHERY KOUWE - The New York Times

Environmental Group Reveals Toxic Chemicals in a Range of Consumer Items

An environmental group expands its database to reflect 15,000 test results on more than 5,000 common items. Read more..

By LESLIE KAUFMAN and GARDINER HARRIS - The New York Times

Fight Grows Over Labels on Household Cleaners

Companies struggle to look environmentally friendly while keeping their “secret sauces” away from competitors. Read more..

By LESLIE WAYNE - The New York Times

Guarded Optimism Among Insurers, but Some Health Sectors Remain Skeptical

Private insurance companies were pleased with the lack of a public option in a new health care proposal. Read more..

By REED ABELSON - The New York Times

U.S. Air Force to Take Lead on Tanker Contract

Boeing and a joint venture of Northrop Grumman and the European maker of Airbus planes are competing for the $35 billion contract. Read more..

By CHRISTOPHER DREW - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 16,97 17,52 16,35 16,66 255M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 21,42 21,77 21,32 21,52 92.2M
Microsoft MSFT 25,06 25,38 25,06 25,30 42.4M
Pfizer PFE 16,36 16,61 16,26 16,32 42.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 30,41 30,47 29,51 29,51 41.8M
Cisco Systems CSCO 23,22 23,49 23,16 23,39 40.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 29,24 29,44 28,55 28,78 36.9M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 44,29 45,11 44,20 44,96 35.7M
Apple AAPL 181,98 186,79 181,97 184,55 28.9M
AT&T Inc. T 26,50 26,73 26,14 26,37 25.1M
Comcast CMCSA 17,48 17,49 16,99 17,05 25M
Altria MO 18,24 18,30 17,89 18,02 21.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 69,95 70,45 69,80 69,84 21M
Intel INTC 19,63 19,89 19,23 19,41 18.6M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 50,10 50,14 49,85 49,96 17.8M
Merck MRK 32,03 32,37 31,71 32,01 15.2M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 46,74 47,00 46,36 46,36 14.5M
ConocoPhillips COP 46,67 47,06 46,35 46,79 14.3M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 28,31 28,53 28,14 28,46 13.9M
Coca-Cola KO 52,50 53,45 52,42 53,42 13.7M
Home Depot HD 28,41 28,43 27,75 27,92 13.3M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 60,20 60,90 60,17 60,77 12.3M
HP Inc. HPQ 45,54 46,24 45,39 45,71 12.2M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 29,45 29,88 29,13 29,34 11.5M
Procter & Gamble PG 55,33 56,11 55,30 55,53 10.7M
McDonald's MCD 56,41 56,73 56,05 56,46 9.72M
Schlumberger SLB 62,05 63,00 61,08 61,79 9.53M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 22,45 22,52 22,20 22,34 9.07M
Alphabet GOOGL 490,57 497,37 487,15 491,72 8.96M
Gilead Sciences GILD 46,41 46,57 45,48 45,83 8.82M
Chevron CVX 72,18 72,75 71,81 71,97 8.64M
International Business Machines IBM 121,14 122,78 121,05 121,88 8.39M
Amazon AMZN 90,75 91,19 89,00 90,44 7.87M
Amgen AMGN 59,85 60,56 59,62 60,52 7.71M
Pepsico PEP 58,35 58,99 58,22 58,80 7.03M
United Technologies UTX 61,92 63,04 61,92 62,52 6.68M
Boeing BA 52,25 53,16 52,20 52,88 4.68M
Union Pacific UNP 63,11 63,24 62,04 62,35 4.29M
Visa V 73,95 74,86 73,30 73,82 3.56M
3M MMM 75,34 75,45 74,50 74,89 3.37M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 3402,00 3450,00 3355,00 3369,00 25.9K
Exchange Rates of September 17, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 91,060 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,065 CAD 1 CAD = 0,939 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,028 CHF 1 CHF = 0,972 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,827 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 134,240 JPY 1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,896 GBP 1 GBP = 1,116 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,690 AUD 1 AUD = 0,592 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,571 CAD 1 CAD = 0,637 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,516 CHF 1 CHF = 0,660 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 10,064 CNY 1 CNY = 0,099 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,667 GBP 1 GBP = 1,499 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,259 AUD 1 AUD = 0,795 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,170 CAD 1 CAD = 0,855 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,129 CHF 1 CHF = 0,886 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,886 AUD 1 AUD = 0,530 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,753 CAD 1 CAD = 0,571 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,691 CHF 1 CHF = 0,591 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 11,216 CNY 1 CNY = 0,089 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,929 CAD 1 CAD = 1,076 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,897 CHF 1 CHF = 1,115 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 5,957 CNY 1 CNY = 0,168 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0,965 CHF 1 CHF = 1,036 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,404 CNY 1 CNY = 0,156 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,636 CNY 1 CNY = 0,151 CHF

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