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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE16,9717,5216,3516,66255M
Oracle Corp.ORCL21,4221,7721,3221,5292.2M
MicrosoftMSFT25,0625,3825,0625,3042.4M
PfizerPFE16,3616,6116,2616,3242.2M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ30,4130,4729,5129,5141.8M
Cisco SystemsCSCO23,2223,4923,1623,3940.4M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC29,2429,4428,5528,7836.9M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM44,2945,1144,2044,9635.7M
AppleAAPL181,98186,79181,97184,5528.9M
AT&T Inc.T26,5026,7326,1426,3725.1M
ComcastCMCSA17,4817,4916,9917,0525M
AltriaMO18,2418,3017,8918,0221.5M
ExxonMobilXOM69,9570,4569,8069,8421M
IntelINTC19,6319,8919,2319,4118.6M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT50,1050,1449,8549,9617.8M
MerckMRK32,0332,3731,7132,0115.2M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT46,7447,0046,3646,3614.5M
ConocoPhillipsCOP46,6747,0646,3546,7914.3M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS28,3128,5328,1428,4613.9M
Coca-ColaKO52,5053,4552,4253,4213.7M
Home DepotHD28,4128,4327,7527,9213.3M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ60,2060,9060,1760,7712.3M
HP Inc.HPQ45,5446,2445,3945,7112.2M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH29,4529,8829,1329,3411.5M
Procter & GamblePG55,3356,1155,3055,5310.7M
McDonald'sMCD56,4156,7356,0556,469.72M
SchlumbergerSLB62,0563,0061,0861,799.53M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY22,4522,5222,2022,349.07M
AlphabetGOOGL490,57497,37487,15491,728.96M
Gilead SciencesGILD46,4146,5745,4845,838.82M
ChevronCVX72,1872,7571,8171,978.64M
International Business MachinesIBM121,14122,78121,05121,888.39M
AmazonAMZN90,7591,1989,0090,447.87M
AmgenAMGN59,8560,5659,6260,527.71M
PepsicoPEP58,3558,9958,2258,807.03M
United TechnologiesUTX61,9263,0461,9262,526.68M
BoeingBA52,2553,1652,2052,884.68M
Union PacificUNP63,1163,2462,0462,354.29M
VisaV73,9574,8673,3073,823.56M
3MMMM75,3475,4574,5074,893.37M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B3402,003450,003355,003369,0025.9K
Exchange Rates of September 17, 2009
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 91,060 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,065 CAD1 CAD = 0,939 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,028 CHF1 CHF = 0,972 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,827 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 134,240 JPY1 JPY = 0,007 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,896 GBP1 GBP = 1,116 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,690 AUD1 AUD = 0,592 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,571 CAD1 CAD = 0,637 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,516 CHF1 CHF = 0,660 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 10,064 CNY1 CNY = 0,099 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,667 GBP1 GBP = 1,499 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,259 AUD1 AUD = 0,795 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,170 CAD1 CAD = 0,855 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,129 CHF1 CHF = 0,886 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,886 AUD1 AUD = 0,530 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,753 CAD1 CAD = 0,571 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,691 CHF1 CHF = 0,591 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 11,216 CNY1 CNY = 0,089 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,929 CAD1 CAD = 1,076 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,897 CHF1 CHF = 1,115 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5,957 CNY1 CNY = 0,168 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0,965 CHF1 CHF = 1,036 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,404 CNY1 CNY = 0,156 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,636 CNY1 CNY = 0,151 CHF

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