Financial news on May 18, 2010

Business and Financial news
Asian Markets Mixed, but Calmer

Asian stock markets were mixed on Tuesday, with only muted rises and falls by midmorning, as investors took heart from a nearly flat finish overnight on Wall Street and a calmer performance by the beleaguered euro. Read more..

By DEALBOOK - The New York Times

In Vancouver, Wastewater and Sewage Provide Energy

A that supplies space heating and domestic hot water to the former 2010 Winter Olympics village is the first “district” energy system in North America to draw heat from untreated wastewater. Read more..

By HILLARY BRENHOUSE - International Herald Tribune

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE17.7217.8717.0517.2379.5M
IntelINTC22.1422.2321.3321.4376.6M
PfizerPFE16.1416.2515.7815.8173.5M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM40.6240.6238.5539.0261.7M
Cisco SystemsCSCO25.0025.0224.1824.3659.7M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC32.2832.3530.3530.5956.7M
MicrosoftMSFT28.8729.0028.4028.6052.7M
Home DepotHD35.8136.3034.2334.7349.1M
VisaV75.0876.0168.2970.0947.3M
AT&T Inc.T25.8625.9025.3125.5938M
ExxonMobilXOM64.0564.2762.4262.7934.5M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT53.3254.4553.2053.7132.2M
Oracle Corp.ORCL23.8023.9523.3123.4329.9M
AppleAAPL256.98258.55250.26252.3628M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ28.7029.0128.3828.4222.9M
ComcastCMCSA18.2218.4017.6017.6922.1M
HP Inc.HPQ48.2548.2846.6646.7921.4M
AltriaMO21.7721.8021.3421.3720.3M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ63.4463.5662.8562.9718.5M
MerckMRK32.9733.0032.3032.3518.3M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS34.3634.6433.5233.7317.4M
ConocoPhillipsCOP55.8556.1054.5554.6717M
Procter & GamblePG63.4063.9563.1363.2115.9M
ChevronCVX78.3178.6776.3976.8515.3M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT48.7148.9348.0048.0514.5M
SchlumbergerSLB65.1166.1563.4563.7413.1M
Gilead SciencesGILD38.2338.8738.1338.2810.6M
Coca-ColaKO53.7053.7253.0853.1010.2M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY23.9023.9223.5023.559.61M
International Business MachinesIBM131.26131.99129.90129.959.33M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH30.5330.7430.0830.188.91M
BoeingBA69.8970.1367.3067.738.88M
PepsicoPEP66.9267.3066.4066.537.24M
McDonald'sMCD70.5370.8169.8470.026.9M
United TechnologiesUTX71.5671.9470.4870.686.04M
AlphabetGOOGL510.00510.97497.07498.375.65M
AmazonAMZN130.14131.25125.51126.285.26M
3MMMM85.0986.2083.8584.025.22M
Union PacificUNP74.3275.0072.4772.944.56M
AmgenAMGN54.9355.3554.5654.674.39M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B76.3677.3675.2575.474.39M
Exchange Rates of May 18, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 92.030 JPY1 JPY = 0.011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.041 CAD1 CAD = 0.961 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1.150 CHF1 CHF = 0.869 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.828 CNY1 CNY = 0.146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 112.050 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.852 GBP1 GBP = 1.174 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.414 AUD1 AUD = 0.707 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.267 CAD1 CAD = 0.789 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.400 CHF1 CHF = 0.714 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 8.310 CNY1 CNY = 0.120 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.760 GBP1 GBP = 1.315 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.262 AUD1 AUD = 0.793 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.130 CAD1 CAD = 0.885 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.250 CHF1 CHF = 0.800 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.659 AUD1 AUD = 0.603 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.486 CAD1 CAD = 0.673 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.643 CHF1 CHF = 0.609 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 9.745 CNY1 CNY = 0.103 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0.896 CAD1 CAD = 1.116 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.990 CHF1 CHF = 1.010 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 5.883 CNY1 CNY = 0.170 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1.105 CHF1 CHF = 0.905 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.561 CNY1 CNY = 0.152 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 5.933 CNY1 CNY = 0.169 CHF

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