Financial news on March 19, 2010

Business and Financial news
Barnes & Noble Promotes the Head of Its Web Division to Chief Executive

The appointment of William Lynch, president of the Web division, to succeed Stephen Riggio was seen as a move toward a digital future. Read more..

By MOTOKO RICH - The New York Times

Citing Recession, U.S. Again Presses China on Revaluing Currency

In a speech, the American ambassador reiterated the stance of the United States as China polled manufacturers on the issue. Read more..

By MICHAEL WINES - The New York Times

Dow Keeps Streak Alive on a Mixed Day

Stocks flipped between gains and losses for much of the day as traders weighed a batch of mostly positive economic reports. Read more..

By JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ - The New York Times

Germany Backtracks on Europe Rescue for Greece

After originally backing a European rescue for Greece, Germany signaled that help should come from the I.M.F. Read more..

By MATTHEW SALTMARSH and NELSON D. SCHWARTZ - The New York Times

Judge Denies JPMorgan $28 Million in Fees

A judge in Australia denied JPMorgan 31 million Australian dollars ($28.6 million) of fees it claimed for defending a company from a takeover that turned into a bidding war. Read more..

By JOHN FOLEY, ROLFE WINKLER and JEFFREY GOLDFARB - The New York Times

Many Calls for Avoiding a Repeat of Bank Bailouts

American economic leaders and the Basel Committee expressed support for developing contingency plans. Read more..

By SEWELL CHAN - The New York Times

Old and New Media Coexisting Nicely, Thank You

Marketers are using Web video along with — rather than in place of — television. Read more..

By STUART ELLIOTT - The New York Times

Safety Issues Linger as Nuclear Reactors Shrink in Size

Some environmentalists said the nuclear industry would be risking its green record if it adapted smaller nuclear reactors, like those once used in submarines, to light a city. Read more..

By ANDREW E. KRAMER - The New York Times

Teva to Acquire Top German Generics Maker for $5 Billion

The acquisition of Ratiopharm catapults Teva, the global leader in generic drugs, from fifth place among German generic players to the No. 2 spot. Read more..

By NATASHA SINGER - The New York Times

Viacom Says YouTube Ignored Copyrights

The charge was one of many made by Viacom in filings in its copyright lawsuit against YouTube and Google. Read more..

By MIGUEL HELFT - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General ElectricGE18,3218,3417,9318,07115M
PfizerPFE17,3017,3016,8016,91113M
MicrosoftMSFT29,7629,9029,3529,5981.3M
IntelINTC22,2522,3921,8121,9978M
Cisco SystemsCSCO26,3726,4426,0726,1555.7M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC30,5030,5429,9630,3853.8M
Oracle Corp.ORCL25,5525,7324,9525,1945.9M
ExxonMobilXOM67,8467,8966,4367,0445.6M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM43,7243,8943,1343,4537M
AT&T Inc.T26,1926,3125,9926,2435.9M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT53,8853,9053,1953,4634M
MerckMRK38,6238,8437,8538,0630.8M
ComcastCMCSA17,8517,8717,3517,5324.2M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ65,2565,4964,8165,1123.1M
Home DepotHD32,4132,5732,1032,3622.4M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH33,7234,7033,7234,3921.8M
Coca-ColaKO54,1455,0653,6054,7521.8M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ30,4530,5430,2530,4121.2M
HP Inc.HPQ52,8152,9552,2152,4920.9M
AppleAAPL224,79225,24221,23222,2520M
Gilead SciencesGILD47,6948,0046,9047,8719.3M
AmgenAMGN58,9260,1357,6560,0018.9M
SchlumbergerSLB65,4365,7863,7464,3218.7M
BoeingBA73,2073,3070,7270,7217.7M
Procter & GamblePG63,8364,0063,5263,8417.5M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT56,0356,2755,1555,3417.2M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS33,8133,9833,4833,6416.7M
ChevronCVX75,0375,1673,8974,9816.6M
AltriaMO20,4520,5520,2520,3415.9M
ConocoPhillipsCOP52,9452,9851,7052,3715.4M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY26,1326,2525,8626,0114.9M
PepsicoPEP66,9666,9866,2666,5610.9M
International Business MachinesIBM128,84128,93126,78127,7110.7M
McDonald'sMCD66,8966,9166,0066,5310.2M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B82,0682,9881,8082,069.72M
AlphabetGOOGL566,23568,00557,28560,009.58M
United TechnologiesUTX72,7673,7472,7273,249.2M
AmazonAMZN133,71133,71129,66130,358.9M
3MMMM83,8084,0081,5181,966.88M
VisaV90,5290,7588,6988,846.06M
Union PacificUNP74,1674,3572,7973,245.31M
Exchange Rates of March 19, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 90,540 JPY1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1,017 CAD1 CAD = 0,983 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 1,061 CHF1 CHF = 0,942 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6,828 CNY1 CNY = 0,146 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 122,490 JPY1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0,901 GBP1 GBP = 1,110 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1,478 AUD1 AUD = 0,677 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1,376 CAD1 CAD = 0,727 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1,436 CHF1 CHF = 0,696 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9,236 CNY1 CNY = 0,108 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0,735 GBP1 GBP = 1,360 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1,205 AUD1 AUD = 0,830 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1,123 CAD1 CAD = 0,891 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1,172 CHF1 CHF = 0,853 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1,640 AUD1 AUD = 0,610 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1,530 CAD1 CAD = 0,654 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1,593 CHF1 CHF = 0,628 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10,244 CNY1 CNY = 0,098 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 0,931 CAD1 CAD = 1,074 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0,969 CHF1 CHF = 1,032 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6,251 CNY1 CNY = 0,160 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 1,042 CHF1 CHF = 0,960 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6,712 CNY1 CNY = 0,149 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6,431 CNY1 CNY = 0,155 CHF

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