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

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Electric GE 18,32 18,34 17,93 18,07 115M
Pfizer PFE 17,30 17,30 16,80 16,91 113M
Microsoft MSFT 29,76 29,90 29,35 29,59 81.3M
Intel INTC 22,25 22,39 21,81 21,99 78M
Cisco Systems CSCO 26,37 26,44 26,07 26,15 55.7M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 30,50 30,54 29,96 30,38 53.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 25,55 25,73 24,95 25,19 45.9M
ExxonMobil XOM 67,84 67,89 66,43 67,04 45.6M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 43,72 43,89 43,13 43,45 37M
AT&T Inc. T 26,19 26,31 25,99 26,24 35.9M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 53,88 53,90 53,19 53,46 34M
Merck MRK 38,62 38,84 37,85 38,06 30.8M
Comcast CMCSA 17,85 17,87 17,35 17,53 24.2M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 65,25 65,49 64,81 65,11 23.1M
Home Depot HD 32,41 32,57 32,10 32,36 22.4M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 33,72 34,70 33,72 34,39 21.8M
Coca-Cola KO 54,14 55,06 53,60 54,75 21.8M
Verizon Communications VZ 30,45 30,54 30,25 30,41 21.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 52,81 52,95 52,21 52,49 20.9M
Apple AAPL 224,79 225,24 221,23 222,25 20M
Gilead Sciences GILD 47,69 48,00 46,90 47,87 19.3M
Amgen AMGN 58,92 60,13 57,65 60,00 18.9M
Schlumberger SLB 65,43 65,78 63,74 64,32 18.7M
Boeing BA 73,20 73,30 70,72 70,72 17.7M
Procter & Gamble PG 63,83 64,00 63,52 63,84 17.5M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 56,03 56,27 55,15 55,34 17.2M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 33,81 33,98 33,48 33,64 16.7M
Chevron CVX 75,03 75,16 73,89 74,98 16.6M
Altria MO 20,45 20,55 20,25 20,34 15.9M
ConocoPhillips COP 52,94 52,98 51,70 52,37 15.4M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 26,13 26,25 25,86 26,01 14.9M
Pepsico PEP 66,96 66,98 66,26 66,56 10.9M
International Business Machines IBM 128,84 128,93 126,78 127,71 10.7M
McDonald's MCD 66,89 66,91 66,00 66,53 10.2M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 82,06 82,98 81,80 82,06 9.72M
Alphabet GOOGL 566,23 568,00 557,28 560,00 9.58M
United Technologies UTX 72,76 73,74 72,72 73,24 9.2M
Amazon AMZN 133,71 133,71 129,66 130,35 8.9M
3M MMM 83,80 84,00 81,51 81,96 6.88M
Visa V 90,52 90,75 88,69 88,84 6.06M
Union Pacific UNP 74,16 74,35 72,79 73,24 5.31M
Exchange Rates of March 19, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 90,540 JPY 1 JPY = 0,011 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1,017 CAD 1 CAD = 0,983 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1,061 CHF 1 CHF = 0,942 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6,828 CNY 1 CNY = 0,146 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 122,490 JPY 1 JPY = 0,008 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0,901 GBP 1 GBP = 1,110 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,478 AUD 1 AUD = 0,677 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1,376 CAD 1 CAD = 0,727 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1,436 CHF 1 CHF = 0,696 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9,236 CNY 1 CNY = 0,108 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0,735 GBP 1 GBP = 1,360 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,205 AUD 1 AUD = 0,830 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1,123 CAD 1 CAD = 0,891 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1,172 CHF 1 CHF = 0,853 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,640 AUD 1 AUD = 0,610 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1,530 CAD 1 CAD = 0,654 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1,593 CHF 1 CHF = 0,628 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10,244 CNY 1 CNY = 0,098 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0,931 CAD 1 CAD = 1,074 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0,969 CHF 1 CHF = 1,032 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6,251 CNY 1 CNY = 0,160 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 1,042 CHF 1 CHF = 0,960 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6,712 CNY 1 CNY = 0,149 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6,431 CNY 1 CNY = 0,155 CHF

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