Financial news on November 19, 2010

Business and Financial news
Courting Hispanic Customers With Texts and Web Sites en Español

More companies are trying to gain Hispanic customers by communicating with them in Spanish on the Web, on special sites for mobile phones and through texts. Read more..

By TANZINA VEGA - The New York Times

Dell’s Earnings Beat Forecasts

The computer company said that revenue saw strong gains in every unit except consumer products. Read more..

By VERNE G. KOPYTOFF - The New York Times

Ford to Cut Its Stake in Mazda

Ford will cut its stake in Mazda to 3.5 percent from 11 percent as it restructures its global operations to focus on fast-growing, emerging markets. Read more..

By HIROKO TABUCHI - The New York Times

Irish Officials Acknowledge Need for Aid

Irish officials on Thursday said for the first time that the country was seeking “a very substantial loan” to restore confidence in its long-term finances. Read more..

By DAVID JOLLY and NIKI KITSANTONIS - The New York Times

Morning Take-Out

Fed hacker indicted | Google’s relationship to money | A soccer player’s call to arms Read more..

By CHRIS V. NICHOLSON - The New York Times

Stocks Surge Worldwide on the Prospect of a Rescue for Ireland

Investors were also watching General Motors’ stock rise after the biggest public offering in the nation’s history. Read more..

By CHRISTINE HAUSER and DAVID JOLLY - The New York Times

The Southwest Way

No longer a start-up, Southwest seeks to balance growth and traditions as it approaches its 40th anniversary. Read more..

Danielle Belopotosky - The New York Times

Time Warner Cable to Test Cheaper TV Package

The bundle, which will cost roughly half what the current one does, will begin in New York on Monday. Read more..

By BRIAN STELTER - The New York Times

Viewpoints: Bernanke's Only Choice?

Is the Federal Reserve using monetary policy to replace fiscal policy with its plan to pump $600 billion into securities? Columnist Joe Nocera and blogger Felix Salmon discuss the plan's merits. Read more..

Mac William Bishop - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
General Motors GM 34.15 34.50 33.11 34.26 108M
Cisco Systems CSCO 19.83 19.84 19.50 19.61 101M
Microsoft MSFT 25.80 25.83 25.60 25.69 52.4M
General Electric GE 16.06 16.23 15.95 16.22 49.3M
Intel INTC 20.97 21.20 20.88 21.14 49.1M
Pfizer PFE 16.71 16.83 16.67 16.80 32.7M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 39.41 39.64 39.26 39.41 26.5M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 28.32 28.37 28.03 28.15 25.9M
Home Depot HD 30.80 31.22 30.80 31.22 25.4M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 27.43 27.55 27.09 27.49 24.8M
ExxonMobil XOM 70.20 70.59 69.36 70.54 24.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 47.64 47.74 47.20 47.40 23.8M
Coca-Cola KO 63.60 64.33 63.55 64.32 20.4M
HP Inc. HPQ 41.77 42.54 41.70 42.49 20.3M
AT&T Inc. T 28.38 28.48 28.11 28.32 19.4M
Comcast CMCSA 20.54 20.57 20.21 20.56 16.4M
Merck MRK 35.30 35.36 34.92 35.33 15.6M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 26.00 26.12 25.85 25.95 15.6M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 35.54 36.49 35.34 36.00 14.3M
Apple AAPL 307.97 308.40 305.24 306.73 13.7M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 37.10 37.33 36.75 37.01 13.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 32.65 32.73 32.22 32.59 13.4M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 63.89 64.22 63.65 63.83 12.9M
McDonald's MCD 79.12 79.66 78.76 79.64 10.9M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 54.10 54.45 53.95 54.39 10.3M
ConocoPhillips COP 61.69 61.94 61.11 61.92 10.3M
Altria MO 24.78 24.82 24.55 24.74 10M
Procter & Gamble PG 64.23 64.24 63.61 64.05 9.5M
Amgen AMGN 55.53 55.58 54.72 55.00 9.15M
Boeing BA 64.53 64.74 63.39 63.59 8.82M
Gilead Sciences GILD 38.00 38.17 37.79 38.08 8.46M
Chevron CVX 83.69 83.96 82.82 83.94 8.13M
Schlumberger SLB 75.49 76.47 74.28 76.43 7.68M
Pepsico PEP 64.42 64.71 64.27 64.71 5.51M
International Business Machines IBM 144.38 145.35 143.99 145.05 5.02M
Alphabet GOOGL 597.00 597.89 590.34 590.83 4.59M
Amazon AMZN 163.95 164.99 162.84 164.82 4.46M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 80.52 81.03 80.30 80.77 4.22M
United Technologies UTX 75.09 75.41 74.65 75.31 4.02M
Union Pacific UNP 91.87 92.08 91.21 91.82 3.35M
3M MMM 85.53 85.55 84.72 85.01 3.22M
Visa V 76.80 77.56 76.76 77.05 2.58M
Exchange Rates of November 19, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 83.530 JPY 1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.017 CAD 1 CAD = 0.984 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 0.992 CHF 1 CHF = 1.008 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 6.640 CNY 1 CNY = 0.151 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 114.170 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.855 GBP 1 GBP = 1.169 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.386 AUD 1 AUD = 0.722 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.390 CAD 1 CAD = 0.719 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.356 CHF 1 CHF = 0.737 EUR
Euro Chinese Yuan 1 EUR = 9.088 CNY 1 CNY = 0.110 EUR
Japanese Yen Pound Sterling 1 JPY = 0.749 GBP 1 GBP = 1.335 JPY
Japanese Yen Australian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.213 AUD 1 AUD = 0.824 JPY
Japanese Yen Canadian Dollar 1 JPY = 1.217 CAD 1 CAD = 0.822 JPY
Japanese Yen Swiss Franc 1 JPY = 1.187 CHF 1 CHF = 0.842 JPY
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.620 AUD 1 AUD = 0.617 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 1.625 CAD 1 CAD = 0.616 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 1.585 CHF 1 CHF = 0.631 GBP
Pound Sterling Chinese Yuan 1 GBP = 10.608 CNY 1 CNY = 0.094 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 1.003 CAD 1 CAD = 0.997 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.978 CHF 1 CHF = 1.023 AUD
Australian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 AUD = 6.551 CNY 1 CNY = 0.153 AUD
Canadian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 CAD = 0.975 CHF 1 CHF = 1.026 CAD
Canadian Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 CAD = 6.525 CNY 1 CNY = 0.153 CAD
Swiss Franc Chinese Yuan 1 CHF = 6.701 CNY 1 CNY = 0.149 CHF

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