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

StockTicker symbolOpenHighLowCloseVolume
General MotorsGM34.1534.5033.1134.26108M
Cisco SystemsCSCO19.8319.8419.5019.61101M
MicrosoftMSFT25.8025.8325.6025.6952.4M
General ElectricGE16.0616.2315.9516.2249.3M
IntelINTC20.9721.2020.8821.1449.1M
PfizerPFE16.7116.8316.6716.8032.7M
JPMorgan ChaseJPM39.4139.6439.2639.4126.5M
Oracle Corp.ORCL28.3228.3728.0328.1525.9M
Home DepotHD30.8031.2230.8031.2225.4M
Wells Fargo & Co.WFC27.4327.5527.0927.4924.8M
ExxonMobilXOM70.2070.5969.3670.5424.1M
Abbott LaboratoriesABT47.6447.7447.2047.4023.8M
Coca-ColaKO63.6064.3363.5564.3220.4M
HP Inc.HPQ41.7742.5441.7042.4920.3M
AT&T Inc.T28.3828.4828.1128.3219.4M
ComcastCMCSA20.5420.5720.2120.5616.4M
MerckMRK35.3035.3634.9235.3315.6M
Bristol-Myers SquibbBMY26.0026.1225.8525.9515.6M
UnitedHealth GroupUNH35.5436.4935.3436.0014.3M
AppleAAPL307.97308.40305.24306.7313.7M
Walt Disney & Co.DIS37.1037.3336.7537.0113.7M
Verizon CommunicationsVZ32.6532.7332.2232.5913.4M
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ63.8964.2263.6563.8312.9M
McDonald'sMCD79.1279.6678.7679.6410.9M
Wal-Mart StoresWMT54.1054.4553.9554.3910.3M
ConocoPhillipsCOP61.6961.9461.1161.9210.3M
AltriaMO24.7824.8224.5524.7410M
Procter & GamblePG64.2364.2463.6164.059.5M
AmgenAMGN55.5355.5854.7255.009.15M
BoeingBA64.5364.7463.3963.598.82M
Gilead SciencesGILD38.0038.1737.7938.088.46M
ChevronCVX83.6983.9682.8283.948.13M
SchlumbergerSLB75.4976.4774.2876.437.68M
PepsicoPEP64.4264.7164.2764.715.51M
International Business MachinesIBM144.38145.35143.99145.055.02M
AlphabetGOOGL597.00597.89590.34590.834.59M
AmazonAMZN163.95164.99162.84164.824.46M
Berkshire HathawayBRK.B80.5281.0380.3080.774.22M
United TechnologiesUTX75.0975.4174.6575.314.02M
Union PacificUNP91.8792.0891.2191.823.35M
3MMMM85.5385.5584.7285.013.22M
VisaV76.8077.5676.7677.052.58M
Exchange Rates of November 19, 2010
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US DollarJapanese Yen1 USD = 83.530 JPY1 JPY = 0.012 USD
US DollarCanadian Dollar1 USD = 1.017 CAD1 CAD = 0.984 USD
US DollarSwiss Franc1 USD = 0.992 CHF1 CHF = 1.008 USD
US DollarChinese Yuan1 USD = 6.640 CNY1 CNY = 0.151 USD
EuroJapanese Yen1 EUR = 114.170 JPY1 JPY = 0.009 EUR
EuroPound Sterling1 EUR = 0.855 GBP1 GBP = 1.169 EUR
EuroAustralian Dollar1 EUR = 1.386 AUD1 AUD = 0.722 EUR
EuroCanadian Dollar1 EUR = 1.390 CAD1 CAD = 0.719 EUR
EuroSwiss Franc1 EUR = 1.356 CHF1 CHF = 0.737 EUR
EuroChinese Yuan1 EUR = 9.088 CNY1 CNY = 0.110 EUR
Japanese YenPound Sterling1 JPY = 0.749 GBP1 GBP = 1.335 JPY
Japanese YenAustralian Dollar1 JPY = 1.213 AUD1 AUD = 0.824 JPY
Japanese YenCanadian Dollar1 JPY = 1.217 CAD1 CAD = 0.822 JPY
Japanese YenSwiss Franc1 JPY = 1.187 CHF1 CHF = 0.842 JPY
Pound SterlingAustralian Dollar1 GBP = 1.620 AUD1 AUD = 0.617 GBP
Pound SterlingCanadian Dollar1 GBP = 1.625 CAD1 CAD = 0.616 GBP
Pound SterlingSwiss Franc1 GBP = 1.585 CHF1 CHF = 0.631 GBP
Pound SterlingChinese Yuan1 GBP = 10.608 CNY1 CNY = 0.094 GBP
Australian DollarCanadian Dollar1 AUD = 1.003 CAD1 CAD = 0.997 AUD
Australian DollarSwiss Franc1 AUD = 0.978 CHF1 CHF = 1.023 AUD
Australian DollarChinese Yuan1 AUD = 6.551 CNY1 CNY = 0.153 AUD
Canadian DollarSwiss Franc1 CAD = 0.975 CHF1 CHF = 1.026 CAD
Canadian DollarChinese Yuan1 CAD = 6.525 CNY1 CNY = 0.153 CAD
Swiss FrancChinese Yuan1 CHF = 6.701 CNY1 CNY = 0.149 CHF

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